Experience the sheer strength and power of the Nile River as it gushes through the eight-metre (26-foot) throat of Murchison Falls, tumbling into the chasm below. Marvel at some of the most powerful moving water in the world before setting out on a trail into the depths of the gorge, your ears filled with the roar of the waters and your skin tingling with the spray of the rushing waters. Stop frequently to admire the spectacular views of the main chute as you descend down to the second waterfall, known as the Independence Falls.
The greatest and oldest conservation area in Uganda, the Murchison Falls National Park is named after the mighty Murchison falls where the Nile River is compelled through a contracted crevasse, known as the Devils Cauldron, giving rise to an exquisite rainbow.
Plunging over the remnant rift valley wall, the focal point of the park is the dynamic Murchison Falls. The phenomenal cascade depletes the last of the river’s energy, recreating it into a vast, docile stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. This stunning length of river boasts one of Uganda’s most magnificent wildlife spectacles. Temporary visitors include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.