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This is the most extreme water adventure in Uganda. It is a journey to the highest waterfalls. The location is also a magical landscape unmatched to any other part of Uganda. The journey takes you through the Mabira forest and over the Nile in Jinja, giving you an opportunity to participate in the water adventure on the world’s longest river. You will also be visiting Sipi located in the foothills of Mount Elgon packed with nature and adventure wonders. You will be participating in a series of nature and cultural activities at sipi, including; rock climbing and abseiling besides Sipi falls, the waterfalls walk, coffee experience in the hills, sundowner in the evenings, trekking to the forest exploration center inside Mount Elgon National Park or participating in the water-based adventure on the Nile including rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking or tubing, and other community activities.

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For travelers looking for cheap and friendly accommodation during their trip to Rwenzori, try homestay at the base camp. Rwenzori homestay has opened its doors to small groups of tourists and it is a place every one going to this area must experience. It is located in a village near the base camp, surrounded by the green hills. This local family residence provides affordable overnight accommodation for tourists who want to closely interact with locals in a rural setting. The  neighborhood of the homestay is dominated by bananas and coffee that provide the much needed livelihood to the family. The home home has three guest rooms that can take up to three people a night or six if they share two people per room. The home is lit by hydro power, has clean flush toilets and overhead showers shared by all guests. with plenty of playing space. if you’re trabelling with kids, they will have a good time playing with the local children of this home.

The homestay offers a  typical Ugandan village experience in the Rwenzori foothills. The home overlooks the portal peaks that envelope the high snow peaks of Rwenzori mountains of the moon. This homestay is a suitable destination for guests who want to trek Rwenzori Mountains national park. During the stay at this home, one will leisurely explore the foothills of this beautiful mountain landscape.  Besides the coffee and bananas, the host family derives their income from rearing a few domestic animals.

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The activities one will do during the stay include working on the farm, the household chores such as cooking local dishes, coffee making, feeding and milking the domestic animals. You will have a chance to walk in the neighborhoods to meet the local people at the local trading center or going to church on Sunday. For longer community walks, foothills hikes and Trekking in Rwenzori mountains national park can be organised on request.

How to get there: This homestay is located 15km off fort portal Kasese road. Branch off at Nkenda Electric terminal (locally called kisanyarazi). The home is accessible by road and has secure parking for those travelling by private car. Transport can be arranged to pick any guests from Kasese town on request.

since this is a private home, we encourage guests to book at least a minimum of 6 hours before arrival. Interested guests can book their stay at Rwenzori homestay through this website at no additional cost. We are happy to organize your visit, arrange your transportation to Rwenzori mountains area or provide more information about Rwenzori homestay experience.

 

Sipi is the paradise of Eastern Uganda. The area is home to the Sipi falls on river Sipi that flows from mount elgon. These falls are in three levels, on the same river and are a key highlight of every trip to mount Elgon. It is a favorite of all visitors to mount elgon. During the trip to sipi area, the scenic views while driving are very impressive. The breath taking scenery of the mountains and valleys offer wonderful photo opportunities. The charming water falls walk is dream-like tour in the foothills of Mount Elgon National park. The highest of the three water falls is at 100m high.   The falls are naturally positioned in a setting of greenery and beautiful mountains with rainbows forming at their base. If you take the thrill of standing behind them during the visit, it is a completely a different world. If you to the Sipi falls walk , you will definitely take the unforgettable memories of Uganda with you. Most travelers going to eastern Uganda would like to add a visit to Sipi falls on their trip very easily and affordably. If you want to add Sipi falls on your trip to mount elgon without going outside your proposed budget and travel style, I have written this to help you meet your goal.

Sipi water falls tour doesn’t require any special arrangement. The area has experienced local guides who are readily available to guide. it is possible to do the walk alone or in small groups without any hustle. Only local guides are allowed to take the tourist. This means, if you come with your safari guide who are not resident in Sipi, they will have to hand over to the local guide to take you to the water falls. The water falls walk is conducted in two levels with different prices. The first level is the short walk. On the short walk, guests go to the first water fall and return to the hotel. On the second level, also called the long walk,  guests go to all the three water falls.  From the local guides, an appropriate orientation and packing will be required for each of the levels. All the logistics can be easily arranged by most travel agents, tour guides or independent travelers without a problem. On request, we can arrange the walk for any guest at no extra charges.

