A Place with great mysteries but magical moments; the source of the Nile is one of the places to add on your safari bucket List. The Nile (River Nile) is arguably the longest river in the world, recorded at 4,132 miles Long, and pouring its water to the Mediterranean Sea.
The Nile’s Journeys starts in the of City of Jinja, eastern Uganda, a beautiful country located in the eastern part of Africa, neighbored by the republic of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan and the Democratic republic of Congo. Uganda features amazing geographical features such as the great lakes, rivers, forests, and mountains. It is a country credited for hospitality, diverse culture, cool weather, and the lots of wildlife. The mountain Gorillas; world’s largest primate species find refuge here in Bwindi impenetrable National park and the Mgahinga Gorilla national park.
River Nile starts its 3 Month Journey from Jinja in Uganda and crosses about 11 countries in Africa. These are; Uganda, Egypt, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, south Sudan, and Sudan. There are two major tributaries that pour into the Nile; the Blue Nile from Ethiopia and the white Nile from Uganda through south Sudan to Sudan. It is also regarded as the longest river in Egypt.
The source of river Nile is a 1-2 hours’ drive from Kampala city; Uganda’s biggest and busiest capital. When driving to see where the world’s largest river starts its Journey, you will experience the Ugandan Traffic Jam through the Jinja road; bargain and Buy some roadside roasted meats and Bananas at Mabira forest and the magical Jinja Bridge at the Nile. At the destination, you are welcomed by beautiful green Gardens, and Monuments such as the one of Mahat Magadhi; one of the explorers who left a will that his ash be poured in among the money places river Nile.
There is a sign post put right at the Point regarded as the source of Nile. Tourists use a motorized or canoe boats to the place, where if the water levels are low, they draw near to the marked post to relax and take photos. You can spend the best hours of your day around river Nile, interacting with the tour Guides, eating, and one photography. The river extends to Murchison falls National Park where we find the world’s most powerful waterfalls. There are lots of aquatic Birds, fish, reptiles, Hippos and the fierce Nile crocodile. The Nile crocodile is one of the largest crocodiles in the world.
Dare the Nile by engaging in the different adventure activities offered there:
Rafters across the world, and any other person can have a great opportunity to face the Nile waves. The 6-7 level activity is a test of ones bravity and an opportunity to explore the effect of strong winds on water. It is a safe adventure that is done for over 4 hours, with expert rafters taking lead in the boat. All rafters are safe, and get the better of each second in the water.
Bungee jumping is one of the activities to engage in at the Nile. It is an adventure, where one gets to kiss the Nile. This is absolute fun, and the safety is guaranteed. All participants are briefed about how it is, before a roap is tied and off you go down words to the Nile.
Other activities to engage in are Squad biking, photography, picnics, Jet boating, and more. There are expert tour guides at the source of the Nile tell the Nile story and tour each guest around the place. There are some art work and souvenirs to take home after the Nile tour.
The source of the Nile can be visited in each day of the year. However, we recommend the dry season-December, January, February, March, June, July, August and September, when the water levels are low and it is safe to take a boat to the marked post.
In conclusion, the source of the Nile is located in the Republic of Uganda in the east of the continent of Africa. It is one of the best places to take a weekend escape, adventure activities, and more. It is a place with cool weather, diverse activities and amazing sites.