Waterfalls in Uganda
MURCHISION FALLS NATIONAL PARK
This Tour takes you to Murchison Falls NP. Expect the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park with abundance of wildlife and bird species including the elusive shoe bill stork. From Murchison, proceed to Kidepo Valley National Park. Kidepo is Uganda’s most pristine, unexplored game reserve teaming with abundance of wildlife. While in Kidepo, you get the true meaning of being in the African jungle. Exit Kidepo and return to Entebbe for your flight out.
Murchison Falls also called Kabalega or Kabarega is a waterfall on the lower Victoria Nile River in northwestern Uganda located 32 km east of Lake Albert.
It breaks the Victoria Nile, which flows across northern Uganda from Lake Victoria to Lake Kyoga and then to the north end of Lake Albert in the western branch of the East African Rift.
They are named after geologist Sir Roderick Murchison who visited the falls In the mid-1860s with Sir Samuel White Baker.
KARUMA FALLS IN UGANDA
These deafening Karuma Falls are found on the fine-looking Victoria Nile and are some of the most inspiring and exciting Uganda tourist attractions. Locally, they are called Karuma Falls, the name that was derived from a conception that Karuma, a great spirit, placed the stones that break the river waters. The spectacular Karuma Falls are found on the eastern boundary of Murchison Falls National Park (the largest reserve in Uganda) and an hour drive from Gulu in northern Uganda.
The park area nearby these falls pride in a wide-ranging assortment of birds, monkeys, buffaloes, antelopes, baboons, leopards, elephants, Hartebeest, Uganda Kobs and giraffes.
The Falls encompass a series of natural nice-looking rock establishments up to the the Victoria Nile base resulting into the waters of the great River Nile to current prompting the river appearance turn into a white foam.
Karuma Bridge crosses massive waterfalls that flow town towards Southern Sudan after the northern portion of Uganda. The falls are among the momentous milestones in Uganda as it’s said that the British explorer, John Speke moved past it as he sought for the source of the mighty River Nile.
Karuma Falls are home to a 750 Megawatts hydropower development, Karuma Power Station, being constructed by the Uganda government in partnership with its foreign development partners.
Getting to Karuma Falls:
Karuma Falls is 258 kilometers from Kampala, 75 kilometers from Gulu town, 221 kilometers from Arua Town and 97 kilometers from Masindi town and is conveniently accessible by road.
Itanda Falls is located along the River Nile about 27 kilometers, 45 minutes from Jinja town. Located between Jinja and Kayunga district, Itanda Falls is a hidden attraction for anyone on a Uganda safari. Following the disappearance of Bujagali Falls which was a popular nature tour destination in Jinja, Itanda falls gained acceptance and attention as the jewel of the Nile.
A spectacular scenic spot with 1 kilometre of raging rapids, forested islands in the Nile and an abundance of bird life on River Nile, were until late 2011 located about 8 km from Jinja Town. The Bujagali Falls flooded in late 2011 and the falls have been reduced to a series of raging rapids about six 10 kilometres north of the source of the Nile.The raging power along the first 8 kilometres of the Victoria Nile has been diverted through the hydro-electric turbines of the new dam. Rafting and kayaking is no longer allowed around the dam.
Aruu waterfalls are found in Pader District in northern Uganda roughly four and half kilometers off Pader-Kitgum highway.
The falls are in the middle of a forest zone mainly occupied by Acholi and Langi people who are largely peasants.
ZIP-LINING AT GRIFFIN FALLS LUGAZI
The Canopy sky way is a single day excursion done in one of existent Uganda’s patch of rain forest of Mabira near Lugazi town at about 44 km East of the business Centre, Kampala at the Griffin falls camp, therefore can be combined with other adventurous activities in Jinja.
The awning experience in the Mabira Forest just turns you into “monkey” though not hoping into branches but the fastened safe zip-line with aid of instructors see you swing into the forest from one tree to the other high near the branches with brie halts from one truck to another an opportune moment to call on your friend or take stunning shot and fascinating video clips as part of the memories.
The height-forbore encounter starts with briefing from the sky captains, distribution and clasping of gears from the support staff to all clients and later led to through primordial trees Sky guides. On way you encounter countless bird species, Primates and butter flies in coolest undercover. Upon arrival, participants are belayed up the first tree with support from team to hike the trees in safest way though it may be nervous task in the initial stages as well as to the first timers as you ascend.
You will start to cross a network of 5 zip-lines that stretches up to 250metres high above the Musamya River through the whole system and repelled on a 78m diagonal zip up to a maximum of 4hours. While in the canopy, you will have spectacular views of the forest layers, mammals like grey cheeked mangabey and red tailed monkeys, birds like palm nut vultures, African fish eagles, great blue and the Turacos.
Descending the skyway glides you past the beautiful roaring griffin falls, where you take a walk to the falls as complement to the full package. While here you will enjoy satisfaction from the plunging grey-dark waters on the rocks what a memorable day!.
There is lots of projects set surrounding the site to support the local communities and also help in reducing pressure and stress on the forest species and plants such as eco-tourism initiatives, conserving the environment through development, stewardship of the forest through environmental education, mud stove fuel savers to reduce charcoal usage for and community projects and networking and mobilization of 72 local community based organizations to participate in fundraising for tree nurseries and sustainable conservation.
You can start your day from Kampala in the morning passing via Sezibwa fall believed to be a man-made fall with some history as site guide will display this through the natural bamboos and natural vegetation around the falls, where you will visit the spiritual shrines designated caves on the falls. You may encounter some colobus vervet monkeys resting in the trees. Later you will proceed to the griffin falls camp near where you will prepare to take on the afternoon encounter of the zip-line in the coolest Mabira forest that will take you up and shall climax with nature walk in the forest and the griffin falls. You will then return to the camp to catch with your guide and return back to Kampala in the evening.