Karuma Falls is one of the best and most popular tourist attractions within the Murchison Falls National Park. Visitors who are interested in exploring the Murchison Falls National Park will be able to see the Karuma Falls, which is the most outstanding tourist attraction in the park. The Karuma forests were obtained from the Luo people, who were locals in the area, and they are said to have a strong spirit.
The locals in Karuma Falls believed in spirits whose positions were aligned with the rocks that the water hit, forming the best and whitest water at Karuma Falls. The Karuma falls are around the Kampala-Gulu highway, which is found where the river Nile crosses the road or where the road crosses the Nile.
The area spans approximately 97 kilometers along the road east of Masidi Town, which means the Karuma Falls are about 77 square kilometers to the south of Gulu, which is the city in the northern region of Uganda. At Karuma Falls, a mega power dam was constructed, making it the largest mega power dam in Uganda. The falls are located at 32.246390 latitude and 2.234167 longitude. It is 1000 meters above sea level at its typical height. The Ugandan media reported in 2013 that the Ugandan government was planning to create a huge city to inundate the Karuma Falls power station.
The history of Karuma Falls Bridge was established to help the cotton farmers that are found in the northern part of Uganda to make sure that the safari did cross the river, and this bridge was established in 1963. Regardless of how important the scaffold was to the cotton ranchers, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels used Karuma Bridge as a staging area. Renegades used to obstruct the extension and kill a large number of people who attempted to enter northern Uganda from here. Nonetheless, in 2007, Uganda’s guard force chased the agitators to Congo, bringing the assault to a halt.
The Karuma falls are located near the Karuma Bridge on the Arua Packwach highway. Visitors interested in exploring northern Uganda can usually be seen enjoying the stopover at the Karuma bridge as they enjoy the photo opportunities and the extra mile running across the bridge, which adds to the safari’s interest and wonder. The white water at Karuma falls was created by the pressure when the high water levels hit the rocks hard, and the floor of the river formed at the Karuma point, which is so interesting and wonderful.
When crossing the extension, certain transport drivers will usually slow down, allowing people to see the falls as well as several mandrills and high-contrast monkeys. Guests generally visit Karuma Falls on their way to the northern part of Murchison Falls via the Kampala-Pakwach route. However, it is open to anyone, including visitors to the southern part of the recreation area; they can either take a ship or walk from Masindi to Karuma Falls in the north-eastern part of Murchison Falls National Park.
While exploring the sources of the river Nile, the European explorer, John Mason Speke, passed through the falls, and their prominence is attributable to his activities and exploratory mission in Iraq. If you plan to explore the Nile, you should also plan to visit these magnificent falls. You can add a visit to the falls to your one-day trip to Murchison Falls National Park. The sounds of the falls exemplify nature’s vibrancy. At Karuma Falls, you can capture a lot of pictures. You might also go to Karuma town and take a road trip while learning about the culture of the people who live there.
As you visit the falls, there are some of the accommodations available where you can rest or book for your comfortable stay. These accommodation facilities include among the campgrounds are Red Chili Camp, Boomu Women’s Group Camp, Uganda Wildlife Campground, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge, Baker’s Lodge, and Yebo Safari Lodge.
In conclusion, therefore, Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park has got a lot of tourist attractions that you can see other than the wildlife safari game drives, and therefore, you should be able to come and enjoy these great safari activities, providing you with the best safari experience. This makes the safari the most adventurous safari activity for the most rewarding safari experience.