Dubbed as “the adventure capital of East Africa,” Jinja is a pristine destination in Uganda enjoyed by many tourists on short Uganda safaris and Long Uganda safaris for many good reasons. Jinja town is situated just 84km from Kampala City; the capital of Uganda right at the source of River Nile. River Nile is the world’s longest river and it starts right here in Jinja making it a significant spot for tourists on a Safari to Uganda.
You will spend a few days here relaxing on the mighty River Nile or doing different activities on your Jinja trip. Of course, the highlight of a trip to Jinja is the remarkable white-water rafting experience down the Nile.
White water rafting at the Source of River Nile in Jinja is one of the most popular activities to do in the country in addition to Gorilla Safaris tours in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks or it can be an addition of your short wildlife safari tour on your safari Uganda. You can choose to spend a day with Nalubale Rafting under instructions of an experienced rafter who will take keen time to instruct you on the basics of paddling and what to do in case of an emergency.
On this tricky course, you will certainly spend the better part of the day dodging rapids, flipping rafts, and gulping in fresh Nile River waters. This is obviously not your walk in the park rafting folks – the mighty Nile is serious. But you will surely live thanks to the experienced guys and girls of Nalubale who are always there to ensure your safety every step of the way.
Water Rafting at the Nile River is such extreme fun and would recommend it to anyone looking for a real adrenaline pumping time on a Uganda Safari. If you are not so fond of water sports Jinja is still famed for having ATV Quadbiking Safaris, horse riding and bungee jumping over the Nile.
But after all this, where can one stay in Jinja? Definitely the top place to camp is The Haven. This is one of the best campsites you can find in all of Africa, the view is just incredible and you can easily connect to the WiFi here.