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A piece of a sparkle roaring waterfalls and wildlife. Its waterfalls are flowing straight to the beautiful Victoria Nile. This hidden treasure home to the most looked for wildlife species. Karuma Wildlife Reserve is a must-visit tourist site while on your Ugandan Safari. In today’s article, we expose the incredible Karuma Wildlife Reserve.

The impressive waterfalls have a local tale that the rock formations that form these waterfalls were arranged by a traditional spirit known as ‘Karuma’ and it’s from this that the falls derived their name. Karuma Wildlife Reserve is initially part of Murchison falls conservation area located in the eastern border of the park within one-hour drive from Gulu district.

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The magnificent beautiful Karuma Falls that is part of Karuma Wildlife Reserve is comprised of various naturally cascading interlocking rock- formations that appear like a series of steps all the way to the bottom of the calm Victoria Nile. The art and order in which these rocks are arranged is very impressive and you will be fascinated at first sight.

When the calm waters of the Nile reach this point, they flow down wards splashing and hitting the cascading rocks with a roar. They swelling volumes of water result into a white form as they eventually reach the bottom of the falls. The entire area is encompassed in a refreshing water- spray that comes from the splashing water. It’s a breathtaking sight!

While on your Ugandan safari and you reach to this hidden tourist site, be sure to see several wildlife species that are found in Karuma Wildlife Reserve. They include: Uganda kobs, different monkeys, giraffes, elephants, baboons, buffaloes and lions plus leopards occasionally. Karuma Wildlife Reserve has several bird species has also various colored birds you will see flying over our head.

It’s believed that early explorer John Speke during his legendary (the world’s longest river) walked past these falls making it one of the early yet important landmarks in regards to the ancient history of Uganda.  He was among the first explorers to come to Uganda.

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