4 Days Sipi Falls and Pian Upe wildlife safari
Highlights of the 4 Days Sipi Falls and Pian Upe wildlife safari
- Sipi falls tour
- Community cultural visit
- Sunrise and sunset Game drives
Day 1: Transfer to Sipi Falls – Afternoon Sipi falls tour
Today after early breakfast, you will be picked up from Kampala and you will be transferred to beautiful Sipi Falls that are 1800m above sea level in Eastern Uganda.
The sipi falls are formed by Sipi River that flows at the base of Mount Elgon, which lies between the boarder of Uganda and Kenya. Some of the Sipi falls are as high as 100M high and an adrenaline junkie can abseil down these falls. Surrounding the falls are community walking paths and hills covered up with Arabica coffee tree.
After lunch, be ready for the Sipi Falls tour. You will go for a 3 hour tour that will be guided by a local guide who talks about the history, culture, flora and fauna of the Sipi Falls area.
You will stay at Sipi River lodge that has stunning views of one of the gentle flowing Sipi falls.
Journey time: 6 hours
Accommodation: Sipi River lodge
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Sipi River Lodge, a semi-luxe lodge which is located in Eastern Uganda with stunning views of one of the sipi falls is one of the most beautiful, comfortable and intimate lodges to stay in while in the Sipi area. From the lodge, you can explore the second of the three Sipi waterfalls and caves.
The lodge has a beautiful restaurant with real good food, and a cosy fire place to warm you up in the chilly evenings.
There are three spacious self contained cottages and non self contained bandas which are more affordable but offer the same standards
Gorilla Link Tours can arrange rock climbing and abseiling descents of the main Sipi falls. There are a variety of climbs to suit all standards, made up from 10 sport climbing routes bolted into the cliff face adjacent to Sipi falls. Abseiling options range from easy 25m descents all the way to 100m waterfall descent.
Day 2: Transfer to Pian Upe – Afternoon cultural community visit Tour
Today after breakfast, you will be transferred to Pian Upe wildlife reserve for a cultural and wildlife experience. Pian Upe is one of the less visited wildlife reserves in Uganda but this reserve has got so much to offer to a traveller. Expect to see antelopes that include the roan antelope, zebras, buffaloes, dik dik,, jackals and lots of savannah birds and of course the Ostriches and the bonus being the cheetahs which are only
You will arrive at the reserve, check into your bandas, have lunch and after lunch you will go for a cultural community visit to learn about the ways of the people that live here. You will learn about their traditional marriages and weddings through performances, traditional dances and how they raid cattle, a very important activity to them.
In the evening, you will return to the camp area, have dinner and sit around the camp fire.
Accommodation – UWA bandas – Basic but self contained.
Meal plan: All meals
UWA bandas are basic, self contained and clean but don’t expect so much. The reserve is not yet popular and not yet developed for tourism. There are self contained tents and self contained thatched cottages but offer a true wilderness experience with stunning views of the reserve and the hills. The meals too are very basic.
Day 3: Sunrise game drives – sunset game drives
Today after early breakfast, you will go for a guided morning game drive. Look out for the early risers including the hunting cheetah. Other animals to keep your eyes on are the jackals, roan antelopes, zebras, buffaloes, dik dik, hynas, baboons, patas monkeys and many others.
You will have lunch, relax and later go for the sun rise game drive
You will return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight
Accommodation – UWA bandas
Meal plan: All meals (The meals are also very basic)
Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala
Today after early breakfast, at 7am, you will be transferred back to Kampala with stretching road breaks. You will arrive in the late evening.
End of Safari
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