The famous Karuma Falls are located in the eastern direction of the Murchison Fall National Park which is the prominent largest national park which is drawing the attention of different travelers to visit Uganda. The wonderful landscape of Murchison falls park which is surrounding the stunning Karuma falls offers the best habitat in which different wildlife such as antelopes, buffaloes, species of birds as well as the lions, plus even the baboons, monkeys, as well as elephants plus the Uganda Kobs not forgetting the species of Giraffes and Hartebeest. The park is also famous for chimps tracking and habituation experience in Kanio Pabidi forest reserve.
The varied attractive wildlife, birds, around the falls offer different chances for visitors to enjoy the sights of different bird species, also enjoy wild game viewing, Nature walks around the banks of the falls and at the end of the day visitor’s experience goes beyond exploring the falls.
The stunning Karuma falls were named depending on the powerful spirit that used to disorganize stones and separate the Victoria waters which were rapidly running with roaming sound. Karuma fall is one of the icon attractions attracting various tourists mainly due to its location in the waters of the largest lake in Uganda.
Karuma provides travelers to explore the footsteps that were stepped by the first European explorer John Speke who is identified to have toured the magnificent falls during the time he was exploring the pearl of Africa in search of the source of the great world’s longest River Nile.
The Karuma falls are one of the traditional falls in the country of Uganda and therefore visitors to Uganda ought to explore the falls. The Karuma falls are home to the important Power Station located at Karuma which is said to be 750 Megawatts hydropower development project that was implemented by a partnership between foreign partners alongside the government of the Republic of Uganda.
The Karuma falls have an interesting history which deserves to be explored and the history roots back during the time of political instability that was caused by the activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, the area around the falls was used as a hiding place by the rebels and they could base in that falls to attack the people, buses, trucks that were moving in both directions.
The falls offer a fantastic views and may travelers to northern Uganda make a stopover for photographs of these fantastic falls.
About the Author: Jack is a Ugandan travel writer based in Kampala, also works as a safari consultant of 4×4 Uganda, the leading car rental company in East Africa. This company offers service like hotel bookings, gorilla permits bookings, 4×4 self-drive car rental in Uganda, and Rwanda, as well as free travel, advise to tourists. The company is legally registered, as an associate member of conservation organizations such as Nature Uganda, Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO), Uganda Tourism Board, Friend a Gorilla, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and the International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP) among others.