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Jinja Sightseeing 1 Day Trip Safari is a full-day excursion from Kampala to Jinja town and its environs. Jinja town is located 80 km from Kampala City and the journey by road takes about 1½ hours. Explore Mabira Forest to see primates, birds, and butterflies, and have lunch.
You will also visit 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!
0630 Hours: After breakfast, our Jinja Sightseeing 1-day trip safari departs Kampala and drives 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 the Mukono district, about 37 km from Kampala. The falls are about seven meters high and are an excellent and convenient place for bird lovers, a cultural site with folk stories and traditional healers, and lastly, the waterfalls that have a story.
A resident tour guide will lead you to the different sites and share legends surrounding the river etc. This stopover will also give you a glimpse into the traditional beliefs of the Buganda kingdom and great pictures of the scenery and landscape.
A few km 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.
Our next stop will be Mabira forest the largest rain forest nearest to Kampala city. A local guide will lead you through the forest. On the trail, you will learn about the different medicinal trees and how people lived and survived in the forest. You will encounter different bird species, beautiful butterflies, and red-tailed monkeys jumping from one tree to another, and hopefully, sight the Uganda Mangabeys on a good day.
Animals seen here include bush pigs, blue duikers, red-tailed monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, and leopards (very rare). After the Mabira Forest nature walks, we proceed to Jinja town located 26 km 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. We enjoy a boat ride on River Nile as it starts exiting Lake Victoria. This is will be the last site on this adventurous Jinja tour with a boat ride to the “Source of the Nile” at the now-submerged Rippon Falls.
This is where the Nile starts its 4000-mile journey to the Mediterranean Sea traversing various countries along the way. The boat rides take between thirty minutes and two hours depending on the available time. Listen to your local site guide tell you stories of the ‘source of the Nile’ as believed by the locals.
On the boat ride, you will see numerous water birds like Cormorants, Pelicans, Storks, and Kingfishers among others. 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 of the Jinja market.
Today Jinja is a 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 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:
Jinja Sightseeing 1 Day Trip Safari + Pick-up from your hotel in Kampala and drop-off to your hotel + All park entry fees, service charges, and taxes where applicable & Professional English-speaking guides. All are experts in 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
* Lunch at a popular hotel in Jinja
* 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)