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2 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 2 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Sipi Falls- Uganda Safari News

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Overview of the 2 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 2 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Sipi Falls

This 2 days Uganda hiking safari gives you an opportunity to enjoy various activities in the Sipi falls region which include a hike to the might Sipi falls as well as a community tour and a morning birding session.

A Uganda tour to Sipi falls takes you to eastern Uganda where these falls are. This safari Uganda to Sipi falls leads on a tour Uganda journey that covers about 256km or a 7-hour drive from Kampala city the capital of Uganda to the eastern district of Kapchorwa. These falls have 3 series with the biggest of them have a 100m drop, the second falls which usually called the twin falls has a length of about 66m. The name Sipi was derived from a wild plant called “sep” which grows on the banks of this river. This wild banana is used by the locals to treat fevers.

Highlights of the 2 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 2 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Sipi Falls

Day 1of the 2 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 2 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Sipi Falls: Transfer from Kampala to Kapchorwa, hike to the falls, and an evening cultural encounter.

Day 21of the 2 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 2 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Sipi Falls: Have a morning birding and transfer back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of the 2 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 2 Days Uganda Hiking Safari to Sipi Falls

Day 1 of the 2 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari: This short Uganda wildlife safari to Sipi Falls kicks off with an early morning pick up from our guide who takes you on a Uganda safari journey of 5-6 hours. During this safari toUganda, enjoy the road sightings such as the spectacular Mabira forest which gives you a cool ambience, next is the crossing of the Nile on your way to Kapchorwa. As you continue with Uganda safari tour to Kapchorwa, you will notice a change in the landscape from short hills covered with numerous trees to flatlands that have scattered trees. Another change from flatlands to a mountainous are marks your entrance to the mt Elgon area and now you about to make it to your final destination which is Sipi river lodge where you get to have your lunch from. After having lunch, transfer to the start point of the hike. This hike gives you an opportunity to meet the incredible local people who will be going about their daily activities. You also meet the local kids who will give one of the warmest and genuine smiles you will ever find. On arrival to the falls, you will be greeted by the loud roar of the falls as a huge volume of water falling down a vertical cliff of about 100m. Take numerous photos to have this moment last forever. Descend back to the starting point then transfer to a local community encounter, you are given an emphatic welcome by these ladies and this welcoming gesture comes with singing and Sabiny dance and when you feel like dancing, join the ladies and dance to this African rhythm. These ladies take you on a journey to homesteads of local residents to their Arabica coffee farms and learn how one of Uganda’s finest product on the international market is prepared, harvested, processed and packaged to give you that authentic Ugandan Bugisu coffee aroma. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Sipi river lodge,

Midrange: Mbale resort

Budget: Chepkui cottages and Annex, Kapkwai forest camp, UWA Bandas and cottages.

Day 2of the 2 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari: Wake up early in the morning for a morning breakfast then embark on a Buganda birding safari session which gives you an opportunity to see several of the 300 bird species like Moorland francolin, moustached green tinker bird, Jackson francolin, Black-collared Apalis, Black-shouldered kite, Tacazze sunbird and the endangered Lammergeyer bird. After about 2hours of birding here, return to the lodge and check out to begin your return journey back to Kampala or Entebbe for a late evening flight back home.

Next time you have an opportunity to come back to Africa, make it a point to visit Kahuzi Biega National Park. Kahuzi Biega National Park is found in the eastern side of D.R. Congo. Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo is famous for its eastern lowland gorillas which are the pinnacle safari attractions in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo. The eastern lowland gorillas are closely related to the elusive mountain gorillas that are found in Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. Other tourist attractions in Kahuzi Biega National Park include chimpanzees, monkeys as well as numerous bird species. Tourists activities in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo include gorilla trekking and birding. While on a Congo safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park, you can decide to stay at any of the Congo safari accommodations in Kahuzi Beiga National Park and these include Orchids Safari Lodge, Exodus Hotel Bukavu, Lake Side Hotel Bukavu

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The Amazing Congo Gorilla Safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park

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Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo is the only national park in the eastern part of Africa with the giant lowland gorillas.  A Congo gorilla trekking safari gives you an opportunity to meet these remarkable huge but shy giants.

What are lowland gorillas?

Eastern lowland gorillas are the largest of the 4 existing gorilla species with a male eastern lowland gorilla having an average weight of 210kg or 460ib while females weigh less with an average weight of 100kg or 220ib. The males have an average standing height of 1.85m or 6.1ft while females stand at an average of 1.6m of5.2ft. The eastern lowland gorilla has large stocky arms and a short muzzle with less fur on the head. These gorillas have a jet black coat similar to that of mountain gorillas. The male eastern gorillas still have a grey coat which will eventually turn into a silver grey coat especially on the back hence the terming silver back. Just like their mountain cousins, lowland gorillas live in large groups called families which are headed by an alpha dominant male, whose main responsibility is to offer protection to his family. The family can consist of members ranging from 2-35 on average including a number of adult females and their off springs. When these off springs mature especially the male, they are likely to leave their natal family, become bachelors for a time being as they try to attract females to join them and form their own family. These gorillas are usually calm giants who will even shy away when directly contacted. These gorillas are normally herbivores eating leaves, fruits, stems and small insects such as termites and ants. They are not usually seen drinking water and its believed that this is so because they forage mostly on leaves that are highly succulent with high water content. Eastern gorillas have a gestation period of about 8 and ½ months and will breast feed their babies for around 3 years’ time. Male infants will only reach maturity at 12 years while the female babies will attain maturity at 10 years

Gorilla families in kahuzi biega national park congo.

A Congo gorilla tour to kahuzi beiga enables you to meet any of the 2 gorilla habituated families in the dormains of this park. The gorilla families are the main safari attractions in kahuzi beiga national park and they include the

Chimanuka family

 Chimanuka family is led by dominant silver back called Chimanuka. This family comprises of 36 members which include 17 females and 18 infants aged 6 months to 9 years old. This family has heavily defied odds by having 4 sets of twin births which is highly uncommon among the gorillas.

Mugaruka family

 

3 days Kahuzi Biega National Park

Lowland gorillas

This is the second habituated gorilla family in Kahuzi Beiga National Park. This family is under the leadership of Mugaruka as the dominant silverback and he his highly protective of his family members always fighting with Chimanuka and other gorillas who come to annex some of his family members. Unfortunately, Mugaruka lost one of his hand to a poacher’s trap and this has greatly hindered his ability to protect his family and as a result all his family members left him and joined Chimanuka hence leaving him in a solitude state.

 Other tourist attractions in Kahuzi Biega National Park include chimpanzees, monkeys as well as numerous bird species. Tourists activities in Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo include gorilla trekking and birding. While on a Congo safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park, you can decide to stay at any of the Congo safari accommodations in Kahuzi Beiga National Park and these include Orchids Safari Lodge, Exodus Hotel Bukavu, Lake Side Hotel Bukavu

 

 

 

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