Sipi is a popular destination that in eastern Uganda. All hotels in this part of the country are able to provide information on how to travel there. The area has a big selection of hotels in all levels providing accommodation close to the falls. The water falls walk is easy to arrange from any of these hotels. Though guides will be available every where including at the car stage on arrival, it is is advisable to consult the hotel where you have booked to stay, for the best guide. Alternatively, you can go to the local guides association office in the trading center, to get the information before you decide on what to do during your stay. prices for the walk are charged per person and it remains the same whether trekking alone or with a group.

Beside the water falls walk, sipi has allot of activities to participate in. Coffee is a local drink here and you will be offered a cup of fresh coffee all the time and in every home. Every family farms, roasts and brews their own coffee drink and you may choose to participate in the coffee making experience with the local family. You also have a chance to participate in a detailed village tour to experience the local life through the cultural dance performances or visiting the local homestead where you can join the family groups around pots of “ajono”, the local drink, in the evenings.

Whether alone or in small groups, even a short visit to Sipi is well worth doing, given the beauty of this area. The water falls and other walks truly take you out of yourself and you will confirm that Sipi area and Mount Elgon national park is truly a must visit while in Uganda. for those interested, after the water falls walk, you can take the challenge of trekking to the top of mount elgon to experience the mountain from a high altitude.

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A midst a landscape endowed with amazing scenery, you will be destined to do this rock climbing experience and abseiling above the Sipi falls on the foothills of Mount Elgon national park. Supported by a team of local experts, offering appropriate care while preparing you to climb up or fly down besides the 100m Sipi falls.  From a far, it looks like an impossible adventure until you arrive to the top and the team leader sets you to start your journey down the falls. When you reach the middle, hanging side by side with the falls,  it feel like rolling to paradise.

You will be given safe landing by the support staff at the base where you will also find a completely different world, with rocks of different colors and the rainbow rising from the base of the falls. Take the thrills of going behind the water falls in a cave-like feature and staying under the water balloon. This will give you the feeling of being in paradise. Relax and enjoy the cool breeze before you start your journey back to the top through the village farms. On your way up, your guide takes you through the local farms and gardens while explaining the local settlements and agricultural practices of the indigenous people.

Robert, the rock climbing experience manager,  has been highly trained by Italian experts. The equipment is up-to-date and is renewed on a timely basis to ensure the safety of the clients.

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You can book this rock climbing experience through this website at no additional cost. We are happy to organize your visit, arrange your transportation to Mount Elgon National park area or provide more information about the Rock climbing experience.

 

Mgahinga Community campground is located at the gate of Mgahinga Gorilla national park. The campground belongs to the local community under the umbrella Mgahinga community development organisation (MCDO). The generated income and benefits is channeled for the development of the community living near the park.

The park activities here include; gorilla tracking trips, volcano climbing, golden monkey and other primates tracking, forest and other nature walks inside the park.

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For your trip to or around Mgahinga Gorilla National park, we can book you the accommodation or any activities of Mgahinga community campground. For any more information about Mgahinga Gorilla National park. Please contact us at Uganda trip and we will provide you the required assistance.

 

Ruhija Gorilla friends resort is a lodge located near Bwindi impenetrable national park. This lodge is owned and run by the local community and is a favorite of many people tracking the gorillas through Ruhija gate. The lodge is close to the park gate and guests are able to walk to the gorilla briefing point. Ruhija gorilla friends resort provides affordable accommodation in categories of rooms, safari tents and camping. They have both self contained and none self contained options. The restaurant on site provides meals and most of the guest who stay here during their gorilla trip have found the lodge quite reliable. besides the accommodation and meals, the lodge organizes community experiences such as traditional dances and community guided tours.

The GPS coordinate of Ruhija gorilla friends resort is; -1.04059, 29.77692

The park activities here include; Gorilla trekking, forest walks and primate tours. The gorilla groups at this gate are Bitukura, Oruzogo and Kyaguriro.

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For your trip to or around Bwindi Impenetrable National park, Rainforest and community tours can book you the accommodation or any activities. We can also arrange transport to any destination around Uganda. Please contact us at Uganda trip and we shall quickly be of help.

