1 Day Jinja Tour Uganda

1 Day Jinja tour Adventure – Start/End: Kampala
Source of the Nile, Sezibwa Forest, Mabira Forest, Bungee Jumping, White Water Rafting

About Jinja Adventure Tour – Best Day tour from Kampala.

1 Day Jinja tour is an adrenaline packed adventure to one of the most visited landmark in East Africa, the source of the River Nile in Uganda. This place was discovered by John Speke decades ago, until today people from all over the world flock this spot to see Jinja, the source of the longest river in the world.

Jinja city is the second largest commercial Centre in Uganda after Kampala established in 1907 in south eastern Uganda which is approximately 87 km from the capital Kampala. It’s located on shores of Lake Victoria and is a capital of Busoga kingdom. It’s where the source of the Nile River is located that was discovered by the British Explorer John Hanning Speke in the year 1862, July 28. Jinja is treasured of being a land of beautiful landscapes and perfect scenery. The day tour therefore takes rewards you a memorable experience.

This 1 Day Jinja tour is preferred by many travelers and locals who are wither going on a long Uganda Wildlife safari and need something to jolt their excitement. Also most travelers get to know the Ugandan people before they head out or those that are ending the exhilarating Bwindi gorilla trekking safari.


A list of Activities to do While on 1 Day Jinja Tour

  • Visit the Source of Nile River
  • White water Rafting
  • Mabira Forest Walk
  • Zip lining in Mabira forest
  • Bungee Jumping
  •  Kayaking
  • Visit Sezibwa falls
  • Quad Biking

Included in the price

  • Entry fees
  • Boat cruises
  • Activities as per the itinerary for your choice
  • Transport costs in customized 4wd safari vehicle
  • Full time English speaking and knowledgeable Driver/guide and his allowance
  • Drinking water during the tour

Excluded in the price

  • Any domestic or International flights
  • Visa fees
  • All optional activities
  • Medical and travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to the guide/driver and hotel staffs.
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary of personal nature like laundry and beverages, souvenirs and telephone bills.

Detailed Itinerary of 1 Day Jinja Tour

1 Day Jinja Tour Uganda.

The 1 Day Jinja tour Adventure will start from Kampala, Uganda capital taking you around Jinja with en route visit to Sezibwa falls and Mabira forest. You will visit the Source of Nile River using the boat, walk to see the Speke monument afterwards, visit local market with lunch break. You can choose to do a half day whitewater rafting on the Nile river, and later you will be driven back to Kampala in the evening.

Custom Tour Itinerary:

Early in the morning at 6:30 am, you will be picked from Kampala at your Hotel by one of our experienced tour driver/ guides. He will brief you about Jinja tour activities afterwards, you will set off for an amazing journey to Jinja, the adventure capital of Uganda in the east side of Kampala.

Along the way, we will visit to Sezibwa falls to enjoy the view of the beautiful waterfall, take a walk around the falls. You will then proceed with your Journey to for a nature walking safari in Mabira forest where you will enjoy nature, view birds and monkey including Black and white colubus monkey, red tailed money and vervet monekys among others. On return from the walk, you will continue your journey to Jinja, arriving in good time for Lunch break. After Lunch, we take a drive to visit the source of the Nile River, for amazing scenic view and sounds of the River Nile. At River Nile in Jinja, we take a Boat ride for 1 hour and 30 minutes exploring the foot steps of John hanning Speke and get to the source of the Nile River and also visit speke monument.

Later, we return and embark on our journey back to Kampala as we end our 1 day Jinja tour.

Team Rafting at The Source of the Nile River, Jinja - Uganda

Choose your Adventures for a 1 Day Jinja Tour (Visit Source of the Nile River)

Kayaking: Jinja is best place for kayaking adventures, Kayaking is done on river Nile in Jinja. Kayak the Nile with breathtaking sights of the lush countryside.

Jet-Boating: Take a powerful but safe jet boat and cruise up the raging Nile waters, over rapids at such breathtaking speeds. Nothing compares to this adrenaline pumping adventure.

Bungee Jumping: This is the epitome of adrenaline, jumping from a high platform and plunge 44 meters into the Nile is simply awesome.

Tubing: This is thrilling a ride atop a tractor tire inner tube on the river Nile. Though not quite the adrenaline pumping adventure, it is an exciting ride given the intensity of the Nile. It is also a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Nile.

Sunset Cruises: The Source of the Nile offers relaxing sundowner cruise, enjoying the cool breeze and breathtaking sights of the green scenery. The cruise is complimented by barbecues and drinks.

Horseback riding: Ride along the Nile with great sights of the raging Nile waters and lush countryside. You get to ride through local villages and get to experience Uganda at close range. Healthy horses and great guides are available to guarantee a memorable horse back riding safari.

Bicycle tours: You get to discover Jinja town and the country side from a bicycle. Safe and mechanically well maintained bicycles are available.

Recreational fishing: Go out and catch the Nile Perch in the Nile and Lake Victoria. Expert fishing guides and equipment are available.

Nature walks: Delightful guided nature walks along the Nile and through the countryside.

Birding: Go water birding around Lake Victoria, and along the Nile. Jinja’s varied habitats attracts lots of birds.

Source of the Nile visits: Take a boat ride to the actual source of the Nile to Lake Victoria. There is also a beautiful park you can picnic and enjoy great views of the Nile, Lake Victoria and the beautiful green scenery.

Quad biking: This is one of the most popular adventures in Jinja. It is a perfect way to explore Jinja. Ride along the Nile for great views of the raging waters and surrounding green scenery. Ride into the villages for an experience of a Ugandan rural community setting, viewing the local farmlands, the local houses and local people. Great quad bikes and experts guides are available.

River surfing: And when it comes to surfing, the Ocean waves have nothing on the rapids of the Nile in Jinja.

Things to see in & Do on Jinja Tour, Visit Source of The Nile River.

Sezibwa Falls:The beautiful Sezibwa falls should be your first encounter if you are driving from Kampala. Take a tour of the falls, do a nature walk in the surrounding forest, there are exciting rocks to climb and you could as well visit the medicine man’s hut.

Mabira Forest, The only rainforest in the central region of Uganda, Mabira is nature’s seventh heaven and a true African tropical jungle. It is home to many plants and animal species. A nature walk into this ancient rainforest should not be missed, and expect to sight a number of monkeys, forest birds, lots of plants, big trees, and flowers.

Jinja Town: This former industrial capital is worth a tour to see the different architecture blend of the old colonial, Asian and African homes.

Bujagali Dam and Lake: For years due to a multitude of rapids and falls, Bujagali was the center for most water adventures in Jinja including rafting and kayaking. However a dam was constructed at the Bujagali falls submerging all the nearby falls and rapids. A beautiful lake, Bujagali, has emerged in the process.

Tea Plantations: During your drive to and from Jinja you’ll come across vast tea plantations in Lugazi district. The tea plantations sprawl across hills creating beautiful views. You could make a stopover to take pictures and buy some ready made tea at lower prices.

Samuka Islands Hideaway and Birds Sanctuary: It is located in Lake Victoria, 13km from the Source of the Nile. It is set in tranquility, peace and serenity making it a perfect spot to relax after your escapades on the Nile. You could also go the island for a bird adventure.

For those hoping to spend a night in Jinja, there are many Luxury lodges, best hotels in Jinja and also good restaurants. Some have great locations along the Nile and on Islands in Lake Victoria.

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