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Source of the Nile - Speke Monument

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Jinja - Source of the Nile and Gandhi Monument

I really enjoyed my trip to Jinja. My mum, friend and I visited the Gandhi monument, the nearby... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cheshire, UK
Lovely trip

Lovely evening trip to find the source, enjoy a the views and the story on the way there. One of... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
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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...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When you go out to see the source of the Nile this is unmissable but a bit on the under- wowing side of the boat ride adventure.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my trip to Jinja. My mum, friend and I visited the Gandhi monument, the nearby markets and had a boat ride to the source of the Nile taking in the magnificent views and nature along the way. Once at the Source of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Jinja, We visited this historical Monument and its really great being there. As we associate and appreciate our tourism products and promoting domestic tourism, these are some of the places we argue local to visit and promote Uganda at large.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i didn't expect much and so do our clients but the boat ride to the source really has a way of getting you in the mood for the Nile especially if you are doing rafting the next day.. overall we have a had a good...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is breathtaking to see the source of one of the longest rivers in the world starts its magnificent journey from Jinja, Uganda to Alexandria in Egypt. A journey of over 3000 miles. On its way feeding millions of animals n people. God is Great!!...More

Thank Abid A
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Lovely evening trip to find the source, enjoy a the views and the story on the way there. One of those bucket list things to do once :-)

Thank Grant_I_W
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Years ago we didn't pay in dollars to visit here but as we have an old local car vehicle, we were not overcharged. It is commercialised now, but we went at the end of the day and saw no other tourists. It is a "must...More

Thank an0na5
Reviewed 9 June 2018

To be honest, there isn't much to see here if you aren't a historian or explorer at heart. It was well worth it for me. The only negative aspect is that if you aren't Ugandan, they charge 30k UGX compared to the 5k UGX for...More

Thank droddy112
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Went there by kayak. Were supposed to kayak to the source of the Nile and around the area. Once 1/2 there, our guide kept offering drinks and drinks rather than getting somewhere, or telling us about the area. We finally had to be firm with...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Every time people go to the source of the nile, all they see is just te water shores but there is more to explore like the real point where the river nile starts and the view if the different bird species not missing out the...More

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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
22 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