Source of the Nile - Speke Monument

Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, Jinja: Hours, Address, Source of the Nile - Speke Monument Reviews: 4/5

Source of the Nile - Speke Monument

Source of the Nile - Speke Monument
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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 across the river nile and into Lake Victoria, see monkeys, monitor lizards, pythons (and maybe even an authentic African Witchdoctor). The site also allows for camping, nature walks, parties and occasions with a truly spectacular nature setting. Ideal for Birdwatching and anyone looking for 1 day tour in the Ugandan Countryside.
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CSIM AFRICA SAFARIS
Kireka, Uganda6 contributions
SOURCE OF THE NILE
Nov 2020
Very fun packed experience and you'd love to keep doing over and over again.
The boat ride to the World's longest River monument is a must not miss on your visit.
Written October 6, 2021
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Margaret H
Manchester, UK157 contributions
Look at the water more than the momument!
Jul 2021
We weren't particularly interested in the momument though mildly interesting, the sight to see is the fantastic power of the Nile there! You need to walk down about 200 steps and in normal times you would be bothered by tourist goods sellers though not so many right now. Definitely worth seeing the water!
Written July 7, 2021
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Daniel S
2 contributions
Ripping of tourists
Mar 2021 • Solo
You have to pay 30000 Shilling for seeing some shops and a monument. If you pay 1 additional 100000 to 300000 Shilling, depending on the duration, you can see some water coming up.

Avoid this place, it's just ripping of tourists
Written March 8, 2021
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MORGENSONNE AFRIKA / Tours $ Travel
Kampala, Uganda6 contributions
Where the Nile Starts!
Nov 2020
The source is a place with an amazing natural art and for many times i have visited , it all looks like its a new experience. One should not miss this spot whenever you visit Uganda..........
Written February 24, 2021
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Sherry Bhatti
Jinja, Uganda90 contributions
Not particularly enjoyable- meh
Dec 2020
Just an ordinary monument in recognition of some British explorer who claims to have discovered (?) the source of the Nile. The write-up at the monument is on boards put on easels- could be interesting from an historical perspective but has been displayed rather shoddily. The resort owning the area charges an entry fee to even see the monument. The restaurant on the property has good views but abysmally poor menu choices.
Written January 27, 2021
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Simba
Johannesburg, South Africa119 contributions
Interesting boat ride to the source of the Nile
Nov 2020 • Solo
I was intrigued to learn that the source of the Nile is a combination of an underground spring and lake Victoria. Very serene boat ride to the source. And be sure to lunch/dine on fresh Nile river telapia after your boat ride to the source.
Written December 11, 2020
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YALA-SAFARISUG
Kampala, Uganda142 contributions
Historical
Nov 2019
This is one of the most historical sites in Uganda and a must visit when one visits the source of the Nile. It comes along with a boat ride to view the source of the Nile which makes it a better experience.
Written October 5, 2020
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Kaymus T
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Jinja source of the bike visit
Mar 2020
It was very interesting to be there. Very lovely scenes and the new eye catching bridge.
Very hospitable people and so welcoming.
Written June 10, 2020
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LaraJB
Durban, South Africa122 contributions
Worth a stop
Feb 2020 • Couples
A little difficult to find but not far from town and well worth a stop. There is a small entry fee. The monument is very informative. There is a walk down to the banks of the Nile and there are so lovely spots to take photos. You can access boat rides from this area too
Written February 20, 2020
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LJay
9 contributions
Fantastic views
Feb 2020 • Friends
Many travellers miss this, but we'll worth a visit to see the Speke monument but more importantly wonderful Nile views from this side of the Nile. And not overpriced
Written February 6, 2020
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