Visit Uganda Karuma Falls, the roaring waterfalls on the Victoria Nile are one of Uganda’s top tourist attractions, also known as “K falls”, located on the Eastern border of Murchison falls National Park. Locally named the Karuma Falls, a name which arose from a belief that Karuma, a certain great spirit, placed the stones that break the waters in the river
Karuma Falls form one of the Uganda’s largest reserve, They can be located clearly in the western region of Bunyoro in kiryandongo, and covers up an area of 77 km. On your Uganda Safari, we drive one hour away from Gulu district, northwestern Uganda to reach this open bisected water body that crosses the river Nile, 110km northeast of Masindi town and 70km south of Gulu town. It stretches from south of Gulu in the Northern part of Uganda cutting through the Nile River, then Northeast of masindi along ligumba-Gulu high way.
Karuma falls is about 1000meters above the sea level with white forms of water roaring with a number of natural good looking landforms in the base of Victoria Nile. The place hast vast features around, like different bird species that are always heard singing in their magnificent sound. It is well seen that river Nile empties to karuma, its waves provide an interesting scene to look at at. History, the river is remembered to have been used by one of the great explorers, Sir John Hunnington Speke walked to find the source of the River Nile.
In 1963, Karuma falls was mainly put in place to assist cotton farmers to cross over from Gulu to Masindi. This place is believed to have been a hide out for the Lord Resistance rebels in the 18th and 19th century. However, this place is now safe and also known as a tourist destination since all the rebels were over powered and pushed far away in Congo with in the rain forest of central Africa. Karuma falls is known to be one of the largest underground hydra Electricity power, which works as a supply electric station next to Owen falls in the Eastern region.
Enjoy splendid Wildlife sightings to the African jungle, it’s a remote serene to water loving animals as well it’s nature making it an ideal centre for birding Uganda tours, the water fall is a watering point to hundreds of dwellers not to miss having a look at, the shore banks are carpeted by ferns, moss and other aquatic plants, the wild life here includes; kobs, Antelopes, Elephants, lion, leopard, monkeys, buffalos
Birding: different bird species like King fisher, can be viewed during a game drive site seeing the fly, Sight viewing of the falls and land forms, waves which you can’t miss to see and also enjoy water rafting at the Nile, Enjoy viewing the flow of Waterfalls; the roaring of the waters down the valley is is an amazing breathtaking experience topping up on the worthy picturesque un bearable to resist a photo caption for memories and having a fresh breath near the wonders of Victoria Nile.
Natural walks in the surrounding amazing falls with rock formation which can also lead you through a nearby forest Bugungu and a lot of birds can be spotted well taking a guided walk. During Nature walks at the fall you will also be guided to follow into the foot routes of John Speke he walked in to find the source of River Nile
Karuma falls offers accommodation during your tour one the Hotels around Karuma is Chobe safari Lodge found inside Murchison falls National park 10km from the karuma falls. And a 20 minute drive to your place of rest, chobe safari Lodge is a 5 star hotel and one of the Tourist destination with a panoramic view and sounds of river Nile which are breath taking.
It has different types of Rooms like the suite, Luxury, two bed rooms, cottages, family bungalow, Deluxe rooms, executive suits, deluxe double, standard double and standard triple. These rooms have ceiling fan, starlit TV, towels, bed linen with private bath rooms.
The Lodge caters both local and international cuisine in the restaurant, drinks can be found in the bar. During free time there is a spa center, fitness center for exercise and a sauna. The Lodge offers a big opportunity of viewing wildlife, birds for example the shoebill etc, flora and fauna to the tourists.
There also different activities like shore fishing, Nile river safaris walks and bush breakfast. Karuma falls is a recommended Tour destination you can visit well planning to travel to Uganda the pearl of Africa by booking your tour through a tour operator.