In the north-west of Uganda the Nile River's rapidly flowing course is rudely interrupted by a narrow fissure, which forces this mighty river through a gap just 24 feet (7 meters) wide. In a furious demonstration of power the water explodes into the deservedly named 'Boiling Pot'. Then at the height of its anger, the river corkscrews through another small gap to cascade 120 feet (36½ metres) in a thunderous foaming torrent.
In the centre of Kenya only 10 miles south of the equator is a snow-capped mountain. This seems so unlikely that the German missionary to report this in 1833 was laughed at. Its existence was not acknowledged for another sixteen years and it then took a further fifty years before anyone climbed to the 16,900 feet (5,199 meter) summit.
The Ngorongoro Crater is a natural amphitheatre created about 2 million years ago when the cone of a volcano collapsed into itself, leaving a 100 square mile (259km²) caldron-like cavity. This caldera, protected by a circular unbroken 2,000-foot high rim (610-metres), contains everything necessary for Africa's wildlife to exist and thrive.