Visit the historic town of Jinja, at the source of the Nile. From the explorers that sought the source of the world’s longest river, to the exiled King making his way home, the Nile is at the heart of some of history’s greatest stories
The source of the river Nile is one of geography’s greatest enigmas. It baffled explorers for centuries, before Englishmen John Hanning Speke solved the riddle in 1862.
Jinja is in Busoga, a kingdom that only became such under British rule. Kings are not hereditary, rather, it is an elected position. The current king, or Kyabazinga is William Gabula Nadiope IV, who has ruled since 2014
The town of Jinja at the source of the Nile became a trading hub with the extension of the Uganda-Kenya Railway, with Asian traders moving in soon thereafter. Jinja became the centre of industry in Uganda
Explore the sites of Jinja by car, boat and foot