This 1 day Jinja city tour adventure sets you from Uganda’s capital or Entebbe international airport to Jinja for a perfect way to experience adventurous activities with a first stopover at Mabira forest for a forest or nature walk. The next activity is embarking on a boat ride to the famous source of the Nile and finally a visit to the Sezibwa falls which is about 7m high with sweet hissing sound.
Program for the 1 day Jinja city tour adventure
Our driver guide will pick you from your preferred hotel of residence or Entebbe international airport at around 7:00am after your morning breakfast. The guide will first brief you about your 1-day program to Jinja one of the most tourist spot in Uganda. Then embark on our journey driving along Kampala-Jinja through sugar plantations, tea plantations and colourful roadside fruit and vegetable markets.
Visiting the Mabira Forest
The first stopover is at Mabira forest the largest rain forest for an adventurous nature or forest walk. While along the forest trails, you will be in position to see a number of mammals, primates, birds, butterflies and tree or plant species. The forest is a home to over 300 species of birds.
After our 2 hours’ forest walk in this incredibly rich jungle, we return to the road and drive to Jinja town for our next activity to the Source of the Nile.
Boat cruise to the famous historical Source of the Nile
Afterwards we continue with our journey to the Source of the Nile one of the famous historical tourist attraction in Uganda. The boat ride from the shores of the Nile to the exact Source of the Nile point spots you to a number of number of bird species including the Cormorants, Egrets, Fish Eagles, Pelicans, among others. At the exact point, you will see where the Nile waters start to flow and where it joins to Lake Victoria the largest and fresh water lake in Africa.
You will also have time for some photography moments and enjoying a boat ride into Lake Victoria while noticing the water flow movements at the side of the Nile and that of the Lake. After the boat ride we drive back to Jinja town for our lunch.
Visiting the Sezibwa Falls, a Buganda cultural heritage site
After lunch, we get back on track and drive to our day final tourist destination at Sezibwa Falls in Mukono District where you will be enlightened on the origins of the Sezibwa Falls and the river. It is also a cultural site with folk stories and traditional healers. There are a number of birds and some animal species like monkeys that may be sighted in the nearby forest.
The name Sezibwa is derived from a Luganda local phrase “sizibwa Kkubo” which translates into “my path can never be blocked” and because of this the locals say its flow could not be stopped even with different obstacles it encountered along its path like the Rocks.
The stopover will spot you to magnificent falls which produce a sweet hissing sound, give you a glimpse into the traditional beliefs of Buganda kingdom and great photography moments from the beautiful sceneries.
Later, embark on our journey back to Kampala or preferred drop off point.
What is included in your 1 Day Jinja City Tour Adventure
- English speaking driver guide
- Transport to and fro
- Bottled water
- Visiting Sezibwa falls
- Mabira forest hike
- Boat ride to the Source of River Nile
- Lunch and all Entry fees