Indulge in the pinnacle of African luxury as you embark on an extraordinary safari to two of Uganda’s most enchanting destinations: Sipi Falls and Jinja’s Source of the Nile. This exclusive journey promises awe-inspiring natural wonders, breathtaking landscapes, and the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation.
Your odyssey begins as you venture eastward, approximately 277 kilometers from Uganda’s capital, Kampala, to the captivating Sipi Falls in the Kapchorwa district. Nestled on the foothills of Mountain Elgon, right at the edge of Mount Elgon National Park, this pristine paradise sits close to the Kenyan border. The name “Sipi” derives from the indigenous word “sep,” denoting a wild banana-like plant flourishing along the banks of the Sipi River. Local communities have long harnessed its medicinal properties to treat fevers and measles.
Sipi Falls, a treasure trove of natural beauty, comprises three distinct waterfalls, each cascading from varying altitudes. The tallest and final fall, dropping from a height of 100 meters, is aptly named the “main fall.” While it may be slightly larger than its counterparts, all three waterfalls unite to create a mesmerizing spectacle, earning Sipi Falls its reputation as the “most romantic falls” in Uganda. This region also serves as a primary launching point for treks to the renowned Mt. Elgon, granting visitors breathtaking vistas of Lake Kyoga, the Karamoja lowlands, lush coffee plantations, and the picturesque surroundings.
Upon your arrival, you will receive a warm welcome and meet our professional guides, who will provide essential briefings about your upcoming Sipi Falls adventure. As you explore this remarkable landscape, don’t miss the opportunity to witness the Sipi River as it rises from the foothills of Mountain Elgon, eventually culminating in the magnificent waterfalls. Your day concludes with a delectable dinner and a restful overnight stay at a luxurious lodge.
Awake to a morning of promise and adventure. After a hearty breakfast, set out on a hiking tour accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, ready to unveil the secrets of Sipi Falls. You can choose from a selection of popular waterfall walks, each catering to various preferences. Opt for a shorter, 15-minute walk or embark on a more demanding trek that spans the better part of a day, depending on your interests and physical fitness level. Throughout your journey, the soothing breeze from the captivating Sipi Falls will accompany you, enhancing your comfort as you explore the falls and their surroundings.
After another delightful breakfast at your lodge, bid farewell to Sipi Falls as you prepare for the next leg of your luxurious adventure. Your destination: Jinja, the iconic source of the Nile. Here, a world of relaxation and wonder awaits you at the renowned Lemala Wild Waters Lodge, situated in the heart of the mighty Nile River. This tranquil retreat promises rejuvenation and serenity amid the stunning natural beauty of Jinja.
Savor your last breakfast at the lodge before departing for Kampala. Along the way, embrace the opportunity to explore the source of the Nile in Jinja with a captivating boat trip—an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your journey. As you continue your journey back to Kampala, make a stop at Sezibwa Falls for a dose of scenic beauty, photography, and an exhilarating walk to the falls’ summit.
Arriving in Kampala in the evening, you’ll later be conveniently transferred to the airport for your departure.
To embark on this remarkable journey of luxury safaris to Sipi Falls and Jinja’s Source of the Nile, reach out to Trek Africa Expeditions. Your all-inclusive package features transportation from the meeting to the departure point, the expertise of an English-speaking local driver/guide, luxurious accommodations, specified meals, park entrance fees, and a meticulously planned itinerary. Please note that international flights can be arranged upon request, and visa and personal insurance are not included. Additionally, personal expenses, drinks, tips, gratuities, and any items or activities not explicitly mentioned in the tour package are not covered.