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“Beautiful waterfall ruined by tacky commercialisation of the site”
Review of Thomson's Falls

Thomson's Falls
Kampala, Uganda
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184 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Beautiful waterfall ruined by tacky commercialisation of the site”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

The waterfall is beautiful (as is the drive across the Aberdares provided you get the decent road!). Sadly though the site has been ruined by some very tacky shops and overly assertive vendors of fairly bad curios. Not sure what the access fee goes towards... it doesn't seem to go towards maintaining the area. Ok for a break to stretch legs - not a lot more not sure you could spend an hour here. Drove straight past on the way home.

Visited May 2014
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Avearage!”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

it was on the way so we saw it....otherwise nothing that great...was a bit smelly...good for s short break..but way to many people selling way to many things...you can give it a miss and you wont really mind it.

Visited May 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good enough for a 30 minute stopover.”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Visited the place enroute our journey to Masai Mara. A good stop over to stretch your legs, during the road journey. We got a bit fed up with the Curio shop vendors who want you to buy stuff from their shops.

Visited March 2014
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Just a waterfall”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Nothing special, lots of people trying to sell things....just trying to make living! We did not stay here more than 30 minutes, good opportunity to use the washroom.

Visited March 2014
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Wirtz, Virginia, United States
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful falls”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

The falls are pretty but the area is very tacky and detracts from the falls. You are inundated with people trying to sell you something or have you pay to take your picture with them or their pets. A quick stop is all you need.

Visited February 2014
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