Jinja is a town in southern Uganda, on the shore of Lake Victoria. The source of the Nile, at Coronation Park, is marked by a garden and a monument honoring British explorer John Hanning Speke. Owen Falls Dam and Bujagali Dam both span the Nile.
Sipi Falls is a series of three waterfalls found at the foothills of Mountain Elgon just at the edge of Mount Elgon National Park near the Kenyan border.
Expect Sipi falls hike, Itanda falls experience, White water rafting Quad biking, Boat cruise fees, , Forest walk in Mabira forest.

DEPARTURE: From Kampala
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 1 hour.
Meals Accommodations
Vehicle Professional driver
Personal expenses
Flight ticket

Expect Sipi falls hike, Itanda falls experience, White water rafting Quad biking, Boat cruise fees, , Forest walk in Mabira forest.


Day 1: Meet, Greet and Depart for Jinja

You will be briefed at Vandoorn Safari office in Namugongo, then set off to Jinja. On the way you will have a stopover at Sezibwa falls where you will have beautiful views of the waterfalls, view different bird species, beautiful scenery among other and then continue the journey with another stopover in Mabira forest.

Where you will engage in interesting activities like zip lining or guided forest walk where you will have views of primates like red tailed monkeys, birds like the great blue turaco, purple throated cuckoo shrike, cassin’s hawk eagle, hornbills, view colorful butterflies, tree species among others. From there you will have en-route lunch and then proceed to Jinja where you will engage in an evening boat ride on the source of the Nile. The boat cruise takes about 1 to 2 hours and offers you great views of bird species such as the king fisher’s, cormorants, fish eagles, reptiles like the monitor lizards and Nile crocodiles along the shores, have beautiful views of the sundowner among others. After the boat ride you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day 2: Quad biking and white water rafting

After eating your breakfast, you will meet up with your driver guide to go quad biking training. After the training you will start riding which is done along the River Nile banks, through the forests, farms, local villages where you will be able to interact with the local people among others. After the quad ride you will drive back to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch your driver guide will pick you up to go for an adventurous white water rafting. This activity is done according to grades ranging from grade 1 to grade 5 by the use of small paddle rafts with air and a trained guide who will ask you in case you still want to proceed to the next grade. We are sure every grade will give you great experience.
After the white water rafting experience you will transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day 3: Transfer to Sipi falls for hiking

After breakfast on the third day of the safari, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your Vondoorn guide to transfer to Kapchorwa district for Sipi falls hiking. Upon arrival you will transfer to the lodge for lunch and after drive to the starting point for a briefing about hiking. After the briefing every of you will be given a walking stick to support youselfs as you start hiking to each of the 3 waterfalls which takes about 3 to 4 hours depending on your physical fitness. Each waterfall gives you a different experience and while hiking you will have beautiful views of Karamoja plains, Mt Elgon slopes, Lake Kyoga e.t.c. After the Sipi falls hike, you will get back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Return to Kampala.

After your breakfast, you will be driven back to Kampala or to our office in Namugongo. From our office, you may decide to come visit Simuka Stitching Children Ministry and interact with the children, for this we have free accommodation and meals during your stay with children. or you can decide to be dropped at the airport to catch your flight back.

Jinja and Mbale

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