Riddle of the Nile

Solving geography's greatest mystery

Lake Victoria to Lake Albert

Lake Albert and the Nile

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Location

Northern and West Nile

RIDDLE OF THE NILE

The Nile is the world’s longest river, flowing out of Lake Victoria and travelling 4,258 miles to the Mediterranean. For centuries, its source remained a mystery, sought by rulers and adventurers, until John Hanning Speke discovered it in 1862. Sir Samuel Baker and later Henry Morton Stanley both travelled to modern day Uganda to ascertain is Speke was correct.

Follow in the footsteps of these great explorers, visiting the source of the Nile in Jinja, before journeying towards the kingdom of Bunyoro, where Baker named Lake Albert, which Stanley later circumvented to conclusively prove that it could not be the source. Explore the historic sites of the men who sought to solve the riddle of the Nile.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Welcome to Uganda! Arrive at Entebbe Airport, and transfer to your hotel for the night.

Overnight: Boma Hotel

DAY 2: JINJA

Journey to Jinja, where the Nile leaves Lake Victoria, and stand in the very spot where John Hanning Speke witnessed the Nile flowing out of the lake, before sailing to the source itself.

Overnight: The Haven Lodge

DAY 3: HOIMA – LAKE ALBERT

Follow the path of Speke and Burton into Bunyoro kingdom, where you explore the capital, Hoima, seeing the palace and tomb of Bunyoro’s kings. They journey on to the edge of Lake Albert, to Baker’s spot where Baker first laid eyes on the lake. Head to the lodge for the night.

Overnight: Lake Albert Lodge

DAY 4: MASINDI – MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Discover where Stanley met the beleaguered Emin Pasha, before travelling to Masindi, the former capital of Bunyoro, where Baker confronted the local king.

Overnight: Murchison River Lodge

DAY 5: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, enjoy a boat trip along the Nile, to Murchison Falls, which were named by Baker after the former President of the Royal Geographical Society, Sir Roderick Murchison. There is the option to hike to the top of the Falls, before returning to the lodge for a relaxing afternoon.

Overnight: Murchison River Lodge

DAY 6: ENTEBBE

Wake early for a game drive through the Park, before returning to Entebbe.

Want to extend your stay in Murchison Falls National Park?  Add on a safari, fishing, boating or bird watching to this itinerary.

 

 

 

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DAILY ITINERARY

DAY 1

Entebbe

DAY 2

Entebbe – Jinja

DAY 3

Jinja – Hoima – Lake Albert

DAY 4

Lake Albert – Murchison Falls National Park

DAY 5

Murchison Falls National Park

DAY 6

Murchison Falls National Park – Entebbe

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • ALL DRINKS INCLUDEDYES
  • LUNCHYES
  • SITE ENTRANCE FEES YES
  • ACCOMMODATION NO
  • TRANSPORT TO/FROM KAMPALANO

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About Changing Horizons

Changing Horizons is a tour company which specialises in travel to sites of historical interest in East Africa.

Our tours take you to places that are identified with past events and experiences, such as sites of great discovery, like the source of the Nile, or sites of great sacrifice, like the shrine of the Christian martyrs.

Contact Details

How to book and get further information

Email: bookings@changing-horizons.com

Business registration number: 197182

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