To Top

Sipi River Lodge gives you travel goals


The interior of the Lodge gives a warm, African feel to guests and tourists. Photos by Denis Mukungu

Serenity: There are times when all you want is to listen to the sound of waterfalls and smell the clouds in the morning. If a holiday in the countryside is what you are looking for, then this will be a good bargain. Denis Mukungu writes.

When you drive through the wooden gate at Sipi River Lodge in Kapchorwa District, a deafening silence welcomes you. As you proceed to the bar section, you are welcomed by a well-kept lawn and clearly designated walk ways.
Sipi River Lodge is the true definition of tranquility and serenity. While there, you do not want to leave.
At the lodge, there are two sitting areas for guests; the exterior section is a beautiful and relaxing scenery, with an almost full view of one of the three spectacular water falls at Sipi, the Kapsururu Falls. Plus, you can enjoy your coffee, tea, quick snack or meal at the terrace. Its interior section has an African touch added to it, making it calm and relaxing.


The Sipi Falls and a beautiful scenery is some of what you will get when you spend time at Sipi River Lodge.

The menu offers a fair variety. There is a continental buffet and al carte, sandwiches, a wide range of cocktails and juices. At the bar is a selection of about 14 different whiskies. Rick Barley, the lodge’s general manager, says, “We try and keep a stock of eight or more of our favourite single malts. It’s a great choice to have one on a cold evening after a full day of hiking.”
For a local tourist or guest, the prices are somewhat expensive and unfavourable.
“Our prices are fixed in dollars because we don’t want to change them so often,” Barley says.
Sipi River Lodge serves breakfast and brunch, as well as lunch and dinner. It also offers a variety of accommodation styles. The bandas have unparalleled views of Kapsururu Falls. Each banda can be set with either a giant double bed or two twin beds, with a shared bathroom and shower facilities.
So for the ardent traveller who has been keeping Kapchorwa on their travel goals list, check this place out.

About the lodge
Sipi River Lodge is in Kapchorwa District. It is positioned to give a clear view of Kapsururu Falls, which is one of the three great falls of Sipi.


More in Features & Profiles

  • Some people deserve my diva attitude

    super model vibes: Stacie Aamito Lagum is headlining Kampala Fashion Week for the second time. The event runs from October 20...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Hustler: Linda Pacy Katusiime

    TALKING DESIGNS: Linda Katusiime started her business by doing deliveries for friends and relatives. Bringing in items from Turkey, Germany, China...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • How to be Mr Safe Hands Denis Onyango

    CATCHING BALLS: He may not be able to save you from your financial woes, but shoot any ball in his direction...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Zil escaped from class to sing

    Early dreams: He is only 25, but for him, it is already a story of grass to grace. Zil Nantamegwa started...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Kalifah has never called anyone dad

    REINVENTING SELF: Since the flop of his concert, singer Kalifah Aganaga has been a little quiet. Last we heard, he had...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 15, 2016
  • People had hijacked my life – Faridah

        New beginnings: Social media was on Tuesday awash with photos of Faridah Nakazibwe’s wedding to boyfriend, Dr Omar Ssali...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 15, 2016
  • What Queen of Katwe means to them

    Katwe experience: Based on the vibrant story of Phiona Mutesi, whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016
  • How to be… the no-nonsense Jennifer Musisi

    KCCA bosslady: She is probably the most popular woman in Kampala, and no – not for scandals or anything else, but...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016
  • Meet a celeb : How Pablo wants to be remembered

    Rib-cracker: He is among the first Stand up comedians in Uganda. Today Kenneth Kimuli aka Pablo is a household name in...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016