You wake very early and have breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala after which you team with the driver guide to embark on the drive to Eastern Uganda at 6:00am. You drive through the out skirts of Kampala following Jinja road 80km enjoying the early morning moist sights of the Lugazi sugar cane plantations, the Mabira Forest before arriving in Jinja town which is one of the major cosmopolitan towns in Uganda whose neighborhoods shelters the historical source of the Nile River – the longest in the whole world.
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. The drive will take you to Mbale town 109km from Iganga and eventually, you proceed to Sipi falls 48km from Mbale. The journey can take you about 4 hours.
Upon arriving in Sipi, you embark on the Sipi falls hike. The hike allows you to explore the three water falls that stretch to 85m, 75m and 100m accordingly. The hike duration depends on the fitness levels but cannot exceed 4 hours even for the first time hikers.
The trail to the falls presents an opportunity for you to enjoy amazing sceneries of the Elgon Mountain with its range of cliffs that small rivers plummet to form falls, the outstanding hills, sights of Kenya across the border, the Bagisu farmlands with their extensive coffee plantations and the flat plains of Karamoja.
After exploring the falls and taking a myriad of photos, you retreat to Sipi River Lodge for lunch after which you drive back to Kampala arriving around 8pm.
The Sipi Falls is comprised on 3 water falls that are positioned at the Mount Elgon foot hills in the district of Kapchorwa appearing as the largest water fall to the east of Uganda. The Sipi falls tour involves a magical hike which opens you the sights of the Mount Elgon, the Bagisu farmlands and settlement along with the plains of Karamoja.
It is a whole day excursion taking you through the magical eastern Uganda landscapes generating lasting memories and perfect for weekend refreshment after a long week of work.
The 1 day Sipi falls tour starts and ends in Kampala