4 Days Pian Upe Game Reserve, Sipi Falls Tour and Jinja Safari

Explore eastern Uganda on  a 4 Days Uganda Safari to Pian UPe  game reserve, Sipi falls and Jinja to the source of the Nile with Engagi Safaris. Expect to see numerous wildlife on your  game driving in Pia UPe reserve, hike to the top of the three falls that make up Sipi and enjoy white water rafting  falling off the rapids of River Nile all on the same trip. This safari starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe Uganda.

Trip Summary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Pian Upe game reserve

Day 2: Game viewing and transfer to Sipi falls

Day 3:Hike to the top of the falls & transfer to Jinja

Day 4: White water rafting & Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Pian Upe game reserve

Early in the morning, our driver guide will pick you from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe or the airport and hit the road to Pian Upe game reserve. Pian Upe is Uganda’s largest game reserve located in karamoja region amidst Kidepo Valley and Mt Elgon National parks. Enjoy this 9 hours drive via Mbale and Soroti with scenic views of the beauty in Eastern Uganda. Dinner and overnight at UWA Bandas.

Day 2: Game viewing and transfer to Sipi falls

Wake up early and transfer to the open plains of the reserve for game viewing. Pian Upe game reserve is home to numerous wild animals among which are elephants, cheetahs, hyenas,  giraffes, buffalos, Uganda kobs, lions, leopards, warthogs, duikers, bush pigs, baboons, Vervet monkeys, Patas monkeys, waterbucks and jackals among others. Expect to see most of these animals during your game drives  in the park. Also, look out for the famous Ostriches in the swampy areas of the reserve making your safari more enjoyable and memorable. You will see herbivores graze and browse while predators hunt their preys. Return to the lodge for late breakfast and wait for hot lunch. In the afternoon, transfer to Sipi falls. Dinner and overnight at Sipi River Lodge.

Day 3:Explore 3 water falls & transfer to Jinja

Hiking Sipi falls
Sipi Falls – Mt Elgon National Park

After breakfast, hike to explore a series of 3 waterfalls which make up Sipi falls. Each of the three falls is located on a different altitudes  which are at 100 meters, 85 meters and 75 meters accordingly. You will fall a network of trails hiking on ladders soaked with water. The hike takes over 4 hours to  cover up the 7 kilometers trail. The hike is steep and the trails slippery, a hiking a stick is therefore a must have. The top of the  falls offer you magnificent views of Mt Elgon, the park and neighboring communities. Return to the lodge for refreshment and late lunch and then transfer to Jinja. The drive will take you roughly 3h:30 minutes via Mbale. Overnight in Jinja Town

Day 4: White water rafting & Departure

Wayre water rafting on River Nile
White Water rafting at River Nile

Have an early morning breakfast, transfer to the starting point for white water rafting. There you will be taken through a session of exercises and tips to ensure safety during the adventure. Embark on the boat to hit the rapids of the mighty River Nile. Depending on your experience on water, choose which grade of rapids, grade 3 or grade 5 rapids. The experience is challenging for first times but thrilling to last for a life time. In the evening, drive to Entebbe  for your return flight or Kampala for an overnight.

End of the Trip

Safari Includes:

  • Ground transport in a 4×4 wheel
  • Full time English speaking guide
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Entrance fee to the game reserve
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Government taxes
  • White water rafting
  • Hike to Sipi Falls
  • Miscellaneous expenses

Safari excludes

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal calls
  • Driver guide tips
  • Porters tip if any
  • Other personal expenses e.g shopping