The Nile is a major African river, which is the longest river in the world; it flows north from Lake Victoria in Tanzania to the Mediterranean shore of Egypt. The Nile runs through ten countries from its source to the ocean, including Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganada, and of course Egypt. The Nile has two major tributaries, the White Nile and the Blue Nile, which meet near Khartoum in Sudan. The northern section of the river runs almost entirely through desert, and thus was extremely important to the Ancient Egyptians who lived in the region. The Nile ends in a large delta, which has been the epicenter of Egypt throughout history.
Part of Paul and Amanda Kirby‘s lies to convince Alan Grant to accompany them to Isla Sorna included mentioning a tour of the Nile as one of their previous adventures as the owners of the fictitious Kirby Enterprises.