The River Nile



The River Nile is considered to be the longest river in the world, although its source is still disputed. The river flows through much of the African continent in a northern direction before emptying into the Mediterranean Sea at its delta on the Egyptian coast, by which time the Nile has flowed through at least eleven countries. Its English name, Nile, is simply derived from the Semitic name for river, Nahal.


The river has two major feeder rivers, which combine at Khartoum the capital of Sudan, the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The Blue Nile, which carries the largest volume of water, originates at Lake Tana in Ethiopia. The longer White Nile flows from Lake Victoria which lies between the countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika, but the lake is fed by thousands of streams hence the dispute as to the longest source.


Nile Tour



The Nile Flowing through Cairo



Lying Below the Mausoleum of King Farouk