Welcome to The Nile Institute

** Not yet open for public visit – Focusing on the construction of the museum & research institution ** 

Enter the Muhanga-Karongi district and discover the Nile at the banks of the Nyabarongo river. A place where science meets education at the source of the Nile.

The Nile Institute aims to deliver a threefold project. The Nile Research Centre will focus on elaborate studies of the Nile, while the Nile Visitor and Education Centre will contribute to both local and global education.

Located on top of the mountain, Lode Van Pee and his Nile House wil guard over the integrity and year round follow-up of the Foundation.

“The Nile Institute Foundation aims to support local and global development by exploring all the wonders of the Nile.”

– Lode Van Pee

Research Center

Discover the Nile Research Center
Dedicated to Discovery

Visitor & Education Center

Learn about the Nile Visitor & Education Center Contributing to local development

The Nile House

Meet Lode Van Pee and his on-site presence in the Nile House

Partners

Get to know our partners, both private and public instances

Dive Deeper

Discover the Latest Updates

From bricks to building (+ guests)

The end-of-year celebrations were brief but positive. After a two-day break, construction resumed. The masonry work is progressing well, with interior walls leveled and exterior masonry looking beautiful. Cleanup and finishing tasks are underway, including jointing the outer walls and making the roof water-resistant. The construction site is gradually transforming into an ‘institute’!

NIR & VITO ‘Capitan Taki’ selected for G-STIC Climate program

In 2023, the Flemish Government launched the "International Climate Financing Project - GSTIC Climate Program" for the third time. The selection was announced in mid-December; totaling a whopping amount of 17.4 million euros distributed over 19 selected projects (of 102 submitted). One of the projects is called 'Capitan Taki' and allows VITO to allocate €570,435.

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