This 2 days Jinja Tour takes you to Jinja town one of Uganda’s tourist destination famous for the outdoor activities. Jinja is situated in Eastern Uganda approximately about 85km away from Kampala. The 2 day safari engages you in a number of activities including visiting the Ssezibwa falls for a guided walk and sightseeing, nature walk in Mabira Forest, boat ride to the source of the Nile, and white water rafting experience on the Nile River.
Other optional activities include Nile Sunset Cruise, Kayak Cruises, Tandem Kayaking, Nile Sup, Fishing, zip lining, bird watching, Quad biking, visiting Samuka Island and Horseback riding in communities around the Nile.
Program for the 2 Days Jinja Tour
Day 1: Transfer to Jinja, Visit to Ssezibwa falls, Mabira forest and Source of the Nile
Our driver guide will be ready to pick you at around 6:00am after your breakfast. He will brief you about your 2 days safari program and activities to be engaged in, later embark on your journey to Jinja that goes through the beautiful sceneries of tea and sugar plantation along the roadsides. Expect your first stopover at the Ssezibwa falls a Buganda Kingdom cultural site with an interesting legend about origin of the river and the falls.
Afterwards continue for the next activity which is a guided nature walk in Mabira forest a unique ornithological site in Uganda that will spot you to different primate species like grey-cheeked mangabey and red- tailed monkey and a variety of butterfly and bird species.
Checkout Mabira Forest and continue driving to Jinja town for relaxation and lunch break.
After lunch, we drive straight away to the Source of the Nile mainland to board a boat to the exact point of the Source of the Nile. While on the boat you will see different bird species and other species like the monitor lizard if lucky. From the exact point of the Source of the Nile, you will in position to observe the water movements both at the river side and the Lake side.
Later in the evening drive to our reserved lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: White water rafting on the Nile River
Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast, then drive to the briefing point where you will be briefed on the rafting rules and guidelines before starting your day on the Nile River. Afterwards you will go for your white water rafting experience on the longest river in the world. The raft takes you through some of the best grade five rapids with spectacular leaps and drops as you enjoy the scenery of forested islands and the roar of various waterfalls. If you like swimming, there is a chance of swimming whenever you reach the spots where the water is placid.
Later when the activity is done, we drive back to Kampala or Entebbe for drop off.
Note: Rafting can be done either full day on the Nile River or half day on the Nile River. For full day option, lunch is served on the Nile.
Safari package includes
- Bottled water
- Transportation to and from
- Accommodation on day 1
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
Safari package excludes
- Extras at the accommodation that is to say soft drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Tips to porters and driver guide