Encountering sipi falls – Uganda safari news
Sipi falls located in the east of Uganda is one of the famous Uganda safari attractions appearing in its natural picturesque overlooking the Elgon Mountain and the close to the boarder of Kenya. The Sipi Falls is positioned in the Kapchorwa district which is in the north east of Mbale and Sironko.
The Sipi falls Area is a popular starting point for a range of hikes on Mount Elgon which is the fourth tallest in East Africa and the eighth on African continent. The famous route which commences at Budadiri following Sasa Trail heading to the summit before descending down the Sipi trail and then back to Sipi Falls is within the Sipi fall and offers travelers on safaris in Uganda a considerable hiking experience.
The hiking encounters around Sipi falls offer impressive views of the plains of Karamoja, Mount Elgon slopes and the gigantic Lake Kyoga which is the second largest fresh water lake in Uganda. The adventure exploration to Sipi Falls by travelers planning safaris to Uganda can be arranged through private tour operators including Prime Safaris and Tours Ltd and Wild gorilla Safaris or by arranging it yourself.
The Sipi Falls Area is gifted with a range of accommodation units that feature Luxury to Midrange and Budget arrangement to suit various categories of travelers on Uganda safaris and tours. Some of these include; Lacam Lodge, Sipi River Lodge, Crown’s Nest Camp site, Rose’s Last Chance among others. The cool climatic conditions that exist in the Sipi Area presents an ideal environment for relaxation, unwinding, relaxing and a perfect chill from the bustling urban life.
As a result of its position which is perched on the foothills of Elgon Mountain, there are a range of her alternative tourist activities that people can engage while visiting the area. There is Rob’s Rolling Rock which is a local outfit that was trained by climbers of Italian origin offering abseiling along the main Sipi waterfall that is 100m high along with fourteen (14) bolted sports routes with difficulty. A traveler on safari in Uganda can also visit the surrounding communities and other local waterfalls.
The River Sipi which is named after the plant Species named Sep found on the banks of the Sipi falls. It is a medicinal plant that resemble wild banana and it is locally used to treat measles and fever.
The extensive Bagisu farmlands dotted with Arabica coffee present impressive scenic views of the area and the local community. The Arabica coffee thrives at 1,600 and 1,900 m. There are organized coffee tours that can offer a traveler on Uganda safari tour a detailed themed interpretation of coffee farming and processing.
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