Visit Source of the Nile Jinja, the Source of the Nile Jinja in Uganda and do some adventure activities. Sezibwa falls, Mabira forest, white water rafting, quad biking, bungee jumping and many more. Jinja is one of the most known Uganda destinations that describe Uganda as a miniature of the pearl of Africa. From the longest river Nile to the spreading Jinja activities, a traveler is rest assured to choose his best Safari activity.
After a long tiresome day full of memorable captions, place down your camera and get your flash day moods tweet back as you relax in a seclusive Uganda Hotels that keeps you close to the Source of the Nile. The roaring rapids keep you close to all Jinja vicinity with the whistling birds. Jinja is now the adrenaline capital of East Africa
The Source of the Nile is a rich landmark, it demarcates from Lake Victoria, with the white Nile along the Northern shores of Lake Victoria, one of the African Great Lakes named after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke and the first Briton to document it.
Top Things to do in Jinja, A must to visit the source of River Nile
Visit Ripon Falls on Lake Victoria
Ripon Falls sits at the northern end of Lake Victoria in Uganda was formerly considered the source of the river Nile. The water from Ripon Falls lazily flows falling into a narrow opening, a fine catchment to all Uganda basking reptiles. This parameter to some people is believed to be where the River Nile starts.
The Ripon Falls experience gives you an adventurous insight to a rich history of the source of River Nile, where one of the great European explores, John Hanning Speke became the first, to explore and follow the Nile downstream after discovering the falls that his intuition had marked as the source of the Nile.
John Hanning Speke named the falls, after George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon that actually features in most of the African secret discoveries. You could also discover some of your iconic marks as well as stepping in this un forbidden trails of the Nile. Previously Ripon Falls was a natural outlet for this immense water body-Lake Victoria, Not until in the 1950’s during the course of the construction of the Owen falls dam was completed.
Did you know
“the Nile” is the longest river in the world? The Nile flows to cover about 6,650 km declaring it an international river with it’s drainage basins covering 11 countries of Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia not forgetting that the river is a fountain primary water source to Egypt and Sudan.
Visit Owen Falls a waterfall situated on the White Nile in Uganda near the city of Jinja, a place of interesting suburbs for a visiting traveler. The falls sits 4 km away from the independent flow of lake Victoria. The construction of Owen falls Dam gave rise to the generation of hydroelectric power station, you can see the splashing and controlled Lake Victoria outflows through a series of 10 turbines and 6 sluices in the dam.
White Nile Rafting is a must do activity when you visit Jinja. With professional guides and senior kayak’s you taste the waters of the Nile, for the unhealthy travelers, you don’t need to try out this fub perhaps sit and watch the experience roll from a rapid to a rapid. Families can opt for a Nile Raft, with different grades being undergone by different Ages. Kids too can feature in this adventure however certain Age limits might be advised not to be part of this. From Tandem Kayaking to White Nile Rafting, it all gives a unique experience with our professional guides.
Other activities that we can tailor for you include; Bungee Jumping(tandem jumps, water touches Frequency), Visiting the Speke Memorial Monument, source of the Nile(Monument built on the exact spot from where explorer Speke first saw Lake Victoria) among other beautiful eye catching horizons, some of the areas do feature a whelm of wildlife like monkeys that normally give us company on a Jinja Uganda Safari.