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Magical Mt. Elgon!

Mt. Elgon is located in Mount Elgon National Park in Eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya. It’s... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Walk in forest

One most beautiful forest I have been too with my friends! Very green and tall and old tree with... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Aruna V
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Mt. Elgon is located in Mount Elgon National Park in Eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya. It’s highest peak is Wagagai, which rises 4,321 meters (14,176 ft) above sea level. The trail to its summit is stunningly beautiful. I wrote this review in the...More

2  Thank TMR1004
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

One most beautiful forest I have been too with my friends! Very green and tall and old tree with many different verity of tress!its place one must visit!

Thank Aruna V
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This was a 4-day / 3-night trip. We took our own tents but had 4 porters including a cook and 2 guides / rangers. We did tip afterwards and had advise on this from Sipi lodge. The hiking is not particularly difficult, though the altitude...More

Thank John-nps
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We spent 3 nights and 4 days on the mountain ascending on the Sasha river trail and descending via the Sipi trail. This is a strenuous and arduous trek forDay 1 started with a boda boda 7 km ride from Budadiri to the trail head,...More

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had a great time hiking Mt. Elgon on the Sasa Trail over 4 days. We weren't sure what to expect, so we packed our backpacks and took a bus from Kampala to Mbale (YY Coaches costs 20,000). Once we were there, we went to...More

11  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Very well organised hikes with camping places at regular stages on the way. It also gives opportunity for everybody to adjust to their own pace without stressing out. The scenery on the way to the top is amazing (we used the Sasa trail up and...More

1  Thank Christelle J
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Mt. Elgon has still not too many visitors without any reason. You can be virtually alone in the mountain. I did Sasa trail up and Sipi trail down both ways in 2 days. Day 3 was extremely hard and it wouldn't be bad idea to...More

1  Thank Pieti P
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Hiking mount elgon was one of my highlights of 2015. I started the hike with a team of miss tourism eastern Uganda contestants as a facilitator but also to create awareness about the beauty and wonders of this national park. Mount Elgon is gifted with...More

Thank Jacob W
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Hiking at Mt Elgon is one of the great things which you don't want to miss while in Uganda, this activity is good for campers, backpackers and the forest walks are so interesting combined with the sipi falls

Thank VinceTours U
Reviewed 9 March 2015

I've just completed a 4 day hike to the Wagagai peak, going up via the Sasa Trail, then down the Sipi Trail, organised by Sipi River Lodge. I found it quite challenging because of the long days - the longest section being between Mude Camp...More

5  Thank Jon W
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