Inspired by our montane environment, local Ugandan culture, and British roots.
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.
Our Lodge and Accommodation
We love coffee. Being located in one of the world’s finest coffee-growing areas our organic Arabica coffee is sourced directly from local farmers and hand-roasted on an open fire by our full time coffee artisans. While each batch is unique you can expect a thick body, rustic caramel sweetness, and fruited notes with lower acidity than most African coffees.
Our kitchen proudly serves specialty, single-origin french-press coffee to our guests. We also sell packaged whole bean and ground coffee at our main reception area. All coffee is packed fresh for every order.
If you're a coffee lover planning to visit Sipi you can explore our coffee plantation, spend a day with our coffee artisans learning their craft, and join a Coffee Tour where you can trace the story of coffee, from bean to cup, while supporting the local community.
Sipi Falls and Mount Elgon National Park boast a hiker's paradise, an incredible number of bird species, a community rich in culture, and the home of world class running talent. Whether you like a relaxed pace or active adventure, we can help you to get the most from your visit.