Massif Montane Expedition

Sipi-Piswa trail is a picturesque trek that takes you through the beautiful foothills of Mount Elgon, one of Uganda’s most significant mountains. The trail begins in the charming village of Sipi, known for its cascading waterfalls and breathtaking views. 

As you embark on Sipi-Piswa trail, you’ll find yourself surrounded by Lush greenery, vibrant flora and an abundance of Primates such as Black and white Monkeys, Tree species, Bird Species. This trek offers a variety of terrain, including gentle slopes, rocky paths, and open grasslands, making it suitable for both beginners, intermediate and experienced hikers. 

Accommodation: Sipi Area  

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Itinerary

After your early morning hearty breakfast, we will board Boda Bodas to the start of the trailhead which is 12km adjacent to Sipi and as soon as we arrive, the team of Porters, ranger guides and your happy chef will be waiting for you, ready to take you through a journey of a life time. You will go through a montane forest where if you chance, you will spot a couple of different species of small primates like , species of montane birds, as you will approach your immediate camp Called Tutum Cave Camp for a hot lunch stopover then later proceed to Kajeri Camp which is 11km away and will be your first night. 

Breakfast: 6:00am

Departure: 6:30am

Distance: 12km drive and 22km walk from Kapkwai to Kajeri Camp 

Stopover Lunch: Tutum Cave Camp

Difficulty: Moderate Level

You will rise for the beautiful sunrise, enjoy well-made breakfast, wrap up your items from the tent, and later set off to our next camp which is above Kajeri in terms of Elevation and is 12Km away to Mwongogo Cave Camp. The nature of the terrain is a combo of steepness plus gentleness a long as you gradually raised above the lower belt vegetation, however the beautiful insights is worth a regret. Between Kajeri and Mwongogo Camp, which is within the heather zones, off from the montane forest and is full of grass, flora and breathtaking views which you may termed it as panoramic insights. And Mwongogo cave is suited at the point over looking Simu Valley, giving you a view of 180 degree as you enjoy your evening sunset. 

 Breakfast: 6:30am

Departure: 7:00am

Distance: 12km

Difficulty: Both Steep and Gentle

Our day 3 is a hyped and exciting day to our clients that have explored with us despite of all other highlights during the hike. We will set off right after breakfast, park snacks, enough drinking water and energy bars to keep the energy level high and to sustain you on a little oxygen as you head up to the peak. 

However, the Wagagai peak is 5-6km away from the camp whose time differs among hikers based on their level of fitness but as a team, we emphasize the “Journey not a destination” meaning walk at your pace and feel comfortable as much as possible. After conquering the peak, we will later looped downhill detouring Jackson peak, Jackson pool, View of Caldera base, Spot crater lakes and later return to our Camp for second night.

Breakfast: 6:00am

Departure: 6:30am

Distance: 11km

Difficulty: Moderate

After breakfast plus wrapping up our backpacks, we will say bye to Mwongogo Camp and head out to the next camp whose name was derived from local hunters at the time when the park hadn’t been gazette, hence the Hunters Cave camp found at an elevation of 3,870masl and covering a distance of 11km coupled with gentle plus few steeper midways. What to expect on this trail are the panoramic views, unique species of plants, flowers, detour Mt Mubiyi and viewing counterpart Kenya and so much to perceive along the way. Here snacks comes ideal, enough water, sunscreen etc. Because as the pace differs, time utilize might go a bit longer. And within 5-6 hours, we could reach the camp where you will stay for the Fourth night at Hunters Cave Camp.

 Breakfast: 6:30am

Departure: 7:00am

Distance: 11km

Difficulty: Steeper at one part and the rest is Gentle

The final day will start with a breakfast, pack up, and set off covering a distance of 16km on a gentle landscapes, and the time of arrival at the exiting point will depend on your level of fitness and pace. However, we roughly estimate sometimes between 5-6 hours on average hiker and 6-7 for the slowest hiker. As soon as you reach the gate, you will sign out, say bye to the team, and later board a Boda Boda back to Sipi Falls.

Breakfast: 6:30am

Departure: 7:00am

Distance: 16km

Difficulty: Moderate

 Total Hiking distance: 72km

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