The White Nile is one of the two main tributaries of the Nile River from Egypt and spans 3, 700 km. Draining from Lake Victoria, the White Nile gets its name from the light colored clay sediments that are suspended in the water giving it such a color. The White Nile’s contribution to the much larger Nile River is only 16 percent of its total water flow. However, during the dry months in April through May, the White Nile supplies 80% of the Nile’s total water flow.
The White Nile offers a wide array of various white water river and riverbank activities for first-timers, families, children, and adventure enthusiasts alike. The River boasts numerous channels that are excellent for kayaking and rafting. Whether a beginner or an advanced patron of the sport, both can enjoy the scenic routes the White Nile has to offer. Cruises on the Nile are another popular option for tourists in the area that start at the Source of the Nile. One can enjoy relaxing out on the boat’s deck while taking in the magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. For the more adventurous, one can venture out on a jet boating ride-reaching high speeds as you skim across the river. In addition, the White Nile area also features horseback riding, mountain biking, quad biking, and village walks.