2 Days Jinja Tour and White Water Rafting Uganda, After Kampala, the country’s capital, this 2-day Jinja tour will introduce you to Uganda’s second-largest and busiest commercial hub and one of the most spectacular destination for Uganda safari. Jinja was founded in 1901 by the British colonials, it was planned under the colonial ruler in 1948. Many Estates were built during then for British nobles in many parts of the city making it a slum free. Jinja city is situated located on the shores of Lake Victoria in the Eastern region, roughly 85 kilometers by road from Kampala.
Later in 1940s Jinja city was the major business center in Uganda dominating large number of industries and business hub, this was due to the high number of the Asians mainly the Indian who highly occupied the city and established a number of industries. However in the late 1970s the city started to experience its collapse after the ruling president by then Idi Amin Dada abandoned all Asians in Uganda and gave all business which were owned by the Asians to Ugandans. This led to the collapse of these industries due to in-experience of the Ugandans.
2 Days Jinja Tour and White Water Rafting Uganda, Jinja city is one of the leading tourism destination in Uganda that every planning for Uganda safari should not miss out in a life time. The city is famously known for harboring the source of the Nile the longest River in the world. The River leaves Lake Victoria and starts it its 6,650 km journey to the land of Pharaoh. River Nile is the symbol of life for all the countries it travels through before reaching Egypt. Other attractions like Bujagali falls, Victoria falls, Nile Reptile park, Itanda falls, Source of the Nile museum, Busowoko water falls to mention but a few.
The Bantu-speaking Basoga are the most prevalent tribal group in Jinja. Even before Uganda gained independence from the British, Jinja has always been a region of tremendous importance to that country. Jinja has embraced tourism in place of its previous reliance on just industries for growth. One of the top tourist destinations in Uganda is Jinja. Due to its location adjacent to the Nile and Lake Victoria, the town is blessed with stunning natural landscape that attracts tourists. Because of the abundance of adrenaline-filled activities and other tourism-related pursuits, Jinja is regarded as the adventure capital of East Africa. Among these Includes White water rafting, Quad biking, Bungee jumping, jet boating, Boat cruise, Horseback riding, Fishing, cycling to mention but a few.
Eat breakfast in the morning, then drive to Jinja area in the east. On the way, you will pass by many interesting places, so you won’t get bored at all. A guided nature tour and sight-seeing break will be made near Sezibwa Falls where you will explore the amazing water falls in Eastern region of Uganda.
After that, proceed to Mabira forest where you may go on a nature walk and witness a variety of animals there, including monkeys, Baboons different kinds of trees like Mahogany tree, Malilia excels, Cordia millenii, Warburgia and bird species like Nashan’s francolin, Tit Hylia, yellow and gerey long bills, Purple-throated cuckoo shrikes, among others. Then, travel to Jinja while passing through several tea and sugar estates. See the Bujagali Falls when you arrive in Jinja, then take a boat to the Nile’s source and to Samuka Island, where you may enjoy watching birds. Check in at the hotel in the evening, enjoy supper, and spend the night at the luxury Jinja Nile Resort or the 2 Friends Guesthouse (Budget).
Go to the Nile for water rafting after breakfast. Rafting on these falls is a spectacular and thrilling experience. After eating lunch, return to Kampala by car, arriving there in the evening. There are different optional activities one can also engage in to while on 2 days Jinja tour. Among these includes; Kayaking, Quad Biking, Horseback safaris/riding, Sunset boat cruise, Bungee Jumping.
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