Rivers in Uganda – The Pearl of Africa

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Uganda is gifted by nature as the country is characterized by beautiful relief and wonderful drainage.The country is endowed with amazing rift valleys, cliffs, hills and Mountains, plateaus, lakes and rivers among others. From that note, Winston Churchill named Uganda, the pearl of Africa! On his visit to Uganda, he was amazed after visiting the Uganda’s top tourist attraction.

Most of the top rivers in Uganda include: River Nile with its source in Jinja. The mighty River Nile will take top spot as a masterpiece of Mother Nature that stands out as a tourist attraction you must see. With its source in Jinja, it takes on different names (Victoria Nile and Albert Nile) on its way to the Southern Sudan and into Egypt showcasing probably the best scenery you will see around Uganda.

The origin of this river starts in the mighty Lake Victoria, the Victoria Nile flows northwest into Lake Kyoga and out into Lake Albert. It then leaves Lake Albert as the Albert Nile making its way to the Southern Sudan and all the way to Egypt into the Mediterranean Sea.

Other rivers include Kagera River which is the largest of them. River Ruvubu with its headquarters in Burundi feeds River Kagera (Some believe this is the true source of the mighty Nile) – on how factual this is, that is not mine to prove but you can join the search at this point.

River Kafu, in the west is another of Ugandan rivers that flows into the Victoria Nile. Its source is a swamps close to the village of kitoma in Kibaale. River Katonga flows out of Lake Victoria northwards into Lake Wamala. One of its streams flows westwards into Lake George that is connected to Lake Edward by the Kazinga channel.

River Sezibwa in the southern central flows from a swampy section between Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga via some eye-catching landscapes – notably is the Sezibwa falls, before emptying into Kyoga. Another notable of these rivers is River Mayanja. With its source from the hills in Wakiso, Mayanja takes you through some wonderful and charming country side you ought to experience on its way before emptying into River Kafu.

River Sipi with its stunning sipi falls, River Semliki (close to the Semuliki National park), River Mpologoma, River Okere, River Nkusi, river Muzizi, Zoka, Albert Nile, River Aswa, River Pager, the Dopeth-Okok River and River Ora among others.

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