Source of the Nile Gardens


On the western bank of the river you'll find the pleasant Source of the Nile Gardens and Speke Monument – a pillar commemorating where the British explorer first laid claim to the historic source of the Nile in 1858. Birders enjoy the 15-minute walking trail. In recent times the source has been traced anywhere from Rwanda to Burundi.

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Nearby Jinja attractions

1. Source of the Nile River

0.15 MILES

The birthplace of the mighty Nile river (or one of them anyway…), here the water spills out of Lake Victoria on its journey to the Mediterranean flowing…

2. Central Market

1.53 MILES

This commercial market is across from the bus stand with vendors selling fruit and vegetables, among other produce, and clothing.