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Source of the Nile - Speke Monument

Bukaya | Njeru, Jinja 7675, Uganda
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Slower paced activity on the Nile

Great way to be on the Nile if rafting isn't your thing. Slow boat along the river bank to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen B
via mobile
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I really believe that this could be the Source of the Nile, but all countries in the region claim... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The authentic, original Source of the Nile Site, where the British Explorer Speke first discovered the River Nile (of course the Africans knew there was a river, but anyway..). Stand where he stood, take a picture with the monument, go for boatrides across the river nile and into Lake Victoria, see monkeys, monitor lizards, pythons (and maybe even an authentic African Witchdoctor). The site also allows for camping, nature walks, parties and occasions with a truly spectacular nature setting. Ideal for Birdwatching and anyone looking for 1 day tour in the Ugandan Countryside.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Bukaya | Njeru, Jinja 7675, Uganda
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to be on the Nile if rafting isn't your thing. Slow boat along the river bank to see fishermen, families and abundant bird life and otters. The guide gave commentary along the way. Stop off at the source springs for the iconic pic....More

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really believe that this could be the Source of the Nile, but all countries in the region claim that... anyway, the veracity of the claim is not that important to me, but the trip out there is a nice experience and allows for a...More

Thank IngemarBj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very touristy crowded area. There are markets and a few pubs that offered deep fried fish and chips. Boat rides to the source of the Nile cost 120 000ugx per boat which is difficult if you have a small group or are...More

1  Thank Sadie G
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

To drive to Jinja is 1 & 1/2 - 2 hours from Kampala (pending traffic). I went with a group of friends and a local driver from Kampala. The boat cruise goes for about 1 hour and you can see local wildlife and a shop...More

Thank Melbtraveller2014
Reviewed 18 June 2017

A beautiful day spent on the river on a small boat we hired from the river bank. They took us for a round around the river and the source of the Nile.

Thank naved22
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The idea of seeing the source of the Nile is nice, but in fact it isn't that spectacular. The thing is that you need to pay the whole time. Pay an entrance fee, pay the boat, tip the guide, ... . I am glad we...More

1  Thank Sven D
Reviewed 14 June 2017

There is not a great deal to see but while you are in Jinja. You have to go. A picture opportunity not to be missed. Take the longer boat ride around the lake to see a vast amount of wildlife and birdlife.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We did a sunset cruise along the lake and got to stop at the Source of the Nile sign and take some pictures. It is located along a small tiny island in the middle of the lake and you get fantastic views. You get to...More

Thank F S
Reviewed 9 June 2017

You can drive to the Source of the Nile Park and take a short boat ride out to a very small island with two gift shops and look at where the Nile starts OR you can start your excursion in the small fishing village of...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

the small park is well-enough maintained. as of June 2017, they were charging non-residents 10,000USh each, which seems a little excessive. but the women were nice and straight-forward about the boat-trip, offering the ½ hour excursion at 20,000 per person, which seemed a good deal....More

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Karen T
28 May 2016|
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Response from Ntumbu J | Reviewed this property |
i believe am late to respond to you but there is no boat that can cruise for that distance.
21 June 2015|
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Response from Canyon S | Reviewed this property |
I fully agree with all the above, the entrance fee paid at the Uganda national parks is worth. maintaining and conserving the parks requires money, the rangers have to be paid,the staff at the national parks must be paid. so... More