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Rumours at the Source of The Nile

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Source of The Nile, Jinja, Uganda
+256 772 401509
08:00 - 20:00
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Erith, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

My girlfriend and I visited Rumours following a boat trip. We are both fans of fresh, whole fish and this restaurant served up a great Tilapia. It was very quiet so the service was great and the staff were very friendly. Definitely recommended dining.

Thank Breach I
Kampala, Uganda
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

i love to sit and watch the nile waters as they flow peacefully.i love the fish.its on point. every one weekend of each month i travel to jinja just to relax myself and kick worries out of the window.its very beautiful and for nature lovers.the boat cruise to the source of the nile is breathtaking..the forest walk to rumors at... More 

Thank Priscillah W
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

ts a cool place with efficient staff and with the best fish the music was cool and the cruising was beautiful . .wish to go back

1 Thank resty n
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to Uganda and visited this restaurant on the recommendation of friends. It was superb and we enjoyed a whole fish each? The environment was great and the staff were really helpful. The tour finished with a boat trip on the Nile and a visit to the market. The experience was first class.. I'd love to... More 

Thank davidtazz
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

this is an amazing place to visit we enjoyed the cool river and the boat riding offered to the source itself..we took so many photos

Thank liloh422
Kampala, Uganda
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

I booked this trip for a business visit with two dozen guests one week in advance. I called the contact several times before arrival. Yet when we arrived, the management was not ready for our group. Only when we arrived did they begin to prepare the drinks and snacks to be brought on the boat (Very Slowly). They could not... More 

Thank Rizza N
Daniel T, Owner at Rumours at the Source of The Nile, responded to this review

On behalf of the management of Rumours, I sincerely regret any misunderstanding that affected you and your group from having an enjoyable experience. Many clients, mistakenly believe that we manage the Source of the Nile. Though Rumours is situated within the environs of the Source of the Nile, we do not manage the Source of the Nile, the entrance charges,... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

It was soso over priced et no one was there great service but couldnt hear anything the music was so loud--- the menu needs more variety

Thank scoutee
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

Wonderful hang-out at the Source of the Nile overlooking (the now submerged) Rippon Falls opposite the place where Explorer Speke stood with a gaping mouth more than 130 years ago and exclaimed: 'I finally see the source of the Nile'

Thank Hidde B
Nairobi Region, Kenya
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

It has the biggest and tastiest whole fresh fish in jinja. The Staff are also very efficient and customer friendly

2 Thank Matt M
Geneva, Switzerland
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155 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

why not have Nile beer and fresh fish from the Nile, after visiting the source of the Nile? Beer was great, location was, of course, rather special, but the fish was a bit of a disappointment. Only the fried whole fish was said to be fresh, but why bother when you overlook it so badly that even the cats were... More 

1 Thank Pennie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Source of The Nile, Jinja, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
  • Phone Number: +256 772 401509
Rumours restaurant is located at the source of the Nile Jinja Uganda. Rumours Restaurant is the only eating and drinking place located closest to the Source Of the River Nile. Rumours restaurant Also operates day and Sunset/Party Boat Cruises around the Source of Nile and Lake Victoria. Speed boats can also be hired at reasonable rates as well. Being right on the Nile, we are known for serving the best fish in Jinja. Complimentary WiFi is also available. Rumours is also the gateway to Samuka Island conveniently located some 11 km from Rumours.

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