Karuma Wildlife Reserve -Murchison falls conservation area
A piece of sparkle-roaring waterfalls and wildlife. Its waterfalls are flowing straight to the beautiful Victoria Nile. This hidden treasure is home to the most looked out for wildlife species. Karuma Wildlife Reserve is a must-visit tourist site while on your Ugandan Safari. In today’s article, we uncover the incredible Karuma Wildlife Reserve.
The impressive waterfalls have a local tale that the rock formations which form these waterfalls were arranged by a traditional spirit known as ‘Karuma’ and it’s from this that the falls derived its name. Karuma Wildlife Reserve is initially part of Murchison Falls Conservation Area, located in the eastern border of the park within a one-hour’s drive from Gulu town.
The magnificent Karuma Falls which is part of Karuma Wildlife Reserve is comprised of various naturally cascading 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.
Murchison Falls Conservation Area Attraction Sites.
When the calm waters of the Nile reach this point, it flows down splashing and hitting the cascading rocks with a roar. The large volumes of water 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 breath-taking sight!
While on your Uganda Safari and you happen to reach this hidden tourist site, be sure to see several wildlife species. They include: Uganda kobs, monkeys, giraffes, elephants, baboons, buffaloes and occasional sightings of lions and leopards.
It’s believed that early explorer John Speke during his legendary trek 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.