3 Days Ultimate outdoor adventures tour to eastern Uganda

The 3 days ultimate outdoor adventures tour to eastern Uganda is the perfect short trip to book for the adrenaline junkies and lovers of the outdoors. The trip takes you to eastern Uganda that is well known to be the home of adventures in Uganda and you shall visit a number of sites and indulge in a variety of thrilling experiences. After setting off from Kampala on the way to the East you shall have your first adventure in Mabira forest which is the biggest forest in Central Uganda and is home to several wildlife such monkeys and birds; you will then continue to Jinja which is home to the source of the River Nile that offers world class water rafting and several other adventures; and then farther ahead you shall visit the Sipi Falls in the foothills of Mount Elgon, arguably the most beautiful waterfalls in Uganda and offer one of the best hiking experience.


  • A nature walk and Zip lining in Mabira forest (optional monkey tracking)
  • Boat ride at the source of the Nile
  • Quad biking along the Nile in Jinja
  • Hiking and abseiling at the Sipi Falls
  • Full day rafting in Jinja

Day 1: Kampala – Nature walk and Zip lining in Mabira forest – boat ride at the Source of the Nile – Quad biking in Jinja

The pick-up from the hotel is at 6.30am prompt, drive out of the city heading eastwards along the Kampala – Jinja highway. After close to an hour you will arrive in Mabira  forest. You will set out for a guided walk in the forest and get up close to nature. You will observe several wildlife including monkeys, squirrels, birds, butterflies, many types of trees and plants. After a beautiful walk under the trees of about 1 – 2 hours you will now take on the Canopy Super Skyway zip-line adventure high up in tree tops. You will cruise through trees and feel link a monkey – it is quite a thrill! The zip-line gives you access to the inhabitants of the forest canopy such as monkeys and birds which are not easy to see from the ground.

After the adventure in Mabira forest you will continue to Jinja the source of the River Nile.


You will have lunch by the Nile. Thereafter you will transfer to the source of the Nile and do a boat ride to the actual spot where the water visibly bubbles from under and this is where the Nile actually starts. Though other places (rivers) have been said to be the source, it should be known that 30% of all the Nile comes from this spot in Jinja which is the highest contribution to the Nile. This is therefore the most significant source of the Nile.

After a quick trip to the source of the Nile you shall go for the quad biking expedition along the Nile in the countryside.The easy-to-use quad bikes offer an exciting way to explore the beautiful countryside along the Nile. Dirt tracks and circuits run beside the Nile, and go through local communities, farmlands and the verdant countryside. The adventure will take from 2 – 3 hours, after which you will transfer to your accommodation in Jinja for dinner and overnight.

Journey time: Kampala – Jinja: 2 hours

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner


Upmarket: Haven Eco River Lodge

Mid-range: Holland Park

Budget: Source of the Smile Guest House

Day 2: Transfer to Sipi for the Sipi Falls Hike and Abseiling adventure

sipi falls your uganda

After early breakfast, travel to the Sipi Falls, located farther east in the foothills of Mountain Elgon in Kapchorwa District near the border with Kenya. Meet the local site guide and set out to hike the Sipi Falls trail. The Sipi Falls consists of a set of three beautiful waterfalls at different spots where the Sipi River flows over big cliffs towards the base of the Mountain Elgon. They measure 85m, 65m and 100m long. The hiking trail goes through local communities, tea plantations and farmlands. As you hike along you will be treated to panoramic views of green mountain slopes and the distant flat plains of Karamoja. You shall hike up to start with the topmost waterfall (85m), and then follow the trail down to visit the second waterfall (65m). After these first two waterfalls, you shall break off for lunch at a nearby lodge and refresh a little. After that you shall descend to the last waterfall of 100m, which is also the main waterfall. It forms a big whirlpool, a natural swimming pool, as is commonly referred to since you can dive in for a swim in the cold water. The climax of the Sipi adventure is Abseiling down this high cliff, 5 meters close to the roaring waterfall. It is such an adrenaline adventure! The abseiling equipment is in place and a professional guide is available to guide you through this thrilling experience which is not available anywhere else in Uganda except Sipi!

You will return from Sipi Falls and travel back to Jinja for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Journey time (Jinja – Sipi): 3 hours

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Full Day rafting at Itanda – Kampala


The best is saved for the last and so today is dedicated to conquering the raging rapids of the Nile. After breakfast, you shall checkout and transfer to Itanda, the destination for whitewater rafting in Uganda. Itanda has up to 9 rapids along a stretch of over 20km, and moreover 4 of those rapids are grade 5! You get to have lunch in between and at the end of the adventure, drive back to Kampala, arriving in the evening.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour includes:

  • Transport in 4WD tour vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation and meals as indicated in the tour description
  • Bottled water
  • All activities included in the itinerary

Tour excludes:

  • Visa fees
  • Air fairs
  • Luxury drinks such as alcohol
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and porterage
  • Laundry and other personal expenditures


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