3 Days Sipi Falls and Mount Elgon Hike
3 days Sipi Falls and Mount Elgon Hike is one of the adventurous Uganda safaris enjoyed mostly by travelers who prefer to spend their time on long hikes exploring the magnificent attractions. 3 days Sipi falls and Mount Elgon Hike includes 3 days and 2 nights excursion starting from Kampala to Sipi waterfalls situated in Kapichorwa where you will hike up 3 beautiful waterfalls at 100m, 85m, and 75m consecutively starting with the highest and ending with the lowest waterfall then connect to Mount Elgon National park in Mbale for another hike to Mount Elgon which also offers a lot of unique attractions along the hike including a clear view of Mount Elgon national park, coffee plantations farms, wildlife and stunning vegetation cover filled with flora species among others and close your 3 days Sipi falls and Mount Elgon Hike with a drive back to Kampala.
Highlights of 3 days Sipi falls and Mount Elgon Hike
- Day 1: Transfer to Mbale and hike Sipi waterfalls
- Day 2: Hike Mount Elgon in Mount Elgon National park
- Day 3: Drive back to Kampala for departures
Day 1: Transfer to Mbale and hike Sipi falls in Kapichorwa
Hike Sipi falls: on the 1st day of 3 days Sipi falls and Mount Elgon Hike, you will be picked from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe depending on your previous communication with our tour consultant. Our company representative will brief you about the expectations, the dos and don’ts while on this 3 days Uganda safari as you embark on the road drive heading to Mbale. Depending on the time, you may enjoy an stopover at mabira forest to watch birds while on a brief walking safari with in the most beautiful and natural rain forest in Uganda. You will encounter with primates such as Mangabey monkeys, mammals, birds, butterflies and many other forest dwellers. You may also enjoy a zip lining since mabira forest offers the best zip lining in Uganda the pearl of Africa. Proceed with the journey direct to Jinja for an enroute lunch then head to Mbale to check in your lodge at the base of Mount Elgon. Later in the evening, you will be driven to Sipi falls for a breath taking Sipi waterfall hike to explore all the 3 waterfalls where you will start with the highest waterfall at 100M by ascending to the summit then descending to the one at 85M then ascend again and finally descend to the 3rd waterfall at 75M. During the hike, you will be rewarded with stunning view of vegetation cover, wildlife, coffee plantation and encountering with the locals the Bagishu and Sabei in their plantations. Later in the evening, you will return to your lodge, freshen up, have dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Hike Mount Elgon
Hike Mount Elgon: After breakfast on day 2 of 3 days Sipi falls and Mount Elgon Hike, pack lunch and some drinking water than head out to be driven direct to the starting point for a briefing about all the information you need to know before starting the ascension. Hire a porter where necessary and finally join the rangers and local guides to set off on an adventure and start ascending Mount Elgon. Being a one day hike, your will have to choose a shorter trail that will take you through montane forest and coffee plantations at the base of the mount as you ascend slowly while encountering with wildlife that inhabit Mount Elgon National park. Proceed with the Hike past the River which acts as source of water for irrigation to different farmers at the base of Mount Elgon and also for wildlife. You will later on descend back to the starting point where you will be picked and driven back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Drive back to Kampala for departures
Return to Kampala: Depending on your flight time, you will wake up on a relaxed breakfast at your lodge, check out and embark on a road drive from Mbale heading back to Kampala. If time allows for instance if you have a night flight, I recommend a stopover in Jinja to visit the source of the Nile which is one of the top tourist attractions in Jinja. You will enjoy a boat cruise along the Nile River till you get to the exact spot that was confirmed by explorer Speke as being the origin of Nile River the second longest River in the world approximated at 6,650Kilometers. After exploring source of River Nile, you will enjoy your lunch and set off on a 2 hours’ drive to Kampala and be dropped off at Entebbe international airport for clearances and departures back home or to the next destination according to your travel plan.
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
END OF 3 DAYS SIPI FALLS AND MOUNT ELGON HIKE
Inclusive in 3 days Safari
- A 4×4 safari vehicle for ground transportation
- Pick up and drop off at designated destination
- Hiking permits for Mount Elgon and Sipi waterfalls
- Meals will be as per Itinerary
- Accommodations for 2 nights will be as per itinerary
- Enough bottled drinking water
- All activities mentioned
- An English speaking safari guide/ driver
Exclusive in 3 days Safari
- International travel expenses including Visa and air ticket
- Optional and additional activities
- Alcoholic drinks, juices and other drinks apart from water
- Porter fees
- Laundry fees
- Tip to the porter and driver