2-3 days
Duration
Uganda
Country

Jinja and Sipi Falls provide an ideal getaway for tourists and locals alike.

DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION Kampala
PACK / WEAR Jacket/Sweater (temp. drops at night), Sunscreen/Hat, Anti-malarials, Swimsuit for rafting (Jinja), Charged electronics
PRICE Contact us for quote
ACTIVITIES Whitewater Rafting, Source of Nile Cruise, Hiking

JINJA:
Just 1.5 hours east of Kampala you’ll be able to relax and get your adrenaline fix if you want. Jinja is the source of the River Nile. You can visit this on a calm riverboat cruise or you can experience the power by whitewater rafting with our partner, the #1 rafting company on the Nile, Nalubale Rafting. These rapids are disappearing soon (some say by 2019 latest) so you don’t have much time to try them out. In addition to rafting or the cruise, you can also float down the river on a tube, enjoy standup paddle boarding (SUP), horseback riding, or simply relax. Jinja is definitely an outdoors kind of place where relaxing is taken very seriously!

SIPI FALLS/MT. ELGON:
Approximately 4 hours north of Jinja you’ll find Sipi Falls and Mt. Elgon National Park. Get ready to see the very eastern edge of the Eastern Rift Valley. Views are breathtaking, the weather is crisp and refreshing, and you can either hike or relax or both. Not to be missed: the coffee. We personally make sure to pick up a few kgs on every trip to feed our caffeine addiction back in Kampala!

In both Jinja and Sipi, you’ll be outdoors a lot of the time. We highly recommend you pack sunscreen, anti-malarials, protective clothing/hats and charged electronics. The sun is very strong here in Uganda, and we can’t overestimate how important it is that you are protected!

Please Note: As with all safari itineraries on this site, this is just a sample route. We customize your safari based on your budget, trip length, desired experience, and group size.  Read our Safari FAQs and Safari Terms and Conditions for more information. Then contact us with your details and we’ll get to work crafting your perfect getaway!

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Please Note: As with all safari itineraries on this site, this is just a sample route. We customize your safari based on your budget, trip length, desired experience, and group size.  Read our Safari FAQs and Safari Terms and Conditions for more information. Then contact us with your details and we’ll get to work crafting your perfect getaway!

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Day 1: Depart Kampala around 8-9 am*

Drive to Jinja. En route stop in the Mabira Forest for Walter’s Special Chicken (it’s amazing!!) and optional zip lining ($50). Arrive in Jinja mid-day and board a boat for a cruise the source of the Nile. Return late afternoon and get back on your car or motorbike and head back to Kampala.

*Departure time is based on if you are whitewater rafting or not. Please contact us for your custom itinerary.

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Day 2

After breakfast, begin the 4-5 hour drive to Sipi Falls/Mt. Elgon. Lunch en route.  Arrive mid-afternoon and enjoy the coffee tour. Check in to your accommodation before enjoying a very short climb to a viewpoint of the Rift Valley. Dinner afterwards.
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Day 3

Rise early and enjoy the stunning view of the falls. At 8 am begin your hike of the falls (4-5 hours)*. We start early so you can enjoy the weather before it becomes too warm. Finish your hike and enjoy lunch before getting in the car and returning to Kampala (evening arrival).

*Note: You can also split the waterfall hike, with part of it on Day 2 and the rest on Day 3. That allows us to leave here sooner and arrive in Kampala a little earlier.

Please Note: As with all safari itineraries on this site, this is just a sample route. We customize your safari based on your budget, trip length, desired experience, and group size.  Read our Safari FAQs and Safari Terms and Conditions for more information. Then contact us with your details and we’ll get to work crafting your perfect getaway!

Book Now!