Overview of the 1 Day Mt. Elgon Cultural Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Cultural Safari in Mt Elgon National Park
This 1 day Uganda cultural safari gives you an opportunity to engage in a spectacular hike to Sipi falls as well as an encounter with the Sabiny people. This Mt. Elgon Sipi falls day tour takes you on a short Uganda wildlife tour journey that lasts about 5-6 hours to get to the lower slopes of Mt Elgon National Park.
This Uganda safari takes you to Mt. Elgon National Park Uganda which is found in eastern Uganda along Uganda Kenya borderline. In Uganda, this park traverses the districts of Mbale, Budadiri, Kapchorwa, Kween and Bukwo on the Ugandan side. Mt. Elgon park overs a landmass of 1110sqkm in Uganda and this includes the higher slopes of Mt.Elgon. Mount Elgon is a quite a unique mountain as it has the largest base for a single mountain in the entire world which spans to over 4000sqkm. At the top of this very mountain, you will meet the largest caldera in the world. On this Uganda safari tour you have an opportunity to encounter numerous attractions that are found in the Elgon National Park and this includes the De brazza monkeys, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and other mammals include the serval cats, spotted hyenas, forest elephants and forest buffaloes, duikers and leopards to 300 bird species like Moorland francolin, moustached green tinker bird, Jackson francolin.
Highlights of the 1 Day Mt. Elgon Cultural Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Cultural Safari in Mt Elgon National Park
Transfer from Kampala to Kapchorwa, hike to Sipi falls then a cultural encounter with the Sabiny people and then return to Kampala
Detailed itinerary of the 1 Day Mt. Elgon Cultural Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Cultural Safari in Mt Elgon National Park
Kick-off this short Uganda safari with an early morning pick up from your hotel by any our senior guide using any of our wide fleet of safari cars which include 4×4 safari vans for hire in Uganda, 4×4 luxury land cruisers for hire in Uganda, 4×4 super customs for hire in Uganda. Embark on a thrilling 5- hour short Uganda wildlife tour journey that is filled with numerous beautiful road sceneries as well as road stops. These begin with a drive through Uganda’s tropical forest of Mabira and if you get lucky you might find various monkey species here along the road as they bid you farewell on this short Uganda safari. Have a stop in Jinja for a heavy breakfast then proceed to Kapchorwa. From Jinja, you will realize a change in Uganda’s landscape from numerous short hills that are covered with many trees as well as heavy settlement patterns to relatively flat plains with very sparse settlement pattern. As you draw close to Mbale town on this epic Uganda safari journey, you are welcomed by the lower slopes of Mt. Elgon that rise up from the low land plains of eastern Uganda. The rest of this Uganda tour drive is done on increasing slopes of the Elgon Mountain all the way to Kapchorwa. On arriving in Kapchorwa, transfer to any of the numerous safari Uganda lodges for a traditional themed lunch. After this delicious lunch, begin your hike to the Sipi falls and while you hike to the falls, look out for several of the bird species that are found here for your perfect Uganda birding safari experience. Along the trail to the falls on this stunning Uganda safari tour, meet the local residents as they go about their daily rounds and the kids here will give one of the warmest smiles you have ever seen. As you draw close to the falls on this short Uganda wildlife safari, listen out for the roaring waters of the Sipi falls which can be herd over 100m away and when you finally get to the falls, you are stunned by the splendour of these falls as you see water tumbling down a cliff of close to 100m into water you can think is an abyss. Take numerous photos to have this moment forever kept with you and to remind of your Uganda wildlife safari visit to the Sipi falls of Elgon. Descend back to the starting point then transfer to one of the local communities here for an epic cultural encounter on this safari in Uganda. You are given a sounding welcome that comes in the form of Sabiny dance and drums and ululations. This African rhythm is so thrilling in that you will also get attracted to join in and dance to this African beat. These local members take you through the process of how they make Uganda’s finest coffee on the market. After this Uganda cultural exchange begin your return journey back to Kampala or Entebbe for a flight back home though you might reach a little bit late at around 8: 00 pm.
Although you had an opportunity to tour this part of Uganda on this 1 day Sipi falls safari, Uganda as a destination still has a lot more to offer you, hence given an opportunity to come back to Uganda, you can make a Uganda gorilla safari to Uganda’s gorilla destinations Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Uganda is home to over 400 gorillas and a Uganda gorilla trekking safari in Uganda would lead to an encounter with any of the 19 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you the ultimate Uganda gorilla tour experience. Just like Uganda, you can also to do a triple gorilla trekking safari as Rwanda and Congo are also home to these gentle giants. A Rwanda gorilla safari takes you to visit Volcanoes National Park where these elusive mountain giants are found in Rwanda, while in Congo these great apes are found in Virunga National Park as well as Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo. Prime Safaris & Tours has distinguished itself as one of the best local tour companies for epic Uganda gorilla safaris, Rwanda gorilla safaris and Congo gorilla safaris which are organized in form of short Uganda gorilla safaris, long Uganda gorilla trekking safaris, short Rwanda gorilla safaris and long Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris.
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