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1 Day Jinja Tour

1 Day Jinja Tour to Source of the Nile & White Water Rafting

1 day Jinja tour briefly takes you to Sezibwa falls and Mabira forest then Jinja city for white water rafting and a boat cruise to the source of the Nile.

Jinja is best known as the adventure capital of East Africa and the 1 day Jinja tour is a perfect package crafted for you to have in-depth exploration of Jinja city while on Uganda safari.

Your day tour starts from Kampala and covers different areas and exciting tour activities ranging from exploring the Ssezibwa falls en-route, Mabira Forest and white-water rafting/boat cruise at the Source of the Nile in Jinja.  

You will start and end your day tour in Kampala. This Jinja trip can be extended for one more day (2 days) to fully explore the adventures of Jinja city.

white-water rafting - 1 day Jinja tour
white-water rafting

Detailed Tour Plan of 1 Day Jinja Tour

Have breakfast at the hotel in Kampala and after, drive eastwards to Jinja through the Kampala-Jinja highway. En-route, your trip includes a stop visit at Ssezibwa Falls in Mukono about 45kms from Kampala. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the falls and learn about its unique cultural significance. After, drive to Mabira Forest for a quick nature walk for you spot some of the amazing forest birds and several monkeys.

From Mabira Forest, proceed to Jinja where the source of the Nile is. At Jinja, your exploration will start after lunch then you will go for a boat cruise to a point that is said to divide the source of the Nile and Lake Victoria/white water rafting experience to one of the rapids at the source of the Nile. Your next visit will be Kagulu Hill, Busonga King’s palace and if time allows, visit the Rippon falls then you will be driven back to Kampala.

Amazingly, you can also extend your stay to cover a wide range of exciting activities including kayaking, horseback riding, sunset cruise on River Nile, bungee jumping to kiss the River Nile water, visit the Speke Monument as well as mangabey tracking, birding, biking, zip-lining in Mabira Forest and a lot more.

Read more about Jinja city here.

The tour includes

  • Ground travel in a 4×4 Safari car
  • Lunch in Jinja
  • Visit to Mabira
  • Visit to Ssezibwa Falls
  • Guide fees
  • Boat cruise/white water rafting fees
  • All trip activities in the itinerary except the optional ones
  • Bottled drinking water
sezibwa falls 1 Day Jinja Tour
Sezibwa Falls

The tour excludes

  • Visas
  • Tips
  • Shopping bills
  • Other drinks
  • Airfares
  • Cigarette expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Personal insurance
  • Laundry services

What to carry on 1 day Jinja tour – Recommended

  • Camera plus extra batteries for photography
  • Light rain jacket in case it rains
  • Insect repellent to keep off biting insects
  • Torch for safety at night
  • Light clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses

Note: This Uganda tour package can be booked or done as it is designed, customized to serve traveler’s interests or incorporated in a longer Uganda Safari Holiday package.

The costs for the 1 day Jinja Tour are viable to vary based on client’s choice of activities, tourist vehicle used and of course the group size.