7th Stop: Sipi Falls, Sipi, Uganda
Get ready for a challenging trek. Along the way we'll pass friendly locals who offer their assistance as we navigate some steep climbs to the magnificent Sipi Falls. We’re getting into a more mountainous region now, and the climate is ideal for growing coffee. After the hike, we will visit a coffee farm where we will sift and sing, roast the beans over an open fire, sift and sing some more, then grind the coffee beans and enjoy a much-needed cup of the freshest coffee you’ve ever had in your life.
Planting a (coffee) tree in Uganda
De-husking the coffee beans
Roasting the coffee
Our accommodations have a great view and dinner is in an open-air dining area with a lovely bar and big comfy chairs looking out over the mountainside with a view of the falls. Watching the sun set from here is the crown on this jewel of a day…so make sure you take some time out to just relax and appreciate all the beauty around you with a cold Nile beer.
Before collapsing into your bed, our friends from Hope Troupe will arrive and entertain us around a campfire. These talented performers are mostly orphans who use their talent to overcome their circumstances. They have created a family unit by dancing, singing and farming together. The support from Global Village Connect has helped this ensemble remain a viable troupe who share their culture and passion with the people who pass through their beautiful country. Shake along with Hope Troupe and keep trekking!
Heather's new friend in Sipi Falls
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