1 day Siipi falls Hiking Safari gets you to the fountain of rambling Sipi falls, a phenomenon to many visitors, both locals and foreigners, who visit yearly. Sipi falls is regarded as one of the most romantic places in Uganda,the falls are a series of three prominent waterfalls, with the longest drops as high 100m. The second waterfall drops 75m below and has upper cascades before the plunge. The third water fall measures 85m and is tall and columnar.
Siipi falls has a vigorous flow with mist and even creates mini rainbows when the sun hits it! However, there are countless other less prominent falls nearby. They can be a wonderful place to bring a loved one to spend some quality time together. The falls pick their water as it flows from the slopes of Mountain Elgon.Located in Eastern Uganda in Kapchorwa District, North East of Mbale and Sironko, coordinates: 1.20’16’N 34.22’46’E, the fallsare situated at the edge of Mount Elgon National Park near the Kenyan border 55km north of Mbale District.
When to go to Sipi Falls
Sipi falls is a nice place to visit all year round. Uganda has tropical climate and this means that it is warm all year and has no drastic changes. Sipi falls itself is always cool, in fact cooler than all the areas around and is a wonderful place to visit to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. As mentioned before a swim in the Sipi waters can be next to heavenly and the environment is good for meditation. The scenery will have you thanking God for his creation.
Where to lodge when in Sipi Falls
Sipi falls has many safari lodges around the area that you can stay at to enjoy the cool environment in the area and relax and wind down. In case you are backpacking, the Crow’s Nest is a good place to stay. Cows Nest is situated 2000m on the slopes of mountain Elgon. It offers a stunning view of the Sipi falls and the slopes of the mountain. It is made up of a number of dome tents and provides very little luxuries and is thus perfect if on a small budget.
Hiking Sipi falls
Hiking Sipi falls is a very good option for tourists who go to Sipi falls. You can pick from numerous popular waterfall walks. These can be as short and simple as 15 minutes or as strenuous as hikes all day. However the cool breeze of the Sipi falls will offer a lot of comfort.
This is a short excursion to Sipi Water Falls. It will offer you great opportunity to hike, experience cultural activities and extreme sports such as tandem paragliding, rock climbing and abseiling! This is a great place worthy spending even more than one day and explore the incredible four waterfalls falls that make up the Sipi Waterfalls. It’s a home to a series of three spectacular waterfalls, some of the best Arabica coffee in the world, world class mountain biking and beautiful sunsets!
The ultimate Sipi Water Falls sits just outside Mount Elgon National Park which is the home of an incredible number of bird species as well as being the largest volcanic base in the world.
Sipi Falls is a place to enjoy the challenges of the mountains, and also a place just to relax and unwind in a cool peaceful climate, a destination that offers a variety activities including Mt Elgon Expeditions and day hikes, Archery, Bird Watching, Trekking, coffee tours, hiking, rock Climbing/ Abseiling, Mountain Biking and trout fishing. After all the above we shall call it end of safari tour and drive back to Kampala. Meal Plan; Lunch