1-day Jinja tour, which is referred to as the adventure capital of Uganda. But even the non-adventurous souls are catered for in this amazing source of the Nile town. It is usually advisable to start the day a little bit early so as to view the elusive birds in the morning and to experience the best early morning cool weather, but still thank God for small favors. Even if you miss the morning weather, it is always cool in the Mabira forest.
Highlights of Jinja city tour with Source of the Nile
- Amazing source of the Nile visit.
- Mabira forest Birding and Nature walk.
- Memorable Sezibwa Falls tour.
- Jinja railway stations visit.
- Airport transfers.
Detailed itinerary for 1-day Jinja city tour with Source of the Nile
Pick up from your place of residence as early as 7:00 am, and travel to Jinja, our first stopover is the Sezibwa falls. A 45 minutes’ drive from Kampala and is located on Jinja Road after Mukono town. It is a wonderful place for a nature walk, birding, picnics, a limited hike to the top of the falls and the cultural worship grounds with their lush greenery grounds which are suitable for camping with the sound of the falls in the background.
After Sezibwa falls we proceed to the Mabira forest walk, which starts from form the Mabira rainforest lodge. During this walk one gets to view and appreciate the lush greenery growing luxuriantly and hear the most authentic bird songs and sounds as they chatter in the top and canopies of this rain forest and if fortunate one gets to see the elusive monkeys.
Other activities are done on an excursion tour with Source of the Nile
After the nature walk in the Mabira Forest, we proceed to tour Jinja town (sunset hotel) for lunch. The sunset hotel offers two menus, the ala carte and the buffet which offer a variety of choices, so one gets to choose between the two without restrictions. Apart from their delicious meals. the sunset hotel possesses one of the best views of the source of the Nile with both the railway and car bridge in the view over the sparkling water and reflections when the water is hit by the sun’s rays, creating a kaleidoscope.
After lunch, take a short tour around Jinja town, we start from the Jinja railway stations and see the railway line that connects Uganda to Kenya and view the diesel locomotives. We proceed to the Hindu temple which has a bronze statue of Gandhi and visit the golf course which possesses a very beautiful view of the Nile and Lake Victoria. Finally, visit memorial gardens where some of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were scattered.
To end your jinja tour day, go for a boat ride to visit the actual point where the source starts from and view the Speke monument where John Speke stood when he discovers the source of the longest river in the world. Also, get to see a number of water birds in the isolated tiny islands on the lake and then board the car and drive back to Kampala or residence.
Things to bring for your 1-day Jinja excursion tour with Source of the Nile
- A rain jacket is essential as it could unpredictably rain.
- Light clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in this part.
- Sunglasses to protect from direct sun rays.
- A-Zoom lens Camera for photographs.
- A good insect repellent to keep those persistent insects away.
Jinja excursion tour includes:
- Airport Pickup and drop off.
- 4×4 Safari Vehicle.
- Entrances fees to various sites.
- Rafting on the Nile.
- A boat ride to the source of the Nile.
- Buffet lunch at Jinja Nile resort.
However, city tour excludes:
- Ugandan Visa.
- Luxury drinks.
- Gratitude to the local porter.
- Personal insurance.
- Personal shopping bills and cigarettes.
- Any other item not mentioned above.