Jinja is a great place to hang out for a few days, whether in Jinja town itself or at Bujagali. In fact its so great we have known many people over the years who have come for just a weekend and never left. There is a lot more to Jinja than adventure, there is arts and crafts, the Source of the Nile, a golf course as well as just being a pleasant place to stroll around. These are some among the Major Tourist Activities In Jinja.
Experiential White Water Adventures in Jinja
White water rafting at its best among the Major Tourist Activities in Jinja on the White Nile – you might get wet, but you will never forget the experience of rafting on the Nile at Jinja .You can take it a bit easy with a family float for you and children.White Rafting Trips from mild to wild are 1/2 day or full-day trips along the White Water sections of the Nile in Jinja. We can as well arrange for you A two-day trip. Nile Kayaking offers similar trips plus lessons for the novice that wants to learn more about whitewater kayaking on the Nile in Jinja- Uganda. White-Water Rafting is Uganda’s second biggest attraction after Gorilla Trekking.
Experiential Boat Adventures up the Nile Rapids at Jinja
Take a Jet-Boat Ride up the Rapids of the River Nile. This is a safe adventure and you are in the hands of an able pilot who knows the River and its nuances well. This is like a roller-coaster ride on the water – the word exhilarating comes to mind and best describes a time in a Jet-Boat on the Nile. This also for those that do not want to spend the whole day o the River.
This activity has to be booked in advance for you. Just let us know that you want to include Jet boating on the River Nile at Jinja and we will include it in your Safari itinerary with us. You will be glad that you did. A most thrilling experience to say the least.
Sunset Cruise at Jinja
Take a Sunset Cruise with snacks and drinks at Jinja – simply a most enjoyable experience while at Jinja on the White River Nile. There are different kinds of cruises we can arrange for you, some with BBQ Snacks. Drinks are included with some of the cruises. We can arrange private Sunset cruises for you and your group. Sunset is around 6:45 PM in Uganda. Total darkness sets in around 7:10 PM. Sunset Cruises being around 6 pm and end around 7 pm giving you two Hours on the River. The Nile is not all White-Water at Jinja, there are some serene spots that are perfect for a sunset cruise. That is especially true if you have a great Nile Sunset with all of its splendor. Nile Cruises should be pre-booked by us for you and part of your Safari Itinerary in Uganda.
Horseback Riding Safaris along the Nile at Jinja
Horseback riding in Uganda but at Jinja along the Nile, you have the opportunity to explore the River, Villages and the scenic countryside from the back of a horse. You can go horseback riding for a few hours to all day outings and there are even two day horseback riding Safaris on the Nile. Horseback riding among the Major Tourist Activities In Jinja and can be combined with other activities that you might want to do at the Nile in Jinja. Horseback Riding an escorted and guided activity, safe and secure. Horseback riding can be done at most any time, morning or afternoon. Overnight Horseback Safaris include lodging and meals.
All Terrain Quad-Bike Safaris along the Nile at Jinja
ATV-Quad Biking has become one of the Major Tourist Activities In Jinja after white water rafting. It can be fun for the whole family. One can easily spend several days in Jinja one the Nile do some of the various activities that are offered here. This city is from a few hours to all-day trip along the River Nile. This is also a cultural trip since you visit villages during your time on the quad-bike along the Nile. Simply let us know that you want to include this in your time on safari in Uganda and in Jinja in particular. Quad-Biking should be scheduled into your safari ahead of arrival.
Mountain Biking along the Nile at Jinja
Biking along the River Nile and beyond has grown n popularity among the Major Tourist Activities In Jinja and is done by more visitors to the Jinja area. It is a safe and sane activity, can be done by families with children and people of all ages. Biking Trips beyond the River Nile are even offered with experienced guides who also know how to fix a bike should you have a rare break-down.
The Mountain Bikes used are quality imported bikes. They are robust and take the roads you will traversing in the Jinja Area. While on your bike outing you can either have a picnic lunch or lunch at a restaurant. All Bike Safaris on the Nile are guided, we will supply plenty of bottled water for you.
