Nkusi River

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Rivers and lakes of Uganda
Country Uganda
Source Kakumiro Hills, Kibaale District
 - location Kakumiro, Western Region, Uganda
 - elevation 1,160 m (3,806 ft)
 - coordinates 00°47′44″N 31°13′08″E / 0.79556°N 31.21889°E / 0.79556; 31.21889
Mouth Lake Albert, Kibaale District
 - location Kigwabya, Western Region, Uganda
 - elevation 650 m (2,133 ft)
 - coordinates 01°07′18″N 30°40′01″E / 1.12167°N 30.66694°E / 1.12167; 30.66694Coordinates: 01°07′18″N 30°40′01″E / 1.12167°N 30.66694°E / 1.12167; 30.66694
Length 160 km (99 mi)

River Nkusi is a river in Uganda, in East Africa.


The Nkusi River is located in the western part of Uganda. It starts from the hills, west of the town of Kakumiro, in Kibaale District, Western Uganda. It flows in a northwesterly direction to enter a swamp near the village of Kitoma, also in Kibaale District. River Nkusi emerges from this swamp and flows westwards to empty into Lake Albert, at the International border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In the swamp near Kitoma, River Nkusi makes confluence with River Kafu. However, River Kafu flows out of the swamp in a northeasterly direction and finally empties into the Victoria Nile, near the town of Masindi Port, in Masindi District.

The source of River Nkusi is located in Kakumiro, with coordinates: Latitude:0.7955; Longitude:31.2190.[1] River Nkusi enters Lake Albert at Kigwabya, in Kibaale District, with coordinates: Latitude:1.1195; Longitude:30.6670.[2] The entire journey of River Nkusi is spent within the confines of Kibaale District. At its source, the altitude is approximately 1,160 metres (3,810 ft). At its point of entry into Lake Albert, the altitude is approximately 650 metres (2,130 ft).

The length of River Nkusi, is approximately 160 kilometres (99 mi) from source to end. [3]

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