Maria Adua Waterfalls

Miria Adua Waterfalls

Miria Adua was born in Pakwach near the Nile during one of the travels by Adua. Miria Adua was the first born son of Adua, the former County Chief of Maracha also the Chief Judge of West Nile by the time of his retirement in 1961 and was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for his Services to the Colonial Government.

Miria Adua is famed to have captained a team of Ugandans that travelled to the UK in 1956 to play football. They were being beaten in the first half because of wearing soccer boots for the first time but won the game when they decided to go barefoot in the second half.

Miria Adua asked locals, who settled around the river what they called the waterfalls, and they told him ‘Iyi Kuru’ however, that was the general Lugbara term for Waterfalls, so he named it after himself.

Miria Adua falls is comprised of unique steps and are of about 10 metres with short grooved slabs of hard rock surfaces. The falls are found in Kijomoro Sub County, Maracha district at River Oluffe, the third River crossing under the Koboko Highway about 20 Minutes north from Arua City.

It is not as huge as Sipi falls in Kapchorwa, Kalagala Falls in Kayunga district nor Ssezibwa falls in Mukono but still stunning and the scenery is the perfect spot for an afternoon picnic.

SunTrack Adventures organizes tours to west nile, every after three months, so you can join our Secrets of the west nile tour to explore these beautiful waterfalls in Maracha.