Exploring Africa

Hiking Sipi Falls and Mount Elgon

Located on the border of Uganda and Kenya, Mount Elgon’s summit sits at 4321 meters above sea level.  Joan and I took a 3 hours taxi from Jinja to Sipi River Lodge for a week to see the water falls and to hike the mountain.  Our hiking journey took 3 days and the other 2 days were spent hiking around the hotel to see the waterfalls and to abseil down the 120 meter waterfall just below the hotel. Although it was rainy most of the time, I enjoyed camping again just like in Boy Scouts with Dad and Chris.  Fires, tents, hot chocolate, wet shoes and socks, simple foods, and great views at the top.