2 Days Sipi Falls Adventure

The 2 Days Sipi Falls Adventure :  takes you to the Eastern region of Uganda in Kapchorwa district. While here, you will visit the beautiful sceneries of 3 waterfalls. This is generally Elgon’s main tourist focus and lies on the mountain’s northeastern foot slopes, only 45km from Mbale Town.

A series of three waterfalls is formed by the Sipi River as it cascades downhill from the upper slopes of Mount Elgon into the Kyoga Basin. As a matter of fact, Sipi is a very peaceful and pretty spot. Besides, it makes the most agreeable base for gentle day walks in the surrounding hills which offer spectacular views to the lowlands.

Highlights

  • Hiking to the water falls
  • Abseiling

Overview

Day 1: Transfer to Sipi Falls-Hike Sipi falls

Day 2: Abseiling-Transfer back to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Sipi Falls-Hiking Sipi falls

After an early breakfast, our representative from Great Nest Image Safaris will pick you up from your hotel. Thereafter, you will start on your journey to Sipi Falls. You will have lunch in Mbale Town, then proceed to your lodge and check-in. Later afternoon, you will go for a hiking to the falls and here will view the beautiful scenery of Mt. Elgon and the low land plains.

In the evening you can decide to either go for community walks and or relax in your lodge. During the community visits you will have the coffee experience among the peasant coffee farmers of Kapchorwa. You can also enjoy their traditional dances or ride bicycles around the village for more views of the landscapes. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.

Accommodation: Rafiki Lodge-Sipi (Full-board basis)

Day 2: Abseiling-Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe

After your morning breakfast, you will go for an abseiling experience which is an interesting adventure you cannot miss out. You will be taken to start the hike along with your provided guide. After, you will then return to meet your driver and start your journey back home. You will have lunch in Mbale town then embark on your journey to Entebbe/Kampala depending on your flight.

                                                            End of the Tour

Includes

  • Accommodation on full board basis
  • Good English speaking guide on community/cultural walks
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Entrance fees and activities included in the itinerary

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses: alcohol, laundry services and souvenirs
  • Tips

SAFARI TRANSPORT

Standard 4×4 Safari Vans/Land cruisers

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari van and Land cruisers with open roof tops customized for game viewing and photography.  Each Safari van/Land cruiser comes with a professionally trained driver/guide with fuel for the whole safari. However, each client is entitled to a window seat and can take up to 8-10 people. We also have very comfortable super customs which can carry up 6 people with their luggage. We also have small vehicles like Alphads, Harrier and much more that can carry 4-5 people.

Optional Activities

Fishing

Here you are able to do fly-fishing which is an hour’s walk of 30 minutes’ drive from Sipi trading centre to the Sipi River. Permits can also be bought from Sipi River Lodge at US$50 per person for 24 hours.

Guided walks

The most popular walking trail is only 20 minutes in each direction which leads from behind the post office in Sipi trading centre to the base of the main waterfall. You can also choose to continue along this trail for another 20 to 30 minutes to reach a cluster of caves on the cliff above the river.

These caves contain rich mineral salt deposits that have clearly been worked extensively at some time in the past. Walking back to the trading centre from the caves along the main road, you will pass the top of the main waterfalls, Sipi Mise Cave and an important local shrine set within a small forest-fringed cavern.

Kapkwai forest exploration centre

The forest can be easily accessed by foot of by road only 3km east of Sipi. More so, the forest is an attractive destination for hikers and it was originally designed as an educational facility and later turned into a base of tourism. Another main attraction in this forest is; the network of day trails that offer access to the surrounding Afro-montane forest. This also offers a good opportunity to see associated monkeys and birds.

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