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The Nile Source

Source of the Nile

Source of the Nile

We (the team & I) Arrived at the area that marks the place from where the River Nile starts its long journey to the Mediterranean sea. The Nile winds its way through Central and Northern Uganda South Sudan, Sudan & Egypt.
The Nile is said to be the longest river in the world but recently the Amazon River has been found to be a tiny bit longer.
There are two major tributaries – the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The White Nile is considered to be main one, but he Blue Nile, supplies most of the water,
We arrived at Lake Victoria in Uganda which is one of the African Great Lakes.
The lake was named after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke, he arrived in 1858 while on an expedition with Richard Francis Burton to locate the source of the Nile River and the expedition was paid for by the Royal Geographic Society.
The lake has a surface area of approximately 59,947 km2 and is Africa’s largest lake, the world’s largest tropical lake. And is about 80 Meters deep with some islands which are about 4% of its length, the lake spans three countries: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

I noticed many tropical birds and managed to photograph some of them but we were in a tiny boat and I dint have the opportunity to use a very long lens, a 1,000mm lens would have been ideal.
Lake Victoria is about 400,000 years young. It formed when westward-flowing rivers were dammed by an upthrown crustal block.
Lake Victoria receives 70 to 80% of its water from rainfall and receives water from rivers, and many small streams, when we went out into the lake there seemed to be a lot of water rushing up underneath us, presumably from a massive underground spring.

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