Sipi falls are situated in Eastern Uganda particularly in Kapchorwa district 277km drive from the city Kampala. These falls lie on the foothills of Mount Elgon very close to the edge of Mount Elgon National Park neighboring the Uganda and Kenya border. These falls derived their name from a local term called Sep which is referred to as wild banana grown along the banks of the Sipi River. Locally, this indigenous plant is referred to as medicine that treats fever and measles to the people around the area. These falls are in three categories each flowing from a different a different altitude whereby the highest falls drop from an altitude of 100 meters that is also referred to as the main waterfall because it’s the last fall on the series.
This fall is the biggest of other two which give a beautiful scenery on both sides of the area. Evidently, these falls are known to be the most romantic of all in the country because of their wonderful appearance. Your 3 Days Ssipi Falls Tour can be an amazing experience that you can’t afford to miss. Book Your Tour Now!
3 Days Ssipi Falls Tour
Map to Ssipi Falls
Day 1- Arrival at Entebbe
Arrival at Entebbe airport and met by our tour guide.
Day 2- Entebbe to Ssipi Falls (Approx 5hr 30mins)
Picked up from your overnight accommodation and proceed to Entebbe for a briefing at the Alpha Wild Safaris Limited offices.
On your first day of the 3 Days Ssipi Falls Tour, We pick you up at your lodging for the journey to Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda, a 5 hour journey past the Mabira Forest, then onward to Sipi Falls where we check in at the Lacam Lodge or Sipi Falls Resort (or hotel of your choice in the area) for the next two nights. There are a number of backpackers / campsites in the area offering a range of budget accommodations.
Enjoy a delightful lunch, most with local ingredients grown around the Mount Elgon area, even the coffee or tea comes from around here. Both Lodges have an excellent cuisine that you will enjoy for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
After Lunch we begin to explore the nearby main Sipi Falls which is a set of 3 falls, there are caves behind the main falls. Be on the look for lots of birds to discover as you climb all the way to the top of the falls. The views are breathtaking, the hike takes about 2½ hours and make for a great afternoon.
Keep an eye open for Tacazze, Sunbirds , Turacos and Hornbill birds as many are in the area.Return to Lodging for dinner and a wonderful view of the scenery around you. Enjoy the sunset and also get a good night’s rest.
Morning Breakfast at lodging, a packed lunch for the day and off we go for a day of hiking and birding on Mount Elgon. We take a short drive to the Mount Elgon Exploration Center we take a day trail montane and bamboo forests, there are splendid views of Mount Elgon and the valleys below. Fields of wildflowers, butterflies, and birds such as the black and white casqued Hornbill, Hartlaub’s Turaco, bar-tailed Trogon, grey throated Barbet, Montane Oriole, Mountain Greenbull and Black Collared Apalis to name just a few.
We enjoy our picnic lunch along the way and return to the lodging facility in the late afternoon. Dinner and rest on Mount Elgon. This marks the end of the second day of your 3 Days Ssipi Falls Tour.
Breakfast and then it off for Jinja where we go to the source of the Nile River Park and see where the White Nile and Lake Victoria merge. Lunch at the Sunset Hotel or Hotel Paradise, both overlooking the Nile River. We used to include Bujagali falls on this trip but the falls are now flooded with the new dam water. The falls have been turned into a dam.
Back to Kampala to your Hotel, we can certainly arrange your hotel stay in Uganda from budget to up-market facilities.
We enjoy our picnic lunch along the way and return to the lodging facility in the late afternoon. Dinner and rest on Mount Elgon. This is the end of the breathtaking 3 Days Ssipi Falls Tour.
The 3 Day Private Safari-includes:
• 3 day private 4X4 Vehicle and fulltime English speaking driver/guide
• Hike to the Sipi falls.
• Sipi Falls ranger/guide.
• 2 nights full board lodging.
• Visit to the source of the Nile River.
• Bottled Water for the trip.
• Return day lunch at your preferred Jinja restaurant/hotel.