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Source of the Nile - Speke Monument

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Very interesting location

Our host took us to the source of the Nile. Prices for the boat trips are negotiable, so don't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
A Lot of History

It’s not the easiest place to find but it’s worth the effort. While a modest memorial it has great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dan W
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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 1 week ago

Our host took us to the source of the Nile. Prices for the boat trips are negotiable, so don't accept the first offer. The men on the boats are safety conscious; life jackets were required. There isn't a large amount to see, but it is...More

Thank chuckrapp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance fee is 30'000UGX pP for foreigner plus 5000UGX for the car. Tvey promise 'Source of river Nile'. But there is nothing despite some shops and some restaurants. If you wanna go for a boat trip to the monument or the source its between another...More

Thank Christophe Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not the easiest place to find but it’s worth the effort. While a modest memorial it has great views of the Nile. There is also a great deal of history to be read on the displays.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Always wanted to visit this historical spot. Glad I went with my two teenage boys and enjoyed the scenery, the boat ride, the food! and the very nice people we met every step of the way. We stayed at Living Waters which overlooks the river...More

Thank LAfamilywith2teens
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Source of Nile is an Amazing place to visit. SubhanAllah.Its a must visit place for anyone in Uganda.

2  Thank TrailBlazer106476
Reviewed 3 September 2018

it was one afternoon when I decided to move on the waters of river Nile, it was really a nice experience with the professional boat captain, the cool music, softs drinks and the free wifi internet on the source of the Nile boat that we...More

Thank kimbugwesaddam
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

When you arrive at the entrance they ask you to pay 30.000 Ugandan shilling (or 10$) . A bit over priced but fine if you think about that they had to build facilities and that you get a guide. so we paid the $10 pp...More

3  Thank Zoe A
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Not much to see here. It's a "Been here, Done that" stop. Lots of stands selling their wares. The day we were here it was really crowded with school kids.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 11 August 2018 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 7 August 2018

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

Thank sarahchoccy
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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
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