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The River Nile

River Nile

River Nile is the longest river in East Africa and Africa at large. It is born in Uganda from an outlet at Lake Victoria, the largest tropical freshwater lake in the world, and it flows northwards for about 6,650 kilometers pouring into the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile is the major water source for Sudan and Egypt.

Although River Nile is considered one of the smallest rivers in the world as per the annual output of water in cubic meters, it has one of the largest drainage basins of about 3.4 million square kilometers comprising of 11 countries; Uganda, the Republic of Sudan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, the DRC Burundi, Eritrea, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Egypt.  

Initially, the Nile was considered to be the longest river in the world; however this opinion has been greatly challenged by many scientists raising a claim that the Amazon River is longer. Presently, it is yet to be proven that River Nile isn’t the longest river in the world. River Nile is divided into two major sections; the White Nile and the Blue Nile.

On a Uganda safari in Murchison Falls National Park, you get to experience the magic of the Victoria Nile, a section of the White Nile that springs right from Lake Victoria forming the Murchison Falls through Lake Kyoga to Lake Albert. From Lake Albert onward, the section of river is called the “Albert Nile.”

In Murchison Falls National Park, you can enjoy a voyage on the Nile to the base of Murchison falls while sighting some wildlife like Hippos and Nile crocodiles within the shallow ends of river. Along the river banks, animals like Cape Buffalos, kudu, monitor Lizards and Sitatungas along with Shoebills are more common.

Apart from game viewing and boat safaris on Uganda safari Murchison Falls, River Nile offers a number of water sports such as bungee jumping, Kayaking, White water rafting, jet boating and Quad biking among other sports. The River offers great fishing opportunities with specials like the Nile Perch among other species.

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