The source of the River Nile is located in the Eastern Uganda in Jinja district. The first European explorer Speke discovered the source of the Nile, as the second longest river in the world with unique attraction. It is an international River as its drainage basin covers eleven countries, namely, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. In particular, the Nile is the primary water source of Egypt and Sudan. The Nile has two major tributaries, the White Nile and Blue Nile. The White Nile is considered to be the headwaters and primary stream of the Nile River itself. The Blue Nile, however, is the source of most of the water and silt. The White Nile is longer and rises in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, with the most distant source still undetermined but located in either Rwanda or Burundi. It flows north through Tanzania, Lake Victoria, Uganda and South Sudan.
One day Jinja source of the River Nile trip is meant for those who have a full day to spend before or after their other tours. For those who are in Uganda for seminars/meetings and conferences, One day Jinja source of the Nile trip is another way of spending their spare time as they enjoy the beauty of Uganda the Pearl of Africa.
The source of the Nile is a point where Lake Victoria contributes 50% of its water to the River Nile and starts its long journey to Mediterranean Sea. Visit the source of the River Nile you and see the source of the longest river on planet Earth and also the largest flesh water lake in Africa. Great Adventures Uganda organizes day trips to go and view the source of the River Nile.
Our one day Jinja source of the Nile excursion takes you from Kampala via Mabira tropical rain Forest; road side markets/green tea and sugar plantations before getting down to the River. There many boats strategically stationed at the source of the Nile to take clients to the exact point. This boat excursion takes like one hour and you will have an opportunity to see a few water birds on the Nile. Due to traffic on Kampala-Jinja highway, one is advised to start very early in the morning so that there is ample time to return back to Kampala. If you have some spare time, you may as well take a tour in and around jinja to explore more about what Jinja one of our historical towns has to offer in terms of tours and excursions. Contact Great Adventures Uganda and we will arrange this for you.