Ssezibwa Falls

These are found on river Ssezibwa,the name originated from “Sizibwa" (Luganda) which means my path cannot be blocked. The Sezibwa Falls are approximately 20 miles (32 km), east of Kampala, Uganda's capital, along the Kampala-Jinja Highway. The site is a Buganda Heritage Site. It is marked with an out-span of sharp-edged rocks and the magnificent sound of soothing waters flowing down the steep ridged stones. The Falls are located in Mukono District.

According to traditional legend, the two rivers named Sezibwa and its brother Bwanda, were born by a woman on her way to Kavuma Bukunja. The woman, Nakkungu Tebatuusa, whose husband was called Nsubuga Sebwaato, gave birth to twins in form of water, whereupon Sezibwa flowed west, passing many obstacles and deriving its name, while Bwanda flowed east, toward Nyenga. Many people come to the place for miracles as they believe the site has supernatural powers.

The falls are 7 meters (23 ft) high and the harmony of bird songs above the trees creates a beautiful scenery for relaxation and enjoyment. Rock climbing and bird watching are the main activities at the site. Geologists and other scientists also frequent the site. Wildlife in the surrounding forest includes bush monkeys, red-tailed monkeys and other primates and birds.

The falls is one of those places you can take a quick to and fro drive and still have a great time.

There are lots of other smaller falls along the river Nile and some other rivers in the country.