Kafu River

The Kafu River is located in the western part of Uganda. It starts from a swamp approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi), northeast of the village of Kitoma, in Kibaale District, Western Uganda.



It flows eastwards at first, then it turns north, to empty into the Victoria Nile, approximately 8 kilometres (5.0 mi), upstream of the town of Masindi Port, in Masindi District, also in Western Uganda.

The source of River Kafu is located near Kitoma. River Kafu enters the Victoria Nile near Masindi Port.

The huge Kafu River Basin stretches along Lake Kyoga, Kafu & Mayanja Rivers and covers the seven districts of Luwero, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Kiboga, Kyankwansi, Kiryandongo and Masindi covering about 5,000,000 hectares.

The landscape in Kafu consists mainly of Papyrus swamps and dense bush thickets making it a prime hunting ground for the East African Sitatunga, East African Bush Duiker, East African Bohor Reedbuck, Nile Bushbuck , Ugandan Defassa Water buck, Leopard, Common Oribi and Bush Pig.

Nakasongola, Central Uganda

Getting There
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When to Visit
Throughout The Year

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