After breakfast drive to Sipi falls on Mt Elgon; Elgon is a 4,321m high extinct volcano which in prehistoric time stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. Although the mountain straddles the Kenyan boarder its loftiest peak Wagagai lies within Uganda and is best ascended from the Ugandan side. Elgon is an important watershed and its slopes support a rich variety of altitude vegetation zones ranging from montane forest to high open moorland studded with the worldly giant lobelia and grandsel plants. Spectacular scenery is the major attraction for hikers on this often neglected and relatively undemanding mountain.
Upon arrival visit Sipi water fall: hike to the first, second and third water fall on the same river. Sipi Falls is a series of three waterfalls at the edge of Mount Elgon National Park in Kapichorwa near the Kenyan border created by the Sipi River; named after the ‘Sep’, a plant indigenous to the banks of the River; resembling a type of wild banana, thought to be medicinal. This translucent green frond with a bolt of crimson rib is used for treating measles and fever.
Visit the community for a coffee experience; get orientated on how coffee is planted, harvested, dried, roasted, grinded and brewed. In other words, roast and brew your owned coffee, more so when you realize that it is grown organically; Sipi is famous for locally grown Arabica coffee, grown at an altitude of between 1,600 and 1,900 meters. Coffee tours are organized through guides with knowledge of coffee farming, processing and roasting; while hiking around the local area and visiting the local waterfalls require reasonable fitness. Do not miss on the cave that housed the spirits of the Sabei people.
- Break fast
- Drive to Sipi 4 hrs.
- Lunch in the community
- Visit the Sipi falls
- Dinner and overnight at your hotel