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Source of the Nile - Speke Monument

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Address: Bukaya | Njeru, Jinja 7675, Uganda
09:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 18:00

The authentic, original Source of the Nile Site, where the British Explorer...

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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Visit the Source of Nile in Just Ush. 50,000 (US$ 14) per group

I did visit Source of Nile with my friends who were living in Jinja from last 2-3 years. We went to the Jinja Sailing Club area and book a boat (Mr. Adam, Cell No. 0782-588-951... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karachi, Pakistan
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Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I did visit Source of Nile with my friends who were living in Jinja from last 2-3 years. We went to the Jinja Sailing Club area and book a boat (Mr. Adam, Cell No. 0782-588-951). If you don't find/contact Mr. Adam, no problem, some other boats are also available here. We are four friends and took the boat for about... More 

Thank TipuPK
Entebbe, Uganda
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a nice place to go relax but getting quite touristy so competition is high and you can see vendors fighting for your business. Otherwise it is something nice to see atleast once. They also have a nice sit down restaurant which we only had a drink at. And a reptile park that I wouldn't step foot in so... More 

Thank cleemorris
Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than rafting and relaxing in the area, this seems to be the only other reason to go to Jinja. You should visit this attraction if only for the reason of saying that you have been to one of the 'sources' of the Nile. For our boat ride, we paid extra to explore around the river and lake area. This... More 

Thank John P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit and relax on the boat and enjoy the flora and fauna around the river. Had a really good guide who was very knowledgeable and thorough during the trip!

Thank Erik M
Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

when someone stands near or at the Speke monument can easily and clearly see how the water starts moving and flow away from the lake which is amasing and interesting

Thank SamuelSamsisma
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The east side tourist attraction (near Jinja) is overpriced and depressing but the west side destination -Source of the Nile,Living waters,where Speke monument is located,is quiet and low key. These should be separate listings. I'd give Speke monument 5 stars

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Multan, Pakistan
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Source of the Nile River has always been hotly contested. Nile is the longest river in the world having length of 6850 km and passing through eleven countries. South Americans claim that Amazon is the longest river while Africans claim Nile to be the longest river. It is also disputed as to where the Nile starts. However, generally it is... More 

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

The boat trip we took to the Niles source and point zero was very relaxing with a knowledgable and friendly guide, we absolutely loved it

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Always wanted to visit this place since my Primary days and fin all I did and got to see the Source ,great accomblishmento, fantastic cruise too

Thank pmkamanga
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed there a night and was satisfactory not up to expected level as per name , service need to be improved however room have good in standard and location is beautiful...

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