Jinja Town is one of Uganda’s best fun and adrenaline destinations you shouldn’t miss on your safari to Uganda. With activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, swimming, horse riding, a visit to the source of the Nile and chimpanzee trekking in Mabira forest.
Jinja Town lies 100 km north-east of Entebbe at the northern end on Lake Victoria and north of the Equator, as you approach Jinja from Kampala, the district’s most significant geographical feature is immediately obvious. Jinja is situated on the east bank of the River Nile, where the longest river in the World, the Nile starts its 6,670 km journey from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea.You will enjoy a scenic drive passing by coffee, Tea and Sugar plantations and the colorful roadside fruit/vegetable markets.
The first stop before heading out to Jinja Town is the Mabira Forest Reserve that is 306km²and was rehabilitated with help from the European Union offering a trail system catering for people of all ages and abilities.Here you will learn about the animals and plants in Mabira forest as you spot some of the Reserve’s primates, birds and butterflies. Crossing the Nile at the Owens Falls Dam you will find Jinja a laid-back contrast to Kampala with a very friendly place with a focus on tourism and welcoming hospitality.
The major attraction to Jinja Town is the source of the Nile where the mightiest river on earth begins its majestic journey towards Egypt. This is a spot where John Speke first discovered the source of the Nile River.The renowned white water rafting and bungee jumping are activities not worth missing on you safari to Uganda. Visiting the Bujagali falls and enjoy the sights of the waterfalls and the cultural activities and visit Ssezibwa Falls a Buganda Heritage site and a place of traditional culture and Knowledge.