6 days Culture and mountain climbing

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

6

Views

67

Maximum Seats

8
Day 1

Transfer to Kapchorwa district

Have breakfast and set off for Kapchorwa district where Sipi River Lodge is located. Sipi falls is a series of three waterfalls in Eastern Uganda. The waterfalls lie on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park near the Kenyan border, have lunch in Mbale and drive to the lodge where you can relax. Dinner and overnight at Sipi River Lodge or Lacam Lodge
Day 2

Sipi Falls

On this day you have a variety of activities to choose from the i.e hike to the Sipi waterfalls or guided walks around the Sipi village and learn about the culture of the people. The people in this area are called the Bagisu who speak a dialect of the Lumasaba language called Lugisu, which is fully understandable by other dialects and is also understood by the Bukusu. The Bagisu or Bamasaba undergo a circumcision ritual called the Imbalu. The ritual is held every two years during August.
Day 3

Mountain Climbing

This trip is for those people short on time. After a night at the lodge, we drive you to the trailhead at Budadiri / Bumasola, and from there you start your ascent. The first stretch on the trail-head snakes up through the hillside communities above Budadiri. Ascending further, the trail enters the National Park and straight away climbs the Wall of Death! Although conjuring horrifying images, this is simply a steep section where UWA has constructed a series of ladders, ramps and boardwalks through the cliffs. A strenuous first day leaves you to rest and make camp at Mude caves camp. (1770m – 3500m)
Day 4

Summit of Wagagai

On the second day, you leave the camp for the summit at Wagagai and then back to the camp. (3500m – 4321m – 3500m) The Wagagai peak is the unobvious high point of the Caldera, the edge of the crater rim and requires walking a few km around the rim with spectacular views out towards Kenya and across the expansive, echoey plains of the Caldera. The walk back to Maude camp is fairly short allowing the opportunity to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and explore lake pools dotted around the hill.
Day 5

Ascend to the foot of the mountain

On this day, you head back to Bumasola where we will pick you up and drive you back to the lodge for a hot shower some hearty food and a well-deserved drink!
Day 6

Driving back to Kampala

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will travel back to Kampala through Jinja for lunch before arriving in Kampala in the late afternoon.

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