The Ultimate reward Sezibwa falls hiking and cycling Trail

The Ultimate reward Sezibwa hiking and cycling trail was designed out of the question 'Which is the nearest waterfall to Kampala?'

It is a gruelling 35km hiking and 25km cycling trail passing in the urban back routes of Mutungo, Namanve, Namilyango, Namawojolo and finally reaching Sezibwa falls in Mukono which will be the ultimate reward.

Same day departure back to Kampala with camping over at the falls as optional. 

The camp site is just overlooking the beautiful falls and you can have the glorious view and listen to the thunder of the falls in resonance with the birds and waving trees. The pool at the falls is good enough for recovery with a dip into the culturally significant Sezibwa river.

What is the hike day plan?

We set off from ring road Mutungo hill(meeting point) at 7 a.m, trek for 3 hours and stop for breakfast, an out of pocket expense and you are highly encouraged to pack enough snacks. There is an escort van to help carry extra luggage if needed.
We proceed on the hike for 4 hours and stop to have lunch and a break. Lunch will be provided by Sunny Outdoors.
Then we sojourn on for the last hour or hours to our ultimate destination.

At Sezibwa falls, we shall set  have a picnic, snack, Swim in the river and take a scenic walk to the waterfall top.

Departure for Kampala.

What is the cycling day plan?

We set off from Lugogo mall meeting point at 7 am and drive to Mukono town for an hour. We start cycling at 9am latest. The cycling lasts for at most 4 hours for the slowest cyclist to reach sezibwa falls. fastest time is usually 1 and a half hours. At Sezibwa fall we shall have lunch and explore the waterfalls and sorroundings. We depart by van back to kampala at 4pm.


Can you handle the hike or cycling?

It is a relatively challenging hike to last over 8 hours for 35Km but a beginner trail for cycling.

Though we make it easier with having a gear carrier and escort van on the route which can also accomodate the really tired hikers and cyclists as everyone has to get to see the ultimate reward.

Directions to the meeting point for hikers at Mutungo (Former Afrique suites) 

Directions to meeting point for cyclists- Lugogo mall

What you need to pack?

It is a long day's hike with optional over night camping at the end so you need to pack hiking and camping gear. What to exactly pack depends on personal comforts and if you are camping over.

Hiking gear:
Hiking backpack
Hiking boots or running shoes
Thick hiking socks
Hiking pants
Waterproof jacket or poncho
Quick dry and light hiking shirt
Sun hat
Sun glasses
Neck gaiter or buff
Sunscreen/sun protection cream
Hiking pole
Hydration pack

This blog post on the Sunny Outdoors website can help

Cycling gear

Cycling clothes- sweat wicking and quick dry 
Light rain jacket
Water and water bottle or bladder
Sunglasses, sunhat and sunscreen
Some cash

Don't forget lots of water and snacks.

October 12th 2024 hiking event

For Ugx. 80,000 You can book for the hike here  or make payment to MTN momopay code 150750

Fee includes: Lunch, snacks, water, park entrance, guide, the experience and transportation back to Kampala.

It is free for Sunny Outdoors members and  10% off for Mountain club of Uganda members.

May 4th 2024 cycling event

For ugx 200,000 and ugx 100,000 with your own bike, you can book for the cycling event here 

Fee includes: Lunch, snacks, water, park entrance, guide, the experience and transportation

Contact: Sunny +256702590664

See you on the trail ☺