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Jinja Sightseeing 1 Day Trip Safari is a full day excursion from Kampala to Jinja town and its environs. Jinja is located 80 km’s from Kampala City and the journey by road takes about 1½ hours.
Explore Mabira Forest to see primates, birds and butterflies, enjoy lunch, visit to the source of the Nile for a boat ride, where you will see many local villagers living their normal lives like washing, charcoal making, traditional fishing etc and Bujagali Falls!
0700 Hours: After breakfast our Jinja Sightseeing 1 Day Trip Safari depart Kampala after breakfast and drive along Kampala – Jinja road, one of the busiest roads in Uganda, you will pass through Lugazi – a popular sugar cane town.
Our first stop will be at Ssezibwa falls located in Mukono district, about 37 km’s from Kampala.
The falls are about seven meters high and are an excellent and convenient place where one can enjoy bird and butterfly watching, boat rides and canoeing etc.
A few km’s from the falls we get to Mabira Forest. Mabira Forest Reserve is one of Uganda’s largest surviving Natural Forests covering an area of 306 square kilometers.
We enjoy a guided nature walk of Mabira forest to see mammals, birds, plants, butterflies etc. Animals seen here include bush pigs, blue duikers, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabees and leopards (very rare).
After Mabira Forest nature walk, we proceed to Jinja town. Jinja is located 26 kilometers from Mabira Forest.
1230 Hours: We arrive in time for lunch at the Sunset Hotel International Jinja. The hotel has a lovely restaurant perched on a hill looking over the Nile River.
Lunch is a variety of Continental European, Indian, Chinese and local cuisine.
1400 Hours: After lunch, we take a short drive to visit the source of the Nile for relaxation, excitement and discovery.
The Source of the Nile Gardens and Speke Memorial Site is a place in Jinja district with 17 acres marking the origin of the longest river in the world.
With green calm and spacious gardens, the Source of the Nile is one of Uganda’s main tourist attractions with a number of indigenous birds and monkeys that are visible there all the time.
The place has stunning view over Lake Victoria, the world’s biggest fresh water lake.
From this spot, River Nile flows through Lake Albert to the northern part of Uganda, to Sudan and finally to Egypt where it pours into the Mediterranean Sea covering a distance of 6695 km (4184 miles).
Take a boat ride to the source of the Nile with shaded fishing boats with outboard engines. On the boat ride, you will see numerous water birds like Cormorants, Pelicans, Storks, and Kingfishers among others.
Animals include the Nile monitors, vervet monkeys etc. After the boat ride we proceed to Jinja Town. The town itself is a buzzing little place with some wonderful, crumbling colonial architecture.
We take a tour to the Jinja market. Today Jinja is residential town filled with many old Indian styled structures in which many Indians lived during the pre-Amin area, some of whom have returned to reclaim their old properties.
However Jinja is a multicultural town, dominated by native Basoga mixed up with Baganda, Banyankore Bagwere, Basamya as well as other eastern tribes making it a fusion of a true Uganda town good for any visitor to interact with.
After the Jinja town tour, we visit Bujagali Falls where you can see some of the rafters that are going down the falls late afternoon.
1800 Hours: Return to the Kampala in time for dinner at your hotel in the evening.
Jinja Sightseeing 1 Day Trip Safari Prices
Jinja Sightseeing 1 Day Trip Safari Rates Includes:
Lunch + Jinja Sightseeing 1 Day Trip Safari + Pick-up from your hotel in Kampala and drop-off to your hotel + All park entry fees, service charge and taxes where applicable & Professional English speaking guides. All are experts in the African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding, many of who speak other European languages
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Jinja Sightseeing 1 Day Trip Safari Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)