Sipi Falls Visitor’s Guide | Sipi Falls Tour

Sipi falls is one of the widely known jewels of East Africa. It is found in the Kapchorwa district, approximately 277 square kilometers from Kampala; the capital of Uganda.

At its bottom, Sipi falls has a beautifully appearing rainbow with romantic sprinkling water in nearby distance, and this sprinkled water gives one a natural shower.

Sipi falls is truly a beautiful and romantic place to be. Book your trip with Jewel Safaris to Sipi falls.

Sipi Falls offers three main activities:

  • World-class hiking,
  • Tasty and famous Arabica coffee garden tours,
  • And an ultimate quality mind relief away from the hustle and bustle of Kampala.
  • And an ultimate quality mind relief away from the hustle and bustle of Kampala.

Attractions in Sipi Falls

The water at the second falls drops and goes underground, flowing and coming out after some distance of underground flow. This means taking caution while here should be so paramount because the speed at which it drops and flows is just very terrific and worse still it flows out of the plunge pool from the underground bridge.

Sipi Falls

It’s made up of three falls originating in the foothills of Mountain Elgon, just at the edge of Mount Elgon National Park nearing the Kenyan-Uganda border.

The highest falls are also doubled as the main falls that drop from a height of 100m and it is the last fall in the series, this fall is a little bigger than the other two but all the three bestow to provide Uganda a beautiful scenery.

Sipi falls is renowned as the ‘most romantic falls’ in Uganda and one can prove this upon reaching this place. It’s just the best place to be for a weekend. This can serve as a venue to kick off with most hikes to Mt. Elgon.

Also hiking to the top of these falls gives a clear scenic view of; Lake Kyoga, the Karamoja low lands, coffee plantations, and other surrounding areas.

An ultimate visiting experience to Sipi falls.

The cooler climate is a pleasant reform to the humidity of the lowlands. The fertile soils of the extinct volcano, Mt. Elgon, have transformed Sipi Falls into the producer of the finest Arabica coffee with the best blend in the world and if you have not tasted it yet, you are missing too much.

As tourists go hiking, rains can drop unnoticed thus making hiking difficult but it also has a thrill of an experience of its own. In conclusion, Sipi falls is a place for chilling, loosening up, and relaxing from the congested busy tarmacked cities.

The hospitality of the community of the Sabiny and Bagisu, staying within the area is an additional reason to visit Sipi falls. These people are farmers who grow food crops like Irish, carrots, passion fruits, cabbages, and many more and the main cash crop grown being Arabica. The coffee is grown in the altitudes between 1600metres and 1900metres above sea level.  More fun activities here include visiting these plantations and can be organized by local guides like the Sipi tour guiding community.

One can make this a weekend get away from the city, part of the Jinja tour activities, and just grab a moment at the “ romantic falls” It’s also possible to make it as a stopover point for the Kidepo Valley National Park tour through the Pian Upe route.

Sipi Falls

Top Things to do around Sipi Falls

  • Hiking to the top of the falls and Mount Elgon which is the fourth tallest mountain in East Africa and the best time of the year to climb it is during the dry seasons.
  • Mountain Biking: This is done in Mount Elgon National Park.
  • Rock Climbing: This is quite an exhilarating activity and is best done while on a journey to the top of the falls or Mount Elgon as one heads to see Africa’s largest caldera.
  • Trout Fishing
  • Sabiny– Imbalu (Circumcision). This takes place in August and December of any even year but December is preferred by many tourists. The ceremony is done publicly and many people come to witness it. Prior to the circumcision act, street processions are conducted which gives an opportunity for one to visit his relatives.
  • Swimming at the natural pool.

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