Fairend Safaris

16 days adventure safari

This 16 days adventure safari will take you to hike Mountain Rwenzori, sipi falls and have a city tour. You will enjoy adventurous activities like abseiling, white water rafting and you will also have a Kampala city tour.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to kasese

One the first day of your trip, a guide or driver will pick you from your location and transfer you to Kasese. On your journey you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and country side feel. Upon arrival you will check in your hotel to refresh and have an overnight stay.

Day 2:  Hike from Nyakalengija camp to Nyabitaba camp

After having an early breakfast you will transfer to Nyakalengija camp where you will start the hike. You will hike from Nyakalengija camp to Nyabitaba camp which will take about 6 to 7 hours. In between you will take breaks for refreshments and rest.

Day 3: Hike from Nyabitaba camp to John matte camp

You will hike from Nyabitaba camp to John Matte camp which takes about 7 to 8 hours and follow a trail through forest, Kurt Shafer bridge, moss covered rock and giant lobelia and also enjoy views of Mount Stanley and Mount Speke, you will spend the night at John Matte camp

Day 4: Hike from John matte camp to Bujuku camp

You will have breakfast at John Matte camp and hike to Bujuku camp for about 4 to 5 hours and follow the trail along the Bujuku river, into the lower bog, see giant lobelias, to the upper bog and to Lake Bujuku. You will also enjoy views of Mount Baker and Mount Stanley, you will spend the night at Bujuku camp.

Day 5: Hike from Bujuku to Mt. Speke to Bujuku

You will hike from Bujuku camp on fifth day to Mount Speke via the Stulman’s pass for about 4 to 5 hours. You will descend to Bujuku camp from Victorio Emanuele peak and enjoy views of Bujuku valley and Lake Bujuku and also Margerita  and Albert peak and the descend will take about 3 to 4 hours and spend the night at Bujuku camp.

Day 6: Hike Bujuku to Elena camp

The hike on this day will start from Bujuku camp to Elena camp and take 5 to 6 hours following a trail through bog and view the Kitandara lakes and spend the night at Elena camp.

Day 7: Elena hut to Margherita peak to kitandara camp

You will wake up early for the summit attempt to the Margherita peak which takes about 4 to 5 hours and this trail will go through glaciers and slippery rock and ice across the Stanley plateau. After acclimatization you will continue to summit to Margherita which is the highest on Mount Rwenzori. And descend to Elena hut which will take 2 to 3 hours. You will have lunch at Elena

hut and descend to Scott Eliott pass where you will view Bujuku lake and Mount Speke and pass through the alpine zone and Kitandara lakes and spend the night at Kitandara camp.

Day 8: Kitandara to Mt. Baker to Kitandara

You will start the hike early morning from Kitandara camp to Edward peak and ascend will take about 5 to 6 hours, from Edward peak you will descend to Fresh field pass and return to Kitandara camp which will take 3 to 4 hours and spend the night at Kitandara camp.

Day 9: Kitandara to Guy yeoman

From Kitandara camp you will hike from the base of Mount Baker and follow the high alpine moss and descend through steep rock and the rock shelter at Bujongolo and spend the night at Guy Yeoman camp.

Day 10: Guy yeoman to Nyabitaba to Nyakalengija

You will hike from Guy Yeoman camp to Nyakalengija camp on this day via the Nyabitaba camp which will take 7 to 8 hours and from Nyakalengija your guide will drive you to Kasese where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 11: Transfer to Kampala

On the eleventh day of the tour you will have breakfast and after check out you will be driven back to Kampala, you will check into a hotel for rest and overnight stay.

Day 12: Kampala city tour

After breakfastyour guide will pick you for a city tour, you will visit places like Kabaka’s Palace where you will learn about Uganda’s history, Gadaffi mosque, Owino Market where you can buy food, clothes, and electronics, and the craft markets where you can buy craft items and souvenirs.  At the end of the city tour you will be driven to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 13: Transfer to Jinja via Mabira forest, Sezibwa falls and source of the Nile

Have an early breakfast, your driver guide will come to pick you up from the hotel and transport you to Jinja. On the way, you’ll stop at Sezibwa Falls, where you’ll get great views of the waterfalls, beautiful scenery, and bird species, among other things.

From Sezibwa Falls, you will continue your journey with another stopover in Mabira forest where you will participate in zip lining and you will have the opportunity to see monkeys.  

After leaving Mabira Forest, you will stop for lunch before continuing to Jinja for an evening boat ride on the Nile’s source. After the cruise you will be driven to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 14: White water rafting and Jinja city tour

After breakfast you will go for white water rafting where you will get a fun experience, you may also participate in other activities such as quad biking, bungee jumping, and horseback riding.

After taking lunch in Jinja, you will go on a city tour where you will visit the king’s palace and learn about Busoga’s history, as well as craft markets where they sell art and craft items, among other things. You will later return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 15: Transfer to Sipi Falls

After breakfast check out of the lodge and meet your driver guide to transfer to Kapchorwa district for a hike to Sipi Falls. Upon arrival, you will have lunch and then be driven to the starting point for a briefing, where you will be given a walking stick to assist you while hiking. The trek to each of the three waterfalls takes about 3 to 4 hours, depending on your physical fitness, and each waterfall offers a unique and different experience. Hiking provides spectacular views of Mt Elgon’s slopes, the Karamoja plains, Lake Kyoga, and a small cave for relaxation, among other things.

After Sipi Falls hiking you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight. 

Day 16: Departure to Kampala

On the final day of your trip you will have breakfast, check out of the lodge, and meet up with your driver guide to transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe.

End of adventure safari.



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