Sipi River Lodge
This Lodge’s wonderful location is idyllic, right on the edge of a hill that overlooks Kapsururu, a splendid and thunderous waterfall that has been flowing non-stop for over 200 years now.
Run by a young couple from Estonia, it is built on the foothills of Uganda’s second highest mountain, Elgon dormant volcano that rises to 4,321m above sea level. The lodge is set amongst 17 acres of private grounds, within easy reach from well preserved ancient caves—where early man used to stay in during Stone Age. No matter which of its cottages you chose to stay in, you will hear the roaring sound of the waterfalls in the background.
Its budget rooms are equally sizeable and complimented with a closet where you can put your personal belongings. The only downside with them is that they are not self-contained, but that isn’t much of a problem because their beautiful warm showers are few seconds walk away.
You cannot visit Sipi and miss out on the tour of its neighbouring Arabica coffee plantations, as owned by the community. Part of the tour entails participating in the coffee making process, a great way of contributing to the local economy.