Africa’s greatest river, also considered the longest river in the world, the Nile traverses a distance of 6853 Kms across 11 countries.
The search for the source of the Nile has fascinated and captivated adventurers since the early days of exploration. Even now, no one can claim a definitive answer to its source.
Part of the reason is because one of the major tributaries of the Nile…the White Nile or the Victoria Nile begins in Lake Victoria, one of the Great Lakes of Africa.
Lake Victoria itself receives its waters from precipitation and thousands of small streams. So to determine which is the longest of those streams and therefore the source of the Nile is a challenge yet unconquered.
But, the Victoria is generally considered a credible source of the great river. The Victoria Nile starts life at Jinga, Uganda, on the lake’s North Shore.
Lucy clicked this point of the Nile. Click on the river to see more pictures from Lucy.