If you ever have the pleasure of going to Uganda and you have a day or two with no plans, I would suggest going a little farther east, past ROWAN to Kapchorwa. While there, you will have the opportunity to meet some very friendly people, maybe purchase some local coffee beans and hike to three absolutely breathtaking falls.
I have had the pleasure of visiting Sipi Falls twice. Once with a friend of mine just for the day and the second time, with my husband for our honeymoon. Both times we were well taken care of with a guided tour to all three of the falls as well as the caves behind. Both times it poured rain on us and we used banana leaves as umbrellas. Both times were beautiful days and many chances to take some amazing photos of some stunning scenery.
My husband even braved getting as close as he could the the largest of the three falls. He went down to the rock at the bottom of the falls where he was showered with the mist and came back to the path soaking wet. He could even wring out his socks.
The hike takes about three hours to visit all three falls and the path is rocky and steep in some areas but so worth it. If you do make a trip to visit Sipi Falls and plan to stay the night, I would suggest taking some “warmer” clothes as it can really cool down there in the evenings.
My husband and I stayed at Lacam Lodge and were treated like royalty. Their bandas are located right at the top of a cliff and overlook the falls. We woke up to amazing views and wonderful food. I am sure there are other amazing resorts, lodges and camps as many people visit these falls.
I remember being in awe of how beautiful everything was around me. Everywhere I looked I could see how the hand of God was so powerful and how unbelievably wonderful his creation is. It makes it very clear to me that I worship an incredible God. I am amazed that a God, who created such a beautiful world for us to live in, also created me.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 (NIV)