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Team reaches "true source" of River Nile

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Team reaches "true source" of River Nile


A team of explorers claims to have found the furthest source of the River Nile in Africa. The trio, from Britain and New Zealand, braved crocodile infested waters during an 80-day expedition. They called off their first attempt last year after a British member of their team was shot dead by rebels in northern Uganda. They claim they are the first to have travelled the river from its mouth to its true source, deep in Rwanda’s Nyungwe rainforest. New Zealander Cam McLeay said: “We have proof on GPS that this is the exact route of the world’s longest river and the proof that it is 107 kilometres longer than what anybody ever thought before.” The expedition, called Ascend the Nile, started in the Mediterranean Sea and covered almost 7,000 kilometres, passing through five countries.

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