This Jinja Adventure: will take you to numerous exciting places in Jinja town, most notably the source of the Nile. Jinja was established in 1907 and is the second largest town in Uganda after Kampala. It is as well the second busiest commercial center in the country.
Located about 87km by road in South-Eastern Uganda, Jinja town is blessed with the Source of the Nile. Here, major safari excursions are experienced. Besides being the capital of Busoga Kingdom, Jinja town is home to a diversity of cultures and customs.
The town was named Jinja, a word from the dialects of two ethnic tribes, the Baganda and the Basoga tribes. These people lived on either side of the River Nile and both these tribes the word `Ejinja‘ means a rock.
- Ssezibwa falls
- Nature walks in Mabira Forest
- Visit the Source of Nile
- City tour
After your early morning breakfast, you will be picked by our driver and later start on your journey to Jinja City. You will have your first stopover at Sezibwa falls, a Buganda cultural site rich with birds, folktales and great scenery.
Generally, the name Sezibwa is derived from a Luganda phrase “sizibwa Kkubo” which translates into “my path can never be blocked”. The locals say it is because it’s flow could not be stopped even with different obstacles it encountered along its path like Rocks etc.
While here, you will enjoy the sounds and overflow of the falls. You will also do activities like rock climbing, bird watching and nature walks. Also feel free to take pictures here as many as you want for memories. On the other hand, you will have a glimpse into the traditional beliefs of Buganda kingdom. Later you will continue with your journey to Mabira Forest.
Nature walks in Mabira Forest
This forest boasts over 312 tree species, over 300 species of birds and 218 species of butterflies. While here, you will came across different primates like the vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys etc. You will also come across different bird species like the, Grey crowned crane, African blue flycatcher, Shinning blue kingfisher, etc. You will later proceed with your journey to Jinja town where you will have your lunch before going for another activity.
Source of the Nile-Jinja City
After lunch you will take a short ride to the Source of the Nile. This is a quiet, beautiful place filled with fantastic tropical plants and palm trees. While here, you will hear the gurgling water as you watch native fishermen cast their nets on the longest river in Africa.
You will then be taken on a Boat Ride to the actual source of the Nile. Here, you will take great pictures for future memories and reference. After the boat ride, you will be driven to Jinja town, once the industrial capital of Uganda. However, today it is a residential town filled with numerous Indian-styled old structures in which many Indians lived before being expelled by President Idi Amin in the 1970s. Some of them later came back to reclaim their old properties.
Jinja is a multicultural town dominated by native Basoga, mixed up with Bagwere, Buganda, Banyankore, Basamya and other eastern Uganda tribes. This makes it a fusion of a true Uganda town good for any visitor to interact with. Above all, the streets of Jinja town are dotted by many shops and Ugandan crafts-shops. At sunset, you will be driven back to Kampala in time for dinner at your hotel, which will mark the end of the tour.
End of Jinja City Tour
- A professional driver/guide
- Transportation including fuel
- All activities (included in the itinerary)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Round trip transfer
- Bottled drinking water
- Entry fees
- International flights
- Personal items
Standard 4X4 Safari Vehicles
Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari vehicles. However, each Safari vehicle comes with a professionally trained driver/guide with fuel for the whole safari. We also have very comfortable super customs which can carry up 6 people with their luggage and also have small vehicles like Alphads, Harrier and much more that can carry 4-5 people.
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Bungee jumping is not for the faint hearted. Firstly, you have to be weighed to see if you are of at least the required weight and the minimum age is 13 years. Besides, you must not be pregnant, must be free of heart conditions, pressure and other health concerns.
Secondly, you have to sign an indemnity form which removes liability from the company in case something goes wrong. For safety, two people tie your legs with latex cords and have a rope holding you firmly as you “fly” in the air. You are also advised to look far off and not down, or better still close your eyes before the crucial jump. After counting one, two, three, you are then asked to jump off the 44m high platform.
Once in the air, you can choose which direction to go as they “fly” you about with the rope taking you up and down. However, you don’t control your fall or flying as the guys with the ropes decide how many times to swing you. They also decide whether you will touch the water (what they call “tea-bag”). It is always after the jumping that you really feel it is doable after all.
One of the most interesting thing about this activity is that the age is not very limited. There is also no minimum number of people to engage in this activity in a day. Furthermore, it is a very unique activity in that tourists will not need a quad biking experience to do this activity. Free training is provided for tourists by the guides prior to starting the main quad biking activity. However, tourists with experienced skills of quad biking can be introduced to technical and skeptical sections according to their adventure preferences. Otherwise, the time taken always depends on the circuits you decide to take.
Water rafting is an exceptional activity that is scary though a great sport to learn how to remain calm under great pressure. More so, this activity takes you in the middle of the River Nile while passing through chaotic and turbulent rapids. Furthermore, the Nile rapids are graded 3, 4 and 5 and offers the best white water rafting experience.
Before the activity, you are first oriented and supervised about the safety and what to expect. This is done by the guides who are very experienced and knowledgeable about the area and rapids. However, before rafting begins, participants have an opportunity to choose between an easy or more difficult route. You will be provided with helmets and water proof jackets which you will fasten and then the activity begins.
Tubing on the Nile
This session includes a safety briefing, a chance to practice and build confidence. Besides, the activity takes 2-3hrs depending on the water levels. On a hot day, you can decided to choose to have a picnic with your family or friends while floating on water tubes. You will have a drink in your hand as you enjoy different water bird species, the beautiful sceneries and sunbathing.
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