Sipi water falls height and how to visit them.


Sipi water falls are located in eastern Uganda. It is a series of three waterfalls on River Sipi that flows from Mount Elgon. The views of all the three waterfalls can be taken from the community.

The highest of the three water falls is 100 meters. This is the one located lowest and it is the most accessible from the community. It is called sipi falls 3 and it is the main falls known by almost everyone who has been to this area.  It is located on the lower side of the road going to Kapchorwa town.   During the rainy season, when the river volume is high, the sound of water fall 3 can be heard heard from a number of lodges around Sipi village.

The second highest is 80 meters high. It is called sipi falls 2. This is the middle fall on river sipi. It is located slightly above the road that goes to Kapchorwa, next to sipi river lodge.

The third highest fall is 60 meters high. It is called sipi falls 3. This is the top most fall. This one is reserved for those who want to do a complete water falls tour. From the third falls, you can take a complete sweeping view of Kapchorwa mountainous landscape.

Besides the three sipi water falls, there are other two water falls that are least known but powerful in the areas’ geological features. The two water falls are least explored. These two bring the total number of water falls in this area to five. Three of the falls being on river sipi, one on river Chebonet and one on river Cheptoyok. All the three rivers drain from Mount Elgon towards Kumi plains.

The fourth water fall is 99 Meters high. It is actually the second in height of all the five water falls in the area. It takes its fourth position because it is unlucky to be not located on Sipi River. This fall is located on river Chebonet, located a far distance from the famous sipi area.

The fifth water fall is 90 meters high. It is called Cheptoyok falls. It is located on river Cheptoyok, even less and less people know about this waterfalls.

Chebonet and Cheptoyok water fall are least explored and not included on the current water falls walk. To visit one or all of them, one has to arrange a separate excursion with the local guides. All the four water falls offer a wow view that you won’t forget after your rip to this area. I call it a panoramic tour of the entire eastern Uganda landscape. This tour is an opportunity to view Kapchorwa mountain landscape, Kumi plains and the Karamoja flat lands all in one place.

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