Waterfall Chasers: 5 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Uganda



It is so easy to be impressed by the beauty of Waterfalls. Waterfall is a mass of flowing water rapidly dropping over a steep cliff. Not to be limited by its definition, waterfalls are naturally beautiful with a diversity of experiences one can have with different waterfalls around the world.

Water falling is an exciting activity for the body, soul and entire refreshment of the mind- special moments that you will remember for the rest of your life.

Aruu falls in Northern Uganda

The uniqueness of Uganda’s natural waterfalls is that; the water flows throughout the year and are reachable with clear trails or roads eliminating that frustration you get when you travel thousands of miles only to find no water flowing or inaccessible way to a flowing water fall. However, the waterfalls are at their scenic best during rainy seasons; best for photo shoots.

Splendid waterfall in Uganda

Here are the 5 most breathe taking natural water falls in Uganda

Murchison Falls (Kabalega Falls)

Powerful flow of the falls

Murchison Falls –also known as Kabalega Falls, is a waterfall between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the White Nile River in Uganda – the second longest river in the world. At the top of Murchison Falls, the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 metres (23 ft) wide, and tumbles 43 metres (141 ft), before flowing westward into Lake Albert.

Tourist on a lovely river cruise to the bottom of the fall

If you want to experience the power of nature in display- visit the famous Murchison falls. The falls are incredibly powerful with high speed water  gushing from the wide Victoria Nile above the falls, squeezed into a gorge less than ten meters (30ft) wide. A hike to the bottom of the fall is one of the unforgettable parts of the falls excursion; a more impressive view of the fall, rainbows and devils cauldron. Simply breathe taking sight!!

Buffalos and birds at Murchison falls

With an added advantage; it’s located within the Murchison National park in the Northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley always offers the possibility of seeing great birds, amazing wildlife on the banks of the river like crocodiles basking under the sun, elephants, giraffes, wart hogs, leopards, buffalos, monkeys, water bucks, kops and countless birds of varieties…etc

Aruu Falls

Aruu Falls – Magnificent Aruu falls is located in Pader District; the best attraction site in Northern Uganda. These falls are truly breath taking. The graceful flow of the water over the slippery cascading rocks naturally arranged into a series of steps will definitely relax and mesmerize you with their intricate beauty.

At the top of the Magnificent beauty of Aruu falls

Tourist who wishes to visit Kidepo National Park can make a stop over and enjoy the sight of the scenic cascading Aruu falls. Nature walks, swimming, rock climbing, fishing, bird watching, visit to local markets are some of the activities one can indulge in.

Tourist enjoying the cool breeze and water spray of the fall


An impressive sight of the100 meters high Sipi falls

Sipi fallsis magical and the most beautiful falls at the foothills of Mount Elgon, located in Kapchorwa District in eastern Uganda. My unforgettable Sipi Falls experience was worth the visit of this glorious water  fall. Consist of a series of three stunning falls; the first fall at the top is at 85 meters high, middle at 65 meters and the biggest falls at 100 meters high over a massive cliff into the plunge pool below it. Its character can go from thunderous wall of water to graceful parallel strands of water exposing the Curtain Cave behind it.

Top 85meters fall and middle 65 meters falls

Taking a natural shower under the fall or diving for a swim into the large plunge pool is a priceless experience. If you want to have a spectacular sight of the gorgeous falls, beautiful scenery, hike all the three falls, trek, bike, bird watching, nature walks into the lush green nature and have a stunning experience, Sipi falls is worth a visits.

Sezibwa Falls

Sezibwa Falls- one of the unique water falls in Uganda; a gorgeous oasis for nature lovers. It’s approximately 35km along Kampala- Jinja highway in Mukono District in Central Uganda. The smoky brownish water gushes between the two rocks and falls 7 meters high producing a hissing sound.

Wonderful sight of Sezibwa falls

It is the nearest of all to the capital city of Uganda. It’s a hideout place isolated, quiet and serene; perfect for family picnic or couples who would wish to enjoy their private time. It’s also a much-loved place for bird watchers, rock climbing, camping and taking nature walks.

Karuma Falls

Karuma Falls– the stunning falls is on the Victoria Nile south of Murchison falls. The falls are 311 km from Kampala City on Gulu high way.

Karuma Falls on the white Victoria Nile

The Karuma Falls comprise of a sequence of natural good locking rock formations at the base of the Victoria Nile, within this place creating a spectacular ripple of water of a stunning white foam appearance. Karuma Bridge which was constructed in 1963 crosses the huge waterfalls and connects the districts of Masindi in Western Uganda and Gulu in Northern Uganda.

Karuma Bridge

The water fall is a perfect spot for bird, wildlife viewing like buffaloes, antelopes, monkeys, baboons. Nature walks around the banks of the falls is an exciting activity for most tourist.

Baboon along the Gulu High way on Karuma Bridge

Now I would love to hear from you……..,

What’s top on your list of Uganda’s natural waterfalls?

What impressive experience have you had water falling in Uganda? (Nature walks, hikes, scenery views, trekking, waterfalls, accommodations and trekking……etc)

What is your opinion about Uganda’s natural water falls?








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