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Hiking Mt. Elgon

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... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Laura M
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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 the UWA Mbale office and they answered ALL of our questions! We hopped in a... More 

6 Thank Laura M
Kampala, Uganda
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 Sipi down over 3.5 days) and much worth the effort. A great experience to enjoy... More 

1 Thank Christelle J
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4 reviews
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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 have one extra night before Tutum cave camp instead of having a hike there straight... More 

Thank Pieti P
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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 stunning rock formations, Waterfalls, hotsprings, jackson's pool, caves, over 300 bird species, bamboo forests, flowers,... More 

Thank Jacob W
Kampala, Uganda
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 and Tutum Caves which took 9 hours, was 32 km, going over 4000m, and with... More 

5 Thank Jon W
Entebbe, Uganda
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2015

Sipi Falls Sitting in the foothills of Mt Elgon and overlooking a vast plain, Sipi Falls is arguably the most beautiful chain of waterfalls in all of Uganda. There are three levels, and though the smaller two are beautiful, it is the 95m main drop that attracts visitors to this area, and most of Sipi's lodging looks out over it.... More 

1 Thank rukundo87
Leongatha, Australia
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Hi there all, As part of my acclimatization for the Ruwenzori mountains , I chose to do a traverse of Mt. Elgon starting at Kapkwata walking the Piswa route and leaving by the Sasa route . To organize the walk , just go to the Ugandan Wildlife Authority in Mbale and they will do everything for you....although it isn`t a... More 

3 Thank wildd0g
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Came as a group of friends and went with a guide along one of the routes. The climb was really taxing, especially due to the heat. But once we got there the views made up for it! Absolutely stunning! On the way down we saw several monkeys in the trees which we found pretty cool. So beautiful and would do... More 

Thank geomad991
Kampala, Uganda
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

This is not a very high mountain and it is an easy one to climb, compared to other mountains. The mountain is blessed with tropical forests, caves, animals such as monkeys and a variety of Flora along the slopes. Traditionally, the most popular destination on the Mt. Elgon are the Sipi Falls that drop 100m to the foothill from an... More 

3 Thank Sseggembe M

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