Source Of The Nile

River Nile


River Nile is well known to be the longest river in the world. Its source starts right from Jinja Uganda, some people may be wondering how the name Nile come about. It’s a famous Greek word simply meaning valley. The river starts from the Northeastern part of Africa. It flows from the surrounding areas close to the equator to the outrageous Safari desert and up to the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The river is about 6696km long and pours its water to over nine countries although it’s more centered to Uganda as well as Egypt. Countries include Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zair and Ethiopia.

This famous river and longest comprises of two major twigs, the white and blue Nile that connects in Khartoum to form the core Nile that is made up of Cataract Nile along with Egyptian Nile.

How to Reach Source of the Nile


Jinja source of the Nile excursion requires driving from Kampala via Mabira forest, road side markets, tea and sugar plantations. You may have lunch before taking you boat ride to the exact point of the source. There many boats strategically stationed at the source of the Nile to take clients to the point. This boat excursion takes like one hour and you will have an opportunity to bird on the source of the Nile. Due to traffic jam on Kampala-Jinja road, one is advised to start very early in the morning so that there is ample time to return to Kampala in time. If you have some spare time, you may as well take a tour in and around jinja to explore more about what Jinja has to offer in terms of tours and excursions. Contact Encounter Africa Safaris and we will take you there.



 The Most Destined Tours You Should Not Miss Out in Uganda


White water Rafting

Source Of The Nile

From mild to wild white water rafting at its best in Jinja on the White Nile you might get wet, but you will never forget the experience of rafting on the Nile at Jinja in Uganda.
You can take it a bit easy with a family float for you and children.
White Rafting Trips from mild to wild are 1/2 day or full-day trips along the White Water sections of the Nile in Jinja. A two-day trip can also be arranged by us for you.

White-Water Rafting -Uganda’s second biggest attraction after Gorilla Trekking.


Jet Boating

Source Of The Nile

Take a Jet-Boat Ride up the Rapids of the River Nile. This is a safe adventure and you are in the hands of an able pilot who knows the River and its nuances well.

This is like a roller-coaster ride on the water – the word exhilarating comes to mind and best describes a time in a Jet-Boat on the Nile.This also for those that do not want to spend the whole day o the River.

This activity has to be booked in advance for you.  Just let us know that you want to include Jet boating on the River Nile at Jinja and we will include it in your Safari itinerary with us.  You will be glad that e did.


Sunset Cruise

Source Of The Nile

Take a Sunset Cruise with snacks and drinks at Jinja simply a most enjoyable experience while at Jinja on the White River Nile. There are different kinds of cruises we can arrange for you, some with BBQ Snacks.  Drinks are included with some of the cruises.
We can arrange private Sunset cruises for you and your group.  Sunset is around 6:45 PM in Uganda. Total darkness sets in around 7:10 PM.


Horseback Riding

Source Of The Nile

Horseback riding in Uganda but at Jinja along the Nile, you have the opportunity to explore the River, Villages and the scenic countryside from the back of a horse.

You can go horseback riding for a few hours to all day outings and there are even two day horseback riding Safaris on the Nile.  Horseback riding can be combined with other activities that you might want to do at the Nile in Jinja.

Horseback Riding an escorted and guided activity, safe and secure. Horseback riding can be done at most any time, morning or afternoon.  Overnight Horseback Safaris include lodging and meals.

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