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Rumours at the Source of The Nile

Source of The Nile, Jinja, Uganda
+256 772 401509
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“tilapia” (3 reviews)
“whole fish” (5 reviews)
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African, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Source of The Nile, Jinja, Uganda
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

First impression is that you are going down to the Nile passing a Rain forest. Very Nice! When you come down to the Bar/Restaurant you are happily greeted by the staff. I think it was the Manager. His name was Phillip a great person. The...More

Thank jinjaman
Reviewed 11 August 2017

this is a place away from home, the noise. many activities games to play , swings and therefore its family friendly

Thank nambuyaw
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Just sat and had a few drinks here but saw other satisfied customers for the food. The service was great. The view was beautiful!!

Thank cleemorris
Daniel T, Owner at Rumours at the Source of The Nile, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for visiting us and please come again.

Reviewed 7 March 2017

If you want the best whole fish and nyama choma, visit rumours at the source of the nile. Its also the closest restaurant to the source of the nile.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 28 December 2016

My girlfriend and I visited Rumours following a boat trip. We are both fans of fresh, whole fish and this restaurant served up a great Tilapia. It was very quiet so the service was great and the staff were very friendly. Definitely recommended dining.

Thank Breach I
Reviewed 5 July 2016

i love to sit and watch the nile waters as they flow peacefully.i love the fish.its on point. every one weekend of each month i travel to jinja just to relax myself and kick worries out of the window.its very beautiful and for nature lovers.the...More

Thank Priscillah W
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

ts a cool place with efficient staff and with the best fish the music was cool and the cruising was beautiful . .wish to go back

1  Thank resty n
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to Uganda and visited this restaurant on the recommendation of friends. It was superb and we enjoyed a whole fish each? The environment was great and the staff were really helpful. The tour finished with a boat trip on the...More

Thank davidtazz
Reviewed 30 September 2015

this is an amazing place to visit we enjoyed the cool river and the boat riding offered to the source itself..we took so many photos

Thank liloh422
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I booked this trip for a business visit with two dozen guests one week in advance. I called the contact several times before arrival. Yet when we arrived, the management was not ready for our group. Only when we arrived did they begin to prepare...More

Thank Rizza N
Daniel T, Owner at Rumours at the Source of The Nile, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2015

On behalf of the management of Rumours, I sincerely regret any misunderstanding that affected you and your group from having an enjoyable experience. Many clients, mistakenly believe that we manage the Source of the Nile. Though Rumours is situated within the environs of the Source...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Source of The Nile, Jinja, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
  • Phone Number: +256 772 401509
  • E-mail
Rumours restaurant is located at the source of the Nile Jinja Uganda. Rumours Restaurant is the only eating and drinking place located closest to the Source Of the River Nile. Rumours restaurant Also operates day and Sunset/Party Boat Cruises around the Source of Nile and Lake Victoria. Speed boats can also be hired at reasonable rates as well. Being right on the Nile, we are known for serving the best fish in Jinja. Complimentary WiFi is also available. Rumours is also the gateway to Samuka Island conveniently located some 11 km from Rumours.
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