Kapchorwa Tours
4 Days mount Elgon
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4 Days mount Elgon

By Discover Sipi
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Pick up from Airport and Proceed to mbaleStop At: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala, Central RegionPick up at 06:30 hours and proceed east, past Mbale to Mount Elgon that straddles the border with Kenya. Mbale lies 3-4 hours from Kampala along a good tarmac road.Mt. Elgon is a 4,321m high extinct volcano which in prehistoric times stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. Although the mountain straddles the Kenyan border, its loftiest peak, Wagagai, lies within Uganda and is best ascended from the Ugandan side.Mt. Elgon is an important watershed, and its slopes support a rich variety of altitudinal vegetation zones ranging from montane forest to high open moorland studded with the other-worldly giant lobelia and groundsel plants.Spectacular scenery is the main attraction for hikers on this often neglected undemanding mountain, but there is also a variety of forest monkeys and small antelope, along with elephant and buffalo and others which are not yet registered
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$550.00
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Duration: 5 days
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Start:Traveler pickup offered.
  • Discover Sipi _Sipi Falls-Mt Elgon, Mbale-Kapchorwa Road, Sipi Falls, Tingey County, kapchorwa District_, Kapchorwa, Uganda
Pickup details
  • you will meet our driver guide or one of our guide to pick you from the hotel or you point of location.
Airport pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
  • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 250961P14

