How to get to Sipi falls is located in the East of Uganda approximately 277km from Kampala Uganda’s capital to Kapchorwa district. These falls are found on the foothills of Mountain Elgon just at the edge of Mount Elgon National park nearing the Kenyan border to Uganda. The name Sipi was derived from the word ‘sep’ which is a name of a wild banana-like indigenous plant that grows along the banks of the Sipi River, this plant can be used as medicine for treating fevers and measles by local people in that area.
The Sipi falls is comprised of 3 waterfalls each flowing from a different altitude. The highest fall drops from an altitude of 100m referred to as the main fall since it is the last fall in the series, this fall is a little bigger than the other two falls, but all give Uganda a beautiful scenery.
A journey on road from Kampala city to Sipi takes you approximately 5 hours about 277km. here you drive to Eastern Uganda on Jinja road passing via the outskirts of Jinja town, then go through Mbale town as you head to Kapchorwa the home to the beautiful Sipi falls. Along the way you will be able to see the beautiful green vegetation and rocks along the slopes of Mountain Elgon. Driving to this area also adds to your unforgettable experience before you even reach.
Travelers in Murchison falls wanting to visit Sipi falls don’t need to come back to Kampala you can take the 400 km road via kamudini corner to lira Soroti kumi and then sironko to Kapchorwa where Sipi falls is located.
Travelers in kidepo can directly drive to Sipi using the 330 km road via kaboong, Kotido, Moroto, nakapiripiriti, pian upe game reserve to Kapchorwa where sipi falls is located.