3 Days Sipi Falls Hike Tour Safari Overview

Sipi Falls is located in Sipi village, Kapchorwa district in eastern Uganda. Sipi falls is a series of three spectacular waterfalls which lie on the foothills of Mount Elgon. The Sipi falls are an amazing attraction and one not to miss while visiting the eastern region of Uganda. The drive from Kampala to Jinja through Mbale to Kapchorwa takes about 4-5 hours.

Sipi Falls

Sipi Falls

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Pickup from your hotel/airport pickup/transfer to Sipi falls
  • Day 2: Hiking, local coffee processing experience, and cultural experience.
  • Day 3: Return to Kampala.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Kampala>Sipi falls. Leave Kampala around 7:00 am with a pick up from the hotel of your residence. Drive through Jinja highway to eastern Uganda. Catch a glimpse of the most amazing features along the way; Mabira rain forest and River Nile in Jinja. Lunch will be had along the way. You will drive through Mbale town to Kapchorwa. Upon arrival, you will check in at the lodge and choose to take an evening walk to the adjacent communities or relax at the lodge as you await the next day’s activity. 

Day 2: Hiking, local coffee processing experience and cultural experience. Shortly after your breakfast, start the trek to the falls. It can you about 3 hours depending on the productivity of the walk. Along the way, you have lots of things to see like the Von Hohnel’s chameleon and birds. It is known that Mount Elgon is among Uganda’s top destinations for birds. You will come across different beautiful types of birds like Tacazze Sunbird, Mountain Wagtail, Red-winged Starling, and Red-backed Shrike. Later, head to the lower slopes of Mount Elgon where you will come across popular coffee farms. You can choose to join a household where you can get hands-on through the experience of local coffee processing. Thereafter, move to the local communities inhibited by the Sabiny, a tribe with interesting ancient cultures most known for the male circumcision, the local cultural dances are also quite interesting to look at. Head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Sabiny cultural circumcision ceremony

Sabiny cultural circumcision ceremony

Day 3: Sipi falls>Kampala. Enjoy your breakfast, check out and return back to Kampala or Entebbe with a few stopovers along the way like going through Mbale city and visiting River Mpologoma. Arrive in Kampala and have lunch. After lunch, optional drop off at your hotel or the airport for your flight.

Accommodation is booked in accordance with your preferences and depending on your budget and availability. 

Package includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • Accommodation according to our agreement
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled water (2 bottles per day)
  • Meals included till dinner

Package excludes

  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Laundry services
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees