Making fresh coffee in Sipi Falls, Uganda
Time to get away from the city and explore the mountainside. So, I headed to Eastern Uganda for an overnight camping trip at Sipi Falls.
Not far away is the town of Mbale and the Kenyan border.
As Mount Elgon came into view, the restlessness from the long-haul started to fade.
The three waterfalls that make up Sipi Falls were now in sight.
While you can start the journey to Sipi Falls by car, you will have to walk and hike the remainder of the way to get up close and personal.
Admittedly, I’m out of shape. I have stressed induced breathing problems that get the best of me on climbs. I was able to climb two of the three waterfalls. It wasn’t easy climbing some of the hills, but I made it. Also, it was very muddy from the rain.
Things to do in Sipi Falls
Go on a coffee tour!
I was lucky to pair up with a local guide named Sharif. He was a friendly, knowledgeable guide and local student. We toured Arabica coffee farms and local craft shops. I made fresh coffee from tree to cup. I enjoyed the process of picking my own beans. One of the best cups of coffee ever had. Sharif said even Starbucks sources beans from Mount Elgon.
If you have time, I’d highly recommend a day trip. Amazing people and culture await you.
This excursion was booked via Walters Tours.