Sipi Run - Home of friends - Uganda

11 Day Fitness Retreat

Boost your health in the lush Elgon mountains, the Land of Running Champions.  

On this 11 day retreat you will not only partake in various fitness and running sessions, but also find yourself relaxing in the natural beauty and fresh air that surrounds you.

Reload your battery to the fullest!


Our activities and services are inspired by four pillars:

Connect & care

We love to connect with our guests – from heart to heart – and with a generous smile. Cleanliness is an important focus. We continuously strive to improve our services & skills and value feedback. We are happy if our guests can ultimately relax!

Live healthy – Located on a green and spacious compound with spectacular views, fresh mountain air and singing birds. Our home-style food is tasty and healthy. Sports & leisure opportunities are plenty. Therefore, the perfect environment to enjoy a healthy life!

Explore nature – We are proud of the natural and cultural beauty of Sebei (Mount Elgon) region. Our hikes and cultural tours let you experience how the Sebei people (used to) live and what matters to them. Hospitality is an important value in Sebei society. It is easyto make new friends in the surrounding community.

Boost community impact – We create avenues for knowledge sharing and meaningful Community impact, with passion for sports, nature and culture as the connecting factors. We strive for both social and economic impact.


  • Healthy breakfast
  • Morning activity
  • Lunch
  • Relaxation
  • Dinner


THE RUNNERS EXPERIENCE – Whether you want to build your endurance or just run for fun, you will discoverthe spectacular Kapchorwa and Sipi Falls trails, in the footsteps of champions like Kiprotich and Cheptegei. Along the way you get technical running tips from our professional guide while you enjoy the fresh mountain breeze.

FRED’S FITNESS FUN – Strengthen your body on vibrant East-African beats. Fred is a sports & fitness teacher with a contagious enthusiasm – who grew up in the Elgon mountains.

COMMUNITY GAMES – Join neighbouring youth for a variety of fun games. Introduce your own game or learn new, exciting games.

ELGON NATURE WALK – Explorestunningwaterfalls, natural caves and hidden villageson the flanks of Mount Elgon, in Kapchorwa and Kween District.

COFFEE TOUR – Trace the story of coffee from seed to cup. Sipi Falls Arabica Coffee is world-renowned coffee. During this tour you will learn about the origin of coffee and how plantations are maintained organically. You will acquire traditional roasting skills that enable you to make your own cup.

RELAXATION MASSAGE – Swedish massage with a Ugandan touch. Eliza – our massage therapist – will give you the relaxation you deserve after a full day of hiking.

The guesthouse is located on the lush flanks of Mount Elgon, Eastern Uganda. Its panoramic views, healthy home-style meals and leisure opportunities provide you with ultimate relaxation and the perfect getaway from your hectic, modern life.


  • Four double rooms self-contained with kitchenette, private veranda
  • One triple room self-contained with outdoor kitchenette
  • One twin room self-contained
  • One family house standard, with a triple room, double room and shared bathroom
  • One family house budget, with two twin rooms, double room and shared bathroom
  • All rooms / houses have a desk and solar shower.

For this retreat we take a minimum of 4 guest and a maximum of 10, depending on the room arrangements. Our guesthouse can however take a maximum of 23 guests, perfect if you want to bring a group of your own.



  • Private single room: USD1715,00
  • Shared room with single bed: USD1535,00
  • Double room 1 person: USD1460,00


  • 10 Nights accommodation
  • 3 Healthy meals per day
  • 9 Fitness sessions
  • 7 Runner experiences
  • 5 Guided tours
  • 4 Massages
  • Airport transfers


  • All drinks
  • Flights
  • Vaccinations
  • Optional activities


  • All hikes include water, snacks and first aid.
  • Part of the proceeds of your holiday go to the Kids Athletics program.


  • Spacious compound and terrace suitable for relaxation and outdoor sports/fitness classes
  • Attractive hikes with caves, waterfalls, stunning trails, local villages and viewpoints just around the corner
  • Located on 2.000m. so fresh mountain air and conducive temperature
  • Wide restaurant menu with healthy & fresh food
  • Vibrant place with other guests who come to relax or create community impact
  • Kapchorwa is the cradle of Uganda’s running talent, world-level runners train around our Guesthouse
  • An inspiring environment for sports lovers
  • Famous Sipi Falls


Head organiser Daan Oxener is a sports and tourism entrepreneur who is developing Home of Friends into a social business that supports:

1. Talent development of vulnerable youth in Kapchorwa communities through sports.

2. Business and job creation in sports and tourism for the whole Mount Elgon region.

Daan holds a master in business administration and strategic human resource management and has extensive experience as a consultant in the (Dutch) organization sector. Daan’s passion is to coach youth and professionals to higher levels of self-esteem and success in life.


  • Country

  • Duration

    11 days

  • Cost

    From $1,460

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