Sipi Falls

Sipi Falls is located in east Uganda and northwest of Mount Elgon rise in a series of massive basalt cliffs, often several kilometres in length, over which the mountain’s rivers plunge as beautiful waterfalls.

The waterfalls

The best known are the three waterfalls at Sipi on the Kapchorwa road, just outside the park. The lowest of these falls is the most spectacular as it cascades over a 100m cliff. The second, known as Simba, plunges 69m over the entrance to a cave. Visitors can stand in the cave and enjoy a view of the back of the falls. The third waterfall, also known as Ngasire, gushes over an 87m high ridge.

Getting around

Sipi Falls is less than an hour’s drive from Mbale on a paved road. Easily accessible waterfalls are also found at Sisiyi, Bulago, Chebonet and Wanale and many more are scattered across the mountain, offering spectacular views.


Sipi Falls Walks, Sipi Coffee Tour, Abseiling & Rock Climbing, A Runner’s Experience, Bird Watching, Fly Fishing, Sabiny Cultural Walk, Sundown, Mountain Biking

  • Abseiling & Rock Climbing
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking