4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda to Mount Elgon National Park &Sipi Falls

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4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda to Mount Elgon National Park &Sipi Falls

Overview of the 4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda to Mount Elgon National Park &Sipi Falls

4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda to Mount Elgon National Park &Sipi Falls

The 4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda takes you to the east of the country allowing you to hike the fourth tallest mountain in East Africa – the Elgon Mountain with the largest volcanic mountain Caldera extending to 42km2 and the largest volcanic base in the world extending to 4,000km2. The Elgon Mountain is noted to have been the highest before the forces of denudation reduced to its current position.

The Safari also features the Sipi Falls one of the great waterfalls in Uganda marked with magical sightseeing encounter. The tour to Sezibwa falls, the forest walk in Mabira which is the largest rain forest in Central Uganda with counts of Birds and flora and the boat cruise to the historical source of the Nile combine to derive remarkable memories.

Safari Highlight of the 4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda to Mount Elgon National Park &Sipi Falls.

Day 1of the 4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda to Mount Elgon National Park &Sipi Falls: Transfer to Jinja, Visit the Ssezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest, Reptile Village & boat cruise to the source of the Nile

Day 2of the 4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda to Mount Elgon National Park &Sipi Falls: Transfer to Sipi Area & hike the Sipi Falls

Day 3of the 4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda to Mount Elgon National Park &Sipi Falls: Undertake a whole day hike to Mount Elgon

Day 4 of the 4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda to Mount Elgon National Park &Sipi Falls: Transfer back to Kampala

Day 1 of the 4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda to Mount Elgon National Park &Sipi Falls: Transfer to Jinja, Visit the Ssezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest, Reptile Village & boat cruise to the source of the Nile

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After breakfast, transfer to Jinja driving 80km from the Uganda’s capital City Kampala which takes about 2 hours. The drive takes you past the impressive landscapes of the city outskirts before entering into the sugarcane plantations at Lugazi before branching off to tour the Ssezibwa Falls for impressive scenic views and exploring the cultural heritage that surround it. You continue on the drive to Mabira Forest for forest walk exploring the lush flora and birds not forgetting primates like the endemic Ugandan Mangabey. You continue to Jinja where you will take a visit to the reptile village to explore counts of snakes and other reptiles and then then connect to the source of the Nile in the afternoon. The boat cruise to the source of the Nile is a rewarding adventure as it exposes you to opportunities of exploring counts of birds including beautiful Kingfishers. Stepping the point where John Speke stood as the first European to discover the source of the River Nile takes you back to the ancient times when the mystical Nile River Source lured great men into the world of the unknown.

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort

Midrange / Standard: Kingfisher Safaris Resort

Budget / Basic: Source of the Smile Guesthouse

Riverside Camping

Day 2 of the 4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda to Mount Elgon National Park &Sipi Falls: Transfer to Sipi Area & hike the Sipi Falls

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After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Sipi falls in the east of Uganda. The drive takes you through the beautiful eastern Uganda landscapes featuring lovely wetlands and swamps before approaching the extensive rice plantations that have made this region the hub of Uganda’s rice. You drive through Mbale area and proceed to Sipi for lunch. In the afternoon, you embark on the Sipi falls hike for sight-seeing experience. Enjoy the impressive scenery as you hike to the falls including the sights of Elgon Mountain and the plains of Karamoja. The Sipi falls present a lovely flow of water and a good site for photography. Return from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Sipi River Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Lacam Lodge

Budget / Basic: Crown’s Nest Camp site

Day 3 of the 4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda to Mount Elgon National Park &Sipi Falls: Undertake a whole day hike to Mount Elgon

After breakfast, connect to Kapkwai Forest exploration center to embark on the hike to the Elgon Mountain. Standing at 4321m above sea level, Mount Elgon features not only the largest volcanic mountain caldera 42km2 but also the world’s largest volcanic base of 4,000km2. The hike to Elgon offers you impressive views of the mountain flora including the groundsel and giant lobelia, the panoramic views of Bagisu settlement and farmlands, Mbale town, Karamoja plains and Kenya. The mountain fauna exists though rarely seen including forest monkeys, forest antelopes, forest buffaloes and forest elephants. The sights of insects and birds – 300 species exist including the endangered Lammergeyer may not be missed. You have a picnic lunch on the mountain and retreat back to the starting point in the evening to connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mbale Resort Hotel

Midrange / Standard: Mount Elgon Hotel

Budget / Basic: Kapkwai Forest Cottages

Day 4 of the 4 Days Mountaineering & Sightseeing Safari in Uganda to Mount Elgon National Park &Sipi Falls: Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kampala passing through the impressive swamps of eastern Uganda along with the views of extensive rice and sugar plantations. Arrive on Kampala in the afternoon.

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Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Murchison

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Paraa Safari Lodge located on the banks of the River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park’s northern section. The lodge commenced operation in 1954 and presents Upmarket / Luxury accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers.

More luxury lodging options in Queen Elizabeth during the 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari tour in Queen Elizabeth National park

kyambura gorge lodge - Luxury Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kyambura Gorge Lodge is a luxury / upmarket accommodation arrangement in Kyambura side to the east of Queen Elizabeth National Park visited on travellers on safaris in Uganda.

More lodging options in Murchison falls

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Fort Murchison is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment located on the banks of Albert Nile to the north of Murchison Falls National Park. Marked by a massive tower with a Swahili style touch and the earth colored walls, Fort Murchison presents a diverse accommodation that caters for the midmarket travellers and the budget Uganda safari undertakers.

More midrange lodging options in Queen Elizabeth for the 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari tour in Queen Elizabeth National park

Ishasha Jungle Lodge - accommodation in queen elizabeth np

Ishasha Jungle Lodge is positioned at 2km off the gate of Katokye along Ntungwe River in Ishasha sector south of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Ishasha Jungle lodge presents midrange / standard accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers

More lodging options in Kibale

Kyaninga Lodge - luxury accommodation in kibale np

Kyaninga Lodge is a luxury / upmarket accommodation establishment located in the backdrop of the legendary Rwenzori Mountains on the rim of Lake Kyaninga one of the myriad crater lakes in the area.

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth for the 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari tour in Queen Elizabeth National park

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Simba Safari Camp is a budget / basic accommodation in the Uganda safari destination of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Simba Safari Camp is part of the Uganda Lodges group that operates a range of lodges in various protected areas of Uganda thus benefiting from its great expertise.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General 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)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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