Experiential Adventurous Bungee Jumping into the Historic River Nile at Jinja
Bungee Jumping, an activity that definitely not for the faint of heart. Yet, surprisingly make their way to Jinja on the Nile for the express purpose of Bungee Jumping into the ancient River Nile. You can do both during the daylight hours and recently nighttime Bungee Jumping was added. Bungee-Jumping can be done anywhere in the world, but Bungee-Jumping into the longest River on Earth, the historic River Nile is another thing altogether. We do not receive many requests for Bungee-Jumping, most add it to their Safari after discovering that you can do so. Bungee Jumping is most often added by those that spent a day on the Nile White Water Rafting the Nile.
Visit the Source of the Nile at Jinja
The Source of the Nile as discovered by John Hanning Speke in 1858. Those who lived here always know about it but Speke was the first Western Explorer to find it.
Today it is a Park where many come to see the Source f the Nile and is among the Major Tourist Activities In Jinja.. The Gardens are quite peaceful and beautiful. Dow by the River is a statue pg Mahatma Gandhi whose ashes are strewn n the Nile in part.You can take a boat-Ride here that will show you the exact source of the Nile and you can take a boat-ride into Lake Victoria. The site is being developed at the present to bring it to world-class tourism standards. Even now it is one of the most visited sites in all of Uganda.
Itanda Falls near Jinja
One of the best examples of the White Water Nile is found 27 kilometers outside of Jinja. It is Itanda Falls where you see what true White water Adventures can be like on the River Nile. Itanda Falls is white water plus – sights and Sounds that will delight your senses and make you want to stay longer on the Nile in Jinja. This is the perfect sight-seeing spot for those that want to combine the Source of the Nile and the White Waters of Itanda Falls into one day. We often come here with clients who choose to relax and chill out in Jinja, or we make it a day trip from Kampala for our clients who want a taste of the Nile. Itanda Falls is a not be missed spot on the Nile in Jinja.
Relax and Chill out on the Nile In Jinja
Most Come to do and see to Jinja on the Nile. Others come to relax and chill out on the River. The Premier spot where one can do that is the famous Wild Waters Lodge in the middle of the River, the White Water section of the Nile is most likely one of the ultimate chill-out locations in all of Uganda. It is also one of the priciest lodges in all of Uganda.Those who can afford it are glad that they came. There are great hotels and lodges along the Nile in Jinja that will not break the bank such as the Haven, the owner is German and the German word Haven means Harbor in English and a great Harbor on the Nile it is. Relax and Chill out at the end of your Safari – Jinja is the Perfect place to spend a while on the Nile.
Things to Do and See in Jinja, which definitely is the Experiential Adventure Capital in East Africa. You can include any of the activities above in your Safari with us in Uganda.
Adults of all ages have been thrilled by taking on the rapids of the River Nile from mild to wild. Not only can you include any of the above activities here, but you can also take a half day and full day fishing and Birding experiences on both the Nile and Lake Victoria. When it comes to adventures, there is simply no better place than Jinja on the Nile and Lake Victoria, There are moderate and luxury lodges that we can include in your safari with us.Getting to Jinja became easier with the opening of the iconic Source of the Nile Bridge. Just let us know you want to spend a While on the Nile.
Sailing to Jinja from Entebbe on the M.V. Vanessa
Driving to Jinja can take 3 to 4 hours on a bad traffic Day Now 3-Days a week you can sail from Entebbe to Jinja is 2 1/2 hour on the M.V. Vanessa, a modern 54 Passenger Boat, Now on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays take the boat, enjoy the scenery on the world\s largest tropical Lake.
For those coming on a Safari to Uganda, it opens p a new range of opportunities unlike any other. We get you on board the M.V. Vanessa in Entebbe and meet you in Jinja where you can spend a while on the Nile doing some of the things to do and see listed above while staying at a hotel or lodge along the River Nile. Let us know that you would like to incorporate the trip from Entebbe to Jinja on Lake Victoria and we will include in your Uganda Safaris and Bird Watching Safaris in the Pearl of Africa, Uganda. We think that this is a fabulous new way of getting to Jinja for our Safari Clients.