Bukoto Central constituency Member of Parliament Eng. Hon. Richard Sebamala has called on relevant authorities to make an aggressive intervention to help preserve the beauty and heritage of Kalagala Falls
On Friday 3rd Feb 2023, Bukoto Central Legislator Hon. Eng. Richard Sebamala had the privilege of visiting one of Buganda’s finest tourism and cultural sites – Kalagala Falls.
This natural wonder is located in Bugerere and is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the beauty and rich culture of the Kingdom of Buganda.
He said, despite its unique and breathtaking scenery, Kalagala Falls is in dire need of aggressive intervention to help preserve its beauty and heritage.
“That’s why, as a proud member of the community, I urge everyone to come together and promote this important cultural and tourist site. By spreading awareness and supporting the preservation efforts, we can ensure that future generations can experience the beauty of Kalagala Falls and learn about the rich culture of Buganda. Let’s work together to protect and promote our land.” he said.
Kalagala Falls, surrounded by rainforests and overlooking the Victoria Nile, are a spending sight, and presently the most striking falls on Lake Victoria where the mighty River Nile has its source. The falls stand as one the greatest wonder on the Africa’s longest river, the Nile. They are strategically located in Kayunga district, Kangulumira Sub County in Kalagala village 83 km from Kampala.
Five minutes away from the lake shore, you will hear a roaring strength of the falls. Strong and loud they come onto you yet in their thunderous nature they are a beauty to marvel at.
At some point, the falls are so sweetly ferocious that water will be sprinkling off onto your face. You can see these scenic falls with the help of a local tour guide. Alternatively you can visit through a travel expert of your choice to see these scenic falls from the land or from the beautiful Wildwaters Lodge, located literally in the middle of the lake.
This gives a visitor that adventurous experience of sleeping not just in the wild because it is engulfed in the trees. But knowing that as you sail through the night there is a roaring beauty adding to the jungle experience.
Kangulumira, home of East Africa’s sweetest pineapples, you cannot miss out on the white water rapids along the length of the mighty Nile while at Kalagala falls.
From this haven on the gigantic Victoria, you will have visible sights of the splashy falls. you will be viewing all this from your room balcony, and freely keep some digital moments.
At some point, the wild falls find their way down through nestled black stones, with large volumes and force from the mighty River Nile.
Tour the Community
And it is not the falls you will be watching. Best thing to do is getting a guided tour around the pineapple farms hand managed by the locals in Kangulumira. See for yourself the matooke flowers and how the sun is a major factor in their growth. See how the locals prepare Matooke traditionally using a fireplace made with three stones. Visit a village well and the traditional cultural sites. Don’t forget to visit a pottery site to witness how the locals make their utensils. Am sure you will need to buy some of these rare gifts offered by kalagala falls.
Do you love wine? Then you will need to buy some of the wines made from a winery owned by the a local community. This wine is made from fresh pineapples handpicked from the gardens of Kangulumira nurtured by the white waters of Kalagala falls.