It was a long, slow drive from Kampala; the capital city of Uganda 🇺🇬, with all the extra holiday traffic on the road, to get to Lake Victoria. But, we were determined to get to Jinja; the city of Lake Victoria and see for ourselves, exactly where the Nile River begins.
Also, at the boat dock area is a memorial statue of Gandhi, representing the fact that part of his ashes were sprinkled at the source of the Nile, in Lake Victoria. Since we have been to New Delhi, India 🇮🇳, where Gandhi’s final resting place and cremation site is located, we thought it was quite special to see where else he was celebrated with his remains.
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Uganda, and its shores are shared with Kenya, and Tanzania. We enjoyed a boat ride for about one hour around the lake. We had sunny weather, and no crowds. We saw plenty of birds, and a few Monitor Lizards. We did not see any Monkeys on this trip, but they do live around the lake.
Our focus, of course, was seeing where the longest river in the world bubbles up from the ground into Lake Victoria, and we did!
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