Things to Do in Sipi Falls : However, Sipi falls lies in different areas of Mount Elgon, it is impossible to view them at the same time but they can be visited in one day. The paths to these falls covers 7km to 8km as you walk and it wakes around 3 hours to visit all the falls. You need to be fit in the body and a walking sticks to give you support since you go through some steep adventure and in case it rains the paths get slippery.

There is different starting point for the hike depends on which waterfall to visit. If you have lesser time you are advised to start with main waterfall and continue with others later. The hiking experience is done by expert local guides who will inform you about the historical and geographical back ground of the area and the hiking experience is amazing.

Abseiling &Rock climbing

This activity is done at the major water fall and is most enjoyed by adventurous travelers.

Equipment to use are rappels which are used as availed and there are skilled guides to guide you through this exciting adventure. Abseiling at these majestic falls is memorable way to explore them from a unique perspective. You can abseil down the tallest waterfall, which stands at 100 meters tall and takes in the impressive views of the surrounding valley. This experience is suitable for both beginners and experienced adventurers. You can abseil with confidences.

Coffee plantation visit

The coffee plantation is located lower slopes of Mount Elgon.  The coffee is majorly Arabica coffee and grows within altitudes 1600meter and 1900meter, it is the cash crop to the Bagishu and Sabiny area.

During your visit, you will learn how coffee is processed.

Cultural encounters

This activity offers a lot to see   like the Sabiny and Bagishu who basically stay around sipi. Enjoy their way of life like dress code, traditional dances that is can be organized by the community. If you visit during the time of circumcisions is exciting.


Birding here is commonly done around mountain Elgon National Park harboring over 300 bird species. You can also watch various bird species while seated in the beautiful garden of Sipi River lodge.

Mountain Biking

This activity is adventurous to ride your bike on the Rocky Mountains, something to remember always.

Visit the Sipi River

Things to Do in Sipi Falls

Besides visiting the 3 waterfalls, you can take part in visiting the Sipi River surrounded with beautiful vegetation including the ‘Sep plant’ which is where the name Sipi was derived. Enjoying a walk along this river it’s beautiful.

Accommodation in and out Sipi falls – Uganda Safaris;

There is a bucket of accommodation facilities in Sipi region, ranging from luxurious /up market, Mid-range and Budget include; Sipi Heritage Lodge, Noah’s Ark Hotels Lacam lodge, Sipi falls resort, Crown Nest Rest camp among others.

How to get there;

From Kampala city to Sipi takes you about 6 to 7 hours about 277kilometers. The drive to Eastern Uganda goes on Jinja road passing via the outskirts of Jinja town. Then go through Mbale town as you head to Kapchorwa the home to the unique sipi falls. Road transport is quite rewarding with beautiful green vegetation and rocks along the slopes of Mountain Elgon.

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