The Murchison Falls National Park is cut in half by the mighty River Nile as it squeezes itself through a 7-metre gap in a cleft of rock, creating an explosion of white water. It’s the most powerful natural flow of water anywhere on earth and the rock actually shakes from the force of the water. You may catch a glimpse of a Nile perch being spat from the river. These huge fish weigh up to 100 kg and are strong enough to withstand the pressure. A boat safari down the river offers superb game viewing, with plenty of hippo and some of Africa’s largest crocodiles thanks to the ever-present menu of big fish.

There’s much more to a Murchison Falls safari than a frothing river – the forests are home to chimpanzees and the palm-dotted hills offer rewarding game drives