Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, Jinja

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See the origin of the longest river in the world at Source of the Nile - Speke Monument. Follow the footsteps of British explorers and check out a segmented obelisk erected in 1862 to settle a dispute among European scholars. Explore the private 4 hectare (10 acre) grounds, with a mulberry forest, monkeys, monitor lizards, and even pythons. Local women wash laundry on the riverbank, and fishing boats launch out on the waters. Take a paddleboat ride across the Nile and into Lake Victoria. Put Source of the Nile - Speke Monument into our Jinja trip maker website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Jinja.
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  • I had lunch here and a boat cruise. This was phenominal. the place is beautiful and the photos do not do it justice 
    I had lunch here and a boat cruise. This was phenominal. the place is beautiful and the photos do not do it justice  more »
  • Basically, this is an upwelling of water at the beginning of the White Nile. Boat trip goes around some marsh areas with some ability to see some wildlife (and inmates at a juvenile prison tending... 
    Basically, this is an upwelling of water at the beginning of the White Nile. Boat trip goes around some marsh areas with some ability to see some wildlife (and inmates at a juvenile prison tending...  more »
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  • It was such a calm ambience. It's one from where one should enjoy breakfast. The view across, the site of the endless water overlooking the Mahatma Gandhi Monument. Its alot more that tbe Monument. The micro-climate is just lovely
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