2 DAY SEZIBWA MABIRA RIVER NILE SOURCE SIPI FALLS TOUR

2 Day Sezibwa Mabira River Nile Source Sipi Falls Tour: Our 2 day tour to eastern Uganda offers a wonderful hiking adventure at the beautiful Sipi Falls on the edge of Mt Elgon.

In addition 2 Days 1 Night Uganda Tours you will visit some remarkable attractions along the way from Kampala including the Sezibwa Falls, Mabira rainforest and the Source of the River Nile in Jinja.

2 DAY SEZIBWA MABIRA RIVER NILE SOURCE SIPI FALLS TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

* Hiking at Sipi Falls
* Visiting 3 sets of waterfalls
* Transportation in a private safari vehicle
* Return transfers from Kampala or Entebbe
* Services of a professional English speaking driver/ guide
* 1 Night safari accommodation of your choice in Mbale Town on Full Board basis
* Visit the Source of the Nile (longest river in Africa with Lake Victoria as its source)
* Visit the Sezibwa Falls (a Buganda Cultural Heritage Site) in the district of Mukono located 32 km’s along the Kampala-Jinja highway
* Visit Mabira Forest (a rainforest area covering about 300 square kilometers) located 15 km’s to the west of Jinja  home to bush-pigs, blue duikers, red tailed monkeys etc.

2 DAY SEZIBWA MABIRA RIVER NILE SOURCE SIPI FALLS TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Jinja/ Kampala Or Entebbe – Drive To Sezibwa Falls, Mabira Rainforest & Source Of The Nile In Jinja

0600 Hours: We enjoy breakfast at out hotel in Kampala then depart by road at 0700 driving eastwards on the Kampala – Jinja highway.

Our first stop on the tour will be at Sezibwa Falls – a Buganda Cultural Heritage Site that is found in Mukono District. It is situated only 20 miles on the Kampala – Jinja Highway

Once at the site our local guide takes us on a 1 hour hike which includes a visit to the crystal-clear waterfalls. The grounds are very serene and cool with lots of birds, monkeys and butterflies.

A visit to a shrine is also included which has traditional worship items which were used by the Buganda. The local guide will give us the history about the Sezibwa.

After the tour of Sezibwa, we depart for a short 20 minutes drive to Mabira rainforest. Here we enjoy a 2 hour forest trek. Mabira is the largest forest in central Uganda spanning 306 square kilometers.

It supports plenty of life including 312 species of trees and shrubs, of some have been found to be unique to the forest.

There are over 316 species of birds, 219 moths and 35 species of small animals such as Duikers, Bushbuck, Squirrels, Red-tailed Monkeys, and Grey-cheeked Mangabeys.

After visiting Mabira we drive to Jinja town for lunch. Thereafter transfer to the Nile for a one hour boat ride to the Source of the Nile and Lake Victoria.

We explore the beautiful sights across the lake and the adjacent peninsula, and also see plenty of water birds such as Herons, Pelicans, Kingfishers, Egrets and more.

Later we drive to Mbale town, arriving in the evening. Check in at your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Driving time – Kampala to Jinja: 2 hours
Driving time – Jinja to Mbale town: 2 hours

Luxury Accommodation: Mbale Resort Hotel
Budget Accommodation: Casa Del Turista Mbale
Meal Plan: {Lunch and Dinner}

Day 2: Mbale Town – Drive To Sipi Falls – Hike – Drive To Kampala

0800 Hours: After breakfast, we drive for an hour to Sipi Falls and with a local guide, start off the hike to the three waterfalls. You follow a trail 7 to 8 km’s long that goes through local communities and their farms with tea and banana plantations.

Between visiting each waterfall you are treated to breathtaking landscape scenery, from the green slopes of Mountain Elgon to the distant flat plains of Karamoja in the distance.

Each waterfall offers an experience different from another, from the plunge, beautiful views, caves, to rainbows. The entire hike takes 3 to 4 hours.

You will visit the first waterfall from the top and descending down to the second and finally to the third at the end of the trail which is the biggest and main one. It is has a large whirlpool which you can dive in for a swim in the cold water.

At the end of the trek, you will have lunch in Sipi and later travel back to Kampala arriving in the evening.

Driving time – Mbale to Sipi: 1 Hour
Driving time – Sipi – Kampala: 5 Hours

Meal Plan: {Breakfast & Lunch}

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