Day 1: Arrival in park
On your way to the park from Kampala, stop off at Mbale for a four-hour hike to the Khauka caves. Alternatively you can go to the viewpoint through Nabuyoga loop where you can see Jackson summit and Wagagi peak. Arrive at the park and check in to your choice of accommodation.
Day 2: Nature Walks
After a hearty breakfast drive to Kapkwai Forest Exploration Centre for one of the many nature walks. You could combine the 7km bamboo trail to Kapkwai Cave with the 3km ridge trek to the beautiful Chebonet Falls. Or take the full-day hike moving through tropical and bamboo forest to the Tutum Cave. You will see primates, birds and wonderful flora such as the Elgon tik and Elgon olive.
Day 3: Sipi Falls
Depending on how energetic you’re feeling, take a long or short community-organized walk to Sipi Falls. For a different view of this magnificent cascade, how about abseiling alongside the 1st waterfall? Keen anglers can try their hand at fishing at the 3rd waterfall.
Day 4: Coffee tour or Budadiri hike
Discover the local culture! Visit the Sipi Widows Group for a guided walk around the coffee plantation as you learn how to plant coffee, pick, grind, store and clean the beans.
Along the way, you will meet the residents, learn about life of the Sabiny people and participate in traditional weaving. African cooking demonstrations will give you the chance to prepare and taste traditional dishes.
Alternatively, you may hike from Budadiri to the Mudange cliffs, known as the “walls of death”, at the boundary of the national park.
Day 5: Return to Kampala