10 Best Waterfalls in Uganda (with Photos) – Jewel Safaris
Uganda is endowed with several waterfalls situated in different destinations with spectacular views. A visit to any of these falls can be added on your Uganda safari. Some of these falls include; Itanda falls, murchison falls, sipi falls, karuma falls, sezzibwa falls, kisizi falls
Itanda falls is situated in Jinja on River Nile. The Itanda falls are a series of rapids and are mostly visited by tourist for kayaking, white water rafting and other activities. While at Itanda falls, you also get an opportunity to enjoy a cultural performance.
Murchison falls is worldly known as the world’s most powerful waterfall situated in Murchison Falls National Park in Masindi district. The roaring waterfalls have vigorous power that forces large volumes of water to go through a very narrow path that makes a thunderous sound and this forms a permanent rainbow. Other activities in the park include; sport fishing, game drives, boat launch, nature walks and many more activities
The Ssezibwa falls are located in the Buikwe district en route Jinja and is culturally affiliated to Buganda kingdom norms and traditions. The Sezibwa falls get water from the river Sezibwa which is 35km east of Kampala.
The waterfall has its water drop from colorful quartzite rocks before creating two channels of flow at the bottom. Although once a cultural attraction now is being run as an ecotourism project. There are several activities that can be carried out here and some of these include; nature walks, bird watching and many others.
Other activities here include; bird watching, rock climbing, tea plantations tour, forestry study, and many more
These purely and extremely beautiful turbulent falls because of their series of large rapids which are a delight to many sightseers and rafters.
It’s a one-stop place to catch first-time fun store memories and also all meet new friends who have come on the same cause of having fun, Jinja is the place where one can find it.
The Sipi falls are located in Kapchorwa in Eastern Uganda. Sipi falls is a series of three waterfalls and this is one of the top things to do on a tour to Uganda. Visiting all the three falls takes approximately three hours depending on the fitness and speed of the individuals. The hike involves climbing steep terrains while passing through local farms with the guides explaining the historical and geographical background of the area. Abseiling can be done at the main waterfall and it involves climbing down the rocks or steep slopes with a firm device fastened to your harness. The abseiling experience is one not to miss out while visiting the Sipi falls.
The 30 m high waterfall is located in Rukungiri lying on the Kyabambe River. The waterfalls are characterized by pleasant scenery and you may be able to spot several bird species. Some of the activities here include; zip lining, nature walks and bird watching. For more details about the falls, visit Jewel Safaris Limited.
The Karuma falls are located on Victoria Nile along the Kampala – Gulu highway and one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Uganda. At Karuma falls, we find the Karuma power station. These falls are also part of Murchison Falls National park which has a diversity of bird and animal species.
The beauty of these falls can be only seen in Kabarole/ Fortportal next to Amabere ga Nyina Mweru caves where they are located. These falls are uniquely an epitome of nature’s beauty. In addition, this destination has a beautiful story told explaining its formation.
There are several other waterfalls to visit while visiting Uganda and these include; Mahoma waterfall in Fort Portal, Mpanga falls, Sisi falls and many others.
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These are also worth visiting and include
- Mahoma waterfall in Fort Portal is small but attractive with a great natural power shower,
- Mungiro waterfalls in Semiliki National Park,
- Nkusi waterfalls which pour into Lake Albert,
- Mpanga falls
- Simu and sis falls got in Sironko Mbale municipality
- Sisi falls