6 Days Mount Elgon and Sipi Falls Hiking Safari in Uganda

6 Days Mount Elgon and Sipi Falls Hiking Safari in Uganda take you to Mount Elgon National Park and Sipi Falls which are located in Eastern Uganda. Along your way, you will visit Mabira Forest for a nature walk. You will then proceed to Mount Elgon National Park and Sipi Falls for Hiking and Nature Walks before returning to Kampala. We bring you the best 6 Days Mount Elgon and Sipi Falls hiking safari Uganda itinerary.

Mount Elgon

Mount Elgon – hiking

Brief Itinerary 6 Days Mount Elgon and Sipi Falls Hiking Safari in Uganda

  • Day 1: Transfer to Mount Elgon National Park via Mabira Forest 
  • Day 2: Budadiri to Sasa Camp 
  • Day 3: Sasa Camp to Mude Camp
  • Day 4: Mude Camp to Wagagai Peak
  • Day 5: Descend through Sasa trail to Budadiri and transfer to Sipi
  • Day 6: Hiking and Nature Walk-Transfer to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary – 6 Days Mount Elgon and Sipi Falls Hiking Safari

DAY 1: TRANSFER TO MOUNT. ELGON NATIONAL PARK VIA MABIRA FOREST

After breakfast on the first day of your 6 Days, Mount Elgon and Sipi fall Hiking Safari in Uganda, the guide will debrief you about the safari. We shall then depart to the Eastern part of Uganda with a stopover at Mabira Forest for a nature walk. Along the way, you will spot the sugar cane plantations, tea plantations, and local people selling goods on the roadside. Mabira is a rainforest where one gets to view and appreciate the lush greenery ground. We shall then proceed to the park for check-in and overnight as we prepare for the next day’s hiking experience.

DAY 2: BUDADIRI TO SASA CAMP

After breakfast, we shall start our hike using the Sasa trail. It is the shortest but toughest route with an altitude of over 1,600m taking us up to Sasa river camp for our overnight.

DAY 3: SASA CAMP TO MUDE CAMP

Today after breakfast, we shall continue with the hike through the rain forest to the Mude cave campsite at an altitude of 3,500m. This hike takes about 4-5 hours. We shall rest as we prepare for the next day’s hike to Wagagai peak. 

DAY 4: MUDE CAMP TO WAGAGAI PEAK

After morning breakfast, we shall ascend to the top of Wagagai at an altitude of 4,321m, have a photographic session, and descend through the Jackson summit (4,200m) to Mude cave camp for dinner and overnight. 

DAY 5: DESCEND THROUGH SASA TRAIL TO BUDADIRI-TRANSFER TO SIPI

After breakfast, we shall take a long descent through the Sasa trail back to the starting point at Budadiri. We shall then transfer to Sipi Falls overnight.

DAY 6: HIKING AND NATURE WALK-TRANSFER TO KAMPALA

Sipi Falls

Sipi Falls

After morning breakfast, we shall head out for the Sipi falls hike. The Sipi Falls is a series of three waterfalls and this is one of the top things to do on a tour to Uganda. Visiting all three falls takes approximately three hours depending on the fitness and speed of the individuals. We shall start with the first and second waterfalls, take a break then continue to the main waterfall. The hike involves climbing steep terrains while passing through local farms with the guides explaining the historical and geographical background of the area. The nature walk also takes you through the local community of the Sabiny where you will get to learn about their traditional way of life such as the circumcision ceremony. After this experience, we shall depart Sipi and start our journey back to Kampala, arriving in the evening. 

ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES

Sipi Falls (Mid-range)

  • Sipi Safari Lodge
  • Noah’s Ark