This amazing 1 day tour is your chance to explore the main attractions in Jinja, a district located east of Kampala – Uganda’s capital. The district derives most of its popularity from being the Source of the famous River Nile. This adventure tour is the perfect getaway for anyone needing a break from a busy work schedule. You will not regret your visit to Sezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest, Jinja town and the Source of the Nile, you will want to do it again.
The great River Nile is the ideal place for nature and adventure lovers. Activities such as white water rafting, kayaking, jet-boating, bungee jumping, sunset cruises, recreational fishing, nature walks, birding, and bicycle riding through the surrounding villages where you can interact with the locals.
You will make your first stop at Sezibwa Falls located along the Kampala-Jinja highway, approximately 20 miles east of Kampala – Uganda’s capital. The falls are 7 meters (23 ft) high and are a great place for rock climbing, bird watching and nature walks.
The falls are a habitat to over 120 bird species including; weavers, red-chested cockoos, sunbirds, snake eagles, Kingfishers and Cormorants. The surrounding forest is a home to Bush monkeys and red-tailed monkeys and many other primates.
Mabira forest is a massive rainforest covering approximately 300 square kilometres (74 acres), located in Buikwe district between Lugazi and Jinja. While walking through Mabira forest, you will be amazed at the sight of colourful birds, butterflies, orchids, and various kinds of flowers.
The forest is perfect for birding and nature walks. There are over 315 species of birds; Nahan’s francolin, black shouldered nightjar, Casin’s hawk, blue-throated roller, African dwarf kingfisher, white-spinetail, Afep pigeon and many more.
You will then proceed to the source of the Nile, an attraction that has drawn masses of curious tourists through out the ages. Lake Victoria and River Nile are a soothingly beautiful sight. You will be able to take a boat ride on River Nile and sail to the actual place where this massive river is said to begin and its three mouths journey to the Mediterranean sea.