Uganda has several unique waterfalls that have contributed to its scenic beauty. From the strongest waterfalls of Murchison Falls to the beautiful white falls of Bwindi, here are the 5 most breathtaking waterfalls of Uganda.
Also known as Kabalega Falls, this is Uganda’s most powerful fall. These falls by the mighty River Nile and lie between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert. They are formed on the White Nile River at a point where the Nile forces its way through a narrow gorge; only 7 meters (23 ft) wide, and tumbles 43 meters (141 ft).
These falls are protected within the Murchison Falls National Park, a protected area that adopts its name from these spectacular falls. A boat ride along the Nile offers the possibility of seeing great birds, amazing wildlife on the banks of the river like crocodiles basking under the sun, elephants, giraffes, warthogs, leopards, buffalos, monkeys, waterbucks, kops, and countless birds of varieties…etc
Most visitors taking safaris in Uganda do not miss taking expeditions to see the falls from two perspectives; a launch to the bottom of the falls and the Top of the Falls Experience. In addition to the falls, a game drive through the park will reward you with sightings of different animals sought after on Africa safaris.
Sipi Falls is one of the magical and most beautiful falls at the foothills of Mount Elgon, located in Kapchorwa District in Eastern Uganda. It consists of a series of three stunning falls; the first fall at the top is at 85 meters high, the middle at 65 meters, and the biggest falls at 100 meters high over a massive cliff into the plunge pool below it. Its character can go from a thunderous wall of water to graceful parallel strands of water exposing the Curtain Cave behind it.
Taking a natural shower under the fall or diving for a swim in the large plunge pool is a priceless experience. If you want to have a spectacular sight of the gorgeous falls, beautiful scenery, hike all the three falls, trek, bike, bird watching, nature walks into the lush green nature, and have a stunning experience, Sipi falls is worth a visit.
Magnificent Aruu falls is located in Pader District; the best attraction site in Northern Uganda. These falls are truly breathtaking. The graceful flow of the water over the slippery cascading rocks naturally arranged into a series of steps will definitely relax and mesmerize you with their intricate beauty.
Tourists who wish to visit Kidepo National Park can make a stopover and enjoy the sight of the scenic cascading Aruu falls. Nature walks, swimming, rocking climbing, fishing, bird watching, visit local markets are some of the activities one can indulge in.
One of the unique waterfalls in Uganda; a gorgeous oasis for nature lovers. It’s approximately 35km along Kampala- Jinja highway in Mukono District in Central Uganda. The smoky brownish water gushes between the two rocks and falls 7 meters high producing a hissing sound.
It is the nearest of all to the capital city of Uganda. It’s a hideout place isolated, quiet, and serene; perfect for family picnics or couples who would wish to enjoy their private time. It’s also a much-loved place for bird watchers, rock climbing, camping, and taking nature walks.
The stunning falls are on the Victoria Nile south of Murchison falls. The falls are 311 km from Kampala City on Gulu highway.
The Karuma Falls comprises a sequence of natural good locking rock formations at the base of the Victoria Nile, within this place creating a spectacular ripple of water of a stunning white foam appearance. Karuma Bridge which was constructed in 1963 crosses the huge waterfalls and connects the districts of Masindi in Western Uganda and Gulu in Northern Uganda.
The waterfall is a perfect spot for bird-watching, wildlife viewing like buffaloes, antelopes, monkeys, baboons. Nature walks around the banks of the falls is an exciting activity for most tourist.