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Jinja Town & the Source of the Nile

The sight of the raging River Nile the world’s longest river waters surging through rocks and lush vegetation is breath-taking.

Jinja 1 Day Tour – visit Sezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest & the Source of the Nile.

This amazing 1 day tour is your chance to explore the main attractions in Jinja, a district located east of Kampala – Uganda’s capital. The district derives most of its popularity from being the Source of the famous River Nile. This tour is the perfect getaway for anyone needing a break from a busy work schedule. A day’s tour to Uganda’s prime attractions will refresh and revive a tired mind, soul and body. ATP-Tours will make sure that your one day tour will leave you nostalgic for the Pearl of Africa. You will not regret your visit to Sezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest, Jinja town and the Source of the Nile, you will want to do it again.

The great River Nile is the ideal place for nature and adventure lovers. Activities such as white water rafting, kayaking, jet-boating, bungee jumping; jumping from a raised platform and plunging 44 meters into the Nile, sunset cruises, recreational fishing; an opportunity to catch the Nile Perch, surfing made possible by the rapids of the Nile, nature walks, birding, and bicycle riding through the surrounding villages where you are able to interact with the locals. Giving you an unforgettable experience is our job.

Trip Highlights

  • A brief stop at Sezibwa Falls
  • A guided tour through Mabira Forest
  • Exploring Jinja town after Lunch
  • Visiting the source of the Nile
  • A boat ride on River Nile

Itinerary

ATP-Tours’ professional driver-guide will pick you from your hotel/convenient location after your breakfast. After a briefing on how your day will run, you will drive out of Kampala and head for Eastern Uganda to explore the region’s prime tourist attractions. Throughout your journey, our informed and amiable guide will keep pointing out key attractions; places and things, for your attention. He will answer all your questions and give you stunning information about the Pearl of Africa.

Sezibwa Falls

You will make your first stop at Sezibwa Falls located along the Kampala-Jinja highway, approximately 20 miles east of Kampala - Uganda’s capital. The falls are 7 meters (23 ft) high and are a great place for rock climbing, bird watching and nature walks. The falls are a habitat to over 120 bird species including; weavers, red-chested cockoos, sunbirds, snake eagles, Kingfishers and Cormorants. The surrounding forest is a home to Bush monkeys and red-tailed monkeys and many other primates. Besides all the activities to do at the falls, you will be thrilled to hear the stunning legend behind the source of Sezibwa’s existence. It is said that Sezibwa river – falls was born by a human mother.

Mabira Forest

mabira-forest

The next stop after Sezibwa Falls will be at the renowned Mabira Forest. Mabira forest is a massive rainforest covering approximately 300 square kilometres (74 acres), located in Buikwe district between Lugazi and Jinja. The forest is not just a jungle of massive trees and greenery, it is an arena of delicate beauty on display. While walking through Mabira forest, you will be amazed at the sight of colourful birds, butterflies, orchids, and various kinds of flowers. The forest is perfect for birding and nature walks. There are over 315 species of birds; Nahan’s francolin, black shouldered nightjar, Casin’s hawk, blue-throated roller, African dwarf kingfisher, white-spinetail, Afep pigeon and many more.

Source of the Nile

the-nile-river

You will then proceed to the source of the Nile, an attraction that has drawn masses of curious tourists through out the ages. Lake Victoria and River Nile are a soothingly beautiful sight. You will be able to take a boat ride on River Nile and sail to the actual place where this massive river is said to begin and its three mouths journey to the Mediterranean sea. You will also be able to enjoy the gentle breeze, the gashing sound of the waves, the sight of local fishermen drawing and mending their nets and the Savannah vegetation and greenery on the small islands. After the boat ride and nature walks, you will depart from Jinja with the setting sun. Your return to Kampala with the ATP-Tours guide will mark the end of your ‘1 day Jinja guided your’.

Tour package (what’s included)

  • 4x4 wheel drive safari vehicle
  • Full time English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals; lunch
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the trip

Exclusions

  • Visa and airfares
  • Full time English speaking driver/guide
  • Tips to porters
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry, telephone calls and any other expenses of a personal nature