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Waterfalls in Uganda

Waterfalls are one of the stunning tourist attractions in Uganda the Pearl of Africa, Its undeniable that waterfalls are one of the key features that Churchill Winston considered to conclude that Uganda is indeed the Pearl of Africa. A visit to any waterfalls in Uganda will complement your other Uganda safari experiences such as gorilla tour adventure, game viewing tours, bird watching, chimpanzee tracking and cultural tours among other tourism experiences in Uganda. The pearl of Africa is blessed with numerous natural waterfalls located in different corners of this small country. Whichever corner of Uganda you visit, you will certainly find a waterfall you have chances of seeing a waterfall. Each waterfall is unique in its own kind offering a different thrilling experience. The top waterfalls in Uganda include:

Murchison Falls
Located within the heart of Murchison Falls National Park in northwestern Uganda, Murchison falls is the most visited falls in Uganda.

Waterfalls in Uganda

Murchison Falls

A hike to the top of these mighty falls is an exhilarating but scary experience worth doing. The crashing of strong waters through a narrow 7 meters rocky gorge before dripping 43 meters into a devils cauldron to form a permanent rainbow is a magical experience you ought to experience yourself. A boat cruise at the bottom of the Murchison falls gives you clear views of how strongly river falls down. It’s a fresh feeling accompanied by cool water breezes, glorious views of landscape, birds, and wildlife. Also, a Uganda tour to Murchison falls is an opportunity for spectacular views f numerous animals such as giraffes, buffalos, elephants, lions, waterbucks, warthogs, Elands, Impalas, Topis, Uganda Kobs, and countless hippos seen on the banks of the Nile river. A hike to the top of the falls offers you a series of viewpoints inwards and outwards with excellent views of the mighty Murchison falls, upper Devil’s cauldron, wildlife in the park and neighboring communities. Hiking to the top is quite strenuous and slippery but very well worth it for an outstanding view of the double falls (Murchison & Uhuru), Lake Albert and lush hills in the neighborhood. Remember to wear non-slip shoes, carry enough drinking water and a rain jacket in case it pours.

Kisiizi falls
Located in Kanungu, Kisiizi falls is a hidden gem and a natural wonder in southwestern Uganda. Kisiizi is a nice waterfall with strong historical tough whose waters are believed to cure numerous diseases. The falls are wonderful, beautiful and worth exploring. The friendly and warmly welcoming guides make your Uganda tour to Kisiizi falls a life-changing experience. A zip line over the waterfalls is amazing and worth doing.

Sipi Falls

Waterfalls in Uganda

Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa

Sipi falls is one of the world’s special treats. A hike to the top of Sipi falls is an adventure that will leave you yearning for more. The magnificent waterfalls are located in Kapchorwa Eastern Uganda. Expect a breath of fresh air, peaceful atmosphere and cool breezes at Sipi Falls. The waterfall is divided into 3 series located on different altitudes. Enjoy being sprayed by freezing breezes while watching how strong waters thunder down before you.

Itanda Falls
Visit Itanda falls in Jinja to enjoy nature’s beauty at its best. On your excursion to the source of River Nile, pay a visit to Itanda falls to experience the lovely mesmerizing natural beauty. Enjoy young local boys swimming through the strong roads and falls. You will not believe your eyes. You can book a boat cruise on this scary but adventurous falls to experience both easy, medium and hard rafts. Itanda falls is apparently the only waterfall on Nile River that no traveler should miss on his/her Uganda safari to Jinja.

Ssezibwa Falls
Visit Ssezibwa falls; a wonderful spectacular rock waterfall formed when the river powers water through sharp rocks making a wonderful scenery. Waterfalls in UgandaHiking to the top of Ssezibwa falls offers you clear views of how water drops down. Expect to see numerous birds such as Sunbirds, Mourning dove, Mousebirds and African pied wagtail on Ssezibwa falls. Besides hiking to the top of the falls, travelers to Ssezibwa falls can take part in nature guided walks, boat riding, bird watching, and primate walk among others making your whole experience memorable. Ssezibwa falls are formed when 2 water streams join at the top of the rocky hill to form one main river. Ssezibwa falls have a strong cultural attachment and you will find local people offering sacrifices in the caves near this waterfall for healing and all kinds of blessings.

Bujagali Falls
Before the construction of the dam, Bujagali waterfalls were one of Uganda’s top waterfalls, a must-visit for all travelers. Unfortunately, Bijagali falls were lost to Bujagalai dam and are no more.

Other waterfalls in Uganda include
• Mpanga falls
• Karuma Falls
• Griffin Falls
• Uhuru Falls
• Owen Falls
Conclusively, a visit to any waterfalls in Uganda will leave you never the same again. Visit Uganda today, explore amazing waterfalls in all corners of the country, enjoy water activities done at the waterfalls and enjoy this wonderful experience.

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