1 DAY SIPI FALLS TOUR IN UGANDA SAFARI, ONE DAY UGANDA HIKING SAFARI IN UGANDA TRIP SIPI FALLS
1 Day Sipi Falls Tour in Uganda Safari − TRIP OVERVIEW.
1-day Sipi Falls tour in Uganda safari is a one day hiking safari in Uganda trip to the magical Sipi Falls area on the slopes of Mount Elgon, a magnificent extinct shield volcano that features the largest volcanic base in the world. This amazing 1 day Uganda safari trip to Sipi Falls involves a 276km (5-6 hours) scenic drive through the landscapes of Eastern Uganda and picturesque villages.
You drive through the towns of Mukono with sights of Mabira Forest Reserve, Jinja which is home to the source of the historic Nile River, and Iganga with impressive views of sugar and rice plantations. Continue to Mbale town, the home of Bagisu people known for their rich cultural practices, and eventually to Sipi trading center.
Sipi trading center overlooks the 99-meter-high Sipi Falls, the last in a series of 3 pretty waterfalls created by the Sipi River as it cascades downhill from the top of Mount Elgon into the Kyoga Basin. Here, you undertake a wonderful adventure hike on the slopes of Elgon to see these three magnificent waterfalls with sights of Bagisu farmlands, settlements, and the flat Karamoja plains.
Sip falls are surrounded by beautiful walking trails, lush green hills and offer breathtaking water drop with a cool environment mostly with fresh air coming down from Mt Elgon. They are perfect for weekend refreshments after a long week of work.
On this 1 day Sipi falls trip in Uganda, you also have a bunch of optional activities to choose from (at extra cost) if you want. May be, undertake an adrenaline-packed abseiling experience descending off a 99m ridge close to a roaring waterfall, a rock climbing adventure, Mountain biking in Sipi trading center, or a guided coffee tour to the nearby coffee farms of the Bagisu, who have a reputation for producing some of the finest washed Arabica in Kenya and Uganda. Profits from this tour go to charitable programs. The tour starts and ends in Kampala.
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1 Day Sipi Falls Tour in Uganda Safari – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES
Scenic drive through the magical landscapes of Eastern Uganda
Hiking on the slopes of Mount Elgon to the Sipi Falls
Nature walk and relaxation around the beautiful Sipi falls
Sightseeing of Bagisu farmlands, settlements, and the flat Karamoja plains
Photography at the Sipi Falls
1 Day Sipi Falls Tour in Uganda Safari – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS
Sipi Falls on the slope of Mount Elgon in Eastern Uganda
1 Day Sipi Falls Tour in Uganda – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS
- Have an early morning breakfast
- Drive from Kampala to Sipi Area
- Undertake a memorable hike to the Sipi Falls
- Drive back to Kampala
1 Day Sipi Falls Tour in Uganda − DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY
You wake very early and have breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala. After breakfast at around 6.00 am, you will team with the driver guide to start your 1 Day Sipi Falls Tour in Uganda Safari by embarking on a 276 drive East of Uganda to the Sipi falls area on the slope of Mount Elgon, Africa’s 8th highest mountain. The journey to Sipi Falls takes about 5 – 6 hours.
On your way to Sipi, drive through the outskirts of Kampala city following Jinja road 80km enjoying the early morning moist sights of the Lugazi sugar cane plantations, the Mabira Forest Reserve -a natural evergreen tropical rainforest before arriving in Jinja City which is one of the major cosmopolitan towns in Uganda whose neighborhoods shelters the historical source of the Nile, the point at which the world’s longest river (the Nile River) exits Africa’s largest lake to commence its long journey north to the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile in Jinja offers world-class whitewater rafting on Grade V rapids, Kayaking, bungee jumping, boat cruises, sport fishing for Nile Perch, and other amazing activities.
You continue on the drive for 39km to arrive in Iganga exploring the impressive sugar and Rice plantations and the natural swamps with flowing streams. Proceed to Mbale town, the home of Bagisu people known for their rich culture and practices. The drive to Mbale is about 109km from Iganga.
Continuing on this exciting 1 day Sipi falls Uganda tour, you eventually reach Sipi trading center which overlooks the 99-meter-high Sipi Falls, the last in a series of 3 pretty waterfalls created by the Sipi River as it cascades downstream from the top of Mount Elgon into the Kyoga Basin. At Sipi village, you undertake a wonderful adventure hike on the slopes of Elgon to see the three magnificent Sipi waterfalls that stretch to 85m, 75m, and 99m accordingly. The hike offers sights of Mount Elgon cliffs, birds, Bagisu farmlands, settlements, and the flat Karamoja plains. The duration of the hike depends on the fitness levels but cannot exceed 4 hours even for first-time hikers. After exploring the falls and taking a myriad of photos, you retreat to Sipi River Lodge for lunch after which you embark on a 276km drive back to Kampala arriving around 8.00 pm.
The highlight of the day: – An adventure hike to the spectacular Sipi falls on the slopes of Mount Elgon.
Meal Plan: – Lunch
Drive distance & time: – Approx. 276km or 5-6 hours
Activities & Services of the day include:-
- Transfer from Kampala to Sipi Falls
- Guided Sipi Falls hike
- Drive back to Kampala
Other optional activities you can do on this 1 day Sipi Falls tour in Uganda include:-
- Abseil from the top of the 100-meter-high Sipi Falls
- Mountain biking in Sipi trading center
- A guided coffee tour to the nearby Arabica coffee farms of the Bagisu
- Birding watching
- Cultural visits to the nearby village
End of the 1 Day Sipi Falls Tour in Uganda Safari
Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations
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1 Day Sipi Falls Tour In Uganda Safari − SAFARI INCLUSIONS
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with AC
- Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- Activity fees of the tourist activity mentioned
- Bottled water while on safari
- Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)
1 Day Sipi Falls Tour In Uganda Safari − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights (Arranged on request)
- Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
- Accommodation in Kampala or Sipi Area (Arranged on request)
Price per Person for Different Numbers of People
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1 Day Sipi Falls Tour In Uganda Safari – WHAT TO BRING/CARRY?
- Hut and Sunglasses
- Light clothes
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Regarding the citizens of the East African Community, it can be noted that they do not require passports to enter Uganda. They can travel under the admissible temporary document and use their national identification cards for identification.
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