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 250961P14

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    About the operator
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    • Discover Sipi
      170
      Kapchorwa, Uganda
      Joined in May 2019
    • Pathfinder667161
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable Uganda Roundtrip
      Discover Sipi organized a wholesome weekend in Sipi (hikes, coffee tour, sunset walk) followed by an adventorous 7-day Safari trip (Pian-Upe, Kidepo, Murchinson) for us 3. Not only did we see and got to know a lot of stunning Uganda but we also had a great blast with our guide William and our Driver Hillary. William customized the whole trip to our wishes and budget and answered any questions very quickly. He is also a great photographer, so we didn't need to take care not to miss a shot and could just relax and enjoy nature + wildlife. Cute surprises along the way were included too! I'm really glad to have come across Discover Sipi and recommend it 100%.
      Written June 30, 2024
    • andreasgD1199OF
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Trip
      It was a wunderful trip from Sipi-Pianupe-Kidepo-Murchinson. Everything was well organised, we discoverey amazings spots and had less other tourists on our journey. I will come back surely to Sipi Discovery! Thanks a lot William!
      Written June 26, 2024
    • 27estherp
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      Discover Sipi has a very professional and accommodating approach to take you around Mount Elgon and Sipi Falls in the East of Uganda. I would definitely recommend them to organise your trip in the mountains and going to the falls: the guides are good, the food is very tasteful and the views are amazing!
      Written June 26, 2024
    • Explorer746613
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic company! Amazing tour!
      This trip with discover Sipi was incredible. William helped us design a bespoke itinerary and then carried out our plans efficiently and with excellent customer service. William and elvis were so organised and friendly. We did amazing activities like visiting the source of the Nile and a hike at Sipi falls. I would recommend this company to everyone looking for a weekend trip in Uganda!
      Written May 26, 2024
    • Kersti F
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      Best guide ever while hiking for two days to the three different waterfalls and also visiting coffee farmers, tasting their just roasted and grinded beans.
      Written April 25, 2024
    • 379kenaa
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sipi Tour Solo
      What a memorable experience i had. My first time to visit Sipi, Kapchorwa district became more memorable with Discover Sipi travel guides. They are very friendly, reliable and most importantly legitimate. They suggested me the hotel accom as well as the fees for all the amazing activities. They are very Helpful and generous to share information. I really enjoyed it. Kudos to the team spearheaded by Willam and his team Simon & Ezekiel. What are you waiting for, book now.
      Written April 3, 2024
    • 973enricab
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful!
      Kind, prepared and punctual guide. He adapted the itinerary to our needs. He also helped us find a mechanic due to our car breaking down. Spectacular place!
      Written March 10, 2024
    • raunt2024
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful experience
      We had a fantastic time at Sipi Falls! William arranged everything for us, like the pick up in Kampala, the nice stay in Sipi and guided the hike through Sipi and the coffee tour. We really enjoyed our time!
      Written February 25, 2024
    • Seaside30389123342
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing hike! Worth every penny and more!
      This was the most wonderful hike, with beautiful views and very pleasant and helpful tour guides. Upon arrival we could choose between short, long or extended hike. We chose the long hike of about 11-12 km. It was a long day, but it was marvelous and you didn't really feel that the kilometers passed by. The hike is a round (so you see new things along the entire hike), and you go a lot on quite flat or not very steep terrain, except for a few parts (in total maybe 25 minutes all over), which were necessary to reach the nicest parts of the waterfalls. Despite 11 km sounding long, it was completely fine, and we just adjusted the pace according to how tired we were, how hot the weather was etc. There are people selling water and fruit along the way, so it's also not necessary to pack tons of water for example. I have been many places in the world and on many hikes, and this was definitely one of the most amazing hikes I have done. People you meet on the way are also incredibly nice and welcoming, so there is not much to complain about (maybe just the hassle of getting there from Mbale, but my recommendation is to find a private car that would cost you between 70k-100k and avoid the eternal negotiations for a seat in a matatu (public taxi) that is usually very unsafe as well). 10/10 for views, very good communication, really nice tour guides and all over it was an amazingly spent day!
      Written January 30, 2024
    • 885buas
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      item 34 ticked off the bucket list
      Discover Sipi guided me on the hike and abseiling and believe me it was a very memorable and wonderful experience. The guides were friendly
      Written January 24, 2024
    • Zallu2021
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Top experience
      Amazing views, friendly, well educated and polite guide William, easily accessible with bodas from Kapchorwa.
      Written January 9, 2024
    • harshnim
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      3 falls hike - amazing!
      Great communication from William from the get go. We had a short hike (3.5hr) to see all 3 falls - William was flexible to meet our timings, kept a good pace and overall the falls are incredible. Williams trusted assistant - Puppy - is also super cute!
      Written December 30, 2023
    • corn_j526
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Abseiling, hiking, coffee tour. Amazing Sipi experience
      Great service. William and Simon made our trip to Sipi unforgetable. They even assisted us with getting to Sipi and travelling onwards after Sipi. I would recommend Discover Sipi to everyone. They go above and beyond for you!
      Written December 18, 2023
    • batengaj
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great adventure.
      It was a great experience, the view was amazing, adventurous and calming. Went rock climbing and abseiling. It's scary at first but later became enjoyable.
      Written November 24, 2023
    • 939akm
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful day with fab guiding !
      I had such a blast taking the Sipi Falls tour today. The scenery was stunning, and Ian is such a good humoured and knowledgeable guide, pointing out different flora and fauna and sharing insights along the way - and also a great sport for taking fun photos. I heartily recommend the tour.
      Written November 20, 2023
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    Road175758
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    Jan 2024 • Friends
    What an adventure and fantastic experience to do the 4day hike on the top Mt. Elgon with William, to experience the incomparable landscape.
    William is such a humble guide.
    He was always in a good mood and no matter how strenuous it was - he is a master of motivation . I can only recommend everyone to explore the beauty of Mt. Elgon together with him.
    Written January 24, 2024
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    Thank you so much. We were excited having you here for an adventure with your friends. We look forward to having you again. Stay safe.
    Written February 22, 2024
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    Kai L
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    Nov 2023 • Solo
    I booked the tour with William and it was a great expirience. The contact to William was great all the time. He took me from the Hotel and organized a Transfer back to Kampala for me after the tour.
    The tour was with great views and a nice hike. We slept in tents at great places, the food was very good. All in all It was a great expirience and William is a very nice and friendly guy.
    Written December 6, 2023
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    Thank you for your feedback, we always guarantee great moments with us, we look forward to giving you more adventures with you.
    Written December 31, 2023
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    Arne R
    Duisburg, Germany24 contributions
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    Apr 2022 • Friends
    We did a 4 days mt elgon hike with William and it was a wonderful experience. William arranged everything ahead of the activity, was very responsive and gave us great tips in order to be best prepared for the hike. The hike itself is quite challenging but the views are very rewarding and the change of vegetation quite impressive. The chef who accompanies the trip took best care of us and the park rangers were extremely friendly and happy to share their knowledge about the park's flora and fauna.
    We will definitely recommend the hike to friends and family
    Written April 12, 2022
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    Thank you for your feedback, thanks for booking a hike to mount Elgon with us. It was a great pleasure organizing for you and your friend a 4 days hike to Mount Elgon. We look forward to having you back again.
    Written June 8, 2022
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    Esme S
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Friends
    The views from the mountain were beautiful. Camping and campfires under the stars too! Thank you William for organising a great trip, we appreciate it!
    Written February 20, 2024
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    Thank you for visiting Mount Elgon, we appreciate your support always and thanks for your recommendations. We look forward to having you back again.
    Written February 22, 2024
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    Annick
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
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    A great experience! Many different types of landscape, all with amazing views. The organisation was really good. The porters created a comfortable rest camp and the food was fresh and nice. Thanks again to William for the organisation!
    Written February 16, 2024
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    Thank you for booking a trek with us, we are always excited to serve you with a fun-filled experiences. See you again.
    Written February 22, 2024
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    Dávid B
    Buchs, Switzerland8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022 • Family
    Professional, friendly and supportive staff with high customer service mindset. Very happy with the experience. 😊
    Written January 5, 2023
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    Thank you David for the amazing feedback. Thanks for booking a hike with us ,and we hope to have you back again for the Sipi Falls hike. Stay safe, happy new year.
    Written January 7, 2023
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