Source of the Nile - Speke Monument

Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, Jinja: Hours, Address, Source of the Nile - Speke Monument Reviews: 4/5

Source of the Nile - Speke Monument

Source of the Nile - Speke Monument
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The authentic, original Source of the Nile Site, where the British Explorer Speke first discovered the River Nile (of course the Africans knew there was a river, but anyway..). Stand where he stood, take a picture with the monument, go for boatrides across the river nile and into Lake Victoria, see monkeys, monitor lizards, pythons (and maybe even an authentic African Witchdoctor). The site also allows for camping, nature walks, parties and occasions with a truly spectacular nature setting. Ideal for Birdwatching and anyone looking for 1 day tour in the Ugandan Countryside.
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Daniel S
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Ripping of tourists
Mar 2021 • Solo
You have to pay 30000 Shilling for seeing some shops and a monument. If you pay 1 additional 100000 to 300000 Shilling, depending on the duration, you can see some water coming up.

Avoid this place, it's just ripping of tourists
Written 8 March 2021
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MORGENSONNE AFRIKA / Tours $ Travel
Kampala, Uganda6 contributions
Where the Nile Starts!
Nov 2020
The source is a place with an amazing natural art and for many times i have visited , it all looks like its a new experience. One should not miss this spot whenever you visit Uganda..........
Written 24 February 2021
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Sherry Bhatti
Jinja, Uganda84 contributions
Not particularly enjoyable- meh
Dec 2020
Just an ordinary monument in recognition of some British explorer who claims to have discovered (?) the source of the Nile. The write-up at the monument is on boards put on easels- could be interesting from an historical perspective but has been displayed rather shoddily. The resort owning the area charges an entry fee to even see the monument. The restaurant on the property has good views but abysmally poor menu choices.
Written 27 January 2021
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Simba
Johannesburg, South Africa119 contributions
Interesting boat ride to the source of the Nile
Nov 2020 • Solo
I was intrigued to learn that the source of the Nile is a combination of an underground spring and lake Victoria. Very serene boat ride to the source. And be sure to lunch/dine on fresh Nile river telapia after your boat ride to the source.
Written 11 December 2020
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YALA-SAFARISUG
Kampala, Uganda141 contributions
Historical
Nov 2019
This is one of the most historical sites in Uganda and a must visit when one visits the source of the Nile. It comes along with a boat ride to view the source of the Nile which makes it a better experience.
Written 5 October 2020
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Kaymus T
1 contribution
Jinja source of the bike visit
Mar 2020
It was very interesting to be there. Very lovely scenes and the new eye catching bridge.
Very hospitable people and so welcoming.
Written 10 June 2020
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LaraJB
Durban, South Africa123 contributions
Worth a stop
Feb 2020 • Couples
A little difficult to find but not far from town and well worth a stop. There is a small entry fee. The monument is very informative. There is a walk down to the banks of the Nile and there are so lovely spots to take photos. You can access boat rides from this area too
Written 20 February 2020
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LJay
9 contributions
Fantastic views
Feb 2020 • Friends
Many travellers miss this, but we'll worth a visit to see the Speke monument but more importantly wonderful Nile views from this side of the Nile. And not overpriced
Written 6 February 2020
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shanice p
3 contributions
white water rafting
Jan 2020
i went for white water rafting and it was a nice experience.i also did bungee jumping.its a nice place to tour
Written 5 February 2020
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Robert UG
Kampala, Uganda10 contributions
"Bunya adventures'" Eastern Uganda tour-Jinja source of the Nile
Dec 2019
we visited the source of the Nile courtesy of "Bunya Adventures"and it was my second time at this place. its always breathe taking going to there and so much had changed, like the recreation center,Mahatma Gandhi statue,did a boat ride unto the source of the Nile. Its actually amazing to see houses on the water and whats beautiful is to see how the river starts inside the lake Victoria.(water separation). There is also a Gift shop that has good stuff made from Uganda which would be nice for remembrance. i actually bought key holders for myself and my family.
Written 30 January 2020
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