River Nile is Africa longest river crossing over ten countries and having it’s source in Uganda. River Nile crosses Murchison falls national park which is the country’s biggest park covering an area of about 4000 kilometres squared bisecting the park into two the north and south sector the Nile flows from east to south, the Nile is home to many aquatic birds, the giant Nile crocodiles and the hippopotamuses.
River Nile starts it’s journey from Jinja town in Uganda flowing 6,500kms to the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt, the Nile River has benefited many countries from ancient years up to date the counties benefiting are; Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Zair, Ethiopia and Rwanda among the rest . The Nile River is also the source of an hydro electricity dam in Jinja Uganda and one currently being constructed at Karuma in Murchison falls.
Most of the historical sites of Egypt are located at the river banks of the Nile the Egyptians and Sudanese have depended on the Nile for a million years since the ancient times, the Nile is divided in two tributaries the White Nile and the Blue Nile.
The White Nile is longer and rises in the great lakes region of central Africa while the Blue Nile is the source of most water and silt.
Activities at the river Nile
Sport fishing: Fishing at the Albert Nile will offer you a complete safari experience, the most common fish species are the Nile perch, tiger fish, electric cat fish, babel fish among others fishing is restricted to the restricted areas and mainly done by boat so booking early would make your activity easier once you have arrived.
White water rafting: Water rafting at the Victoria Nile in Murchison falls offers visitors an authentic experience. This adventurous rafting in the eight grade 3-5 water rapids is unforgettable indeed.
Visiting Karuma falls: The magnificent Karuma falls can be reached on a launch boat cruise at the splendid Nile. After a delicious launch from the bottom of the falls, tourists can take up an adventurous forty five minute walk to the top of the world’s beautiful falls six meters high and view the water flowing with placid streams to lake Albert.
Boat cruising: Boat cruises at Murchison falls national park will provide you with one of the most spectacular views in Africa with parks Flora and fauna and the mighty Nile flowing into lake Albert the boat cruise is also superb for bird lovers as they will come across many water birds and aquatic animals.