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1 day Jinja city tour also 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.

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Jinja city tour
White water rafting on the Nile

Highlights for 1 day Jinja Tour Uganda

  • Excursion in Jinja town.
  • Amazing source of the Nile visit.
  • Mabira forest Birding and Nature walk.
  • Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle.
  • Service of English-speaking driver.
  • Sezibwa Falls tour.
  • River Nile viewing.
  • Jinja railway stations visit.
  • Airport transfers.

Detailed itinerary for 1 day Jinja tour Uganda

A day tour to Jinja Uganda starts with

Pick up from your place of residence as early as 7:00 AM and travel to Jinja, our first stopover is the Sezibwa falls. Sezibwa Falls is a 45 minutes’ drive from Kampala city and is located on Jinja Road after Mukono town. It is a wonderful place for a nature walk, birding tour, 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.

Jinja city tour
Visit Sezibwa falls.

After Sezibwa falls we proceed to the Mabira forest walk, which starts from the Mabira rain forest 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.

Jinja city tour
Mabira Forest Birding Experience

Proceed with 1-day Jinja City tour.

After the nature walk in the Mabira forest, we proceed to 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 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 views the diesel locomotives. We proceed to the Hindu temple which has a bronze statue of Gandhi and visits 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 the 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. end of Jinja city tour.

1 day Jinja tour excursion includes:

  • Airport Pickup and drop off.
  • Transportation by safari vehicle.
  • En-route lunch.
  • Entrances fees to various sites.
  • Rafting cost.
  • A boat rides to the source of the Nile.
  • Buffet lunch at Jinja Nile resort.
  • Driver Allowance.

However, 1 day Jinja tour excludes:

  • Airfare.
  • Ugandan Visa.
  • Luxury drinks.
  • Laundry.
  • Gratitude to the local porter.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes.
  • Any other item not mentioned above.

What is the distance from Kampala to Jinja?

The distance from Kampala to Jinja is 80 kilometers. which will take you approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes’ drive.

What are the tourist activities one can do while in Jinja?

Jinja has plenty of activities that one can be involved in which includes white water rafting on the Nile, Boat Rides along the Nile to visit the source of the Nile, Zip lining in Mabira, Bungee Jumping, quad biking, Kayaking and Horse Riding.

What to pack for your 1-day Tour?

  • A rain jacket is essential as it could unpredictably rain.
  • Light clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in this part.
  • Torch is essential for safety purposes.
  • A good insect repellent to keep those persistent insects away.
  • A good zooming lens camera for photos.
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