Sipi Falls Hike
Sipi Falls is situated at the foothills of Mountain Elgon National Park 2 miles northeast of the town of Sipi and 170 miles from the capital Kampala. Lying at an altitude of approximately 1,775 meters on the mountain’s northeastern foot slopes. The Magnificent Sipi Falls hike is comprised of a series of three pretty waterfalls formed by river Sipi as it vigorously cascades downhill from the upper slopes of Mountain Elgon into the Kyoga Basin with mist and fog that forms mini rainbows when the sun hits it. The highest, biggest, and often referred to as the main fall drops from the height of 100m a little bigger than the other two falls while the second waterfall drops 75 meters below and has upper cascades before the plunge. The third waterfall drops about 85 meters in a columnar shape. The easily accessed of the three are the 85m and 65m falls although the 100m falls attract more travelers.
Conceivably the most astonishing, peaceful, and magnificent waterfall in Uganda, Sipi Falls is considered one of the most romantic places in Uganda worth exploring with your loved ones enjoying the breathtaking scenic beauty and sightseeing while on a Ugandan wildlife safari and or mountain hiking adventures. Catch a glimpse of the sunrise and sunset moments whilst sipping local beers, local coffee, and tea, or picnic bites with our experienced local guides at an elevated spot that allows you to enjoy the most photogenic moments of a lifetime.
A stopover at Mountain Elgon national park to catch a glimpse of the astonishingly majestic sipi falls through the sipi falls hike is the best way to relax as you prepare to hike Mountain Elgon’s Wagagai Peak, undertake other tourism activities in Mountain Elgon as well as take a break from the long drive heading to Kidepo valley national park on explore Uganda safaris. Once you reach the falls, you will feel your distress disappear as the very quiet, cool, and refreshing environment allows you to meditate and forget about your lengthy hike.
Other activities at Sipi Falls
There are a lot more interesting and adventurous activities that an enthusiastic traveler can venture into besides the the Sipi falls hike. Some of these activities include the following;
Sipi Falls is practically the best place in Uganda where one can undertake abseiling. The activity is conducted at the main waterfall (Chebonet Falls) with Well-trained and best-quality equipment known as rappels. Abseiling at Sipi Falls is a thrilling and unforgettable experience that one must indulge in to discover the uniqueness of these magnificent falls.
Sipi Falls local coffee tour
Indulging yourself in the Sipi Falls local coffee tour by visiting the nearby local tea plantations is another extremely exciting and refreshing activity. The local guide and farmers will usher you into the entire process of coffee, from the plant to the coffee bean, observing how it grows, ripens, harvested up to the final stage of brewing into the cup using local and indigenous methods. The coffee is majorly Arabica coffee and it is arguably the best coffee in the pearl of Africa.
The Sabinyi culture is one of the traditional institutions in Uganda that constitutes a wide range of cultural norms and traditions starting with the folk dances, and traditional dressing codes as well as their very well-organized way of life emulated by the community. What sets these amazing people apart from other cultures male circumcision. This is a cultural norm practiced by all the males in this region as a sign of turning boys into men. This is a highly praised sign of adulthood that once you are not circumcised, you are not allowed to sit at the table of elders. This is shared with their brothers in the Gishu people in Mbale. This culture became popular of the infamous female circumcision that has been reduced over the years due to much pressure from women’s rights pressure groups.
Another astonishing way of exploring the majestic Sipi Falls is undertaking a biking tour. This is the most adventurous and thrilling option as one ride through the cool and chilly mountains.
Contact Lifetime Africa Expeditions to get in touch with our safari specialists and graft customized tours to the view the Sipi Falls.