Source of the River Nile

Overview & Features

River Nile is the longest river in the wolrd having Lake Victoria as its source. The river starts it 6,500km journey to the Mediterranean Sea (Egypt) beside in Jinja town, East of Kampala and is the prime source of hydroelectricity for Uganda. The Source of the Nile is promoted as one of Jinja’s premier drawcards and tourists are bussed in from Kampala to marvel at the start of this mighty river. In reality there is not a whole lot to see. Before the building of the Owen Falls Dam, this was the site of the Ripon Falls, where the Nile, known locally as Omugga Kiyara, thundered out of Lake Victoria on its long journey to the Mediterranean.

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  1. James M says:

    Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa. During my visit I had a day on my schedule to visit the famous Source of the Nile in Jinja on your way to the Eastern Uganda. I was welcomed by roadside roasted meat, plantations of sugar and tea. Approcahing the old industrial town of Uganda you will be welcomed by the old hidro Dam( Owen falls dam), getting to the source of Nile was very rewarding. We took a boat in the second largest river in the world and reached Speke’s monument.

    We visited the monument with great green gardens with lovely flowers, lots of historic information, a perfect place to relax especially on your honey moon. we proceeded to Bujagari falls locally associated with the witch and ancestral beliefs. This is where the new hydro Dam was constructed but our interest was the white water rafting and interesting Bungy jumping.

    I had a blast and I am sure you will love to vist the source of the Nile with its associated great sites. Abba international tours and travel took me there and I recommend them to any one interested in this visit.

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