River Kafu in Uganda
River Kafu is one of the soft spoken rivers in the Pearl of Africa that is so magnificent to visit for travelers on safaris in Uganda.
Occupying the length of about 180km (112 miles), this river originates from western Uganda, in a swamp which is situated 12km north east of Kitooma village in Kibaale district. River Kafu traverses numerous districts before reaching its destination, where it supports a thousands of livelihoods for the communities in districts of Luwero, Nakasongola, Masindi, Nakaseke, Hoima and Kyankwanzi.
Besides it beauty and uniqueness, River Kafu is not fully exploited as one of the most iconic rivers to visit while on a Uganda safari. The river is a home to several wildlife species, including Bush duikers, Oribis, Bohor Reedbucks, Uganda Kobs, common elands, Bush pigs, Leopards, Sitatungas, Defassa waterbucks and many others which you must include on your bucket list during your adventure vacation in Uganda.
River Mayanja and River Lugogo are the 2 main tributaries flowing through the vast permanent papyrus swamps before finally emptying their waters into River Kafu. It is interesting to note that the spectacular landscape of River Kafu Basin is mainly made up of thick bush thicket and verdant papyrus swamps.
The source of River Kafu in Kibaale district and its mouth on Victoria Nile stand at an altitude of approximately 1100 meters and 1040 meters above sea level respectively.