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Source of the Nile - Speke Monument

Bukaya | Njeru, Jinja 7675, Uganda
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Reliving History

I just kept imagining the times of the ancient pharoahs and how this river was the source of their... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Michael B
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Kitchener, Canada
Interesting historical and geographic site of importance

In a way not much to see that is really any different than anywhere else on the Nile or Lake... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
wonderlust_dude
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New York City, New York
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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.
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“lake victoria” (56 reviews)
“longest river” (20 reviews)
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Bukaya | Njeru, Jinja 7675, Uganda
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I just kept imagining the times of the ancient pharoahs and how this river was the source of their livelihood. The guide was accommodating and the tour was designed to ensure an understanding of the past as well as the current was achieved.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

In a way not much to see that is really any different than anywhere else on the Nile or Lake Victoria. But interesting and can be fun to climb out to the sign and have you picture take with "source of the Nile" right behind...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Very exciting visit and amazing view, nice to see the real source of the river nile , the longest River in the World

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I’m going to burst the bubble up front, if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s the source of the Nile, this would be ridiculously overpriced. For starters you pay considerably more to enter because you are a “foreigner” (don’t bother arguing the unfairness of...More

1  Thank Mica S
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

You can just look or hire a boat for a trip which is reasonably priced. Good selection of tourist stalls nearby.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

It is very nice to come to see the source of the nile ... longest river and get some great pictures to recall the experience

Thank Mervat S
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We started from entebbe around 8 am and reached the spot by 11. The source of nile attraction has a entrance fee by the jinja municipal Council and charge around 60ush per head. The car driver typically takes you to pre decided middle man who...More

Thank vamsi111
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The longest river in the world measuring almost 6,700 kms has its source in Jinja a small but beautiful town of Uganda. The Nile sprouts out of a spring which is just at the mouth of the outlet of Lake Victoria (world’s second largest lake)....More

1  Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I wasn’t particularly blown away, maybe because it was very short and my guide tried to cut corners . I guess I would advise anyone to go there by themselves. Pay for the cruise , take your time . Sit by the Nile , enjoy...More

1  Thank Funmi O
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Get a boat ride from Jinja, its a nice ride and they normally show you some birds and also the Tilapia farming. Not much to see when you get there apart from a sign however.

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Karen T
28 May 2016|
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Response from odyekfred5 | Reviewed this property |
hey. Karen, it is not there because of falls and distance, but what we can book for you is a day visit to jinja and do bungee jumping at the source, visit the source and some falls, then head for a nice boat cruise to... More
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buckup2000
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
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