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Sipi Falls, Kapchorwa Uganda
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#1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Kapchorwa
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Our work is guided by an overlying philosophy that for tourism to benefit all it must be sustainable. Our staff and local community are at the forefront of our decision making and as thoughtful stewards of our land we work to maintain a small environmental footprint. Set within the grounds of a unique restored former residence, Sipi River Lodge consists of a main house and seven detached accommodations for our guests, each individually designed with a thoughtful perspective on the backdrop of Kapsurur Falls. Within this picturesque setting you will experience intimate fireside dining, a comfortable reading lounge, an airy veranda, and a bar stocked with beers, wines, and a fine selection of single malt whisky. ​Sipi River Lodge’s location in the foothills of Mount Elgon, famous for three spectacular waterfalls, is home to an incredible number of bird species, some of the best Arabica coffee in the world, and magical sunsets. Join us for afternoon tea and cake after a beautiful waterfall hike and refuel with our hearty homestyle meals that celebrate the local produce.
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Sipi Falls, Kapchorwa Uganda
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Entebbe Airport162 miSee all flights
Kitale Airport49 miSee all flights
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VardanSargsyan wrote a review Jan 12
Yerevan, Armenia9 contributions1 helpful vote
Very cool rooms with the view of the falls. Very friendly staff and good food. I wish I could stay more to enjoy this amazing place. Sure will be back again next time. Thanks a lot for everything and good luck!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Parsyan wrote a review Jan 7
Yerevan, Armenia42 contributions
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This is must visit place in Uganda. You can hear the sound of the falls right from your room and too see it from your windows. Very friendly staff, cool atmosphere and clean surroundings. Highly recommended! Good job!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Sid T wrote a review Nov 2020
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Although the lodge itself is quite nice, the staff on ground were pretty useless in making sure we were being taken care of. The lodge shuts at 10pm, forcing all guests to go to their room. We were only told about this at 9pm on the same night (an hour before). Such a rule should definitely be informed to guests prior to making their booking. We requested to use the lounge area past 10pm and they refused. Coincidently the power went off at this very moment, making us navigate our way to our rooms in the dark. The manager (Benjamin) was not around but I managed to get his number to see if we could stay in the lounge area (which is the only place to sit except for your bedroom.) He replied saying he is tired and relaxing and cannot help me. He said if I have a problem I should tell Tripadvisor. I would definitely not recommend this place. Low quality is one thing but bad customer service is the last thing one needs when going away for a weekend.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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tennismomma wrote a review Aug 2020
DC109 contributions46 helpful votes
We fled Kampala for a long weekend and went to Sipi River Lodge. We had been to the location before, but did not stay overnight at the Lodge. The lodge and rooms are simple, but lovely. If you are lucky, you will be in a room with direct views of the Falls. Falling asleep to the sound of rushing water is amazing. The food service was fine, well proportioned and satisfying meals. We did hiking tours with a guide and recommend taking advantage of good exercise and spectacular views of Falls. Tip: If you are also traveling for down time, you may want to bring a head-lamp/torch for the trails and even a good reading light. The trails to the rooms (though not terribly long) can be slick from the mist from the Falls and a bit tricky in the dark.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from Sipi River Lodge, Owner at Sipi River Lodge
Responded Nov 21, 2020
Thank you so much for visiting during such a challenging time. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for the generous review and travel tips.
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Haydee D wrote a review Aug 2020
San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador9 contributions
I've been to numerous lodges in Uganda and Sipi River Lodge is truly fantastic! The lodge is gorgeous, the staff is great at meeting the needs of guests and very personable. Our guide James, was a wonderful source of information and so helpful in accomodating our family's needs (not always easy to hike to a waterfall with a 10 month old along). Nancy, another staff member, helped take care of our baby while we ate our meals, took naps, and went on the hikes with us, so the baby could stay back and not get too wet from the waterfalls. The rooms were clean, spacious, and beautiful, with the most gorgeous view of a waterfall from our window. And, as for the waterfalls themselves, truly majestic! One of the most beautiful places I've visited anywhere in the world!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Make sure to ask for a room with a view of the waterfalls!
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Response from Sipi River Lodge, Owner at Sipi River Lodge
Responded Aug 8, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words, Haydee! We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, our staff is great! Come back and visit us again soon. Cheers!
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$36 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
UgandaEastern RegionKapchorwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sipi River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Sipi River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sipi River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sipi River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Sipi River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.