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Sipi Falls is a series of 3 waterfalls found in eastern Uganda. Sipi Falls lie on the foothills of Mount Elgon, just on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park.

Most people intending to hike up Mount Elgon often start from Sipi, but the area attracts big numbers of visitors both Ugandan and from abroad.

Hiking the Sipi falls offer stunning views of the distant Karamoja plains below, and you get to learn about the local culture - especially the famous coffee.


On your visit to Sipi falls, you can take part in any of the following activities

  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Community visit
  • Coffee tour
  • Cave exploration
  • Abseiling
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fly fishing
  • Rock climbing

When To Visit

Sipi Falls can be visited at any time of the year but the best time is during the dry season months between June and September or December and February.

The changing seasons don't change the conditions much and the wet season is only a bit more slippery. Your local guide will often bring you some walking sticks - which is really helpful, regardless of the season.

Getting There

Sipi Falls is located about 270 kilometers East of Kampala and the drive takes around 5 hours. The road passes through Jinja and Mbale which are worth stops if you plan on exploring along the way.

Where To Stay

There are several accommodation options in the Sipi area to suit many preferences and budgets.

Additional accommodation can be easily found in Mbale town which is a drive of not more than 1.5 hours from Sipi Falls.