Sipi falls is located in Kapchorwa district, the eastern part of Uganda, situated at the edge of mountain Elgon national park near Kenyan border, 55km from Mbale town sipi falls is known by both foreigners and the locals, is one of the most visited falls in Uganda, it picks its water from the mount Elgon slopes. Sipi falls can be the starting point for hikers who can manage to climb up to mountain Elgon.
Sipi falls got its name from the local plant which used to grow along sipi riverbank called the ‘’Sep’’ that was used for medicinal purposes to treat diseases like fever and measles among others.Sipi falls package is amidst our gorilla trekking tour
Sipi falls are divided into three different protruding waterfalls, with the first waterfalls having the longest drop of 100 meters, the second waterfalls dropping up to 85 meters with an upper cascade before the plunge and the last waterfalls having a drop of 75 meters, it is tall and columnar.
Sipi falls creates a mini rainbow in the morning after being hit by the sun which is globetrotting and also familiar to flow with very powerful mist form, although there are many other waterfalls alongside Sipi falls they are not superior like the mighty Sipi falls.
Activities to do when you are at Sipi Falls
Rappelling, is a sporting activity of descending from the top to the bottom of the rocks and slopes with abrading device that is attached to one’s harness, abseiling is an exceptional experience one would not want to miss when they visit Sipi falls, abseiling is not for people with heart problems or people who faint.
Mountain Elgon climbing, is an enjoyable alternative to more strenuous climbs in East Africa with five peaks being shared by shared two countries, just image an ancient on this volcano standing in solitary and silent for millennia, being surrounded by a caldera with its tallest diameter of about eight kilometers at the wagagai peak accompanied by dotted crater lakes as well as hot springs that was formed as a result of Pleistocene glacial activity
Arabica coffee plantations, these coffee plantations are found along the Sipi river banks in Bugisu region due to the fertile soils and favorable climatic conditions in this area, tourists can witness how Ugandans locally make coffee by participating in the sorting and roasting processes.one can learn everything about coffee by visiting a local farmer so that they take through the whole process of coffee making, then you will be able to treasure every cup of coffee you take.
Cultural tour at sipi falls, cultural visit takes you to the local communities around Sipi falls who are the sebei and the bagisu with different beliefs, customs, and traditional norms, these communities have local foods like malewa which are made from bamboo shoots for Bagisu and also initiation of boys into adulthood (male circumcision days in Bugisu).
Bird watching, Sipi falls is gifted by different bird species that can be spotted in the areas of mount Elgon national park, such birds include Jackson's francolin, lammergeyer, African blue flycatcher, black collared Apalis, Baglagetcht weaver, bush shrikes ,tecazze sunbird ,black-shouldered kite among other bird species.
Mountain biking, biking can be best done both in the morning and evening,biking adventure has been adored in a thrilling tourists activities which take approximately 1.5 hours to complete,it kicks off from sipi trading center to Chema hill in Kapchorwa town, it allows travelers to view Karamoja plains, magnificent waterfalls, unique vegetation terrain, mammals and birds.
Hiking, Sipi falls hiking takes one to the very many routes up to mount Elgon, the charming beauty about hiking in this area is the chilly weather that surrounds the falls is gratifying guided by a travel expert.
Spot fishing, visitors can have a good time trying different techniques used in catching fish like flying method, though is reminded to carry their fishing gears /equipment and this activated is mostly recommended for people who love fishing.