Murchison Falls (Kabalega Falls) the heart of Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls (Kabalega Falls) the heart of Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda is the spectacular eponymous Murchison Falls.
This is one of the highlights of any trip to the Park. The broad and tranquil Victoria Nile is forced through a narrow gorge and plunges more than 100 meters before continuing its course to Egypt and the Mediterranean.
Downstream from the Falls the river is full of hippos, and it has the biggest crocodile population in Uganda. Along the banks elephants and other animals come to drink. Many of the photos in this gallery were taken in the vicinity of the Falls.
Local communities fish in the river downstream, and the flow of tourists to the Park is a major source of income to them. The Falls are now threatened by plans to build a dam.