Murchison Falls is one of the most electrifying sights in East Africa, with the fast flowing but wide Nile being transformed into an explosive froth of thunderous whitewater as it funnels through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment.
The Nile drops 420m as it passes through the Murchison Falls NP and includes several rapids and a couple of major cateracts like Karuma Falls.
There are several areas where boat trips can be undertaken on the Nile, one of the best being from Paraa to the base of the Murchison Falls.
Seeing the falls from below is just as spectacular as the views from the side or from above .
Although the view from the bottom of the falls is spectacular the most impressive view is from the south bank viewpoint where you can truly appreciate the staggering power of the Nile as it crashes through the narrow gap in the escarpment..
The deafening roar and the spectacular spray rising as the force of the water pounds its way through has to be seen to be believed.
A 99m drop of Sipi Falls is the last of a series of falls on the Sipi River as it cascades doen the slopes of Mount Elgon.
Sipi is a very peaceful and quite beautiful spot, ideal for walking and within easy access range to Mount Elgon and its attractions.