Aruu falls are located in the Northern part of Uganda in Pader district along Gulu – Kitgum road, approximately 4 kms off the Pader – Kitgum highway, 47 kms from Gulu, 57 kms from Kitgum and 386 kms from Kampala the capital city of Uganda. The falls flow through Agogo district into Lapaya village in Pader district. It is a must visit on you way to Kidepo Valley National Park. Aruu falls are cascading streams of roaring waterfalls offering a thrilling unforgettable and adventurous. The falls offer a relief and breathtaking experience as water falls over the rocks as one views from the bottom. This water is very clean that one can swim in it though you swim at your own risk.

The falls are eye catching as one part gets better that the other as one makes a hike around.

Best time to visit Aruu Falls

The best time to visit these falls is at the beginning of the rain season when the water levels are not too low but also before the waters become too strong.

Accommodation around Aruu Falls

Eden Camp Aruu Falls

Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Acholi Inn Hotel

Palema Crown Hotel

Churchill Courts Hotel Limited

Baker’s Fort Hotel

Apoka Safari Lodge

Kara-Tunga Guest House

Northern Pearl Hotel

Activities to combine with Aruu Falls Safari

While on a safari to Aruu Falls you can have a visit to Kidepo Valley National Park and combine actives in both parks. Below are the actives done;

Animal viewing

Aruu falls is a home to mainly primates like Baboons and Monkeys therefore while at the falls you can’t miss a change of viewing the primates. You can also sight other mammals as you head to Kidepo Valley National Park like Lions, Giraffe, Zebra, Cheetahs, Buffaloes, Antelopes to mention but a few.

Aruu Falls

Bird watching

The Falls combined with Kidepo Valley National Park harbor over 290 bird species for example Secretary bird, Egyptian goose, Eastern grey plantain eater, African wagtail, Hornbills, Weaver birds and many others. Therefore, you cannot miss to watch any of the species while on Aruu falls safari.

Rock climbing

This is done at the falls but you must be extra careful because the falls are very slippery and it is well stated that you should do this activity at your own risk.

Nature walks

Since Aruu falls are situated in the middle of the forest, you will get a chance of sighting flora and Fauna while walking in the middle of the forest. You can also move of the forest and meet local people, visit villages and see their traditional homesteads.

Picnic lunches

There are large rocks at the bottom of the falls where you enjoy your picnic lunch while you listen to the sweet sound of the water falls and the birds singing.