The River Nile
Considered to be the world’s longest river, although disputed by some. Referenced in mythology, Biblical writings and by Ptolemy, the ancient Greek astronomer and geographer, the mighty Nile inspired many early explorers to search for its source.
European adventurer John Speke was the first Westerner to confirm the origins at Lake Victoria in Jinja, Uganda. Considered to be the birthplace of civilization, the stunning beauty of the Nile has amazed all who have encountered her through the centuries.
Approximately 6400km long, the average discharge is 3.1 million litres (680,000 gallons) per second, making the Nile a world-class destination for white water rafting and kayaking. In calmer sections, the River Nile is also superb for sport fishing where 200kg Nile perch are the prize.