River Nile has a lot to offer to tourists ranging from boat trips to the source, to activities like rafting, kayaking, Fishing on the Victoria Nile and bungee jumping. The name Nile is a Greek word meaning the valley. Nile is the longest river in the world whose source is known to be Lake Victoria side of Jinja. The river is 6695 km long and flows through a total of nine countries but is most associated to Uganda and Egypt. The other countries include Ethiopia, Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan.
In Uganda, River Nile is so significant due to fact that it support several water tourism activities including White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Bungee Jumping, Boat Cruises, swimming and many more.
River Nile has mainly two prime branches, the white and blue Nile which then joins in Khartoum to form the Main Nile that consists of the Egyptian Nile and the Cataract Nile. White Nile, the longest segment further divides into three, the Central Sudan region, the Sudd and the Lake Plateau region. The Nile has played a large role in the civilisation life and history of some of these countries especially Egypt and Uganda as a source of energy to the Ugandans from the Owen Falls Dam plus other upcoming power projects along its course.
The Nile River has also provides water for human life and its banks are so fertile and have enabled Ugandans do productive farming. Sudanese and Egyptians sustain their lives through irrigation and the fertile soils at the banks. River Nile provides water to animals like the crocodiles that live at the banks of the river. Individuals interested in experiencing the Nile up close and personal can journey along the famous river aboard riverboat cruises that depart from numerous cities along the banks. On your trip to Africa, the River Nile, regarded to a natural wonder is one of the places that should be on the tour menu.