Mt Elgon Challenge 2014
Thank you so much for coming to find out more about our overseas trek to Uganda and climbing one of Africa’s most remote and challenging volcanos, Mt Elgon.
Our trek allows a maximum of 15 trekkers to sign up for this unique, once- in-a-lifetime experience, climbing one of the lesser known volcanos on the African Continent Mt Elgon. Reaching the summit Wagagai 4321mt will be an experience not to be forgotten. The funds you raise will help us add to the much needed 100 schools and 180 wells we have already constructed.
Mt Elgon offers some of the best trekking in East Africa. Like many of the other East African peaks, Mt Elgon is volcanic in origin with the largest crater of all the major summits in Africa. The fact that it is often overlooked by many trekkers only adds to its appeal as an unspoilt wilderness trek, less crowded than Kilimanjaro but just as spectacular and challenging, along with a greater chance of spotting wildlife.
It’s a true African experience.
On arrival in Uganda we will overnight in Kampala, renowned as an easy going yet vibrant African capital city set amongst lush hills. We will have time to explore Uganda’s capital before setting off on our trek. Departing Kampala, we transfer to the town of Mbale via Jinja to visit the source of the Nile, finally arriving at our hotel in the afternoon. The following morning we drive to Mt Elgon National Park where we begin our trek from Budadiri park headquaters, passing through slopes of montane and bamboo vegetation, before arriving at the Sasa River Camp (2300mt).
The next morning, after a hearty breakfast, we continue climbing through the bamboo forest, crossing steep and boggy ground for a short distance before we are rewarded with views of Jackson Peak (4165mt). We arrive in Mudde Camp for lunch, following which we take a short walk and visit one of the many stunning water falls – this experience helping us to acclimatise – then spend the remaining of the afternoon getting some much needed rest.
Today is an early start as we begin our climb to the summit of Mt Elgon at Wagagai Peak (4321mt). It’s a tough climb to the top but the rewards make all the hard work worthwhile, giving stunning views across the whole expanse of the crater, with it’s ring of peaks and the outer slopes dropping away towards the forest and the African Continent below your feet. Once on the summit we will have time to rest and take pictures before returning back to Mudde camp for the night.
We now begin our trek down Mt Elgon, overnighting at the Hunter’s Cave Camp and the famous Tatum Cave with its ancient cave painitings. Our final day of trekking takes us about 4hrs to reach the Mt Elgon National Park Gate where we say farewell to our newly found friends the Ugandan crew of porters, cooks and support team, without whom we could never have achieved our goal.Tonight will be spent in the Lacam Lodge which overlooks The Sipi Falls as the water gushes down a steep 160ft cliff into the plunge pool below where you can take an optional swim.
The following morning we depart for Kampala, stopping once again in Jinja for lunch, before spending the afternoon relaxing and taking the opportunity to explore Kampala and enjoying a cold drink before our celebration meal.
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Cost (including minimum Sponsership) £2,950
Date: 1st June – 12th June 2014 To make a booking please download the Mt Elgon Registration Form and return your form to Adventurous Ewe. For more information on this challenge please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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