1 day Jinja City Tour ( Jinja source of the Nile )
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.
Price per person for different numbers of people. ( for 2 people, each pays $145)
Highlights for 1 day Jinja Tour Uganda
- Excursion in Jinja town
- Amazing source of the Nile visit
- Mabira forest Birding and Nature walk
- Kayaking and white water rafting
- 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 start with
Pick up from your place of residence as early as 7:00 AM and travel to Jinja, our first stop over 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 a sound of the falls in the background.
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.
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 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 discover 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 / residence. end of Jinja City tour.
1 day Jinja tour 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
1 day Jinja tour excludes :
- Ugandan Visa
- Luxury drinks
- 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 Jinja Tour?
- 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