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Uganda is endowed with many tourist attractions and tourists are spoilt for choices. Apart from gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you can enjoy exploring the source of the Nile and staying at some of the best lodges like Wild Waters Lodge. Our focus today is exploring river Nile which is the longest river on planet earth. River Nile locally known as River Kiyila has its source in Jinja where it starts its long journey to Mediterranean see. River Nile crosses several countries before powering her water to the sea. Countries crossed by River Nile include Uganda which has the source, South and northern Sudan and then Egypt. This report is for those interested in exploring river Nile.

Exploring river Nile

History has it that initially, Lake Victoria which is a down warped lake had no outlet but as more water powered in Lake Victoria basin increased, it had to find an outlet to escape and this happened at Jinja where River Nile then started its long journey to Egypt. It took several years for the world to know about the source of the Nile and the first European to see the source of the Nile was John Speke. Ever since, the Nile has been one of the reasons why tourists visit Uganda.

Those interested in exploring river Nile can take a canoe or boat ride from Jinja to the source of the Nile. This is a place where river water starts separating itself from lake water. There is a clear demarcation and indeed there is no question why Uganda is the source of the mighty river Nile.

For the more adventurous tourists, you can go for white water rafting and kayaking on the Nile. Bujagali falls are no more but those interested in rafting can do it up stream at Kalagala falls. The Nile has several companies that are certified to conduct rafting excursions and they include Nile River explorers, Adrift as well as Nalubale rafters. You can thus combine white water rafting, a visit to the source of the Nile with gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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