Situated in Eastern Uganda, Jinja is Uganda’s former industrial town and popularly known as the Adrenalin capital of East Africa because it’s the source of the great Nile River. The Nile river is known as the world’s longest river with its source originating from Lake Victoria in Uganda in Jinja. For the fresh white waters that form many rapids and falls as the river flows north wards, many on a Uganda safari love to take a one-day Jinja source of the Nile tour to enjoy these waters. Many wonder how to get to Jinja source of the Nile but this should not be any worry since it’s a few kilometers from Kampala-Uganda’s capital.
How to get to Jinja Source of the Nile by road
Road distances start from Kampala and Entebbe-Uganda’s national airport
From Kampala, Jinja source of the Nile is about 81.8km in the north-east via Kampala-Mukono road taking a drive time of about 2 hours and 26 minutes’ drive on a tarmac road. This route is the best since its short, comfortable and has very many other attractions along the route that a tourist can stop and enjoy. These include Zip-lining in Mabira, coffee plantations in Lugazi and Sezibwa falls.
From Kampala Via Gayaza-Kampala-Mukono road, Jinja is 107km away taking a drive time of 2h 43min along a dirt road from Kampala to Namataba then a tarmac road to Jinja.
Another road option is the Kampala-Mukono-Nakifuma-Jinja road covering about 163km with a total drive time of 3h 30min. This route is a bit distant though it has less traffic and offers another remote country side experience.
From Entebbe International airport, Jinja is 119.9km away via Kampala-Mukono-Jinja road with a drive time of about 3h 28min. The best safari experience is only possible if you travel by road such that you can stop over along the way on some spots.
How to get to Jinja source of the Nile by Air
Flights to the Uganda tour destination can be organized from Kololo airstrip by Aerolink Uganda in Kampala to Jinja airstrip taking about 1h. The airstrip is 1.9km to the river about 6min drive via Wilson avenue.
When you get to there, where to stay in Jinja source of the Nile can be accessed from the many nearby hotels that offer all kinds of accommodation.
Don’t let the journey ruin your joy at the destination, choose the best route and have a great experience.