TRAVEL FOR ADVENTURE TOURISMby Green World tour operator
Karuma Falls are found on the beautiful Victoria Nile and are among the most impressive, beautiful and leading tourist attractions in Uganda. It name was derived from a notion that Karuma, a great spirit, positioned the stones which break the waters of the river. The falls are located on the eastern border of the Murchison Falls National Park, just an hour drive from the district of Gulu in north-western Uganda. The land of the park around these falls provides in a broad diversity of birds and wildlife ie buffaloes, antelopes, monkeys, lions, baboons, elephants, leopards, Uganda Kobs, Hartebeest as well as giraffes.
The Karuma Falls comprise of a sequence of natural good looking rock formations all the way at the base of the Victoria Nile. The falls are situated at the place where the main road of Masindi - Gulu crosses the great river Nile, about 110 km northeast of the town of Masindi and only 70 km south of the town of Gulu. These 2 districts are connected by the Karuma Bridge, constructed in 1963 to assist cotton farmers within the west Nile. This bridge crosses the huge waterfall whereas the sprays of water of the white water move towards Southern Sudan in the northern part of Uganda.
The Karuma falls are habitat to the Karuma Power Station, which is a 750 Megawatts hydropower development that was implemented by the government of Uganda in partnership with its other foreign partners. For anyone interested to visit the falls, accommodation is offered just within the Murchison Falls National Park for example Red Chilli Rest Camp for camping and Karuma Falls Campsite along Gulu Road to mention but a few.
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