The source of the Nile is found in Jinja town which is the adventure capital of Uganda. Anyone who has sought
adventurous trip in Uganda has first considered Jinja before any other place. This choice is simplified with the
existence of the Source of the Nile.
There are other sources beyond Lake Victoria and Uganda that have claimed to be the rightful sources of the
Nile waters but even if they were right, none of them fits the claim as the Source of the Nile in Jinja.
According to John Speke, the first European explorer who discovered the Source of the Nile in Jinja, 30% of th
water comes from underground at a spot (source) just a few meters from Lake Victoria. One can actually se
water bubbles at that spot (source) which indicate there is water coming from underground. The Remaining
percent is contributed by other water bodies the biggest being Lake Victoria and others that contribute to the
Victoria waters. .
The water from the source takes three months to reach its destination in Egypt.
The Nile that starts with such calm increases its intensity as it flows over several undulating rocks, sque
through gorges and negotiating around numerous small islands. It plunges into a multitude of rapids punctuat
a series of astonishing waterfalls among the prominent ones is the Bujagali Falls popular for white water ra
kayaking and a variety of other water adventures.
The white waters of River Nile combine with the lush vegetation along the its shores, on islands and peninsulas
several bird species and the cool weather to create such fascinating scenery that feels almost spiritual to be am
Listening and looking at the gushing white waters, looking at the birds floating across the Nile from Lake Victor
watching the fishermen spread their nets, and smelling the sweet scents emitted from the surrounding plants i