Jinja is a town in Eastern Uganda, on the shore of Lake Victoria. It’s about 81km from Kampala. The main language used is Lusoga and the district economy is one of the largest in the east African region.
The source of the Nile, at Coronation Park, is marked by a garden and a monument honoring British explorer John Hanning Speke. Jinja is located on Lake Victoria’s shores, close to the source of Nile River. Hence, fun activities in Jinja will consist of a range of water sports such as;
Experienced and first time kayakers have a lot to experience on the Nile River in Jinja. There are instructors who coach first time paddlers before they take on the untamed waters of the Nile.
There are so many waterfalls to visit in and around Jinja. They include Ssezibwa Falls and Itanda Falls.
Explore the Nile by taking on its rapids. Some of the rapids are intense Grave IV and V rapids. The Nile is one of the best white-water rafting destinations in Africa.
Take in the beautiful landscape through day cruises on River Nile or on Lake Victoria. Sunset cruises over the lake are magical.
Test your fishing skills in one of the best fishing spots in East Africa. Fishing tours are offered on the Nile and on Lake Victoria. Your best catch ought to be the Nile perch.
Jinja walking tour
Discover Jinja, the land of the Source of the Nile. Meet up with our friendly local guides and fellow travellers for this shared experience. Together, explore the lively streets, monuments, secret venues and markets of Uganda’s most scenic town.
Source of the Nile
Famous as the historic source of the Nile River, Jinja is now the adrenaline capital of East Africa. Get your fix of white-water rafting, kayaking, quad biking, mountain biking and horse riding in a gorgeous natural setting with crumbling colonial architecture during your African safari.
Nile High Bungee
Nile High Bungee is one of the most spectacular sights you can imagine. The views from the bungee tower are sensational and when the tower is not in use for jumping a troop of Vervet monkeys stand guard against the Nile. Besides doing this on the longest river is so memorable
A water falls in the middle of the forest, it’s an incredible experience, nature walk and the amazing zip line are just memorable, the griffin falls are in mabira forest. The Mabira Forest Canopy Super Skyway is a zip-line system that sends you soaring between the tallest trees in the forest, over the Musamya River and among the birds as you travel between 6 tree-top platforms. The approach to and from the Skyway leads visitors through dense tropical rainforest and past the Griffin Falls
Take your family or friends for a motorized trip on the Nile in a speedboat reaching a speed of 90km/hr. The jumps, the wind, the spins, the sprays are unforgettable.