 

Buhoma community Rest camp is a community owned and run accommodation facility. It is located inside of Buhoma park gate to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Buhoma gate is the oldest and most preferred gorilla tracking point of Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Buhoma community camp is strategically located for the gorilla trackers since it is possible to walk to the briefing point without getting out of the park. Besides accommodation, the camp runs a crafts shop, Bicycle tours and the village walk experience that shoe cases the local way of life including the Batwa experience.

The park activities here include; Gorilla tracking, Forest walks, primate tracking and nature walks all inside the park

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For your trip to or around Bwindi Impenetrable National park, we can book you the accommodation or any activities of this community holiday. We can also arrange transport to any destination around Uganda. For any more information about Gorilla tracking, please contact us and we shall provide the required help.

 

Crows nest rest camp is overlooking the famous Sipi falls in the foothills of Mount Elgon. Like a nest, the camp is located on the hillside offering a great view of the the Sipi falls, mountains, plains and local villages. Crows nest campsite is owned and run by a local family and hence, creates employment to the local community.

The GPS coordinate of Crows nest rest camp is; 1.33555, 34.36939

The park activities here include; Mount Elgon trekking, forest walks, one day nature walk in Mount Elgon national park

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For your trip to or around Mount Elgon National park, Rainforest and community tours is happy to book for you the accommodation or any activities of Crows nest rest camp. We also arrange transport and tours to any destination around Uganda. For any more information about Mount Elgon National park and Crows nest Rest camp, please contact us and we will quickly help you.

 

Tinkas homestay is a local family offering accommodation and traditional meals to the visitors willing to share their house during their visit to Kibale Nationa park. in return, the visitors benefit from the affordable prices and high level of hospitality. The Homestay is located behind Bigodi trading center in a village, neighboring Bigodi wetland sanctuary and Kibale National park. Tinka is a local conservation and tourism mentor to the entire community of bigodi and Uganda. Staying at Tinkas homestay gives the visitors an opportunity to share the rich knowledge and background of this local village that has changed allot as a result of tourism, in a very short time. Next to the homestay is the starting point for Bigodi wetland sanctuary, a community owned and run tourism project that has transformed the community through the resulting tourism income.

The park activities hear include forest walk, primate tours, chimp tracking and night forest tours.

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For your trip to or around Kibale National Park, we can book you the accommodation at tinkas homestay or any activities including the chimp tracking tickets. On request, we also arrange transport and tours to any destination around Uganda. For any more information about  Tanka’s homestay or Kibale national park, please contact us and we will provide the required help

 

The Elephant home is a tourist accommodation facility located opposite Queen Elizabeth national park, on Kasese – Mbarara road. The lodge offers self contained rooms and a campground, a restaurant serving meals and drinks, handicrafts and local community tours. Located close to the park gate, this accommodation is the most suitable base for starting the game drive on Kasenyi tracks.

The elephant home provides one of the most affordable accessible and yet comfortable accommodations around queen Elizabeth national park. The friendly staff m spacous clean rooms and delicious meals are favorite of most guest at this lodge. Guest who stay here also find it easy to exploring the surrounding attractions such as the Katwe traditional salt mining, the crater lakes tour in Bunyaruguru, chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge and kalinzu forest.

The property being close to the park, sometimes wildlife such as elephants can be seen visiting the lodge. On a lucky night, guests sleep to the loughs of hyena and the roars of lion in the Savannah of queen Elizabethan national park. Every morning, guest will be woken up by the various resident birds at the lodge.

The elephant home is a member of Uganda community tourism association (UCOTA). our services are regulated by  UCOTA through provision of timely training to our staff. Besides providing quality accommodation services to the tourists visiting queen Elizabeth national park, the lodge also empowers the community by supporting community based tourism activities outside the park. This is a way to channel some of the tourism revenue to the local community. These include activities supported include; community walks/ tours, boat cruises, Boda-boda safaris crafts sales, traditional dances and workshops to enable the visitors explore beyond wildlife.

For those who want to get here by the guide of google maps, just insert the elephant home in your maps, from any location and you will be guided. The GPS coordinate for the elephant home are; 0.01029, 29.99994.

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For any more information about Queen Elizabeth National park and The Elephant home, please contact us and we will give you timely assistance.