Elgon Trek Experiences

Are you a birder or a nature lover?

Kapkwai Exploration Center is an ideal for day tours, giving you an amazing insight of exploring the part of Elgon forest while encountering beautiful flora and fauna, Black and white Columbus Monkeys, Blue Monkey, beautiful cascading waterfall, Historical caves, and a long lists of different species of birds spotted both at the secondary and primary forest. Not forgetting the bamboo zones as well. Within the park, there 2 options of durable routes, first is the 7kilometer loop route lasting for 4 hours and 3kilometer route that goes for 2-3 hours. Both routes have offer you great insights. Our crafted itinerary flow like this;

Day1; Arrival in sipi falls and check in to your booked lodge or hotel. After you will be briefed about tomorrow’s activities, advised on breakfast time, set off time and what to bring a long on the tour.

Day 2; after breakfast, we set off for Kapkwai Exploration Center following the main road and later turn off to mar rum road that head to the park. The drive from Sipi to the gate is half an hour. The recommended time for the activity, is morning hours. After the tour, we return back to the lodge for the 2rd night.

Day 3; after breakfast, is check out of the lodge and depart back to Kampala or Entebbe international Airport.

Mount Elgon’s Coffee Culture

Mount Elgon – Uganda’s home of arabica coffee

Mount Elgon sits in the eastern part of Uganda and straddles the border with Kenya. Whilst the region is known best by travellers who have visited the Elgon area for adventure sports such as hiking, mountain biking and trail running, it is also famous for producing the best Arabica coffee in the whole of Uganda and East Africa at large. The slopes of the mountain are endowed with favourable weather conditions, fertile volcanic soils, great elevation and the hardworking sub-group of the Kalenjin living on the foothills of Mount Elgon known as the Sabinys.

The Sabinys are renowned coffee artisans and the top domestic consumers of coffee compared with other tribes within Uganda.

Step into the shoes of a coffee farmer with a coffee experience

Taking part in a Coffee Experience tour with Elgon Trek is not just to lead you to that first sip of a cup of fresh Arabica coffee. Rather, it is to impart you with life-long skills and knowledge as you will learn how to prepare your own coffee regardless of where you are living.

At Elgon Trek, we pride ourselves in our deep relationships with our community farmers and we are constantly impressed with how the farmers work to improve their coffee yields and the benefits they gain from growing coffee. These farmers are utilising skills and knowledge that they inherited from their great grand parents who migrated to the Elgon area from Kefa which is today known as Ethiopia.

The history, farming and manufacturing process of Arabica coffee is what we’re waiting to share with you during our Coffee Experience tour. There are endless fascinating facts and stories to learn about coffee so this experience is a must for any coffee lovers out there! Do you know the first domestic animal to discover coffee? And what made Jave to be so famous?

You can discover the answers to these questions and many more during your visit with us.