Victoria Nile
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Nejolla
Edmonton, Canada42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Friends
This source of the Nile River from Lake Victoria in Uganda is a must see when you are in Uganda. It is close to the town of Jinja and is a beautiful piece of nature.

There are boats that will take you along the river and it is worth the trip. But beware of the prices you are charged - they vary like the wind. We negotiated for 60,000 Ugandan shillings for 4 of us. The boat will take you along the shoreline and you will see many wonderful bird species and if you are lucky some of the large lizards that swim in the water as well.

There are several souvenir booths before you get to the river and I found them more overpriced than the markets in Kampala.

It was a great highlight of my trip to Uganda. Don't miss it!
Written 22 April 2012
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Savin Sam
Chandigarh, India212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
The Victoria Nile starts at the outlet of Lake Victoria, at Jinja, Uganda, on the northern shore of the lake. I visited the source by a boat. Apart from the entry charges..the boat costed 30 💵. Worth every penny, its a marvel in itself as to how the world’s largest river originates from this location. Looks like boiling water at the edge of the massive lake victoria. The boat was managed by a lady who was extremely knowledgeable and keeps telling u abt the geographical and historical aspects of the place. The flora and fauna on the shores is amazing. Must visit for all. As you move south along the white nile there are number of options for water sports which incl, water bungee jumping and white water river rafting. Highly recommended when in 🇺🇬. Cheers 🍻
Written 11 June 2019
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SriniShenoy
Bengaluru, India298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Quite a pleasant and scenic boat trip on the initial stretches of the Victoria Nile. For many - it can be a checklist item! Reasonable birding opportunities as well.
The trip takes you to a particular location where Lake Victoria ends and the Nile is supposed to begin. At this particular point, there is a underwater stream - which apparently contributes 30% of the river's volume at this point. Hence, the origin of the Nile is taken as this particular point.
You can opt for a guide to help you - but there is no much use of the same. Just hiring the boat (in a group) should suffice. The Rippon's happy bar hotel just at the source is quite charming. Nice souvenirs also available - pricey - but maybe worth it. Having a drink at the source may be talking point!

A surprise is the Gandhi Monument at the start of the journey. Apparently, Mahatma Gandhi wanted his ashes to be immersed in the major rivers of the world and the Nile (at this place) was where some of his ashes were immersed in 1948.

Note: Though popularly accepted as the Source of the Nile, Jinja may not actually be the source. Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda most probably has better rights to claim the title.
Written 3 April 2020
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MS Chin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
We took the cruise in December 2016 along Nile River from Jinja. The boat finally bring us to Lake Victoria which is the beginning of Nile River. We manage to see many wild life and birds along the cruise. We saw Pied kingfisher, Red tailed Monkey, African Woolen Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher, Open bill Stork, Pelican, Egret, African Darter, African Fish Eagle, Comarand, Marabou Stork and many others. Lake Victoria borders kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. We can see a fishing village and fishing boats in Lake Victoria. There is a landmark at where Nile river connects to Lake Victoria, showing the zero chainage of Nile River. We have a nice sun set view in Lake Victoria. The whole journey took less than 2 hours. It is very enjoyable to cruise along the river, seeing many birds while observing people living at the river bank.
Written 1 March 2018
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Duugu
Arusha, Tanzania30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Business
Uganda is of realy the pearl of Africa, its un imagenable that it is this country that the river nile begins

This river flow for 6400km from it source in Jinja in Uganda to the medterenian sea for a period of three months covering the distance of 6400kms

The source of the longest river in the world is beilved to be underground springs which is believed to be produce 30% of the water and 70% comes from Lake victoria, this information is clearly seen if you happen to take a boat ride to the source of the river when you are in Jinja its a tour you will never regret to take

At the source of River Nile there four main features, there are two island which are separated by water on equidistant, one island leaves a lot of birds of different kind and just a short distance there is another island where residents in between the water are selling curios and live going on as usual

There is a blocked statue that was named the Zero point by the discoverer of the source of River Nile and there is the biggest underground spring that shows where the 30% of the water coming from

I in person have visited the source of River Nile and i would highly recommend any one with time while in Jinja in Uganda not to skip the visit
Written 20 March 2013
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LaurieLuton
Luton, UK481 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
The wildlife around the Nile here is fascinating with many species of birds. You can engage one of the boat trips and a guide which is advisable stopping off at the source of the Nile. A pleasurable way to spend a morning/afternoon
Written 12 August 2019
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Abha S
91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Loved this place. We did have to wait for a while for a boat, but overall, we were happy with the boat guide, he explained everything to you very nicely. Also the view was very rustic. One can see a lot of flora and fauna on the way to the source of Nile. Must see place.
Written 20 April 2019
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Fifi
Arlington, VA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
What a lovely experience. So beautiful and serene. Would definitely recommend a boat ride to the source of the river nile.
Written 10 July 2015
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Treggy Godwin Eyotre
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
The mighty Lake Victoria was thought for a long time to be the source of the Nile. It is in a sense. Waters from the large lake leave by the Victoria Nile to head north to join the Albert Nile in northern Uganda. When the water leaves the massive Lake Victoria, it does so in a spectacular fashion. The water pours out of the lake at the Ripon Falls, also known as Owen Falls Dam, in Uganda. It then goes by the Victoria Nile to Lake Kyoga before joining the Albert Nile. The lake itself is shared by three countries: Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. The headwaters for the streams that feed the lake, however, originate from the mountains of Rwanda and Burundi. its a spectacular breathtaking view.
Written 10 August 2019
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LaurieLuton
Luton, UK481 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Whilst in Jinja it is well worth having a trip on the Nile, plenty of guides also a lot of birds to be seen.Relaxing time
Written 23 August 2018
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