The 8 major most powerful water falls in Uganda.
Uganda has some of the most fascinating landscape, water falls and scenery you can find in the world. The country is gifted with plenty of water bodies including a series of water falls that are truly spectacular demonstrated by their powerful rapids, beauty and turbulence. For those who are passionate with nature, you will not be disappointed when you take a trip to Uganda.
Here are some of the major water falls in Uganda that you should not miss out;
- Murchison falls
- Sipi falls
- Karuma Falls
- Ssezibwa falls
- Kisiizi falls
- Rippon Falls
- Bujagali Falls
- Owen Falls
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Murchison Falls is also sometime called Kabalega Falls. The falls was named after geologist Sir Roderick Murchison who visited the falls In the mid-1860s with Sir Samuel White Baker. It is a water falls on the lower Victoria Nile River in northwestern Uganda located 32 km east of Lake Albert. The falls is regarded as the most famous to foreign visitors in Uganda. The falls is 43 metre high and 7 meters wide. The water falls have tumbled into the victoria nile around the rocks and have several bird species that live around it making it a generally good destination for both bird watchers and other water related sport activities.
Sipi falls are located on the northern and western sides of the Mount Elgon in, Eastern Uganda. It is probably the most amazing water falls views in Uganda. The water falls are in a scattered series of beautiful cascading structures scattered distances all over the mountain. The water falls are a series of beautiful waterfalls formed by the Sipi River on the slopes of Mount Elgon. The major water falls in Sipi are Simu, Sisi, Ngasire and Simba falls. There are other waterfalls on the mountain; Sisiyi, Bulago and Wanale. It is located 60km from Mbale Town on the Kapchorwa Road and 295 km from Kampala. The area the falls is famous for locally grown Bugisu Arabica coffee.
The Karuma falls are located on the southern part of Murchison Fall National Park. The water falls are at the border of Masindi, Amuru and Oyam Districts of Uganda. These sequences of rock formations from the Victoria Nile forma beautiful ripple of waters that create a white foam that is beguiling to observe. It is part of the Victoria Nile where the Masindi-Gulu road crosses the River Nile, connected by the Karuma bridge that was constructed in 1963. The water falls is 110km northeast of Masindi Town and 70km south of Gulu Town. The water falls are 311 km from Kampala City. This is the site of the proposed Karuma Hydo Power Project.
3 Days Murchison Falls Safari
The Ssezibwa Falls are located in Mukono, vanilla growing district in Uganda. The water falls is 35km east of Kampala City. The water falls are on Ssezibwa River with a source in the wetlands between L Victoria and Lake Kyoga West of Buikwe District. From Buikwe the river flows northwards through Mukono into Lake Kyoga in Kayunga District. The water flows down the steep ridged stones for a height of about 7 meters. The flow of the water down the steep ridged stones results in a magnificent sound of soothing water. The water falls are most spiritual and cultures centres for the native who flock to site in hundreds for blessings in the form of wealth, love, children, business and fortunes. The site is also believed to have healing power. The blessing ceremonies are performed by a traditional healer around the site.
It is in Rukungiri District on Kanyabaha River, Western Uganda. The falls are located about 65km from Kabale through Muhanga Trading Centre and 426km from Kampala City. The water falls drops 30-meter distance into a canyon. The falls provide Hydro- Electric Power to the Kisiizi Hospital. When travelling to the falls, you branch off at Muhanga Trading Centre on Kabale-Mbarara Highway. From here, you drive for 33km before reaching the falls.
Rippon Falls are located on the northern end of the Lake Victoria along the Nile. The falls were previously believed to be the source of the Nile. The Falls functioned as a natural outlet for Lake Victoria, until in 1954 when the Owen Falls Dam was completed resulting in extending Lake Victoria and submerging Rippon Falls.
Commonly known as Budhagali falls by the Basoga in Jinja (the largest tribe in the area), this amazing beauty that brings out nature’s beauty in Uganda. It has a spectacular scenic spot with 1 kilometre of raging rapids, forested islands in the Nile and an abundance of bird life on River Nile. Rafting and kayaking is no longer allowed around the dam. They are located just a few kilometers from Jinja town and the Kampala- Highway.
The falls were among the best waterfalls in the country for sight-seeing before they were submerged in 1954 when the Owen Falls Dam was completed and now they are heavy rapids on the White Nile that are located near Ripon Falls.