Mt Elgon

Antennae Galaxies
Easy trail.

Trekking 1. Sipi Trail 5 days 4 nights

This trail is easier and more gradual and it passes through interesting sites like Tutum cave.

 

 

Day 1 – From Kapkway to Tutum Camp (2667m)

In the morning from Mbale, passing via Sipi, you will reach Kapkway Exploration Center, UWA headquarters. After organising the porters with the food supplies and camping gear, you start walking up to Tutum Cave Camp (2667m) through montane and bamboo forest led by the guides. Tutum cave is hidden within the forest. Dinner and overnight. Distance covered: 11 km. Altitude of the day: 900m.

 

Day 2 – From Tutum Camp to Kajeri Camp (3383m)

After breakfast proceed the hikes to Kajeri Camp (3383m) for dinner overnight. Distance covered: 17 km. Altitude of the day: 900m.

 

Day 3 – From Kajery Camp to Mude Camp (3.500m)

After breakfast walk slowly down after Muyembe camp to Mude cave Camp (3.500m), where you join the Sasa Trial. Dinner and overnight. Distance covered: 25 km. Altitude of the day: 120 m.

 

Day 4 – From Mude Camp to Wagagay Peak (4321 m) and return 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 covered: 18 km. Altitude of the day: 820m.

 

Day 5 – From Mude Camp descend to Budadiri

The trekking ends descending to Budadiri, the gate of the national park nearby Mbale.

 

 

Trekking 2. Sasa Trail 4 days 3 nights

Sasa trail is the fastest way to the main peak. However on the first day the ascent is particularly tough and rugged for over 1600m.

Day 1 – From Budadiri to Sasa Camp (2.900m)In the morning you reach Budadiri (1250 m), nearby Mbale town, at the gate of the Mount Elgon National Park. After arranging the guide and porters, with food and camping gear, you start walking until Sasa River Camp (2.900 m) for the dinner and overnight. The distance covered is about 8 km. and takes average 7 to 8 hours walk.  Altitude of the day: 1.700m.

 

Day 2 – From 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 covered is about 5 km. and 4 to 5 hours walk. Altitude of the day: 600m.

 

Day 3 – From Mude Camp to Wagagay Peak (4321 m) and return 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 covered: 18 km.and 8 to 9 hours walk. Altitude of the day: 820m.

 

Day 4 – From Mude Camp back to Budadiri

After breakfast descend to Budadiri and back to Mbale.