Jinja is the adventure capital of East Africa and the source of the longest river in the world. The adventure activities include; the legendary white water rafting on the Nile, source of the Nile boat experience, bungee jumping, kayaking, jet boating, Fishing, bird watching, squad biking and horse riding in communities along the Nile.
- Sezibwa Falls
- Mabira Forest hike
- White water rafting on the Nile
Day 1: Sezibwa Falls and Mabira Forest Walk
The journey to Jinja goes through beautiful scenery of plantations of sugar and tea, and colorful roadside fruit markets. Our first stopover is Sezibwa falls a beautiful Buganda kingdom cultural site with an interesting legend about origin of the river and Sezibwa falls. On a good day you will find people who come to the traditional healers for blessings and to dispel the curses they believe are disrupting their successes.
Our next stop will be a hike through Mabira Forest; learning about the rich heritage of the Uganda people who lived in the forest and and opportunities of sighting or listening to different bird species, beautiful butterflies, primates, and tree species.
Finally, the highlight of your trip – 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 from Lake Victoria. The boat ride can take between 30 minutes and one hour. You will be able to see the place where river Nile starts to separate from the waters of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa.
Journey time – 2 hours
Meal plan – Lunch & Dinner
- Upmarket – Wildwaters Lodge
- Mid-range – Haven Lodge
- Budget – Nile River Camp
Day 2: Full day White Water Rafting on River Nile in Uganda
Today is an adventurous active day on river Nile. After breakfast, you will transfer to the briefing place before you start your day on River Nile. You will go white water rafting on the longest river in the world for a fulfilling adventure. The white water rafting goes through some of the best grade five rapids with spectacular leaps and drops; enjoy the scenery of forested islands and the roar of various waterfalls. Wooden canoes with locals congregate in the calm waters anxious to see the rafts in action and fisher men as they go about their business. You have opportunity to swim whenever you reach the spots where the water is placid before you start the rapids again. This is an adventure in the pearl of Africa on the worlds longest river.
Journey time – 2 hours
Meal plan – Breakfast & Lunch
These are possible if you choose to take half day water rafting. Some of the activities you can do while in Jinja are bungee jumping, squad biking, horseback safari, kayaking, jet boating and walk in the nearby communities
Or you might choose to enjoy the beauty of Uganda longer by visiting some of the attractive national parks.
What to bring
- Rain jacket/Poncho
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Insect repellent
- Sun hat