Origin of the Nile River

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The origin of the Nile River is Lake Victoria, situated on the Uganda-Tanzania-Kenya border, in east central Africa. The headstream, or main river, that feeds this lake is Kagera River. As it flows northward, the Nile River receives three times its volume of water from the Gazelle, Blue Nile, and Atbara Rivers, which are the Nile's main tributaries, just before it flows into Lake Nasser near the Egyptian-Sudanese border.