He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience. (William Golding)
The River Nile takes its name from the Greek word 'Nelios' meaning River Valley and it is the longest river in the world. Although many people consider it an Egyptian river, it actually flows through many countries and is the primary source for both Egypt and Sudan.
Classed as an international river, the Nile flows through nine countries, namely Egypt, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Zaire. While there are disputes about the exact length of the Nile, it certainly travels thousands of miles through Central/Eastern and Northern Africa and its countries.