Zuula: Kalagala water falls along the Victoria Nile

Kalagala is a place which is full of stories that are mystical. Such stories include spirits  of trees and rocks known to the locals as Ssalongo and Nnalongo. In case you are looking to taking a safari in Uganda, you should not miss to visit these mystical falls in Kayunga District Apart from sightseeing, you will also participate in interesting activities like white water rafting, kayaking, sport fishing. All these activities will be participated in this beautiful place.

These mystical falls are found in Kalagala village. This village is found in Kangulumira Sub County in Kayunga district. This district is found along the Victoria Nile which is an Island. It can be accessed or reached from the west bank of the Nile which is approximately 3 kilometers east of Kangulumira town on quite runway of Kayunga road that loops around Mabira forest.

The most interesting thing you will experience when you reach these falls is the sound of the falls. This will be heard even though you are as far as 400 meters away from the falls. This interesting sound will usher into the vicinity interesting enough to appreciate what the wonder one would anticipate while in this place. The sound of kalagala falls are punctuated by another soothing sound of the many bird species which are found in the area. The sound of the bird will be heard as you are passing them, when you are heading to the falls. The notable bird species at the site include; herons, sand birds and the blue headed weavers.

The spirits tree at Kalagala falls is very interesting. When you are the Island found at Kalagala, you will see several of these trees at the site though all of them will be viewed as just normal trees until you will be attracted to have a look at one of them. Of course when you get attracted to one species of tree at Kalagala, you will be definitely puzzled so much because you will need to take a few steps next to the selected tree species to look at.

When you are on the western side of these falls, there is a spirit tree which a backcloth? This is very interesting for you to have a look at. There are two spears that are seen on the entrance with a fire place and this is locally known as “ekyoto”and is loosely translated as a fire place. This is a very important cultural place among the Buganda people and the Buganda tradition as a culture. You will be told to remove your shoes while you are in this place. This is because it will be done in respect of the spirits which are found in this place.

After you have removed your shoes when you are barefooted, you will view spectacular rocks which are referred to as Nalongo and Ssalongo. After you have viewed  Nalongo and Ssalongo, a spectacular experience which of course come your way out of the place because you have to trek this in 4 metre tunnel like structure. There is a believe that the local spirits do harbor the tunnel and these things were not created there. These spirits are believed to be placed by people who were supreme over them. When you visit  this place, you will have to put money called “amakula” in a small basket which permanently  is found at the entrance. This basket is called “ebigali” in the local language. When you are putting money in this basket, you are supposed to ask the gods for anything you will wish to happen in your life and whatever you ask for , it is believed that it will be granted to you by the gods in abundance.

For  those  who wish to participate in fishing,  the waters on the east bank of the Victoria Nile are great venues for sport fishing and while here, you will here, you will see people lining up and doing this activity will be for your relaxation at the your time of convenience. You will participate in kayaking. This activity will take place along the rapid waterfalls therefore, you cannot imagine to miss this out. When you are participating, viewing among the wonderful experiences, you need to be trained with relevant skills. You will also participate in white water rafting, an activity which is related to kayaking. It will be a very remarkable experience to be accommodated at this place.


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