4 Days - Mt. Elgon Trekking

Mt Elgon climbing

Mt Elgon National Park is an impressively craggy extinct volcano. Its Kenya second highest mountain located 470kms from Nairobi. Its attractions include caves, cliff and mountain peaks ideal for climbing, water fall gorges, hot springs and a calderas. Koitoboss peak measuring (4155m) is the highest. The mountain has many caves known collectively as Elkony where you will see ancient paintings. Bats and rock hyrax are found among the winding passageways. The most famous cave of all is Kitum, where each night elephant's herds gather and begin a slow procession deep in to the mountain. The elephants makes there way through the caves, following well worn paths made by generations before them. Deep in the cave, they use their tasks to excavate the walls seeking the natural salt which they lick. You get to the national park via a tarmac road to Kitale and then to the Chorlim gate. There are also airstrips at the Kenya wildlife service (KWS) Hqs.

Day 1
Leave Budari village after breakfast and hike for about 13kms, to Sasa River Camp (2800m) through the rich highlands. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 2
Early breakfast, then hike for 5kms to Mude Cave Camp for lunch. Explore these ancient caves once used as hide out in tribal wars. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 3
After breakfast leave and hike up to peak Wagagai (4300m) and the Jackson Summit (4200m).Descend to Sasa River Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4
Descend the last bit of the mountain to Budandari village where the trips end. An option for an extra day to visit the hot springs and the caldera is advisable.