Sipi Falls, in the foothills of Mt Elgon, is a stunner – arguably the most beautiful waterfall in Uganda and East Africa. It is a series of three waterfalls separated by steep hillsides in Eastern Uganda in the district of Kapchorwa, northeast of Sironko and Mbale. Though the upper two are beautiful, it’s the 95m main drop that attracts the crowds, and most lodgings look out on to it. The view of the wide plains disappearing into the distance below is also spectacular. The Falls lie on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park near the Kenyan border. The Sipi Falls area is the starting point for many hikes up Mt. Elgon.
With a cooler climate than most of the country Sipi Falls is a nice place to unwind, relax and literally chill out away from the hustle and bustle of the towns and cities. Being on the foothills of Mt. Elgon, Sipi offers a number of alternative activities to the mainstream river activities in and around Jinja. Rob’s Rolling Rock, a local outfit trained by Italian climbers offers abseiling along the side of the main 100m Sipi waterfall as well as climbing on 14 bolted sport routes with a range of difficulty. Other activities include hiking around the local area and visiting the local waterfalls.
The Sipi River is named after the ‘Sep’, a plant indigenous to the banks of the River. Resembling a type of wild banana, Sep is a medicinal plant; the translucent green frond with a bolt of crimson rib is used for treating measles and fever.
The Sipi Falls area is particularly famous for locally grown Bugisu Arabica coffee. Bugisu Arabica only grows at an altitude of between 1,600 and 1,900 metres. Coffee tours are organized through guides with knowledge of coffee farming, processing and roasting. Profits from this go towards community projects.
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Falls Hiking Safari
Accommodation, (2 nights and 3 days safari)
Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner per hotel/camp menu.
Sightseeing/Activities listed above as per itinerary.
Transport and Transfers from Kampala by road
Applicable hotel tax and VAT
Tips & gratitude,
Laundry and other personal expenses.
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Minimum drinking age is 18 years
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