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Source of the Nile

River Nile is the longest river in Africa with Lake Victoria as its source. The river starts it 6,500km journey to the Mediterranean Sea (Egypt). A tour to the Nile will take you through another life of adventure. A few kilometres further, is Bujagali Falls, the adventurer capital with grade-five white water rafting, kayaking, river boarding and mountain-biking.
These activities offer a unique way to explore the river banks, passing though farms, forests and villages beside the Nile. Up along the Nile course is Lake Kyoga which also feeds the river with fresh water. The course then leads you to the great Murchison Falls, where the world's longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the rift valley escarpment plunging into a frothing pool 43 meters below. From this point, River Nile flows though Lake Albert to the northern part of Uganda, to Sudan and finally Egypt were it pours its mass into the Mediterranean Sea. This is the Victorian Source of the Nile, the source of adventure and excitement!

White water Rafting on the Nile

The worlds longest river roars to life as the White Nile minutes after slipping quietly from Lake Victoria. It thunders between heavily forested islands and then leaps wildly into a series of spectacular drops. The roar of the rapids drift upstream with the gently breeze. Wooden canoes laden with excited locals congregate in the calm waters anxious to see our rafts in action. To the amazement of our audience, we plunge into the maelstrom and ride the mountainous waves downstream. Our rafts explode through huge walls of white-water and drift through the warm green pools (27°C) in the equatorial sunshine. This is white-water rafting at its very best; the wildest rafting trip on the planet.

Lake Bunyonyi

As it's serpentine shape may suggest, is essentially a flooded valley system, extending northwards from Rwanda border over a distance of 25 kms through the contours of the steep hills that separate Kabale from Kisoro. It is thought to have formed around 8000 million years ago, as a result of lava flow from one of the Virunga Mountains which blocked off the Ndego River at present day Muko to create a dam.
Over the past few years , the lake has further gained in popularity to proliferation of budget and other campsites and resortsaround the small fishng villages of rutinda and (also known as Kyabahinga)and near by Islands. In it's favour also is a high altitude location which ensures a moderate climate(often becoming quite chilly in the nights ) and a relatively low incidence of malaria. Bilhazia is reliably reported to be absent from the lake ,as are crocodiles and hippos ,which means that swimming is very safe. Active travellers are catered for with canoes kayaks and mountain bikes available for hire and enough potential excursions to keep one busy for days.

Source: Uganda Wildlife Authority