Waterfalls in Uganda
Waterfalls in Uganda: Uganda is a beautiful nation with plenty of stunning features ranging from Lakes, Swamps, mountains, rivers and the waterfalls which are one of those eye catching attractions you ought not to miss out while on your next safari to Uganda.
In this article, I bring you the best waterfalls within Uganda some situated near other attractions and others located far away enabling one to enjoy picnic spots along the journey to different waterfalls.
It is very fascinating to combine a Uganda safari to different parks with a tour to different waterfalls across the country to make the entire trip more rewarding. Before or after the waterfalls tour, you may have a boat ride, a game drive, a hike, have a city tour and many more depending on your itinerary.
Let’s have a list of some of these waterfalls in Uganda. Below are top waterfalls to explore while on a Uganda safari and they include;
- Murchison falls
Murchison Falls are the most beautiful and attractive features in Uganda the pearl of Africa situated in Uganda’s largest, oldest and the most visited savanna park in Uganda, Murchison falls national park. Murchison waterfalls thrill along the Victoria Nile as it gushes out water via 43M gorge with a tremendous and thunderous noise. Taking on a boat cruise along the Nile River offers the most stunning views of Murchison falls. One can as well take on a hike to the top of falls ta have a clear view of these beautiful waterfalls.
- Sipi Falls
Sipi falls 3 beautiful waterfalls situated at the foothill of Mount Elgon in Northern part of Uganda. These Sipi falls range from 75M to 100M and are easily explored on foot by taking on a guide hike to either one or all the 3 waterfalls since it is possible to hike them all in one day. During the Sipi falls hike, hikers are rewarded with stunning views of the neighboring Mount Elgon National park, visit local communities in their coffee farms and homesteads among others.
- Aruu Falls
Aruu falls are amongst the least visited falls in Uganda but trust me they are one of the best things you will enjoy watching on your Uganda safari. Aruu falls are best stopovers for the tourists heading to Kidepo valley national park from Murchison falls national park. These rocky waterfalls are one of the best things to stopover on your adventure to Eastern and Northern part of Uganda. It is very easy to combine these falls with rock climbing.
- Sezibwa Falls
Sezibwa Falls are situated just about 32 kilometers along Kampala Jinja road and are really crucial in lives of Baganda and Buganda kingdom. Sezibwa falls are surrounded by stunning vegetation cover that offers an opportunity to spot different wildlife species that thrill with in the vegetation around the falls. A visit to the Sezibwa waterfalls enables tourists to get to know about the history of the Baganda who still believe that sezibwa falls harbor their gods of rain, wealth and children thus most Baganda visit the falls to seek gods for blessings.
- Itanda Falls
Itanda falls are situated in Jinja along the Nile River, the longest River in the world. Itanda falls are a series of waterfalls that create stunning rapids where tourists enjoy white water rafting up to grade 5 for the experienced rafters. It’s on Itanda waterfalls where Kayaking, Bungee jumping and several other activities are conducted while on an adventure to Jinja on a Uganda safari.
- Kisizi Falls
Kisizi Falls are also beautiful waterfalls situated in Rukungiri district thus best stopovers for travelers heading to and from either Bwindi impenetrable national park for Gorilla trekking safaris/ habituation to or from Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife viewing safaris.
A visit to any of these waterfalls is such a fascinating experience that can be combined with any other safari like Gorilla trekking, Gorilla habituation experience, Chimpanzee trekking, Chimpanzee habituation experience, Hiking safaris, game drives, boat cruise, birding and many more. Check out our Itineraries that include in a tour to the waterfalls though we can as well tailor for you an itinerary that best suits in your heart desires. At achieve Global Safaris, we as well organize safaris to Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, and Democratic Republic o