2 Days jinja tour source of the Nile Uganda Safari is a haven of majestic insights, visit the freezing Nile Atlantis-blue gushing over the rocks forming the longest river in the world flowing as smoothly as syrup in jinja eastern part, welcoming with the unusual humming sound vibrating in the air depicting the iconic beauty and activities performed in Jinja. The source of river Nile features a variety of activities that include, Source of the Nile white water Rafting, Kayaking, Quad bike Safaris, horse riding, Camping grounds offering futuristic scenes, Bungee Jumping, Nature walks and short Hikes among others are a gateway to fall in love with the pearl of Africa’s recipes.
What to Do and See in Jinja town – 2 Days Jinja Safari
The location and Nature of Jinja gives you that all alone feeling with an experience to wildlife primates like Monkeys, numerous birds especially the water loving birds, feel the ecology as it used to be 50 years ago around this corroded source of the Nile. Jinja City Sits along the northern shores of Lake Victoria near the source of the White Nile, this makes the city to be the second economic city in Uganda, because of the water bodies and the location that support vast activities.
Jinja town is a city of its own away from the crowds, its vast surrounding water bodies makes it the first and largest source of Hydro Electric power station based at the ancient Owen falls dam, this attracts numerous activities around the jinja recreational centers making jinja a tourist hub of its own and the first reachable place for a Muzungu to visit.
Tourist attractions in Jinja include; the roaring source of Nile-discovered by the first European John Hnning speke, Ripon Falls which are historic falls said to be source of Nile, the thousands of passenger fish leaping at the gushing Atlantis-blue falls with all their might,
the clarity of the Caribbean-blue waterfalls(itanda falls, kalagala falls, Bujagali falls, Sezibwa falls), visit Mabira forest the best birding destination with numerous endemics, Jinja industrial Grounds like textile (Nytil Picfare), sugar (Kakira Sugar Works), Beer (Nile Breweries), steel rolling (Jinja Steel Rolling Mills), grain milling (Jinja Grain Millers) and fish (Masese Fish Factory) and tea processing (Garden Tea) industries. Jinja features Sports facilities like the out-standing Jinja golf pitch and the Bugembe Stadium, Community market visits, Craft-shops occupied by the locals forming a fountain of unique show pieces where you can buy a souvenir and many more.
Some of the must do Jinja activities which are carried out in this place include the White water rafting down the clarity of the Caribbean-blue waterfalls arranged and guided in grade levels, kayaking, boat cruise in the Nile, sport fishing, cycling, Quad bikes, bungee jumping, nature walks, the horseback rides through the open universe community tours among others.
Itenerary of 2 Days Jinja Source of the Nile
Day 1: Transfer to Jinja the Source of River Nile
Wake up early morning for a cup of tea, our driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you through a briefing of the whole trip to Jinja before 7am in order not to encounter with the Traffic jam which may set higher our drive. The first 40 minutes drive, you will stop over at Sezibwa falls which is believed to be a twin River produced by a woman who thought to have babies but gave birth to water some of the water flowed west.
Visit Sezibwa’ falls: Expect to view the beauty of the water falls flowing from the top, and the soothing sound of the water, you might spot out birds and harmony of songs at the falls. And in the nearby forest above the trees, spot out monkeys like the red tailed monkeys, bush monkeys, enjoy rock climbing. The activities will create a beautiful scenery where you will relax and have unforgettable experience with in your 2 days jinja safari, not only the Activities, Sezibwa falls is a culture heritage of Buganda kingdom, view the greenery of the falls watch and the serene of the spiritual under grounds.
See the traditional healer where natives are believed to flock for blessings, job promotions, seek children. Drive back to the road, on your way to Jinja you will view the tea and sugar cane plantations which are part of Uganda’s economy and carry out a big advantage in employing the local people, enjoy the beautiful scenery you continue with your journey to Jinja.
Have a stopover at Namawojolo, see vendors selling fruits and local food and they are not scared to run to the car asking everyone to buy from them. Your next stopover will be at Mabari forest the largest natural forest in Uganda and a rain-forest which covers approximately 300 squares, a habitat to primates, mammals, tree species and bird species and this same forest which was once threatened to be given away for a sugar company.
The trees in the forest are a source of rubber to the country and overseas. Sit at the streams of peaceful waters and feel the fresh natural atmosphere of the cool weather you get a chance to see the bus pig, blue duikers, red tailed monkeys and an occasionally leopard which is most likely to be seen. Spot out different geckos and chameleons’.
Enjoy the forest canopy sky way zip lining above the tops of the trees in Mabira forest. See different species of trees and small animals like squirrels as you take a guided forest walk with an experienced guide. Arrive in Jinja and stopover at Owen falls dam where the hydroelectric power station that supplies and generates power in Uganda is located.
View the famous bridge at Owen falls, visit the falls which flow through 10 turbines a station of 180 megawatts. It was a white over flow at point of which the river lives the lake have a beautiful scenery, see the water ducks, from here you will check in at your accommodation enjoy your dinner and have an overnight. Accommodation Options: 2 friends’ hotel, Nile resort hotel, Paradis hotel, Sunset hotel
Day 2: Activities to in Jinja, Retire Back
Wake up early morning and have a cup of tea and proceed to the source of the Nile, as you enter you might spot out the red tailed monkeys. Be welcomed by culture dancers who will entertain you enjoy the music and our culture dance in the Eastern region of Uganda. Enjoy a boat ride to explore the source of the Nile with our experienced guide who will give you full information about the source of Nile. River Nile was founded by Sir john hannington Speke, at this point view the source of River Nile which flows to Egypt.
After an experience at the source of the Nile you will go for nature walk spot out different bird species and plant species, butterflies, chameleon and different plant species. Visit the community which stays at the source of the Nile, learn about their way of living. After, check out different crafts at the source of the Nile, you might as well buy yourself a souvenir.
Our driver/guide will drive you back to the Hotel and have your lunch, After, visit the Bujagali falls also spelled as Budhagali. its where the river Nile separates from Lake Victoria. See the beautiful scenery of the falls and the soothing sound of white water bodies, experience different activities at the heart of adventures for example Quad biking, biking at the falls, water drafting, horse riding, kayaking, bungee jumping and cycling, bird watching.
These falls are also said by the local communities to be the site of the spirit called Bujabald who protects the community by performing rituals at the falls you may visit him since the spirit is embodied in a man who lives next to the falls he is the thirty ninth to be a spirit.
After your adventure at the falls your guide will drive you back to Kampala before 6pm at your hotel for your over night or departure.Accommodation options Meals: Breakfast and lunch. Hotel options: Friend’s hotel, Nile resort hotel, Paradis hotel, Sunset hotel. Tour Inclusives:Transport, Fuel, Guide, Meals, Accommodation, Bottled water. Tour Exclusives:Phone bills, Tipping, Shopping, Beers et