1 Day Uganda Source of the Nile Experience

The birthplace of the mighty River Nile is found in Jinja-Uganda, here the water spills out of Lake Victoria on its 6,650km journey to the Mediterranean Sea flowing fast from the get-go. River Nile is the longest river in the whole world followed by the Amazon River. So many activities are done on the Nile for instance water rafting, bungee jumping, Kayaking, boat rides as well as fishing. Egypt is acknowledged to be a dry land but it has been able to do its farming on irrigation and the fertile soils that are close to the Nile. The Nile has therefore contributed a lot to the modernization of countries like Uganda and Egypt that rely on it as a major source of livelihood through power generation, fishing activities and agricultural development through irrigation and fertile soils of the river banks.

1 day source of the Nile experience begins with our driver picking you from your hotel at 07:30am after your breakfast. The first stop on the way to the source of the Nile will be the Historical and unstoppable cultural Sezibwa Water Falls. The Ssezibwa Falls are located about 35km east of Kampala City in the vanilla growing district of Mukono. To reach the falls one is able to see a sugarcane plantation and is also exposed to village life with households growing food on small gardens for home consumption. The falls are on Ssezibwa River with a source in the wetlands between Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga West of Buikwe District. From Buikwe the river flows northwards through Mukono into Lake Kyoga in Kayunga District. The water flows down the steep ridged stones for a height of about 7 meters. The flow of the water down the steep ridged stones results in a magnificent sound of soothing water. Sezibwa is a cultural heritage site that is complement by the surrounding natural vegetation cover and also some beautiful birds may be sighted around the falls.
After Sezibwa we continue to Jinja town where we shall have a mouthwatering lunch. After we proceed for a boat cruise to the source of the Nile. Some birds may also be sighted on this cruise to the source of the Nile. On your way to the real source of the Nile, the boat floats through the submerged Ripon Falls. Ripon Falls at the northern end of Lake Victoria in was formerly considered the source of the river Nile. In 1862–3 John Speke was the first European to follow the course of the Nile downstream after discovering the falls that his intuition had marked as the source of River Nile. The water from Ripon Falls by then used to fall into a narrow opening and that is where some people believed the River Nile starts. He named the falls after George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon. The Falls functioned as a natural outlet for Lake Victoria, until in 1954 the construction of Owen Falls Dam was completed, effectively extending Lake Victoria and submerging Ripon Falls. This was the point where River Nile thundered out of Lake Victoria on its long (over 6500km) journey to the Mediterranean Sea.
• Visit to Sezibwa Falls
• English Speaking Driver/Guide
• Lunch and a soft drink
• Boat Ride on Lake Victoria to see the source of River Nile
• Transport
• Optional Extras
• All drinks to mentioned above
• Tips and Personal shopping
Optional Extras
• Bungee Jumping
• Rafting
• Kayaking
• Fishing
• Horseback riding
• Sunset Boat Cruise

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