5 Days Mt Elgon Sipi Trail

The trekking circuit of Mount Elgon using Sipi Trail takes 5 days 4 nights. This trail is easier and more gradual and it passes through interesting sites like Tutum cave.

Day 1 From Kapkway - 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 - Kajeri Camp (3383m)

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

Day 3 From Kajery Camp - 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 ocovered: 25 km. Altitude of the day: 120 m.

Day 4 From Mude Camp -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 - Budadiri

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

Required equipment for the hike

Rucksack, sleeping bag for low temperature and sleeping mat, one plate, cutlery, mug, knife, trekking shoes, poncho or rain coat, heavy warm jacket, hand gloves, scarf and hat, one jumper, a torch.

Included in the price for this trip

* Transport while on safari
* English speaking driver and Guide
* Park entrance
* Accommodation with Breakfast only
* Bottled water
* Rangers in the parks

Not included in the price for this trip

* Drinks
* Tips
* Porters
* Laundry services
* Gorilla permit (we organize it for you)
* All activities in Kisoro
* Meals (around USD $30 per person per day)
* Visa (Uganda/Rwanda)
* Any other personal interests
* The first and last night accommodation in Uganda

How the hike is organized

A person is accompanied by a Guide and by one “porters”, who has the duty of transporting some of the luggage for up to 18kg per person (the rest is extra luggage and it will be chargeable at extra cost).  Provides the food menu, cooking equipment, tents and camping gears. The cook will help organizing food while the porter will help in the camping. Drinking water will be found in the mountain, however it is advised  to bring disinfecting tablets.