White Nile River BasinPhoto Gallery

White Nile 2010 Scenics


THE country of Uganda is defined by the complex White Nile River system. The main stem of the Nile River begins near Khartoum, Sudan, where the White Nile from Uganda and the Blue Nile from Ethiopia converge. The White Nile itself is formed by two branches that converge in Lake Albert. The Victoria White Nile flows northwest through Lake Kyoga from Lake Victoria. The Albert White Nile flows north from the Rwenzori Mountains and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Lakes through Lakes Edward and George.

In May 2010 it was reported that the remaining Rwenzori ice cap (a World Heritage Site at 16,763’ – 5,109 m) has split, creating a crevasse of 6 metres due to global warming. The Rwenzori ice caps used to cover more than 1,482 acres (6 sq km) fifty years ago, but now cover about 247 acres (1 sq km). The imminent loss of this water source will certainly impact the flows of the White Nile.

Victoria Nile at Jinga, Bujagali Falls
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Victoria Nile source at Jinga
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Victoria Nile at Murchison Falls
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Munyaga River, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Munyaga River, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Munyaga River, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Aerial of Victoria Nile at Murchison Falls
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Acacia on Lake Albert
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Candelabra euphorbia on L. Edward
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Aerial of Semliki River
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Aerial of Victoria Nile’s L. Kyoga
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Aerial of Victoria Nile south of L. Kyoga
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Crater Lake near Kibale
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Crater Lake near Kibale
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Lake Edward, Queen Elizabeth NP
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Candelabra euphorbia on L. Edward
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Nile tributary near Queen Elizabeth NP
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Crater Lake near Kibale
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Water hyacinth, Victoria Nile
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Victoria Nile at Murchison Falls
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Crater Lake near Kibale
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Victoria Nile at Murchison Falls
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Victoria Nile at Murchison Falls
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Victoria Nile at Murchison Falls
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Victoria Nile at Jinga, Bujagali Falls
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Aerial of L. Albert’s east shore
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Victoria Nile at Jinga, Bujagali Falls
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Victoria Nile at source, Jinga
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Victoria Nile at Jinga, Bujagali Falls
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Victoria Nile at Jinga, Bujagali Falls
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Victoria Nile at Murchison Falls
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Victoria Nile at Murchison Falls
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L. Victoria tributary sediment load at Entebbe
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