Sipi Falls is a series of three waterfalls in Eastern Uganda in the district of Kapchorwa, northeast of Sironko and Mbale. The waterfalls 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. The most popular route starts in Budadiri and follows the Sasa trail to the summit and then descends down the Sipi trail back into the Sipi Falls. Hikes around the falls offer stunning views of the Karamoja plains, Lake Kyoga, and the slopes of Mt. Elgon. This part of Uganda is known for Arabica coffee and our tours to Sipi Falls always allow a coffee expereince for coffee lovers. This experience sees you prepare your own coffee from scratch the traditional way using wood fire to roast, a wooden mortar and pestle to pound it into powder. This is usually a highlight for our visitors to Sipi Falls.
One Day Sipi Falls Tour Itinerary
One day at Sipi Falls will take you on a hike to the three waterfalls and give you an unforgettable experience of this mountain paradise. The day starts early 830AM, with a coffee experience where you get to learn about the history of coffee in this part of the world. Sipi area grows Arabica coffee which is graded some of the best in the world. You will walk through coffee plantations on this coffee while the local farmer/guide gives you information of the history of coffee in this part of the world and how it benefits the local people. You will then get an opportunity to make coffee from scratch the traditional way. You will drink your coffee and then proceed on the hike to Sipi falls 1 and 2. The view of the falls and the steam coming from the waterfalls is breath-taking and refreshing.