Explore Uganda Rivers : Uganda as a country is blessed with numerous rivers and is proud to be the source of Africa’s longest river the Nile which originates from Lake Victoria at Jinja one of Uganda’s big tourism towns and runs through South Sudan, Ethiopia to Egypt joining the Mediterranean Sea. Uganda has 8 main rivers that are spread throughout the country with others flowing to the neighbouring countries of Democratic republic of Congo, Rwanda, Kenya and South Sudan.

2 Days Source of the Nile Tour

While on a Uganda safari one can decide to explore these beautiful rivers and have a wonderful experience filled with beautiful and fun activities.

The following are Uganda’s major rivers and the beauty about each of them;

The great river Nile (The Victoria Nile in Uganda);

Having its source at jinja in Uganda, River Nile is Arica’s longest and ancient river and 2nd in the world. It is a beauty that has provided means of transport, water, livelihood to the community around it and has a great cultural heritage following the ancient cultures and civilisation especially in Egypt.

The following are activities one can do while at River Nile

White water rafting; While on a Uganda safari one can encounter a thrilling experience of white water rafting on the Nile especially in jinja through the rapids in the river.

Bungee jumping in jinja; This adventure offers a thrilling experience while one jumps from a height   above the Nile- river. There are bungee jump sites near the Nile River bridge in jinja.

Swimming; While on a tour of the Nile River one can decide to swim in a calculated distance in the fresh clean waters to relax and reset their minds.

Bird Tour; While taking walks along the shores of the Nile one can spot the numerous species of Birds that live at the banks of River Nile.

Community encounter; There are   people who live along the banks of the river they usually have very interesting tales and their ways of living will definitely be an interest thing to learn.

Exploring the source of the Nile. Discovered by John Hanning Speke in Jinja this spot is memorable and from there one is able to see where Nile starts from Lake Victoria.

Nature walks and hikes; One can also take a hike while on their visit to the Nile and discover the beautiful sceneries and nature along the river banks.

Nile Safari; This involves one taking a trip by boat to visit the tributaries of the Nile in Uganda while viewing the different wild species like crocodiles, hippos among others.

Boat cruise; taking a relaxing boat cruise in the white waters is indeed is a beautiful activity while one is viewing the different      wildlife and sceneries that lie in the river and its banks.

Albert Nile;

The Albert Nile flows from lake albert through Pakwach district to Nimule border of South Sudan via Adjumani dostrict.it is Fishing; With a guide on can go fishing on the Nile to get one or two s that they can prepare for a meal a section of the White Nile also locally known as Mobuto Nile.

Tourist attractions and activities at Albert Nile

Nature walks; One can also take a hike while on their visit to the Albert Nile and discover the beautiful sceneries and nature along the river banks.

Albert Nile Safari; This involves taking a trip on the Albert waters while viewing the different wild species like crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants among others.

Boat cruise; taking a relaxing boat cruise in the river waters is indeed is a beautiful activity while one is viewing the different wildlife and sceneries that lie in the river and its banks.

Bird viewing; While taking nature walks in Murchison falls national park, one can spot the numerous species of Birds as the park is known to have over 450 species of birds.

Fishing; With a guide one can go fishing on the river to catch fish like Nile perch, tiger fish among others for a meal.

Game viewing at Murchison’s falls national park; This River runs through Murchison falls national park which makes it easy for one to view the numerous wildlife species for example lions, elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kob, zebras, antelopes, monkeys to mention but a few.

Explore Uganda Rivers : River semuliki

Found in western Uganda, River Semuliki runs through semuliki national park known for its beautiful wild species.

Tourist attraction and activities at river semuliki

Swimming; While on a tour Semuliki national park, one can decide to swim in a reasonable distance in the river waters to refresh.

Bird watching safari; While taking walks along the shores of Semuliki river one can spot the numerous species of Birds that live at the banks of the river.

Community experience; There are   Batwa people who live along the banks of the river and they interesting tales and their day-to -day way of life can be quite a beautiful experience to encounter.

Nature walks and hikes along the banks of the river and forests that surround the river.

Wildlife Safari; This involves one taking a trip around Semuliki National Park to view the different wild species like crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, and elephants among others.

Explore Uganda Rivers
River Semliki

Explore Uganda Rivers : River Achwa

 It is a river in northern Uganda that drains its waters in south Sudan in the White Nile. Found in Pader district.

Rock climbing; especially on the highest peak of imagit of the mountain getting the views on the beautiful sceneries and view of the river.

Gold valley; This is home to artisanal gold and is crossed by many seasonal streams that dry up in the dry season and fill up during the rainy season.

Fishing; With a guide one can go fishing on the river to catch fish for a meal or fun.

Boat cruise; taking a relaxing boat cruise is a beautiful activity while one is viewing the different sceneries that lie in the river and its banks.

River kafu, River katonga, river Turkwel, river kagera are the other rivers found in Uganda.

However, it is important to note that some of these activities can not be done without the guidance of a tourist body or park offices to ensure safety of tourists.

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