Best Waterfalls in Uganda
Uganda is blessed with natural beauty and wildlife. In addition to being well known for its primates and natural habitation, this place has several spectacular waterfalls to add to its beauty. These places receive tourist visits in abundance as they are one of the best picnic spots here. Many of these waterfalls hold Uganda’s ancient culture, a good way for you to learn more about this place. Some of the best waterfalls in Uganda are as stated below.
The waterfall that tops this list and is the most visited in Uganda is the magnificent Murchison Falls. It is the highlight of Uganda’s largest national park, Murchison Falls National Park. The water here is powerful because its source is the mighty River Nile. It is located in the northwest, between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert. The best way to enjoy this waterfall is either by boat cruise or an adventurous hike. The boat cruise allows you to feel the force of this waterfall as your boat approaches its gushing stream. Around the Murchison Falls National Park, there are several lodges for you to spend the night amidst this natural environment.
Sipi Falls comprises of three cascading waterfalls on the slopes of Mount Elgon. It is also the starting point for hikes that are undertaken on Mount Elgon. Sipi Falls drops from an elevation of 100 m and at an altitude of 1,775 m. The force of this waterfall can be felt just with these numbers themselves. To enjoy each of the three waterfalls, you can opt for a hike through the local communities and farmlands. You can also enjoy a good and cooling swim at the bottom of this fall. If you wish to spend more than a day here, there are several accommodation facilities too.
Located 32 km from Kampala city, on the way to Jinja is the striking Ssezibwa Falls. This 17 m high fall is located between Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga, in the Ssezibwa river that gives a pool of 14 m deep at the bottom of the fall. The area around this falls is the best to relax and enjoy the gushing sound of water. If you are into cultural heritage and ancient history, you can reminisce Uganda’s ancient myths and legends here as this place is believed to have supernatural powers.
Kisiizi Falls is located between the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The water that gushes down these falls is so fierce that you can feel its mist from 100 m away. In the surrounding areas of these falls, you can indulge in long nature walks and immerse yourself in the vivid species of birds around.
Uganda is known for its alluring natural life. If you are confused about which places you should visit and how to organize your vacation here, feel free to get in touch with Bushman Safari. We are known for our gorilla safaris and other tour packages. We ensure that you visit every such waterfall that you like and indulge in several thrilling and adventurous activities here. Our packages are customized to suit our customer’s requirements. Be rest assured, we at Bushman Safari are here to give you the experience of a lifetime.