Photographer's Note

Samuel and Florence Baker discovered major falls on the White Nile in 1864 and named it in honor of the distinguished president of the Royal Geographical Society Murchinson Falls. In 1962, when Uganda was awarded independence, floods opened the second fall. Once the flood was over, the erosion in the new channel was so big, that the second fall has not ceased to exist and got the name of Uhuru, which means in Svahili Independence. During the Amin regime between 1971-1979 the Falls were renamed to Kabalega Falls after the head of the province, where the Falls are located. However after that the original name of Murchinson Falls has been returned.

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