Welcome to Sipi River Lodge

Sipi Falls is home to a series of three spectacular waterfalls, some of the best Arabica coffee in the world, world class mountain biking and beautiful sunsets! Sipi falls sits just outside Mount Elgon National Park which is the home of an incredible number of bird species as well as being the largest volcanic base in the world.

Sipi Falls is a place to enjoy the challenges of the mountains, and also a place just to relax and unwind in a cool peaceful climate.

The Lodge is set amongst 17 acres of private grounds, which include the 80m Kapsurur Falls (the second of the three Sipi waterfalls), several caves and peaceful gardens to explore. The Lodge is run with only a small number of guests at any one time making it a very ‘home away from home’ experience and we pride ourselves on the personal service we offer our guests.

Sipi River Lodge offers a variety of accommodation and activities, all located within walking distance of the Lodge, including coffee tours, hiking, rock climbing, abseiling and trout fishing. We also organise Mt. Elgon expeditions.

Sipi River Lodge offers a variety of accommodation styles. All accommodations are located close to the main house. Within the main house guests will find an intimate dining room with a log fire, stylish bar, comfortable reading lounge, and airy veranda.

We grow some of our own vegetables and fruits in our garden and this is reflected throughout the season on our menu. Other items such as cheeses and meats we source locally. All breads and cakes are made by our staff and are served fresh. Being located in one of the world’s finest coffee growing areas we source all our coffee from the community (as well as our own garden!) and prepare it on-site.

A little secret up here in Sipi is that in our bar you will find a selection of around 14 different whiskys – we try and keep a stock of eight or more of our favorite single malts. It’s a great choice to have on a cold evening after a full day of hiking, and if you can’t choose you may just have to try them all!

All full-board (FB) prices listed below include a large cooked breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and cakes, and a four-course evening meal. Half-board (HB) prices include the same, but without lunch.

Kapsurur and Aniet Cottage.

Our two new luxury cottages, Aniet and Kapsurur cottages are private, spacious and elegant in design. Offering the best views of the waterfall found anywhere on the property, when you arrive here you won’t want to leave! Features include; ensuite bathroom with a double shower, king sized double bed, two nested twin beds, lounge and veranda. These beautiful cottages blend a unique design of vibrant colour, local craftsmanship, modern fittings and African flavour.

1 adult:  $194 FB | $183 HB
2 adults: $258 FB | $238 HB
3 adults: $355 FB | $324 HB
4 adults: $444 FB | $405 HB

Our family prices vary depending on the number of adults and the age of the children – please email us for more details.

Chepkui Cottage and Annex (The Seven Dwarfs House)

This cosy and romantic cottage is perched on the hillside with stunning views of the falls. Set away from all other guest accommodation and the main house it has a small private garden perfect for children to run around in and enjoy. The cottage features en-suite flushing toilet and power shower, a master bedroom with giant double bed and a separate lounge with sofas, day bed and a bunk bed. The cottage can comfortably accommodate up to five guests and is perfect for families, large groups or couples.

The Annex, which we like to call The Seven Dwarfs House, is available to all clients who book Chepkui Cottage. This tidy little room is right next to the cottage and has been fitted out with a big comfy double bed and decorated in line with the Cottage. It has been renovated for 2015 with it’s own en-suite bathroom. If you are a large group or family then you can spread out into the annex as well. For instance Grandparents and Kids can stay in the cottage while the Parents get a little escape in The Seven Dwarfs House! For larger groups this combination offers a fantastic value for the money.

1 adult:  $136 FB | $126 HB
2 adults: $219 FB | $200 HB
3 adults: $297 FB | $268 HB
4 adults: $374 FB | $335 HB
5 adults: $452 FB | $405 HB
6 adults: $509 FB | $452 HB
7 adults: $581 FB | $514 HB
8 adults: $651 FB | $574 HB

Our family prices vary depending on the number of adults and the age of the children – please email us for more details.

Piswa and Sasa Bandas

Set in authentic-looking thatched roundhouses in a leafy area of the garden next to the river, these bandas are designed to reflect local housing designs and styles and have unparalleled views of Kapsururu Falls. Each banda can be set with either a giant double bed or two twin beds and has shared bathroom and shower facilities.

1 adult:  $112 FB | $102 HB
2 adults: $138 FB | $118 HB

Suam Bunkhouse

This small and secluded bunkhouse is set away in the shade of trees near the banks of the Sipi River and has stunning views of the falls and surrounding environment. Shared bathroom and shower facilities. Max 5 persons.

Each bed: $67 FB | $56 HB

10% discount available to all East African Residents