> Conquer Mount Elgon's summit, Wagagai
> Visit the majestic Sipi Falls
> Ascend through smugglers caves into the volcano's Caldera
Mount Elgon is an extinct shield volcano on the border of Uganda and Kenya, north of Kisumu and west of Kitale. The highest point, named "Wagagai", is located entirely within Uganda which provides a great opportunity for trekkers to add on from Rwenzori Climbing and Virunga Massif.
Although there is no verifiable evidence of its earliest volcanic activity, geologists estimate that Mount Elgon is at least 24 million years old, making it the oldest extinct volcano in East Africa.
The 6 Days mountain Elgon trek starts from Kampala, Uganda, and ends in Kampala. This trek takes you through Mount Elgon up to Wagagai (highest peak) and a hike to Sipi Falls. The top of the mountain offers beautiful scenery of the Elgon highlands and the surrounding vegetation. Sipi Falls are beautiful to look at and are a good spot for taking photos.
All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.
During the trek, you will spend your nights in refuges, hotels and camping sites.
This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.
The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.
Porters will be there to assist with carrying all camping and other necessary equipment during your trek.
This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.
You must bring your own sleeping bag with you. You can rent a sleeping bag from your trekking company.
Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.