One way to experience some of the wildlife of this area is to take a boat tour of the river toward the base of the waterfalls where it meets the Nile, the banks of which support river hippo, Nile crocodile, elephant and perhaps even the elusive leopard. The birdlife within the area is also impressive, including shoebill stork and numerous raptors. Away from the river, the plains within the park are also home to giraffe, spotted hyena, lion, buffalo, kob and hartebeest.
South of the river, the landscape changes and the grasslands of the north give rise to dense vegetation in woodland forests. Here it is possible to see black-and-white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and olive baboons within the grounds of the park’s forests.The white waters of the falls provide some excellent opportunities for activities, including rafting and fishing, and a drive to the top of the falls also comes highly recommended.