The Source of the Nile?
In Jinja, we hired a boat from Lake Victoria and "sailed" to the source of the Nile. The source is still under speculation, perhaps it originates in Burundi, perhaps it's Lake Victoria. Regardless, the captain took us to a minute island of rocks wherein we swam in both the Nile and Lake Victoria. The road from Kampala to Jinja is about 1 hour, though stopping at roadside bazaars can make the trip a bit longer. Anyone visiting Uganda should take the time to explore Jinja. Accommodation and guided tours are best provided by Nile River Explorers. Outside of their campground gate, a man makes the most delicious chapati in Uganda. It's best filled with Nutella and bananas or avocado and tomatoes.
By Amy Hume
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