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Sipi Falls Nature walk- 3 – 5 hours

Sipi Falls, Sipi, Uganda
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4 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people



The Sipi falls nature walk is a popular hiking and sightseeing activity in Uganda. This walk takes you to the Sipi falls, a series of three beautiful waterfalls located on the foothills of Mount Elgon, in the Eastern part of Uganda.

The nature walk typically starts at the Sipi village called Kapkwirok. The journey starts by descending down to the valley through the gorge and the community land to the base of the first waterfall. The first waterfall, known as “Sep-Kapsururul” meaning Sipi Falls is the highest of the three falls with a height of 100 meters. From the base of the first waterfall, the hike takes you on a steep ascent through a ladder to the natural Kaptum caves, as you ascend to the top of the mountain view. While on the top, you have a chance to view the beautiful landscape along the Sipi river.

Next, you continue with the hike to the second waterfall, known as the chepkui, which is the smallest among all the falls standing at a height of  65 meters. It is here, where you find the man-made salty cave.  The walk continues from the bottom of the waterfalls by ascending through the beautiful landscape, rapid falls, natural swimming pool, coffee plantations, banana plantations, and traditional homestays unto the last waterfalls.

The last waterfalls, also called “Kapsurul chebukock”, stands at a height of 85 meters. This waterfall is unique among all the three waterfalls. It has a tunnel of 100 meters going underground: it has twin caves that were used for child namings, and wild bananas which were used by the sabiny years back as a traditional medicine for treating measles among small children. It also has a twin rainbow as its other unique feature.

It is important to be well-prepared for the nature walk, including bringing appropriate clothing and gear, such as waterproof clothing, hiking boots, and a hat as it gets hot sometimes during the hike on a dry season. The trail can be slippery when wet in the rainy season, so it is important to be careful and take your time.

Overall, the Sipi falls nature walk offers a unique and unforgettable experience, with beautiful landscapes, rich culture, and a chance to explore the natural beauty of the area. It’s an opportunity for adventure seekers and nature lovers to explore the stunning waterfalls, and beautiful landscapes and experience the culture and way of life of the local communities.

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  • Waterfall Hike: The main activity on a Sipi Falls nature walk is hiking to the three beautiful waterfalls located in the foothills of Mount Elgon. The trail takes visitors to Sipi Falls 1, Sipi Falls 2 and Sipi Falls 3, each waterfall offering a unique and spectacular view. The hike takes visitors through a dense forest, with the chance to see different species of birds and other wildlife.
  • Cultural Visits: Visitors can also have a chance to interact with the local communities and learn about their culture and way of life. Many of the hiking trails pass through villages, giving hikers the opportunity to meet local people and learn about their customs and traditions.
  • Bird Watching: The area surrounding Sipi falls is home to a wide variety of bird species, making it a great destination for bird watching enthusiasts. Some of the bird species found in the area include the Black and White Casqued Hornbill, African Goshawk and the Black-collared Apalis
  • Camping and Picnicking: Visitors get to enjoy picnicking or camping on the mountain, with several designated areas available for these activities. This is a great way to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the mountain.
  • Photography: The tour offers a lot of opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture the natural beauty of the waterfalls and the surrounding landscapes.
  • Rock Climbing and abseiling: The area surrounding the falls also offers opportunities for rock climbing and abseiling enthusiasts.
  • Coffee and Tea Experience: Visitors can also learn about the traditional coffee and tea-making process, and take a tour of the local coffee and tea plantation.

  • Entrance Fees: The cost of the tour typically includes the entrance fees, which are required for all visitors to Sipi falls area.
  • Guide Services: A professional and experienced guide will be provided for the duration of the hike. The guide will be able to provide information about the falls and its history, as well as assist with navigation and safety on the trails.
  • First Aid: Basic first aid supplies will be provided on the tour, in case of any injuries or emergencies.
  • Drinking water
  • Hiking Certificate
  • Snacks on the walk
  • Walking stick
  • Personal gear and equipment: Hikers are expected to bring their own gear and equipment, such as hiking boots, clothing, and other personal items. We offer hiking gear rental, at an additional cost.
  • Travel insurance: Travel insurance is not included in the cost of the tour and is the responsibility of the hikers to arrange it on their own.
  • Tips and gratuities: Tips and gratuities for the guide, and other staff are not included in the cost of the tour and are at the discretion of the hikers.
  • Personal expenses: Any personal expenses such as souvenirs, phone calls, alcohol, and other miscellaneous items are not included in the cost of the tour.
  • Vaccinations and Medications: Any vaccinations or medications required for the tour are not included in the cost of the tour and are the responsibility of the hikers to arrange.
  • Local traditional lunch
  • Extra nights accommodation

Tour's Location

Sipi Falls, Sipi, Uganda


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Lets go Sipi



Great walk!

Really enjoyed the nature walk around Sipi, the waterfalls are very nice. I recommend going with Moses especially, he is a really great guide and took us for an amazing local lunch as well. :)
Lets go Sipi


Superb walk where we enjoyed the 3 impressive waterfalls of Sipi. In addition of being very nice and a pleasant hiking companion, Moses is an excellent guide who knows everything about the region. I highly recommend !
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Jocelyn Haines


Memorable experience!

Moses was an incredible host and guide who made the experience very easy to navigate and educational. The walk itself was scenic and the coffee tour was very educational and fun to take part in. Even though it rained the whole second half of the walk, it was a wonderful and memorable experience that I would 1000/10 recommend anyone visiting Sipi to take part in.
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