5 Days Mount Elgon Climboffered by supplier M20403 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Kenya Uganda
Specialty Categories: Mountain/Rock Climbing Wildlife Viewing
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1200 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1200 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1: Departure from Nairobi towards the flow of the Great Rift Valley after breakfast, depart for Kitale. (Scheduled Shuttle bus). Arrival in the afternoon. After lunch, transfer to Mt. Elgon National Park via Endebess town and into the village of the local Sabot community. Dinner and overnight the special salt Lick campsite or Rongai campsite. Alternatively, spend the night at the beautiful Kapkuro Bandas (Lodge).
Day 2: After breakfast leave camp for a nature walk around the park. The park has a rich, unspoiled botanical diversity, tropical forests, bamboo and moorland containing stands of some of the most rare threatened species like great Podo, Elgon teak & Cedars over 240 species of birds are found. The big game include Elephant also referred to as care elephants and buffaloes, other common small game are Defassa waterbuck, giant forest hog, Oribi, bushback, civet, genet and wild cats, hyenas and Leopard are not often seen but can be heard. Care exploration (Kitum care (200) & Ngwarisha cave Makingeny cave. Picnic lunch at Elephant platform with Mt. Elgon Koitaboss pick providing a beautiful backdrop. A leisurely walk back to campsite. Dinner at a campfire and overnight at your campsite.
Day 3: 06:30 h. Wake up and an early breakfast will be provided. Have a 7 to 8 hours walk with picnic lunch enroute. Blue Debrazza monkeys and black and white Columbus monkeys, mountain francolins, turracos and black and white casqued hornbills, will make your day. Dinner at a campfire and overnight at your campsite.
Day 4: 06:00 h. Have an early morning breakfast. Depart for Koitobass peak the highest peak in Kenya (4,155 m) A 3 to 4 hours walk to the peak. Point Wagagai, the highest peak at (4321m) and in Uganda side can be seen from Koitobass. The Scenery is breathtaking, with the rolling hills on all sides below you. On your way, mountain francolin, guinea fowl. Malachite Sunbird can be seen. Beautiful Mountain vegetation great Lobelia, Ostrich lobelia and Hilichrysum (formosissimum (pink/white everlasting flowers) Will grace your morning walk. Lunch will be provided and enjoy the whole afternoon sunshine. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 5: Leave at 7:30 am after breakfast ascending through the thick forest enjoying the morning sunshine, a leisurely walk via Kapkuro Bandas, Rangers quarter hence getting to the Park Headquarter. Transfer to the shuttle bus and connect to Nairobi through Nakuru. Arrive in the evening at Nairobi. Drop off at your Nairobi Hotel.
Supplemental Tour Information:
What do you need to bring with you:
- Down sleeping bag -15 degrees centigrade
- Rain jacket (Poncho)
- Rain trouser
- Balaclava (hat woolen)
- Warm clothes down jacket
- Thermal underwear
- Fleece jacket
- Hiking boots (water proof)
- Walking sticks
- Head torch
- Sun glasses
- Ruck suck 65L. to be carried by porters.
- Day pack 35L for your personal effect.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Park fee
- Food 3 meals a day (vegetarian available on request)
- Porters and cook services
- Park Entrance fee
- Armed ranger
- Camping equipments.
- Soft drinks
- Trekking Gears
Note: Price per person.
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M20403. Was found in 2003 by a young professional Safari guide, Anicet Philip. He set up a professional Company with the intention of improving the quality of tour operations in Tanzania and the whole of East Africa Region. During the recent years we have developed ourselves rapidly and have grown into a promising...