Mount Elgon – Sasa Trail – 6 days

6 Days

participants: 1 – 6

Trekking tour in fantastic scenery

Located on the border between Uganda and Kenya, Mount Elgon is also the oldest and largest solitary volcanic mountain in East Africa and is home to over 300 bird species, including the endangered Lammergeyer. An ascent of the moorland of Mt. Elgon with its magnificent and untouched wilderness is a special experience. The ultimate goal of reaching the summit of Mt. Elgon is not the final ascent to the 4321m high Wagagai Peak, but the descent into the huge 40km² caldera. You hike with a team of guide, porters and cook, spend the night in tents and experience fantastic nature.



Private tour with experienced guide
Exceptional scenery
different vegetation
Sipi Waterfalls


6 x breakfast
5 x lunch or lunch box
5 x dinner
All transfers according to the itinerary of the tour
Full board on the mountain tour
All national park and camping fees
professional mountain guide
depending on the size of the group, assistant guide
Cook and sponsoring team
Tent and cooking equipment




• We are happy to book international flights from Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Vienna or Zurich.

• Sipi Trail on request


An above-average level of fitness and good physical condition with excellent surefootedness is required for this multi-day hike. In the summit area, a certain altitude tolerance is necessary. Washing facilities are severely restricted

Price per person:

2 participants: 1580 Euro

4 participants: 1375 Euro

6 participants: 1310 Euro

Trip starts: daily


Day 1: Arrival Entebbe – Mbale

Today we depart early from Entebbe or Kampala via Jinja in the direction of Mbale, the starting point of our Mount Elgon tour. During the trip we get our first impressions of Uganda. Many retailers are active directly on the street. Passing tea and sugar cane plantations as well as Lake Victoria, we arrive in Jinja with the Owen Falls Dam, which produces almost all of Uganda’s electricity needs. Near Mbale you will then see Mount Elgon, a mountain massif rising out of the plain.

Day 2: Buma Sola 1710 m – Sasa River Camp 2840 m

The starting point for the Mount Elgon Tour is in the small center of Buma Sola. The steep route runs between fields, bananas and small streams. In front of you is the “Wall of Death” which is easy to climb via 3 metal stairs (no ladders). Once at the top, take a breather to enjoy the gigantic view of the plains and the ridges at the end of the Elgon. The most difficult stage lies ahead of you with a few more meters of altitude before you reach the beautifully situated Sasa River Camp.

Day 3: Sasa River Camp 2840 m – Mude Cave Camp

From Sasa River Camp you continue through the rainforest over two longer climbs. The roots of the strangler figs hang in the air, dense vines wrap around twisted tree trunks and in the sunlight the canopy shines in all shades of green. After about 3 hours, the view of the mountain formation of Mount Elgon becomes clear. The vegetation changes abruptly. The path leads slightly uphill for the last few kilometers to the camp.

Day 4: Summit day Mude Cave Camp 3479 m – Wagagay Peak 4321 m

In the early morning you set off for Wagagay Peak. The trail initially leads back a few hundred meters along the path from the previous day. The route then climbs steeply towards Jackson Peak. After about 2 hours you reach the crater rim, where the ascent continues for a few kilometers. On bright blue days, the view of the surrounding plains and the crater is particularly impressive.

Day 5: Mude Cave Camp 3479 m – Bumasola 1710 m

The descent from Mude Camp to Bumasola Gate is long and strenuous. After leaving Mude Camp, the view of the valley floor makes up for the effort. The well-maintained trail leads past a ranger station and, at an altitude of around 3320 meters, we enter the rainforest, passing Sasa River Camp. Shortly before leaving the national park, you descend over the “Wall of Death” via 3 staircases. After about another hour through the cultivated area of the village, you reach the end of the stage. Around midday, you will arrive at Bumasola Gate and drive from there to Mbale for your overnight stay.

Day 6: Departure day Entebbe / activities of your choice

You can spend one or more nights in Jinja. The town on Lake Victoria offers a variety of activities such as rafting, boat trips on the Nile, hikes and MTB tours. Alternatively, we will drive you back to Entebbe today, from where the journey home begins or the start of a follow-up program such as gorilla tracking, a safari or a stay at Lake Victoria.


Sipi River Lodge

stay: 1 night

Location: The Sipi Waterfalls are located outside Mount Elgon National Park and provide a breeding ground for an incredible number of bird species. Accommodation: The Sipi River Lodge is located in the middle of a private property of about 42000sqm, which includes the 2 Kapsurur waterfall. This falls about 80 meters into the depth. All accommodations are close to the main house. There is a cozy dining room with a fireplace, a stylish bar, a comfortable reading room and an airy veranda. Restaurant: In the evening, a four-course meal is served in the dining area.

Tent overnight stay

stay: 3 nights

Mbale Resort Hotel

stay: 1 night

Location: The Mbale Resrt Hotel is located above Mbale and offers a great view over the city. The hotel is ideal for an overnight stay, e.g. on the way to the Queen Elisabeth NP. Facilities: The Resort Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a garden. This hotel offers free Wi-Fi. All rooms at the hotel are equipped with a desk. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Restaurant: The restaurant offers international and local dishes.