The Sipi falls walk is dream-like tour in the foothills of Mount Elgon National park. The village is home to four charming waterfalls on Sipi River.  Besides, the scenic views while driving to and from the destination are very impressive with the breath taking mountains and valleys generously offering wonderful photo opportunities. The highest and most popular of the three water falls is at 100m high. It is naturally located in an envelope of greenery and beautiful mountains with rainbows forming at its base. Walk to one or all of these truly striking waterfall and take the thrill of standing behind to feel refreshed by the cool breeze. When there, behind the falls, it is a completely a different world.  Make your visit to the Sipi falls walk and you will definitely take the unforgettable memories of Uganda with you.

Coffee is a local drink here and you will be offered a cup of fresh coffee all the time and in every home. Every family farms, roasts and brews their own coffee drink and you may choose to participate in the coffee making experience with the local family of your choice. You also have a chance to participate in a detailed village tour to take a good hint of the culture at the ancient caves, the cultural dance performances or visiting the local homestay where you can join the family members around pots of “ajono”, the local drink.  If you have time, ask to attend the cultural ceremony where you will appreciate the true culture of the Sabiny people indigenous to this side of Mount Elgon.

Even a short visit to Sipi is well worth doing, given the beauty of this area. The walks truly take you out of yourself and you will confirm that Sipi area and Mount Elgon is truly a must visit while in Uganda. These community activities can be easily organized from any accommodation/ hotel in Sipi area or at the Sipi guide’s association offices.

Activities:

  • Sipi falls walk
  • Sipi coffee experience tour.
  • Sipi village cultural walk.
  • Sipi cultural dance performance.

Check out the itinerary to this area, here.

Duration:

  • Each walk takes 2-3 hours basing on the pace of the trekkers.

Highlights

  • At the bottom of the fall, enjoy the view of the rocks with varying colors.
  • Realize the changing climate as it cools down when you get to the bottom of the falls
  • You have a chance of spotting unique wildlife like chameleons and brightly colored birds.
  • Taking the scenic views of the area from every location of your stay.
  • Roasting poundings and making yourself a cup of self-processed organic coffee.

What to bring:

  • Walking shoes
  • Layers and water proof / Wind jacket (weather is changeable)
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat and sun cream
  • Drinks and snacks can be purchased at the area
  • Binoculars and camera (optional)
  • Plastic bag to protect cameras etc.
  • Walking stick will be provided at the starting point.

You can book this community tour through this website at no additional cost. Uganda trip provides you the gateway to all parts of Uganda’s parks, landscapes and communities. We are happy to organize your visit, arrange your transportation to Mount Elgon area or provide more information about the Sipi falls village tours experience.

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