The Sipi Falls Uganda is located in Kapchorwa, in Eastern Uganda. The Sipi Falls is home to the Sebei tribe. The magnificent Sipi Falls are located at the foothills of Mount Elgon National park, which is found at the boarders of Uganda and Kenya. Sipi Falls is made up of a series of three waterfalls. The Sipi Falls area is the trailhead for hike to Mount Elgon. Sipi Falls offer stunning views of Mount Elgon, Lake Kyoga and the Karamoja plains of North Eastern Uganda. The hikes at the Sipi Falls take between 3-7 hours and the hikes get very muddy on rain days.
There are different activities around the Sipi Falls
Hike to the three Sipi Falls: Hikes to the three water falls are available and are guided by local guides. The main and tallest one is 100m. This waterfall is also visible with views towards the valley and offers views of Mbale. The Sipi Falls is perfect for day adventures in Uganda. Between the Sipi falls area local communities and Arabica coffee plantations. Arabica coffee is the main cash crop grown in this area.
Abseiling in Sipi Falls Uganda:
Another activity around Sipi Falls is abseiling 100m down on one of the Sipi Falls. The activity is done from Rob’s Rock. Abseiling is fun and every adrenaline junkie would love it. In Uganda, abseiling takes place only at the Sipi Falls.
Coffee tours in Sipi Falls Uganda:
Arabica coffee is grown in Sipi. It is the world’s finest coffee. Coffee tours in Sipi falls area gives you an opportunity to learn about the process of growing this coffee. You will talk to the farmers, participate in picking the coffee beans if it is harvest time, roast them, pound them using local mortars and finally make yourself a cup of coffee. All proceeds from this tour go to the local communities.
Accommodation at Sipi Falls Uganda
There are different types of accommodations from Semi-luxury to budget accommodations in the Sipi Falls
Sipi River Lodge– This fine looking lodge is intimate and has beautiful views of one of the Sipi Waters. All semi-luxe rooms are self contained, spacious and cosy. The lodge has really great food and is perfect for escaping the bustle and hustles of city life. The lodge also has the budget rooms which are non self contained but with the same standards.
There are also other lodges and backpackers in the area and even campsites. Lacum lodge is mid range and Crow’s Nest is the budget option.
Getting to the Sipi Falls in Uganda
Road transport: It will take about 5 hours to get to Sipi Falls from Kampala. You will drive on Jinja road high way, a journey of about 268KM
Recommended tours to Sipi Falls by Gorilla Link Tours