Hiking in Mt Elgon in Uganda is interesting and it requires no experience. Elgon lies on the boader of Uganda and Kenya in Eastern Uganda and of the 3 trails is the Sasa trail,is the fastest way to the main peak, however on the first day is particularly tough with rugged climb of over 1600m.
Day 1 Transfer from Kampala to Mbale
After break fast a driver guide from Afrika Panthera will transfer you to Mbale. Dinner and overnight at Mount Elgon Hotel.
Day 2 Hike Budadiri to Sasa Camp (2.900m)
In the morning you you will be transfered Budadiri (1250 m),nearby Mbale town to meet your porter,guide and equiped with the camping gears to start the hike to Sasa River Camp (2.900 m) for the dinner and
overnight. The distance is about 8 km. And takes average 7 to 8 hours walk. Altitude in a day: 1.700m.
Day 3 Hike Sasa camp to Mude Camp (3.500m)
After breakfast at the camping site, proceed through the forest to Mude Cave Campsite for dinner and overnight. Distance of the day about 5 km and 4 to 5 hours walk. Altitude of the day: 600m.
Day 4 Hike Mude Camp to Wagagai Peak (4321 m) and Descend to Mude
After breakfast you walk through the moorland zone up to the main peak, Wagagai, and return to the Mude campsite for dinner and overnight. Distance of the day: 18 km and 8 to 9 hours walk. Altitude of the day: 820m.
Day 5 From Mude Camp back to Budadiri
After breakfast descend to Budadiri and back to Mbale.
Day 6 Transfer to Kampala
After breakfast you will be transferd back to Kampala or Entebbe.