Source of the River Nile - Pics (1 Viewer)

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I spent a weekend in Kampala & Jinja in Uganda and had the chance to visit the source of the River Nile. Fortunately I had my camera with me so here are a few pics .
Fact File:
Length: (From White Nile Source to Mouth) 6695km (4184 miles).

Name: The Nile gets its name from the Greek word "Nelios", meaning River Valley.

Sources: The White Nile: Lake Victoria, Uganda. The Blue Nile: Lake Tana, Ethiopia.

Countries: The Nile and its tributaries flow though nine countries. The White Nile flows though Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt. The Blue Nile starts in Ethiopia. Zaire, Kenya, Tanzanian, Rwanda, and Burundi all have tributaries, which flow into the Nile or into lake Victoria Nyanes.

Cities: The major cities that are located on the edge of the Nile and White Nile are: Cairo, Gondokoro, Khartoum, Aswan, Thebes/Luxor, Karnak, and the town of Alexandria lies near the Rozeta branch.

Major Dams: The major dams on the Nile are Roseires Dam, Sennar Dam, Aswan High Dam, and Owen Falls Dam.
http://www.mbarron.net/Nile/fctfl_nf.html
 
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2. This is the source of the Nile where the river departs from Lake Victoria
 
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++ [ originally posted by gray ] ++
Thanks man, looking forward to the pics,

that must've been awesome! :thumb:
Thanks gray & yes it was awesome.
*I wish I could override the 60 seconds rule*
 
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9. The spot where John Speeke stood for hours when he saw the source of the Nile in 1862.
 

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