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THREE DAYS SIPI FALLS

Description

During this 3 days Sipi Falls Safari you experience the falls close up and learn about the village life during a community walk.

Itinerary

Our journey to the Eastern part of Uganda, famous for its waterfalls, will begin after breakfast.
Upon arrival, we will grab lunch in Mbale, depending on our schedule. The breathtaking Siipi Falls are located at the foot of Mt Elgon, and during the drive, we will take several stops to capture the beauty of the Eastern Rift Valley. Upon arrival in the late afternoon, you can choose to go for an optional abseiling on the highest waterfall or a sunset walking tour. Afterwards, check-in at your lodge for dinner.
ACCOMMODATION: Rafiki Guest House.

After breakfast, we will meet a local guide who will take us on a hiking excursion through the various waterfalls
in the Mountains of Elgon. Make sure to pack your camera and bottled water, and be prepared to learn about the local culture of the region. This area is renowned for its stunning views of the Eastern Rift Valley, so keep your eyes peeled. The waterfalls we will be visiting are the tallest in Uganda, standing at 100 meters high. We will return to our lodge for lunch and take a break before our afternoon activity. Later on, we will go on a coffee tour led by
local farmers, where you will learn about the entire coffee-making process – from planting to consumption.
You will also learn how to pick, roast, and grind coffee using a wooden mortar and pestle. Plus, you will get to participate in making your coffee and even bring some home if you’re interested.
ACCOMMODATION: Rafiki Guest House.

We will have breakfast before heading back to Kampala. We shall stop in Jinja for lunch before proceeding to Kampala. (Optional) you can wait to eat back in Kampala.

What we suggest you bring

A photocopy of your passport, including the visa page; torch; malaria prophylaxis; insect repellent; towel, sturdy walking shoes and long trousers for the Falls walks; plenty of drinking water/snacks; any other personal affects, light coloured clothing (NB There are tsetse flies in the park, which are attracted to blue or dark-colours!)


The small print

˜ Cost includes park entry fees, ferry crossings, game drive ranger fees (when available), boat cruise, guided walk fees, transport/fuel, shared accommodation in furnished safari tents with bedding. Towels are not provided but can be rented for a small fee.


˜ Trip cost excludes all    drinks/other personal items.


˜ Upgrades to banda accommodation can be made for an extra charge – please enquire for availability.


˜ Staff tips are never expected but always appreciated.


˜ A 50% cash deposit or payment in full is required to secure your reservation. Tour bookings are only confirmed once this has been received. Deposits can be made at Kampala Waking Tours or by bank transfer with prior arrangement. We accept Visa credit/debit cards & Uganda Shillings or US Dollars cash (notes printed ater 2006) Visa transactions are subject to a 4.2% bank charge. All bank transfer fees should be paid by the sender. Please note that should you choose to pay in Uganda Shillings the exchange rate can vary and the balance due will be charged at that day’s rate. We recommend paying in Dollars to avoid any confusion.


˜ We endeavor to book out all trips to a max of 8 pax. In the event that a trip has less than 6 people booked, we reserve the right to cancel, or reschedule the trip. In the event of cancellation, deposits will be refunded in full.


˜ Pick-ups en route may be considered if FULL PAYMENT is made in advance – please equire before booking.


˜ The price includes a free night’s camping/dorm bed at Red Chilli Kampala the night before departure (subject to availability and not transferable to another person or to be used as part payment for a room upgrade. Not redeemable for cash). Please reserve in advance if required.


˜ Discounts are available for East African residents and Ugandan Nationals, subject to a valid UWA recognized ID. Please inform us when booking if you are seeking to claim a discount.


˜ Baggage is limited to 1 medium backpack per person. Excess baggage can be stored at Kampala free of charge.


˜ Children below the age of 10 are not permitted on scheduled trips but please esquire about our exclusive trips.

˜ Take all sensible precautions against malaria.


˜ Do not approach any wild animals you may see around the camp/park, & do not startle them with flash photography.


˜ Drink plenty of water at all times & protect yourself from the sun – Murchison is considerably hotter than Kampala.


˜ Take care of your valuables at all times. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss.


˜ We can supply packed lunches on request for Day 1. However last orders are taken at 21.00 the night before the trip departs. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please email or call ahead with your order.


˜ Please leave yourself plenty of time between the scheduled return of the trip and any ongoing travel connections. We cannot accept responsibility for any missed connections due to late return.