Source of Nile River in Jinja
Jinja, Source of Nile River
Known as the longest river on the continent stretching a 4000 miles journey from Uganda to the Mediterranean Sea through Sudan and Egypt, the Nile river source can be seen at Jinja. Many travelers floack to this little town to see the source of the Nile river and experience its start of the odious journey north. Located about 1.5 hours drive from Kampala – Uganda`s Capital, it is possible for visitors to do a one day excursion from Kampala to Jinja and visit the source of the Nile. There are so many other tourism activities in Jinja and if you are interested in getting away from the battles of Kampala. We offer Jinja trips for this excursion from Kampala Capital city from one day excursion and above. Jinja is a tourism hive with many touristic activities and attractions and some of these include; Jet boating, white water rafting, bungee jumping to kiss the Nile, horse riding by the shores of the Nile, Kayaking and Quad biking, etc.
The journey of river Nile starts from Lake Victoria in Jinja town in eastern Uganda to Egypt. The source of the Nile in Jinja is surrounded by the beautiful gardens that welcome you to this mighty river, there are also various craft shops filled with African pieces which are sourced from all over the country.
Attractions at Jinja
There are also several historical monuments around the source of River Nile which have a historical attachment to the Nile and these monuments are good for visitors to photograph.
From the shores of river Nile, visitors take a motorized traditional boat to the point where river originates from. This spot is very clear and well-marked with a sign post where you will stand besides for a photo-shoot.
You will also experience a very beautiful scenery along river Nile while it curves through Uganda’s communities and enjoy the sights of fishermen. Some of the sections of the shores of river Nile are surrounded by accommodation facilities and factories especially those near the source of River Nile.
Another big section of river Nile cuts through Murchison falls national park which can be accessed by visitors to the national park on a Uganda wildlife safari, fishing safari in Uganda, visit to the top of Murchison falls among other activities. There are several boats and a boat cruise along river Nile in Murchison falls is worth a visit. Karuma falls is another section of river Nile but this cannot be accessed by the boat or walking because of the rapid falls and rocks.
It is very important that when you visit Uganda or come for safari in Uganda, please endeavour to visit the source of the Nile- the world`s longest river and carry a memorable experience back home.