The River Nile drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is the longest river on the African continent and in the world.
The headwaters of the Kagera River, known as its tributary Ruvubu, are the origination of the River Nile. From its origin, the river flows north through Africa before it enters Egypt. While many people believe that the majority of the River Nile is located in Egypt, only 22 percent of it is located there.
It is believed that Ancient Egypt would not have existed without the River Nile as it provided the moisture that crops needed to survive. The Ancient Egyptians could only grow crops in the soil that formed after the River Nile flooded each year.