A porter is highly recommended for the climb up Mt Elgon

A porter is highly recommended for the climb up Mt Elgon. It is a good way to help the local tourist industry and it lets you focus on climbing ? it is steep and up! The porters cost Ush 8,000 a day. It is nice to tip both the porters and the guide at the end. The porters will also make a fire, boil water for tea and coffee, and generally be of great assistance and company.
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