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Jinja Tour / Kampala City Tour

This Jinja tour & Kampala City tour is a unique safari tour offered to clients by our company.  You will get a chance to adventure the uniqueness of Uganda during your visit to Jinja. The safari starts in Kampala, passing Lugazi town, which is a favorite place of rest and healing for the Kings ”Kabakas” of Buganda Kingdom. You will be able to visit the Ssezibwa falls which are so fascinating. This safari also includes a visit to Mabira forest; which is also one of the biggest forest in Uganda. Jinja is the second commercial centre in Uganda; which was established in 1907 by the British as an administrative centre for Busoga region.

It lies in the south east of Uganda, 87 km north east of the capital, Kampala. The beautiful city is located on the shores of Lake Victoria near the source of River Nile. Jinja District is considered the capital of the Kingdom of Busoga. It was the industrial heart of Uganda between 1954 and the late 1970s.

General attractions in and around Jinja town include; white-water rafting, visiting the Source of River Nile, and Bujagali Falls, which is located downriver from Owen Falls Dam about 8Kms north of Jinja. Bujagali Falls is a world-class spot for kayaking and white water rafting; and also a popular weekend picnic area for local Ugandans.

Detailed itinerary:

Kampala-Jinja Cities

After breakfast, the guide will pick you up from Kampala and navigate to Jinja, a popular safari destination through Lugazi; a preferred place to put your feet up and healing for the Kabakas of the Buganda Kingdom. Natives who believe in Kiganda customs still appear to seek the old ways at this place.

We advance to Mabira Forest, a lage natural tropical forest covering a vicinity of more than 300 sq. km along Kampala-Jinja road.  Being close to the country’s two biggest cities grants a better opening for traveler’s experience. Bird watchers are not left out since the forest inhabits species of forest birds like, Hornbill species, Sun birds, Weyn’s Weaver, African Grey parrot, Rare blue swallow and best birding site at the forest-fringed pond.

This forest is a mixture of patches of open grassland, valleys with papyrus swamps, and more than 200 species of trees that have been acknowledged. With attractive walking trails, you can have a good view of the red tailed monkey, but the White Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey and Blue Duiker Monkeys are the common ones.

Lunch will be at a hotel in Jinja –an attractive hotel on the edge of a hill over the Nile. There after, you will take a ride to the source of River Nile-a quiet beautiful place. The environment is overflowing with palm trees, incredible tropical plants. As you hike down the steps toward the Nile, you can feel the serene vegetation there.

You will get to hear the gurgling Nile waters from a distance; observe local fishermen casting their nets in the river that takes 90 days to reach Egypt! – We shall organize 90 minutes boat cruise on Nile River crossing into Lake Victoria!  Don’t forget to take memorable pictures for your friends! The guide will then drive you back to Jinja town for an afternoon town tour and probably to a place where you can buy Ugandan crafts.

At the end of the Jinja town tour, you will navigate to Bujagali Falls. It lies 9 km north of Jinja town.  White water falls are about 10km downward the River Nile. This was named after an African spirit Bujagali which was said to have occasionally floated on a piece of bark cloth down the river. Retreat from this place and transfer back to Kampala in the evening.

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What is included in this safari:

  • Boat cruise
  • 4WD Vehicle – with a pop – up roof for scenic viewing
  • A professional English speaking driver guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Free Wi-Fi internet in the vehicle
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • All activities / service as per itinerary
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions of the safari:

  • Visas
  • International air fares
  • Activities / services not included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks / wines
  • Laundry and any service of personal nature
  • Travel insurance cover