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  • Jinja: Two-Day Rafting, Horse Riding, Quad Biking Adventure

    1. Jinja: Two-Day Rafting, Horse Riding, Quad Biking Adventure

    Begin the experience with an early-morning departure from your accommodation in Kampala, Entebbe, or Jinja. Make a pit stop at the popular Namawojjolo road market for a taste of Uganda's most loved travel snack, roasted plantain and roast chicken. Continue on until arriving at Mabira Forest for 1.5 hours of zip lining. Proceed to Jinja and enjoy 1.5 hours of horseback riding along the banks of the Nile. Head to a popular lakeside restaurant for a lunch consisting of Jinja's signature dish of deep-fried tilapia and fries. In the afternoon, set off for 1.5 hours of quad biking through local villages along the banks of the Nile. Head to the hotel to check in and relax. Opt for a mini walking tour of Jinja town and the local bars in the early evening. Enjoy dinner and an overnight at a decent, mid-range hotel. Wake up for included breakfast at the hotel and depart for the preferred aquatic...

  • From Kampala: Jinja & the Source of the River Nile Day Trip

    2. From Kampala: Jinja & the Source of the River Nile Day Trip

    Explore the Ugandan countryside and discover the town of Jinja on the shore of Lake Victoria with this full-day tour from Kampala. See a range of sights, including the source of the River Nile, Sezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest, Owen Falls Dam, and more. Get insights from your guide, and enjoy included lunch and hotel transfers. After pickup at your hotel in Kampala, drive for approximately 80 kilometers (around 50 miles) to Jinja. Visit the authentic, original source of the Nile site where the British explorer, John Hanning Speke, first discovered the River Nile (of course the Africans knew there was a river, but anyway). Stand where he stood, and take a picture with the monument. Next, go for a boat ride across the river and into Lake Victoria. See monkeys, monitor lizards, pythons, and maybe even an authentic African Witchdoctor. Admire a truly spectacular natural setting that is ideal f...

  • Jinja: White Water Rafting on the River Nile

    3. Jinja: White Water Rafting on the River Nile

    Starting just below the Bujagali Dam and enter the river at the renowned high flow called ‘Jaws’. The first section of the river is pristine, with the trees and valley  offering beautiful scenery. After a short paddle you then have 2 motivating rapids called ‘Pyramid’ and ‘Giggitty Giggitty’. After these introductory rapids, you will be ready to conquer the rest of the mighty River Nile.  The first grade 5 rapid of the day is called ‘Overtime’, which is a complex waterfall, with an exciting drop depending on the water levels of the day. Shortly after this, you will enter ‘Retrospect’, a grade 4 stopper wave with a roller coaster wave train following it. With a calm section of the river ahead, your group has time to take in the scenery and wildlife on the banks of the Nile. A short paddle later and Bubugo is beckoning. This is a Grade 4 rapid offering you another adrenalin-pumping expe...

  • Kalagala Falls: Nile Rapids River Cruise

    4. Kalagala Falls: Nile Rapids River Cruise

    Meet your guide at the Wildwaters Lodge just above Kalagala Falls in the afternoon. After an introduction and safety briefing, you will have time to get kitted out before taking to the waters. Start above Kalagala Falls and motor on by. Enjoy the sights of the river and rapids at this unique location. Continue through the largest free flowing pools of calm water and riverine forest. Spot birds such as the African eagle, kingfisher, and even owls. Look out for lizards and otters. Return to land with a debrief from your professional guide.

  • Jinja: River Bugging on the Nile

    5. Jinja: River Bugging on the Nile

    Go on an adventure and try out river bugging. The river bug is a small inflatable craft with an inflatable tube at each side of the user and an inflatable backrest behind. Sit between the tubes and be secured into the craft by means of a waist strap (optional). All users are provided with a pair of webbed gloves, fins for their feet, and the usual safety gear. Enjoy River Bugging on the Nile which is run a unique section of the river, just below Kalagala Falls. This allows the local partner to train you, before setting off to conquer some of the larger river features exclusive to this area. The key features available to the River Bugs are Arrow Rapid – Grade 3, Base of Hypoxia – Surfing features, Kingdom Rapid – Grade 2, Crack of Doom – Whirlpools, Vengeance – Grade 4, Novocaine – Surfing features.  No experience is required, you decide your own level of fun. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lun...

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What people are saying about Jinja

The trip was great. The only thing to consider is the traffic, which was really heavy. You have to consider if you like to stay at least 5 to 6 hours in the car.