Eastern Uganda’s district of Jinja is one of the best adventure spots of Uganda and known as the source of the Nile. Jinja town is Uganda’s former industrial capital and known as the adrenaline capital of East Africa. Many tourists on Uganda safaris love to get refreshed at the banks of the Nile river and Jinja source of the Nile is the best destination. For a 3 days safari to Jinja source of the Nile, here are the different ways on how to plan this affordable safari in Uganda;
3 days safari to Jinja source of the Nile itinerary highlights
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Jinja
This safari starts with an early morning drive to Jinja 84km from Kampala. From Kampala, you first stop 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 next stop is Mabira forest which 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).
Alternatively, you can do Zip lining in Mabira forest.
From Mabira forest, the safari continues with a drive to the source of the Nile. Lunch is taken most probably at Sunset hotel. In the afternoon, 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 at the biggest attractions in Jinja source of the Nile.
Day 2: White water rafting
Wake up on the second day for a full day white water rafting experience. White water rafting starts in the morning taking about 5 hours. After the raft you can decide to do a horseback ride.
Day 3: Jinja city tour, quad biking and horse riding
On your last day of the 3 days safari to Jinja source of the Nile, you can do a Jinja city tour, the best way of doing this tour is by biking. The town has a great architectural blend of the colonial, Asian and African buildings.
For the 2-night stays, you can opt for accommodation in Jinja source of the Nile lodges (booked prior) or do an overnight camp at the Nile river banks.
Alternative 3 days safari to Jinja source of the Nile itinerary
This short safari in Uganda, includes a short Kampala city tour
Day 1: Kampala city tour and transfer to Jinja
Early morning, you are taken to a Kampala city tour by your driver guide. The places that can be toured include Bahai temple, Namugongo martyrs’ shrine, Namirembe cathedral and many others. In the evening you drive to Jinja for dinner and an overnight.
Day 2: White water rafting and a boat cruise to the source of the Nile
The raft takes about 5 hours and the evening you take a boat cruise to the source of the Nile.
Day 3: Drive back to Kampala.
You drive back to Kampala after either doing a Jinja city tour, Quad biking or horseback riding.
End of 3 days safari to Jinja source of the Nile
You can’t afford to miss this great adventure, you can only experience this in Jinja and no where else in East Africa, just plan to safari Jinja and have a memorable trip.