1 day Self-Drive Trip in Jinja – Jinja Tours

Jinja Town is a place of adventure and one of the other places that you can visit in one day on a self-drive trip. Jinja town can be visited from Entebbe or Kampala so depending on where you will be, it might be one to two hours drive. This trip offers you an opportunity to visit many sites on your Jinja tour that include: Mabira Forest, Ssezibwa falls, Tea and sugar plantations, Source of the Nile, white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, community walks, horseback riding and also go for quad biking .

Mabira Forest

Mabira forest is about 40 minutes drive from Kampala the capital city of Uganda. It is the only remain nature low land tropical rain-forest in central Uganda. Under controversy two years ago when the government wanted to give it away to sugar growers, Mabira forest remains one of the leading tourism site for one to go for nature and forest walks to see birds and primates. One or two hour nature walk will expose you to the beauty of the forest and if you want to stay for overnights, there some accommodation properties as well.

The source of the Nile River

In Jinja town, you may visit the source of the Nile and see the point where The Mighty River Nile starts its journey through Sudan, Egypt and on to Mediterranean Sea. It is the point where the first European man by names of John Speke managed to see that River water was separating from lake water. One has to take a boat ride to reach the exact place where this happens. At the source of the Nile, one is able to do some bird watching and also have some refreshments. If you are an adventure tourist, you may join our trips on River Nile for white water rafting.

Sugar and tea plantations

As you drive to Jinja town, you will not miss out on tea and sugar plantations. You will have an opportunity to see people harvesting tea and trucks emerging from sugar plantation carrying sugarcane pieces. If you have time, you may pass by Ssezibwa falls to get insight about Buganda kingdom. Ssezibwa Falls is the only river believed to have been born by a woman therefore its worthwhile to visit. It is one of the sites associated to Buganda Kingdom where you learn one or two things about the Kingdom.

Contact us today by sending an email on info@jinjatours.com or call our travel consultant on +256 701367970 for your Jinja tour and one of our consultants will assist you to organize a memorable Jinja trip.

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