5 Days Sipi Falls And Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari introduces you to sipi falls in kapchorwa district as well as Murchison falls national park. The sipi falls are found on the foothills of Mount Elgon and are among the amazing waterfalls in Uganda. Murchison falls National Park is the largest park with a number of wildlife and powerful waterfall in Africa along the Nile River.
Day 1; Transfer to Sipi falls
Day 2; Coffee plantation visit and transfer back to Kampala
Day 3; Transfer to Murchison falls-ziwa rhino sanctuary
Day 4; Morning game drive and boat cruise
Day 5; Top of the falls visit and transfer back to Kampala
DAY 1; TRANSFER TO SIPIFALLS
In the early morning after breakfast, you will meet the safari guide and brief you about the Uganda safari. After you will embark on the journey to sipi falls. While on the journey you will pass through Mabira forest, jinja as well as sugar plantations. On arrival you will have lunch and proceed to sipi falls which is found on the foot hills of Mount Elgon. Depending on the ability, you can hike 2 of the waterfalls or hike all of the 3 falls. After you will head to your lodge for dinner and a night stay.
Luxury – Sipi River lodge
Mid –range – lacum lodge
Budget option – casa sipi falls lodge
DAY 2; COFFEE PLANTATIONS AND TRANSFER BACK TO KAMPALA
After your morning breakfast, you will head to a coffee plantation where you will explore all the stages of coffee making and buy some if you wish. After you will embark on the journey back to jinja where you will have lunch and later continue to Kampala. On arrival you will check into your lodge for dinner and a night stay as well.
DAY 3; TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS-ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY
In the morning after breakfast, you will embark on the journey to Ziwa rhino sanctuary for the rhino trekking experience. On arrival at the sanctuary, you will meet the park guides for a briefing and then head to the starting point for the search of the rhinos. While on the trek, you will spot different rhinos as you come close to them and you will spend time with them. After you will return and have lunch. After lunch you will continue with the journey to Murchison falls national park. On arrival, you will pass through Kichwabanyobo gate and head to your lodge for a relaxation, dinner and a night stay.
Luxury- paraa safari lodge
Mid-range – fort Murchison lodge or pakuba safari lodge
Budget option – red chilly rest camp or heritage safari lodge
DAY 4; MORNING GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE
On the 4th day of your 5 Days Sipi Falls And Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari, In the early morning after your breakfast, you will head to the park for a morning game drive. The game drive takes 3 to 4 hours depending on the available animals. You will spot animals such as waterbucks, Rothschild giraffes, buffalos, lions, elephants, Uganda kob and oribis among others. After the game drive you will head to the lodge for lunch.
After having lunch, you will go for a launch cruise along the Nile where you will have an amazing panoramic view at the bottom of the falls. While on the cruise, you will spot hippos, crocodiles, bird species on the river bank such as bee-eater, kingfisher and cormorants among others. You will as well spend time viewing the falls from the bottom of the falls. After you will sail back and meet the driver who will transfer you back to the lodge with an en-route game drive. After you will have dinner and a night stay at the lodge
DAY 5; TOP OF THE FALLS VISIT AND TRANSFER BACK TO KAMPALA
In the morning after your breakfast, you will head to the top of the falls for a more closer view of the Murchison falls and the Uhuru falls. This takes about 2 hours and after you will embark on the journey back to Kampala with en-route lunch. On reaching Kampala, you will be dropped off at the Entebbe airport or any place of advise.
Park entrance fees
Rhino tracking permit
Boat cruise fees
Accommodation and meals
An English speaking guide
Transportation in a 4*4 safari vehicle
Bottled drinking water