Kampala 1 Day Tour Sipi Falls Mount Elgon Hike
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Kampala 1 Day Tour Sipi Falls Mount Elgon Hike is a full day trip to the Sipi Falls that lie on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park, near the Kenyan border.
Sipi Falls is a series of three tall waterfalls all plunging along the lower slopes of Mt Elgon in Eastern Uganda.
The area around sipi offers a breath taking moment with cool environment mostly with fresh airs coming down from Mountain Elgon.
Sipi falls area also offers most of the Mt.Elgon climbing and hiking starting points with the most popular route of Budadiri which follows the Sasa trail to the summit which descends back down to the sipi trail of sipi falls.
The main waterfall is about 100 meters high and is visible from numerous positions. The next falls upstream is said to be 75m tall.
This one consists of some upper cascades before making its plunge. You can walk to a tiny cave right behind this waterfall. The uppermost waterfall is 85m tall. It’s a long way from the 2nd falls to this one.
Other adventure activities around sipi water falls include Sipi rock climbing around the region of Mountain Elgon, Nature walks, birding and mountain biking.
There are also cultural visits around the Bagisu people in the region who are mainly farmers mainly producing Arabic Coffee which is also the main cash crop.
Kampala 1 Day Tour Sipi Falls Mount Elgon Hike Itinerary
0600 Hours: Enjoy an early breakfast followed by a pickup from your hotel or residence for the start of Kampala 1 Day Tour Sipi Falls Mount Elgon Hike.
Sipi Falls is located in Kapchorwa district located about 235 kilometers away. Our driver guide will give you a briefing of the day’s events as you drive along.
The drive into Sipi Falls is stunning, with views of the Karamoja plains, Lake Kyoga, and the slopes of Mount Elgon. You will pass Jinja, Iganga and Mbale towns to Sipi region in Kapchorwa district.
En route expect sighting of Mabira rainforest, the vast sugarcane and tea plantations of Lugazi and the mighty river Nile in Jinja. The journey is likely to take you approximately 4.5 Hours.
1030 Hours: We arrive at Sipi Falls Lodge. This is a very attractive lodge that is the closest to Sipi waterfall and from the viewing area you can see the water crash on land.
1130 Hours: We enjoy a cup of coffee at the Lodge as you savor the spectacular scenery of the site. After a briefing from your Sipi guide, we take our picnic lunch and set out for the hike to the falls.
The trek follows a well maintained network of trails, going through a pleasant countryside with great views of the scenery in all directions.
There are some steep points that may require a bit of muscle to climb and it gets even more challenging on rainy a day with all the mud and getting slippery.
The hike covers about 7 kilometers and could take nearly 4 hours depending on one’s pace and walking fitness. All this walking takes you through the community with great views of the hilly farming areas around.
1330 Hours: Enjoy your picnic lunch at the bottom of the falls.
1530 Hours: Return back to the lodge then drive back to Kampala arriving late evening depending on the traffic (latest 2030 Hours).
Kampala 1 Day Tour Sipi Falls Mount Elgon Hike Prices
|Dates From||Dates To||Price Per Person||8 to 12 Year Child|
|1st January 2018||31st December 2018||Request for rates||Request for rates|
Kindly bring along the following items: Sun glasses, rain jackets, cap/ safari hat, at least 2-litres of water, light clothes in your back pack and a camera with enough charge to last you a full day
Kampala 1 Day Tour Sipi Falls Mount Elgon Hike Rates Includes:
* Tea/ Coffee and Picnic Lunch
* Kampala 1 Day Tour Sipi Falls Mount Elgon Hike
* Pick-up from your hotel in Kampala and drop-off to your hotel
* All park entry fees, service charge and taxes where applicable
* Professional English speaking guides. All are experts in the African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding, many of who speak other European languages
Kampala 1 Day Tour Sipi Falls Mount Elgon Hike Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
Booking & Reservations for Kampala 1 Day Tour Sipi Falls Mount Elgon Hike Contacts;
Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
Mobile : + 254 721-242-711
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