Murchison Falls is a waterfall on the Nile which flows across northern Uganda from Lake Victoria to Lake Kyoga and then to the north end of Lake Albert. At the top of Murchison Falls, the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 metres (23 ft) wide. Sir Samuel Baker named them after Sir Roderick Murchison, president of the Royal Geographical Society. Ernest Hemingway crashed a plane just downriver from Murchison Falls. Boating safaris up the river to the mouth of the falls enjoy sightings of many birds and mammals. A nearby bat colony is something I remember discovering in the year 2000 when I first visited this area.