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Kisiizi Falls Uganda with rainbowWelcome to the beautiful Kisiizi Falls situated in Rukungiri District in SW Uganda in the Kigezi Highlands.

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In 2016 Kisiizi received a grant from the United Nations World Tourism Organization as part of their ST_EP program to develop Kisiizi Falls.  This project is in turn funded by the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Korea.  Proceeds go to help the Good Samaritan Fund of Kisiizi HospitaSTEP program of United Nations World Tourism Organizationl  www.kisiizihospital.org.ug on whose land the Falls lie.

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Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism Logo, Republic of Korea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ross' Turaco in a glass!

The ST-EP funding has supported the construction of a Visitors’ Centre, Suspension Bridge to view the Falls from a different perspective, lagoon, and paths.  In addition a cave has been discovered opposite the Falls and Friends of Kisiizi have supported the Kisiizi Falls SkyTrail, a 3-stage adrenaline boosting zip-line ride.

There is also a long history of generating hydro-electricity in Kisiizi, in fact that is one of the reasons there is a hospital situated in a fairly remote and hard-to-reach area.  The 60kW turbine installed in the 1980’s is still used as back-up for the hospital but the main 300kW generator was installed in 2008.  Click for Kisiizi Electricity web page for more details.  Visitors to Kisiizi Falls may request a tour of the Hydro-electricity set up with a guide from the power company. (this may not always be available depending on other committments but usually someone will be available to show you the very interesting scheme.)

The United Nations World Tourism Organization “On the Ground” magazine features an article on Kisiizi Falls on page 7:      UNWTO Magazine May 2017

 

 

 

The Falls lie in land belonging to

Church of Uganda Kisiizi Hospital

which was established in 1958.Kisiizi Falls official logo