4 Day Jinja Tour & Sipi Falls Trip

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This is 4 day Jinja tour & Sipi falls trip takes you for thrilling outdoor adventures of the eastern region of Uganda.

It is one of the best short Uganda tours that allow you to spend less than a week exploring the beauty of the Pearl of Africa.

This adventurous journey will begin with a Jinja day tour – covering visits Mabira Forest Reserve and the Source of the Nile River.

You then continue east to Sipi for authentic local community cultural encounters, Sipi Falls hike, and coffee tour experiences in the foothills of Mount Elgon.

This 4 day Jinja tour and Sipi falls trip will start and end in Entebbe or Kampala and can be customized to your safari budget, time, and interests.

Featured Activities

  • Mabira Forest Nature Walk
  • Boat Cruise to the Source of Nile River
  • Sipi Falls Hike
  • Coffee tour
  • Local community cultural experiences

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Nature Walk In Mabira Forest Reserve & Boat Ride At the Source Of The Nile River In Jinja.

Day 2: Travel To Sipi Falls For Lunch & Community encounter.

Day 3: Sipi Falls Hike & Coffee Tour Experience.

Day 4: Relaxed Breakfast & Transfer Back To Kampala/Entebbe.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nature Walk In Mabira Forest Reserve & Boat Ride At The Source Of The Nile In Jinja.

Your 4 Day Jinja Tour & Sipi Falls Trip begins at 6.30 am.

Our tour driver guide shall pick you up from the hotel in Kampala or Entebbe and embark on a drive of about 3 hour east to Jinja. After about one hour you will arrive at Mabira forest for exciting nature walk experience.

You’ll Set out on a 2 hour nature walk into the forest reserve and enjoy an up-close encounter with an array of wildlife including monkeys, birds, trees, butterflies, etc.

After a beautiful hike under the trees of about 2 hours you can choose to take on the Canopy Super Skyway zip-line adventure high up in tree tops. You’ll cruise through trees and feel like a monkey – it is quite a thrill!

The zip-line gives you access to the inhabitants of the forest canopy such as monkeys and birds which are not easy to see from the ground.

After the Mabira forest tour get back on the road and drive to Jinja for your lunch.

Jinja is a town on the shores of Lake Victoria. This lake-side town is famous for being the historic source of the River Nile and, more recently, for developing into the adrenaline capital of East Africa.

After lunch you will take a boat cruise to the actual source of the Nile, where Lake Victoria (Africa’s largest lake) pours into the Nile, beginning its 6,650 kilometer long journey to the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Lemala Wildwaters Lodge, Jinja Nile Resort

Mid-range: Haven Eco River Lodge, 2 Friends Guesthouse

Budget: Explorers River Camp Jinja, Nile Porch

Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner

Drive Time: 3 hours

Optional Activities:

  • Quad biking along the Nile in the countryside
  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Sundowner along the Nile River

Day 2: Travel To Sipi Falls For Lunch & Community encounter.

After an early breakfast on day of your 4 Day Jinja Tour & Sipi Falls Trip, you will drive to Sipi falls are in the foothills of Mount Elgon volcano – Africa’s 8th highest mountain.

This verdant and hilly landscape has a spectacular series of waterfalls and a network of walking trails winding through villages and lush coffee-producing fields. You will arrive in Sipi in time for lunch and after lunch you will visit the community which is such an amazing experience.

You will later stay for overnight listening to the amazing sound from the falls; you will wake up the next day to breathtaking scenery of the Sipi waterfalls.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Sipi River Lodge

Mid-range: Sipi Falls Resort/Lacam lodge

Budget: The Crow’s Nest/Lacam lodge

Drive Time: 5 hours

Meal plan: Full board

Optional Activities:

  • White water rafting on the Nile
  • Kayaking on the Nile
  • Quad biking along the Nile River banks

Day 3: Sipi Falls Hike & Coffee Tour Experience.

On day three of your 4 Day Jinja Tour & Sipi Falls Trip, you will wake up to the views of the beautiful Sipi Falls.

After breakfast you‘ll start your Sipi Falls hike at about 8 am. The Sipi River flows over the foothills of Mountain Elgon, forming three spectacular waterfalls.

A local guide will lead you on a 3-hour hike through the region to visit these falls.

You will start with the top most water coming down to the last one which is the biggest falling 99 m. You can take a swim in the cold whirlpool which is famously referred to as “natural swimming pool”.

The waterfalls are surrounded by beautiful hiking trails and lush green hills.

Besides nature in abundance your hike will include a local lunch experience and a tour of a small local coffee producing farm. This is the perfect time to pick up some high-quality Ugandan coffee to take home to your friends and family.

If you are missing a bit adrenaline in your day you can opt for an epic abseiling adventure from the top of the 99-meter-high Sipi Falls. Hanging from a rope in the cool mist of the cascading falls right beside you, you will have a spectacular panoramic view of the valley below.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Sipi River Lodge

Mid-range: Sipi Falls Resort/Lacam lodge

Budget: The Crow’s Nest/Lacam lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

Optional Activities:

  • Abseiling
  • Cave adventuring
  • Sunset walk (Kings View Point)
  • Extended walk to Chebonet Water Falls
  • Bird Watching
  • Boda Boda Riding Tour
  • Sebei Cultural Tour
  • Rock climbing

Day 4: Relaxed Breakfast & Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe.

Your last day of the 4 Day Jinja Tour & Sipi Falls Trip will start with a relaxed breakfast at the lodge.

After that, you’ll check out of the lodge ready to meet your Uganda safari driver guide for a drive back to Kampala or Entebbe, where will arrive in time for lunch.

Depending on your onward travel arrangements, you will enjoy your lunch then either have a city tour or relax at your lodge (in case you have a night flight) waiting to be dropped off at Entebbe international airport for a flight to the next destination according to your travel plan. Safe travels!

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