Enjoy a full day in Jinja.
The town is approximately 81km by road east of Kampala, the capital and Uganda’s largest city. It sits along the northern shores of Lake Victoria near the source of the White Nile. Jinja is famous for being the historic source of the Nile River, where it then winds its way through Uganda, Sudan, and finally Egypt. With a much more laid back feel than Kampala, Jinja has a friendly atmosphere, with warm weather all year round. Jinja is commonly regarded as the adventure capital of East Africa, because of the varied adrenaline activities available in town that visitors can take part in.
Local attractions include boat cruises from the ‘Source of the Nile’ out onto Lake Victoria, Owen Falls Dam, cultural village walks, and a visit to the local Nile Breweries, Uganda’s largest brewery.
For the more adventurous there are optional excursions which include white-water rafting, kayaking, quad biking, mountain biking and horse riding, and the ‘Nile high’ bungee jump. Another interesting visit would be to see the Bujagali Power Station, located about 8km north of Jinja. The hydroelectric facility provides 250 megawatts of electric power and is the most powerful hydroelectric energy source in Uganda.
- Overnight at Lemala Wildwaters Lodge or similar
- Lunch, dinner, and breakfast