The source of River Nile is located in Jinja the second largest economic city in Uganda, it flows north flow river in the northeastern Africa, the Nile is the longest in the world however sources say Amazon River is the longest .The Nile is 6,859 km long, river as its drainage basin which covers eleven countries including Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Congo, South Sudan, Egypt, Republican of Sudan, Kenya.


River Nile has two major tributaries, the Blue Nile and White Nile. White Nile is considered to be the headwaters and primary stream of the Nile.

The Blue Nile is the source of silt and water, which is longer and rises in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, with the most distant source still, White Nile is longer and rises in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, with the most distant source which is located in either Rwanda or Burundi. Flowing north through Tanzania, lake Victoria, South Sudan and Uganda. The Blue Nile begins at Lake Tana in Ethiopia flowing Sudan from the Southeast. The two rivers connect north of Sudanese the capital of Khartoum.

Uganda’s Nile is located at the Ripon falls near Jinja, Uganda, as the Victoria Nile. It flows north for some 130 kilometers to Lake Kyoga.

It flows first to the west until south of Masindi Port, where the River turns north, making a great half circle to the East and north until Karuma falls.

Murchison falls reaches the north shores of Lake Albert where it forms river delta.

The Nile as well flows into south Sudan just south of Nimule, where its known as the Bahr al Jabal.

In Sudan

It flows north to Khartoum where it meets the Blue Nile.


Aswan high Dam which is at the northern limit of Lake Nasser.

Blue Nile springs from Lake Tana in the Ethiopian highlands, flowing to about 1,400 kilometers to Khartoum, where the Blue Nile and White Nile join the Nile, this comes from Nile.

There a number of activities to encounter at the source of River Nile for instance Bungee jumping, water rafting, Kayaking, boat cruise, fishing with these activities a number of tourists flocks at the River Nile.

As one plans to visit Africa, the Nile is one of the must places to visit before you go back home.

River Nile starts its flowing of 6,500 km journey to the Mediterranean , Jinja town and holds the Owen falls Dam the source of hydro electricity for Uganda with one other dam which is currently under construction.


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