Sipi Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in the eastern part of Uganda near mount Elgon national park, near the town of Kapchorwa. The falls are situated on the foothills of Mount Elgon, which is an extinct volcano and the eighth-highest mountain in whole Africa. Sipi Falls is one of the main attractions in the Mount Elgon area and is known for its stunning, fascinating and natural beauty.
The falls consist of a series of three waterfalls along the Sipi River, each with its own very unique charm. The first waterfall is the tallest and most powerful, cascading down from a higher altitude. The other two waterfalls are also impressive and create a picturesque setting surrounded by lush greenery and steep cliffs.
Sipi Falls has become a popular destination for both local and international tourists, offering opportunities for hiking, trekking, and bird watching in the surrounding Mount Elgon National Park. Visitors can take guided walks to explore the trails leading to the different viewpoints of the falls, providing breathtaking and soul lifting views of the fantastic landscapes of this amazing and beautiful area.
In addition to its natural beauty, the Sipi Falls area is known for its coffee plantations. Coffee tours are available, allowing visitors to learn about the coffee-making process and taste locally grown and roasted coffee.
Sipi Falls offers a tranquil and refreshing environment, making it a perfect getaway for nature lovers and those seeking outdoor adventure in Uganda.
Because Sipi Falls is located at an altitude of 1600 meters, the climate is very pleasant during the day, making it an ideal place to relax with a book in one of the accommodations with a view of the Sipi waterfall. Sipi Falls is one of the most fertile areas of Uganda and is therefore incredibly green and lush, with many flowers and plant species, among which colorful chameleons hide. For travelers who have a little more time to spare and would like to experience ‘the real’ Uganda, Sipi Falls is a fantastic stop in the little-visited East of Uganda!
The Sipi Falls area is the starting point of several walks, including a tough climb to the top of Mount Elgon. Several less difficult walks can be undertaken in the area around the Sipi & Sisyi waterfalls. Accompanied by a local guide, you visit a coffee plantation, coffee is even exported from the Sipi Falls area to, among others, the Dutch coffee specialty store Simon Levelt. Bugisu Arabica only grows at an altitude of 1600 – 1900m. During the visit to the plantation, the Ugandan working method and the coffee process are explained in more detail. Furthermore, during this walk you will experience pure Africa and you will also drink a banana beer in the traditional way with the locals. The profits from these walks go directly to local community projects.
Visiting Sipi Falls is an unforgettable experience. We organize trips to Sipi Falls throughout the year. Our trip takes us to Kapchorwa where you reach the base of the Sipi falls, and hike with our knowledgeable guides as you explore the 3 falls. You’ll have incredible views of three majestic waterfalls cascading down steep cliffs as you make your way up the mountain. When you reach the top, take some time to explore and marvel at the beauty of Sipi Falls. You can also go whitewater rafting or take a guided bird-watching tour if you have extra time.
However, in most cases, Ugandans like visiting Sipi falls on weekends, because weekdays they be working. Another time they visit Sipi falls is holidays like Easter holiday, Christmas holidays. But Sipi falls is open for visit all the time, with the local guides available to guide you through this ultimate walk on the falls, as well as offering you information.
This is an up market lodge found in Sipi falls region, it has a nice view since it is near the water falls, it is safe and secure with comfortable and en suite rooms such as those that have elegant designs, those offering better views of the water falls. There are various cottages and Bandas with various names like the Chepkui cottage, Kapsurur cottage, and the Piswa and Sasa Bandas among others.
There are various facilities provided by this lodge like the stylish bar, nice veranda, a reading longue, a dining room.
This is a moderate/midrange resort located in the sipi region. This lodge has 5 comfortable thatched cottages which are equipped with private facilities. It has a very good restaurant that provides local and international cuisine and also a nice bar area where to enjoy your drink from.
Sipi falls resort is just a place to stay on your tour to sipi falls, the rooms are classified as double, single, twin, triple, family occupancy. These rooms also provide a nice view of the green vegetation and the romantic and beautiful waterfalls.
This is also a midrange lodge; it is an impressive lodge to stay in, it is on a certain cliff which offers you a great view of the Sipi waterfalls. It has wooden Bandas that are made of timber and grass thatched; there are toilets and bathrooms and suite but it has like 3 non-self-contained Bandas so these rooms are cheaper than the self-contained rooms.
The lodge also has space for camping where clients can pitch their tents.
Located on the slopes of mountain Elgon, and favors all kinds of guests such as the luxury, midrange and Budget travelers. So you can book in basing on your room preference rooms.
But in this instance someone visiting sipi falls would be advised to book accommodation in ‘Noah’s Ark Sipi Falls Resort’ especially if he/she is a budget traveler. This accommodation also has tents.
It is a campsite for budget travelers and it overlooks the 3 amazing Sipi waterfalls and other great sceneries like Mount Elgon peaks. The local staff of this place is good and friendly.
While in this campsite you can easily go for some activities such as village walks, coffee plantation tours, hiking to the sipi falls, trekking Mount Elgon and rock climbing.