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Source of the Nile - Speke Monument

Bukaya | Njeru, Jinja 7675, Uganda
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I can now say I've been to the source!

We took the obligatory boat ride to the source of the Nile. It was a nice boat ride, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, Canada

I spent a few days in Entebbe and decided to go to Jinja for a day visit. I would suggest that you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yashvi B
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Bukaya | Njeru, Jinja 7675, Uganda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the obligatory boat ride to the source of the Nile. It was a nice boat ride, and interesting to see the waters churning like they do. There is one small craft shop at the source and all the boats line up to dock...More

Thank Galtlady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a few days in Entebbe and decided to go to Jinja for a day visit. I would suggest that you arrange your trip in Jinja online with the renowned operators. The local guides will try charge you up to 5 times the price!...More

Thank Yashvi B
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank TipuPK
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank cleemorris
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 April 2017 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
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
Reviewed 12 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

Thank Danicalarson
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
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

2  Thank Piwang A
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Karen T
Is there a boat ride that includes both the source of the nile and Murchison falls...
28 May 2016|
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Response from Ntumbu J | Reviewed this property |
i believe am late to respond to you but there is no boat that can cruise for that distance.
Enjoy it and don't worry about paying 10,000 shillings to enter the park. At todays exchange rates that is $3.16 in US dollars. Is that really worth complaining about? Free parks like we know in the USA are pretty much non-existent in Uganda. This isn't home, folks. It's Uganda. It's a lovely place with wonderful people, but leave your first world mindset at home or you're in for needless frustration.
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