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10 Days Elgon Mountain Climbing

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10 Days, 9 Nights
Min Age : 15+
NOTE: There has been an increase of the gorilla and chimps permits in Uganda, starting 1st July 2020, as recently confirmed by the Uganda Wild life Authority (UWA). Below are the changes: New Gorilla permits (Uganda): from $600 to $700 Chimps Trekking permits (Kibale NP): from $150 to $200 Chimps Habituation (Kibale NP): from $220 to $250 Gorilla Habituation (Uganda) Permits remain at $1500 Golden Monkey tracking (Mgahinga) at $60 --- SAVE TOURISM!! POSTPONED YOUR TRIP, DON'T CANCEL!! #StayHome #StaySafe #TravelTomorrow
Tour Details

Hike Uganda’s second tallest Mountain Elgon in 10 Days! 10 Days Elgon Mountain Climbing is a magical journey, promising you an experience like no other. Inquire with our team of experts to makes sure they get everything right – including accommodation, transportation, meals and the gorilla & chimpanzee permits. You’re in luck! This tour comes with a return scheduled flight but excluding the gorilla permit.


  • Gorilla tracking is dependent on the permits availability at the time of your booking. Gorilla permits in all parks are on a very high demand and we advise that you book them as early as possible.
  • Important travel information to plan your trip and make the most of your time here, from entry requirements, safety tips, how to get around to weather conditions, currency and accommodation is available here: Destination Uganda or Destination Rwanda
  • Gorilla Permits cost $600 each
  • Chimpanzee Permits cost $150 each
  • Gorillas are mainly found in Bwindi and Mgahinga
  • Chimpanzees are mainly found in Kibale National Park
  • Read our updated  FAQs to learn more
  • Make your choice in accommodation with us!

Departure & Return Location

Entebbe International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary(if there is no room at the time of your booking, then we will find room in an equivalent but we shall communicate before any changes)
  • Water, coffee or Tea while on safari
  • Park entrance fees
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide
  • All transportation in destination location
  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Tent hire (You can carry your tent and sleeping bag or hire from the Mbale)
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Phone calls and bar bills
  • Driver guide’s gratuity
  • All other services of a personal nature


  • Park entrance
What to Expect
  • Visit the Sipi falls
  • Hike Uganda’s second tallest mountain!
  • Optional visit to the source of the Nile and Bujagali falls

Day 1 Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda

Arriving at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by a Churchill Tailored Safaris representative, and transferred to your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. An optional tour of Kampala and the surrounding areas can be arranged for interested parties. Accommodation: Papyrus guest house on BB

Day 2Kampala-Mountain Elgon

Drive to Mountain Elgon, stopping in Jinja for optional visit to the source of the Nile and Bujagali falls, arriving in Mbale in the afternoon. You can pay these on ground or organize with us in advance. Accommodation: Wash and wills hotel Mbale on FB

Day 3Mountain Elgon

After Breakfast, drive to Budadiri park headquarters to begin the 4 hour hike walking through slopes of montane and bamboo vegetation, and arriving at the Sasa River Camp in time for lunch. Overnight at Sasa River Camp

Day 4Mountain Elgon-Mudde Cave

After breakfast, continue to ascend through landscape of extraordinary moorland vegetation. The climate and vegetation often changes with altitude until you arrive at the Mudde Cave. Overnight at Mudde Cave

Day 5Mountain Elgon-Mudde Camp site

After breakfast, proceed to Wagagai, the highest peak. You will have spectacular views of rare high altitude vegetation and the Jackson summit. Many photo opportunities. Overnight at Mudde Camp Site.

Day 6Mountain Elgon - Hunter's Cave Camp

Today you will trek from Mudde Cave to the Caldera and the hot springs, a journey of three hours. From the caldera, continue to Hunter’s Cave Camp, a three hour trek. Overnight at Hunter’s Cave Camp.

Day 7Mountain Elgon - Tatum Cave Camp

If you are keen about exploring more, you would proceed to the famous Tatum Cave with ancient cave paintings, a trek of two hours. Overnight at Tatum Cave Camp

Day 8Sipi Falls

Trek from Tatum Cave Camp to the Park headquarters about 4 hours and later transfer to Sipi Falls and take a walk to the caves on the opposite side of the falls. Sipi Falls is lovely to behold and is where the Sipi River gushes down a steep 50-metre (160 foot) cliff. You can even enjoy a swim at the base of the falls. Accommodation: Sipi river lodge on FB

Day 9Sipi Falls-Kampala

Depart for Kampala/Entebbe, arriving in Jinja in time for lunch. Relax in the afternoon, and later transfer to Kampala/Entebbe for the night. Accommodation: Papyrus guest house or Cassia lodge on BB

Day 10Kampala - Entebbe International Airport

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home depending on your flight time.


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