2 Day Sezibwa Mabira River Nile Source Sipi Falls Tour

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Source of the Nile

This 2-day Uganda tour is all about enjoying the great outdoors and the exciting adventure activities. The trip includes a visit to Ssezibwa Falls – a heritage site affiliated with the Buganda kingdom and a great place for guided walks and bird watching.

Next, we travel to Mabira Central Forest Reserve, for a guided walk. Mabira Forest is home to over 300 different tree species, swamps, waterfalls, primate species such as mangabey monkeys, baboons, and Red-tailed monkeys. The forest has several mammal species such as Bush pigs, Bushbucks, Duikers, Bushbaby, and in rare cases Leopards.

There are over 315 bird species including rare species like Illadopsises, Nahan’s francolin, papyrus Gonolek, Purple-throated cuckoo shrikes among others, over 219 species of Butterflies, several moth species, reptile pieces including snakes, lizards among others.

After lunch in Jinja town, we take a boat ride to the source of the Nile with shaded fishing boats with outboard engines. On the boat ride, you will see numerous water birds like Cormorants, Pelicans, Storks, and Kingfishers among others. Animals include the Nile monitors, vervet monkeys, etc. 

On day two, we drive to Sipi Falls, a series of three tall waterfalls all plunging along the lower slopes of Mt Elgon. The hiking trails lead you through local communities to roaring waterfalls, lush farms and forests, and magnificent views of the Karamoja plains.

Each waterfall offers an experience different from another, from the plunge, beautiful views, caves, to rainbows. The entire hike takes about 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 transfer to Kampala/ Entebbe arriving in the evening.

2 Day Sezibwa Mabira River Nile Source Sipi Falls Tour Highlights

* Transportation in a private safari vehicle
* Return transfers from Kampala or Entebbe
* Hiking at Sipi Falls (visit 3 sets of waterfalls)
* Services of a professional English speaking driver/ guide
* 1 Night safari accommodation of your choice in Mbale Town on a Full Board basis
* Visit the Source of the Nile (the 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 our hotel in Kampala/ Entebbe 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 Buganda. The local guide will give us the history of the Sezibwa.

After the tour of Sezibwa, we depart for a short 20 minutes drive to the 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, 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 the hike to the three waterfalls. You follow a trail 7 to 8 km long that goes through local communities and their farms with tea and banana plantations.

After 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 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}

2 Day Sezibwa Mabira River Nile Source Sipi Falls Tour Prices

2 Day Sezibwa Mabira River Nile Source Sipi Falls Tour Prices Include:

Bottled water + Guided community/ cultural walk + 1 Night Accommodation on full board basis + Services of an English speaking drive/ guide + Entrance to all the sites mentioned in the tour + Visit the Sezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest, Source of the Nile, and Sipi Falls hike & Round Trip Transportation from Kampala to Sipi Falls and back to Kampala

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Notes

* Optional: Abseiling on Sipi falls – You can do the thrilling abseiling on the biggest waterfall which you visit last on the hiking trail. Abseiling along the gushing waterfalls plunging 100 meters from the top into the pool below is quite sensational!


2 Day Sezibwa Mabira River Nile Source Sipi Falls Tour Prices Exclude:

* Tips
* Drinks laundry
* Airport transfers
* Optional activities
* Telephone, cigars, and much more

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