The Karuma falls are located at the spot where the Masindi-Gulu road crosses river Nile, 110 km north east of Masindi town and 70km south of Gulu town. The two districts are joined by the Karuma Bridge, built in 1963 to help the cotton farmers in west Nile. The bridge crosses the massive waterfall where the sprays of white water run towards Sudan in the north.
The roaring waterfalls on the Victoria Nile are one of Uganda’s top tourist attractions. Locally named the Karuma Falls, a name which rose from a belief that Karuma, a certain great spirit, placed the stones that break the waters in the river. The spectacular Karuma Falls lays on the eastern boundary of Murchison fall national park (Uganda’s largest reserve).