1 day Jinja City Tour Uganda


One of the most well-liked Uganda vacation packages is the 1 day Jinja City Tour Uganda, which is a great choice for families, people who have been to the national parks before, and those who are visiting the nation for a workshop or business trip. A chance to experience one of Uganda’s most picturesque cities and all of Jinja’s top tourist sites is provided by the 1-day Jinja city trip, which is available to both domestic and foreign visitors. You can explore additional attractions enroute to Jinja, such as the Mabira Forest and the Sezibwa Falls, at several stops.

One of Uganda’s main urban centers is Jinja. It was just given full city status, and as more investors choose to locate outside of Kampala, we anticipate it to expand much further. The Baganda people gave the city of Jinja the name “Land of Rocks,” which is what it signifies. The settlement is situated at a spot where the Baganda and Basoga tribes are naturally divided by the Nile. 1 day Jinja City Tour Uganda Being a fishing community at first, Jinja later developed into a significant commerce hub linking East and Central Uganda. With the construction of the Owen Falls hydroelectric dam, Jinja expanded to become the industrial center of Uganda. Sadly, Idi Amin Dada’s expulsion of Asians caused the town to collapse, allowing Kampala to gradually become the industrial center, and this allowed for the removal of Africans as well.

Jinja adopted tourism and rose to become Uganda’s most popular town as it lost its position as the country’s industrial center. The Nile River and associated sports like bungee jumping, quad biking, whitewater rafting, canoeing, and tubing the Nile are a major draw. Because of these thrilling activities, Jinja has become a highly well-liked vacation spot for individuals seeking leisure and something unique. The Ugandan town of Jinja is serene by nature and gifted with breathtaking surroundings. Due to her location between the Nile and Lake Victoria, the weather is wonderful.

Note: Families currently present in Uganda will also benefit much from this 1-day Jinja tour, which is fantastic for people on brief business trips there. Unlike mountain mountaineering or Bwindi gorilla trekking, the activities are not particularly strenuous. You can learn more about the main sights in Kampala or our 1-day tour of the city. Our 2-day white-water rafting excursion in Jinja might be of interest to you as well.

Tour highlights

  • Visiting Mabira forest and going for a jungle or canopy walk
  • Visiting the Sezibwa Falls
  • A comprehensive tour of the town
  • Visiting the source of the Nile
  • A boat ride
  • Visiting the Kalagala falls
  • Optional activities like bungee jumping, white water rafting, tubing the Nile, quad biking or horseback riding.

    Price Includes:

    • Lunch and bottled water
    • Transport, fuel and an English Speaking Guide
    • Visiting Mabira forest for a nature walk or Zip-lining
    • Visiting the source of the Nile
    • Touring Jinja town

    Price Excludes:

    • Personal expenses like tips to the Guides
    • Accommodation
    • Air tickets and Visa
    • Travel and Medical Insurance

Itinary in details

Early in the morning, our tour driver will take you up from Entebbe, Kampala, or Jinja (6:30am). You can be picked up from your home, hotel, or any other location. The driver/guide will go through the schedule for the day and explain what to expect. In the event that the pickup was in Kampala or Entebbe, the driver will begin the trip to Jinja after the briefing. Enjoy the beautiful vistas of Kampala and its suburbs as you make your way towards Jinja. Along the road and particularly in a well-known fast food market in Namawojolo, you may purchase some of the tastiest roasted chicken.

The magnificent Sezibwa Falls, located 20 miles outside of Kampala, will be the first destination. As the river Sezibwa cascades down a stack of rocks, the falls are formed. A significant cultural landmark for the Buganda people, these lovely falls are not only natural beauties. A local guide will show you around the area once you get at the Sezibwa falls. See the stunning surroundings and take in the refreshing environment near the waterfall. For even better views and photo ops, you will be led on a trek to the top of the falls. With species like Cormorants, Big Blue Turacos, Striped Kingfishers, White-throated Bee-eaters, and Woodland Kingfishers among others, the Sezibwa Falls is a birder’s delight.

Three species of primates, butterflies, cobras, green mambas, lizards, mongooses, otters, and mongooses can all be found at the Ssezibwa Falls. If you have the time and you are interested, you might ask to be escorted to a shrine at the top of the falls to hear about its origins and related mythology. According to legend, ghosts that chose to make their home near the river Sezibwa constructed the falls. Due to this, a lot of people resort to the local witch doctors to make sacrifices and ask the gods for favor or blessings.

The Mabira woodland comes next, following the Sezibwa Falls. In central Uganda, Mabira is home to the biggest rainforest. There are 219 kinds of butterflies, 316 species of birds, reptiles, flowers, and moths, as well as historic trees, inside its 300 square kilometer territory. Vervet, Red-tailed, and Grey-cheeked Mangabey monkeys, as well as other tiny primates, can be found in Mabira. Moreover, one can see squirrels, bushbucks, and forest duikers. You will go on a two-hour long nature hike in Mabira. You can also go zip-lining as an alternative. While zip-lining, you may take in an overhead view of the jungle and spot local wildlife like birds or primates. The driver will continue the trip toward Jinja when you have finished your tour of Mabira. You’ll evade Lugazi’s sizable sugarcane and tea estates as you head toward Jinja.

As you arrive in Jinja, you will immediately be taken on a tour of the city. Jinja city was largely populated by Asians both before and right after Uganda gained independence. They were in charge of overseeing the majority of the enterprises and industries during then. The enterprises were put in the hands of inexperienced people which led to the collapse however some of the industries have since recovered after many of them collapsed. On your city tour, you’ll visit some of the former manufacturing facilities that were previously well-known for exporting goods to all of East Africa. Aside from the enterprises, there are also old buildings in the Asian style that date back to the colonial era.

The driver will take you for lunch at an appropriate restaurant in town once you’ve explored the town. The source of the Nile will be visited as the next goal. The Nile’s source is situated where it diverts from Lake Victoria and starts its arduous journey to the Mediterranean Sea. On a Jinja day trip you will travel by boat not only to the actual source of the Nile, but also to Lake Victoria and a number of lovely islands. You might spend all day taking in the breathtaking scenery of the region, which includes little islands, fishermen casting their nets, and villagers laundering clothes along the banks of rivers. The availability of species including Cormorants, Egrets, Fish Eagles, and Pelicans will impress birders. You will make a stop at some of the best artisan stores in the nation to purchase souvenirs after visiting the Nile’s source by boat.

After visiting the Nile’s source, travelers will go to Kalagala Falls. Whitewater rafting, as well as other water activities like canoeing and Nile tubing, are popular at the fall. You will begin your journey back to Entebbe or Kampala after visiting these falls.

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