Waterfalls in Uganda
The magnificent Murchison falls, initially referred to as Kabalega falls is perched in northwestern part of Uganda right in the middle of the stunning Murchison falls national park where the park derives its name; this scenic waterfall is Uganda’s most unique wonder and the greatest on River Nile that has drawn thousands of visitors over the years. Murchison falls is arguably the most powerful waterfall in the world with its therapeutic beautiful sound of waters roaring, and crashing on the rocks below the cold ice mist that captures attention of every traveller to come for adventure tour in Uganda.
The beauty of this amazing waterfall is the snow white and superb dark cliff walled river that gives visitors a long lasting experience with a chance to relax due to its graceful and typically conducive atmosphere. It was named in memory of the Royal Geographical Society’s president during his maiden Uganda tour. The best way to view this water fall is by taking on a boat cruise from Paraa jetty that brings you across basks of Nile crocodiles and herds of hippos, and other amazing mammals including endless herds of elephants, buffaloes and beautiful birds that flock banks of the river to find water during sunny afternoons.
A simple top of the falls hike right after the boat cruise rewards visitors with panoramic views of a permanent rainbow formed in between the rocks due to immense pressure exerted by water on the rocks to force its way through.
Honestly, Murchison falls is one unique point of reference that naturally exists and an authentic gem not anyone would want to miss during their adventure safari in Uganda.
The central based Sezibwa falls is another gem that must never be left out, these water falls are a must addition on the travellers’ list due to its magnificence and a gorgeous oasis for nature lover’s and people who prefer very calm and cosy environment.
The prepossessing and sacred Ssezibwa falls are just 45 minutes’ drive away from Kampala-Uganda’s capital, along Jinja highway in Buikwe district. This sequence of 7 falls produces smoky water which gushes in the rocks with calm, creating a soothing atmosphere and an experience to behold.
Visitors on a Uganda tour to Sezibwa falls can engage in series of activities such as bird watching tours, camping safaris and rock climbing adventure.
In the far east, on the slopes of Mt. Elgon sits the romantic Sipi falls; Situated 270 Kms north east of Kampala city, the Sipi falls is truly a pearl to marvel at which fascinates any one who comes to tour Uganda. It’s a series of 3 great waterfalls, found in Kapchorwa on a boarder with Mbale and Sironko. These falls are naturally significant in the Sipi area as they create a permanent drainage system in the area.
Hiking to the falls offers stunning views of Karamoja panoramic savannah plains; the water rolls gently down the cliffs standing at a height of about 70 meters off the slopes of mountain Elgon and reverberates with a thunderous sound, showering the adjacent environment.