JINJA SOURCE OF THE NILE
Uganda is all about its friendly people and the diversity in landscapes and activities. This trip will show the best of what Jinja has to offer.
The 1 day itinerary:
Early in the morning, you will have your breakfast at the lodge, hotel, or any place of your residence, our driver will pick you up from the lodge, hotel or any pace of your residence at 7:00am and briefs you about the 1 day Jinja tour.
The departure will be at 7:00am from Kampala to Jinja, your firs stopover is after about 20 miles at the spectacular Sezibwa Falls. This is the cultural Heritage Site of the Buganda kingdom that is rich with traditional folklore as shall be narrated by the site guide, other than the cultural aspects, the falls are so beautiful surrounded by lushly greenery. There are plenty of birds and some wildlife such as monkeys that may be sighted in the nearby forest. You will spend roughly an hour exploring these serene spiritual grounds before returning to the highway.
After roughly 20 minutes you shall arrive to Mabira forest for another exciting adventure. Mabira forest is the largest natural forest in central Uganda that extends several miles along Kampala –Jinja highway. Sign up at the Mabira forest eco-site and take the trails to explore this incredible rich jungle. Look out for several monkeys, butterflies, birds, small mammals such as squirrels and get to learn about the different species of trees. A group of Grey cheeked Mangabeys has been habituated in thus forest of which you stand a chance of encountering, however you will not be out to tack them as this is different activity all together. After about 2 hours in Mabira forest, return to the road and drive to Jinja town.
You will have a great lunch along the mighty Nile in Jinja after which you will continue to the Source of the Nile. Take a boat ride from the shores of the Nile to the exact point where the Nile waters starts to flow, photo shoots will take place for unforgettable memories, after some photo moments enjoy the ride further into lake Victoria where you will enjoy the beautiful country side, for the keenbirders, there are plenty of water birds such as fish eagle, cormorants, pelicans egrets and so many others, the ride is roughly an hour long.
After the boat ride, the drive will take you to Nile gardens and finally to the Reptile village where you will be in position to see variety of beautiful reptile species.
After the experience got from the Reptile village, the transfer will take to King Fisher Resort for evening relaxation associated with many entertaining games and activates like volleyball, swimming, photo shoots. In the late evening you will take the drive back to Kampala where we shall drop you to the lodge, hotel or any place of your preference.
- Sezibwa falls sighting
- Boat ride
- Bird watching
- Photo shooting
- Nature walk in Mabira forest
- Garden refreshments
- Reptile viewing
- Beach valley ball
- Transport in a 4x4 wheel drive with a comprehensive insurance cover
- All entrance fees
- Boat cruise, Lunch
- English speaking guide, All entrance fees
- Necessary government taxes , Fuel , Bottled water
- Any other personal interests