5 Day Jinja Water Rafting and Sipi Falls Adventure
This 5 Day Jinja Water Rafting and Sipi Falls Adventure will give you an adrenaline rush providing the adventure for white water rafting on River Nile, the world’s longest river, and a boat ride on its source in Jinja as well as Hiking all the three waterfalls that make up Sipi falls.
Day 1: Sezibwa falls, Mabira Forest Walk, and Source of River Nile
Our Guide will pick you up and start off to Jinja to stop at the Sezibwa falls on River Sezibwa traditionally believed to have been born, a Nature walk in Mabira Forest an opportunity of sighting to different bird species, beautiful butterflies, primates, and tree species. You might be lucky to sight the Ugandan Mangabey found only in Uganda.
Have Lunch and have a boat ride to the “Source of the Nile” at the now submerged Rippon Falls. This is where the Nile starts its 4000-mile journey to the Mediterranean Sea from Lake Victoria. You will be able to notice the Nile flow out of Lake Victoria.
Accommodation: Wildwaters Lodge, Haven Lodge, Nile River Camp
Day 2: Full day White Water Rafting on River Nile
Today you get to go rafting on the longest river in the world for a fulfilling adventure – do not wait to hear about it. This is a must-do activity for adrenaline junkies. The white water rafting goes through some of the best grade five rapids with spectacular leaps and drops; enjoy the scenery of heavily forested islands and the roar of various waterfalls.
Wooden canoes with locals congregate in the calm waters anxious to see the rafts in action. Alternatively, you can opt to raft half a day and spend the afternoon taking on the optional activities but this has to be planned prior. Remember to carry sunscreen because you will be directly under the sun for the entire day.
Optional activities: Bungee jumping, quad biking, horseback safari, kayaking, jet boating, and walking in the nearby communities.
Day 3: Transfer to Sipi Falls
Today we leave Jinja, and we travel to Kapchorwa to hike the three waterfalls that together make up the Sipi Falls. The journey offers great views of Mount Elgon on winding roads, scenery, and roadside markets along the way. Reach the Sipi areas have lunch and have the sunset community walk.
Accommodation: Sipi River Lodge, Rafiki Lodge, Casa Sipi Lodge
Day 4: Hiking around Sipi and Coffee Tours
You will trek the caves and bottom of Sipi falls with the natural splash of the water as it goes over the rocks. Later trek to the top of the falls to have another experience and view different activities.
This will be on foot so one needs proper clothing, hiking shoes, and enough energy to make it to all the three falls. According to Lonely Planet Guide, the Sipi falls are “The most beautiful and romantic waterfall in the whole of Uganda”.
Day 5: Travel back to Kampala
After breakfast prepares to leave for Entebbe International Airport. Depending on your flight time, you can do craft shopping in Kampala and relax by the beach or choose to extend your stay to explore the other national parks.
End of 5 Day Jinja Water Rafting and Sipi Falls Adventure
5 Day Jinja Water Rafting and Sipi Falls Adventure Tour includes
- Ground transport
- Park entrance
- White Water rafting
- Sipi falls
- Bottled water in the safari vehicle
- Full board accommodation
- Service of an English-speaking driver-guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
Tour excludes; Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, etc. Tips to porters and driver/guides Insurance