TOP OF MOUNT ELGON
Over one day, you will experience an amazing tour at Mount Elgon (4'321m). There you will hike up to the top to enjoy a 360° view between kenyan and Ugandan boarder. An experience to live once a lifetime !
The participants start their journey at 4:30 AM in Iten. After two hours and a half driving through farmlands, they reach Kitale where they have breakfast (non-included). From there, they join the massif of Mount Elgon (4’321 meters) which was the highest mountain of Africa before the erosion's work.
After checking-in the park, the participants are driven up the mountain while enjoying the view of a well-kept forest surrounding the mountain. Around 9:30 AM, they reach the end of the road and start the hike of 4 km. They receive some historical details about the majestic mountain by the guide. Mount Elgon has an undisturbed ecosystem which acts as home to so many bird life, wildlife and various species of plants. The striking beautiful scenery is a great attraction to climbers on this mountain.
At the top, the participants have some time to enjoy the breathtaking view and the fresh air. The temperatures at the top are moderate, so there is no need of carrying heavy clothing. After the way down to the vehicle, the adventurers are driven to one of the most beautiful picnic points of the mountain, where they have lunch (non-included) while enjoying the view.
In the afternoon and if time and energy allows it, starts another adventure towards the Kitum caves that are dotted on the mountain. On the way to this magical point, participants appreciate the natural ecosystem constituted by so many plants and animals. While at the cave, you are able to see the spectacular waterfalls that is found on the mouth of Makingany cave. Beneath the waterfalls is a river that water the mountain and gives it the beautiful green color.
You then proceed to the exit of the park to head back to Iten, for an arrival in the Evening.
Difficulty : moderate
Duration of the hike : 3 hours