Ripon Falls at the northern
end of Lake
Victoria in Uganda is often considered the source of the river
In 1862 John Hanning Speke
, the first European to
follow the Nile far enough upstream to claim to have found its
source, named the falls after George Robinson, 1st
Marquess of Ripon
functioned as a natural outlet for Lake Victoria, until in 1954 the
construction of Owen Falls Dam was completed, effectively extending Lake Victoria
and submerging Ripon Falls.
of Ripon Falls from The Man-Eaters of Tsavo And Other East African
Adventures by Lieut.-Col. J. H. Patterson, D.S.O.