Source Of The Nile; The Nile 6,650 km /4,130 miles long with her at Jinja town on the shores of Lake Victoria, is the longest river on the African continent. From time immemorial, the Nile has been an icon and an outstanding natural land feature worth mentioning in historical books including the Holy Bible. For geographers and historians, searching for the source of the Nile was one chief reason explorers and adventurers made discovery expeditions and safaris into Africa. On geo-political level, controlling the source of the Nile was one of the outstanding reasons why Britain took particular interest in colonizing entire East Africa region at 1884 Berlin Conference. The Nile is an astounding natural land feature whose catchment area; the Nile basin traverses and unites 10 African countries; Burundi, Rwanda, DR Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Eritrea and Uganda, where she eventually sets off for her long journey north into the Mediterranean Sea. Along the way, she forms breathtaking natural land features; waterfalls, rapids, steep escarpments, deltas, canyons, islands and many others where many fun seeking adventurers on tour into Uganda relax, explore and have fun. Jinja town is 80 km east of Kampala city along the route to Kidepo valley national park. It is a perfect rendez vous to launch final preparations for an expedition into the Karamoja region or relax and wash away all fatigue coming from exploring Uganda.
At the source of the Nile at Jinja, boat cruises set out onto the Nile and explore the exact spot she sets of for her long journey traversing 4 countries; Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt before depositing her carriage into the Mediterranean Sea. The exciting boat cruise on the Nile explores the hem of Lake Victoria, the largest lake on African continent and second inland fresh water body in the world after Lake Superior. The evening sundowners are more popular with a mesmerizing sunset and a variety of water birds on display.
The source of the Nile is a tourism hotspot for relaxation, adventure and exploration. The beaches on the shores of the Nile are ideal for beach games, nature walks, picnics and other water sports. The restaurants serve local and international dishes, while bars have enough stock in international and local brands of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks. Many other adventurers opt for canoeing, kayaking and swimming in the longest river on the continent.
Jinja town is Uganda’s industrial with a very rich history largely because of the Nile. There are endless opportunities to adventure and explore Uganda in other areas close to the source of the Nile. The Intanda Falls has grade 5 rapids and is a unique place of thrilling water rafting for daredevil travelers on tour into Uganda. Other places on the edges of the Nile offer bungee jumping, horseback riding, quad biking, cycling safaris and other adventure activities with opportunities of exploring the countryside. Jinja is a colonial town with all the urban modern amenities. It has large shopping malls, hotels, nightclubs, sports centers, restaurants, cafes and beautiful hangout spots. Jinja town never goes to sleep and is an ideal spot to gel with indigenous communities.