Start/End: Kampala Duration: 1 Day Activity: Forest walk, birding, source of the Nile & Jinja tour Destinations: Jinja A day trip to East Africa’s most adventurous town – Jinja with stunning attractions like the source of the Nile, natural forests like Mabira & a number of cultural heritage sites.
This Jinja tour starts with the famous Sezibwa falls – a Buganda heritage site located in Mukono district, 32 km east of Kampala. It then takes you to Mabira forest – one of Uganda’s largest surviving natural forests with 312 species of trees, 315 species of Birds, 218 Butterfly Species, 97 Moth Species and 23 Small Mammal Species. You will enjoy a forest walk to see some of these species in the forest. After you head to Jinja city – the adventure capital of east Africa. A number of craft centers and shops you will find here and souvenir shopping will be the best option.
You will also visit the source of the world’s second longest river – River Nile which starts its 6,500km journey from Jinja to the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt. The former Ripon falls were found here but disappeared after the construction of the Nalubaale Dam.
Note: White water rafting on the Nile can be arranged on its own since it takes a full day or half day.