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Sauce Of The Nile-Jinja.
Sauce Of The Nile-Jinja– Uganda is the source of Rive Nile – the world’s longest river from where the Nile starts its 4000 mile journey to the Mediterranean sea through to Sudan and Egypt. The source of river Nile is located in Jinja about 1,5 hours from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. Jinja is a hive of many other touristic activities for anyone interested in a weekend gateway from the bustle of the city including all year white water rafting, Kayaking, Jet boating, bungee jumping to kiss the Nile, Squad biking, horse riding by the shores of the Nile etc.
In Jinja the mighty Nile flows out of Lake Victoria as well as from an underground source to start its journey northwards. As well as seeing the source you get a nice boat journey on the Nile seeing beautiful birds such as Kingfishers searching for fish in the waters and maybe spotting a monitor lizard along the shores. Combined with the visit to the source of the Nile it is possible to make a city tour in Jinja, visiting the crafts shops or making a stop by Ssezibwa falls or Mabira forest along the way to Kampala.
Once on the shores of River Nile, you will take a motorized traditional boat to where the river waters ‘start’ separating from the lake waters, the spot is clearly marked with a sign post. Over the years because of several dam constructions down stream along the Nile, the water levels have increased up stream making it sometimes impossible to step on the slab by the signpost for photos. However you are still able to take them while in the boat with the sign in the back ground. In the dry seasons when the rains are scanty it is sometimes possible to step on the slab for personal photos. There is amazing scenery all along the Nile as it curves through Uganda with sections through communities where you have sightings of fishermen, gardens along the Nile and homes with energetic beautiful children often excited to see boats on the water. Other sections simply have hotels and factories especially those near the source of the Nile.
Another big section of river Nile is through the protected area of the Murchison falls national park and Karuma falls which is inaccessible by boat or walking because of the huge rocks and falls. Inside the Murchison falls national park, there are great boat trips offered both by the park on Victoria Nile to the bottom of Murchison falls.
A visit to the source of the Nile in Jinja is interesting for the one liking history or just nature experiences and can be included at the start or end of a safari in Uganda depending on the routing.