Sipi falls is found in Eastern Uganda about 276km from the Capital Kampala in the district of Kapchorwa in the North East of Sironko and Mbale districts.
The sipi area comprises of 3 water falls that lie on the edge of Mountain Elgon and the kenyan boarder, the area has got a cooler climate all year round than most parts of the country. Sipi falls offers a number of activities like the famous Sipi water falls visits, Rock climbing, Nature walk,coffee farming tours,caves visit and birding. It is a nice place to unwind, relax and literally chill out away from the hustle and bustle of uganda town.
Sipi River was named after the ‘Sep’, a plant indigenous to the banks of the River. Resembling a type of wild banana, Sep is a medicinal plant, the translucent green frond with a bolt of crimson rib is used for treating measles and fever.
The Sipi Falls area is commonly sarrounded by the sabiny people and a few Bagisu community who are famous for growing Arabic Coffee which is the main cash crop in the area. There are a quiet a few lodges that offer comfortable accommodation around sipi.
On clear days from the view points, you will be able to see the Karamoja plains, Bisna Lake in Kenya and a good view of all the 3 sipi water falls.
Sipi falls located in eastern Uganda in Kapchorwa district comprises of 3 water falls all near and in view of mount elgon near the western side of Kenya. The area around the sipi falls offers a breath taking moment with cool environment mostly with fresh airs coming down from Mountain Elgon. It can be a great place to visit and relax after hiking around the 3 water falls.
— Ssenyonga Moses
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