Welcome to The Nile Institute

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


Get to know our partners, both private and public instances

Dive Deeper

Discover the Latest Updates

Preparation & pouring of columns

The concrete floor slab was poured at the end of June. The drying out of the 15 cm thick slab takes 28 days. It is watered daily to prevent too rapid drying and reduced quality. Time to start the next phase: preparation for pouring the columns.

Construction of the floor plate

After a lot of preparation works, the 28th & 29th of June mark an important milestone for the Nile Institute Rwanda. With the help of more than 100 people from the village, the concrete floor plate was poured, finishing the foundation works on schedule! 

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