The source of the world’s longest river has for long been known to be in Uganda’s Eastern district of Jinja popularly described as the Adrenalin capital of East Africa. 2 days Jinja source of the Nile tour offers an exclusive 2 days experience of the rushing Nile river waters along with the surrounding beautiful green scenery. During the 2 days Jinja source of the Nile tour these activities can be done; Sezibwa falls tour, Mabira forest nature walk and birding excursion, culture tours, reptile village visits, white water rafting, boat cruise to the source of the Nile, Quad biking and horseback ridings.
Jinja is about 84km from Kampala-Uganda’s capital made a popular Uganda safari destination because of the source of the Nile River which crosses over 10 countries. As a source to the world’s longest river, several amazing activities in Jinja source of the Nile can be done by those who tour the Nile river source. The 2 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour starts and ends in Kampala.
Highlights on the 2 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala, visit Sezibwa falls, do a nature walk in Mabira forest and do a boat cruise to the source of the Nile.
Day 2: Do white water rafting and either horse back riding or quad biking.
You can transfer to jinja direct on day 1 and do activities like bird watching, quad biking, horse back riding and a city tour. On day 2 you do white water rafting and a boat cruise to the source of the Nile River.
Details of the 2 Days Jinja source of the Nile tour
Day 1: The first day of the 2 days Jinja source of the Nile tour starts in the morning at 7:00 am with a pick up from your place of residence in Kampala by a professional tour guide and embark on the journey to adventure.
From Kampala, the first stop is done at Sezibwa falls in Mukono district 43km from Kampala. Here you can hike to the top of the falls and do a cultural tour to the traditional cultural heritage site for the Baganda (a bantu ethnic group of people). The captivating natural beauty of the river that emerges from the thickets, stumbles over crafted like sharp rocks and plunges into a whirling pool will get you wowed.
From Sezibwa falls, the next stop is Mabira forest. Mabira forest is one of the remaining tropical rain forests in Uganda and home to about 300 bird species, flora and Uganda’s endemic-Uganda mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae). At the forest you will do a nature walk along the trails and see different flora species. Along the high way are fast foods sold by vendors made the local way, you can stop and have a taste of any food of your choice.
From Mabira forest, the safari continues with a drive to the source of the Nile. Lunch is taken most probably at Sunset hotel. After lunch, do a boat cruise to the source of the Nile which takes about 45 minutes. This is the perfect time for memorable Uganda tour pictures as you stand at the historical point where John Speke stood 156 years ago, which is today one of the biggest attractions in Jinja source of the Nile.
In the evening, the last activity of the day can be a drive through Jinja town. Jinja town is Uganda’s former industrial capital with a great architectural blend of the colonial, Asian and African buildings.
For an overnight, you can opt for accommodation in Jinja source of the Nile lodges (booked prior) or do an overnight camp at the Nile river banks.
Day 2: Do white water rafting and horse back riding or quad biking
White water rafting starts in the morning after a pick up by your guide from the place of residence. 5 hours of rafting on the Nile waters is an unrivaled adventure experience. After the raft you can decide to either do a horse back ride or quad biking. By 6:00pm, the 2 days Jinja source of the Nile tour comes to an end with a drive back to Kampala.
Uganda is wholly blessed with natural resources, when you head for this memorable adventure tour, many go for Uganda gorilla trekking safari to either Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park. The choice is yours and the tour operators will always customize the safari to fit your interests.
The general tour package is inclusive of;
- Transportation fees
- A professional English-speaking driver guide
- White water rafting fees
- Quad biking fees
- Horseback riding fees
- Meals and accommodation
- Nature walk fees
- Hike to the top of Sezibwa falls
There’s a full package experience in Jinja only enjoyed by those who take time to get in contact with the rushing waters. Don’t miss out the fun, get wet and wild at the source of the Nile.