Significance of the Sezibwa Falls Uganda | Jinja Tour

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If you are looking for beautiful scenery with a bit of culture and history thrown in while on a Jinja safari in Uganda, the Ssezibwa falls are the perfect place to visit. These magnificent falls are found just about 32km from Kampala in Mukono. It is the perfect place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Everyone needs a little quiet every now and then. There is the Ssezibwa falls resort close to the falls so you can even spend a night in this serene environment.

The ssezibwa falls are most just a waterfall to the Baganda, which is the dominant tribe in central Uganda. The falls are an integral part of their culture, history and traditional belief system. According to the Buganda legend, hundreds of years ago, a woman called Nakangu; from the fox clan was expected to give birth to a set of twins but instead gave birth to two rivers – two streams. Local tradition believes that the spirits of Nakangu’s unborn twins, Ssezibwa and Mobeya still live on and inhabit the waters of the river.

From Ssezibwa, two rivers flow past the peaceful Island that separates them into two streams, which is the basis of the legend above and how the rivers came to be. It was customary for Buganda passing by the source of the river to throw stones into the waters for good luck.

For many Buganda, the birth of twins is still considered a supernatural occurrence of some sort. There have been stories of animal sacrifices and rituals performed when twins are born as a way of honoring the gods or spirits. The traditional and cultural aspect of the Ssezibwa falls gives it an air of mystery and adds to its attraction as a getaway destination.

Interestingly though, a portion of the Ssezibwa site is run by Church of Uganda, which is the Anglican Church in Uganda. So it is a place for Christians to retreat, and pray and spend some time alone. Water baptism is sometimes done in these waters.

All in all, Ssezibwa falls is a serene and beautiful place to visit. The falls are magnificent, the flowing rivers beautiful, and the scenery is breath taking. Its proximity to Kampala makes easily accessible and all the more attractive. The clean air and atmosphere here is such a contrast to the busy and dusty streets of the capital.

You can take a hike, a long bike ride in the area, do a little bird watching, enjoy a meal at the resort, and have yourself a peaceful holiday. If you are on safari in Uganda, you can make a stopover visit to these falls on your way to Jinja for a white water rafting adventure.

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Explore Uganda on an Adventurous Safari

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Uganda adventurous safari trip allows travelers to have an unforgettable experience and explore the lush green beauty of the dense forests along with its extensive wildlife. Uganda, the popular African destination is well-known for its scenic splendor, rich cultural values, and unparalleled wildlife. It serves as a home to rich flora and fauna and is a perfect place for adventure lovers, wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts. Travelers can choose the safari holiday packages to suit their specific preferences and budget limit.

There are several travel operators that offer customizable holiday packages at affordable prices to travelers. Such trips can be either availed by solo travelers or on group basis. The adventure holiday tour of Uganda allows the travelers to explore the majestic land of splendid beauty. Besides exploring the nature and the wildlife, one can also participate in different fun activities such as fishing, mountain climbing, river rafting, kayaking, and mountain gorilla trekking. The renowned travel agency ensures to make lavish and comfortable arrangements for the travelers. They ensure that the travelers get exclusive arrangements along with proper security during the safari trips.

Exciting things to do during Uganda trip:

Adventure lovers can enjoy the Uganda trip, as the destination offers heap of fun filled activities and picturesque locations. Here are some of the exciting things that can be done during the Uganda adventure trip:

  • Balloon safaris in Murchison falls and queen Elizabeth national park
  • Boat cruise excursion on Ssese islands on lake Victoria
  • Bungee jumping to touch the Nile river a in Jinja
  • Horse riding in Jinja
  • Kayaking along river Nile in Jinja
  • Biking safaris in Uganda
  • Quad biking at Ssese islands
  • White water rafting experience on the rapids of river Nile

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Self Drive Or Guided Tour To The Source of the Nile, Jinja Tour.

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River Nile is well known to be the longest river in the world. Its source starts right from Jinja Uganda, some people may be wondering how the name Nile come about. It’s a famous Greek word simply meaning valley. The river starts from the Northeastern part of Africa. It flows from the surrounding areas close to the equator to the outrageous Safari desert and up to the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The river is about 6696km long and pours its water to over nine countries although it’s more centered to Uganda as well as Egypt. Countries include Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zair and Ethiopia.

This famous river and longest comprises of two major twigs, the white and blue Nile that connects in Khartoum to form the core Nile that is made up of Cataract Nile along with Egyptian Nile. The white Nile is the longest and splits into three parts;1)the lake plateau region,2)The sudd,3)The central Sudan region.

The Nile has contributed a lot to the modernization of countries like Uganda and Egypt. Its history has been the major source as why people have been Uganda. The Nile provides power to Ugandans and it’s the source of energy, the dam gives electricity to country to enable them carry out their daily activities. The banks of the Nile are too fertile to favor agriculture and still provide water to people. Egypt is acknowledged to be a dry land but it has been able to do its farming on irrigation and the fertile soils that are close to the Nile. The Nile has also been the source of life to some animals that enjoy water like the crocodiles that occupy the river banks in Egypt. The crocodiles discover in Egypt are stated to be longer and dangerous as well.

So many activities are done on the Nile for instance water rafting, bungee jumping, Kayaking, boat rides as well as fishing. These have attracted large numbers of tourists that visit Uganda. Once you are here, you get to know that surely Uganda is the peal of Africa. The most exciting element about Egypt is that its historical sites are centered on the Nile bank. Tourists endeavor to pass by and get firsthand information. The best way to catch a closer glimpse of the Nile is by taking up a Nile cruise, you will see all the hidden beauty of the different countries and the experience will be exciting. As you plan for tour to Africa, the Nile must be one of the places to visit before you go back home. It’s a must see beauty of Africa.

River Nile is the longest river in Africa with Lake Victoria as its source. The river starts its 6,500km journey to the Mediterranean Sea (Egypt) beside Jinja town (Uganda) and holds the Owen Falls Dam the source of hydro electricity for Uganda with one other dam under construction currently.

A tour to the Nile will take you through another life of adventure. There is a golf course unwinding along the banks and the source of the Nile provides a pretty focal point to the flow of water from Lake Victoria’s only outlet. A boat ride out to Samuka Island is another trip of itself, not counting the beautiful fauna you will see along.

Booking a safari downstream on the Nile River brings you to Adrift Nile High Camp with various activities including Bungee jump. A few kilometers further, is Bujagali Falls, the adventurer’s capital with grade-five white water rafting, kayaking, river boarding and mountain-biking. These activities offer a unique way to explore the river banks, passing though farms, forests and villages beside the Nile.

Up along the Nile’s course is Lake Kyoga which also feeds the river with fresh water. The course then leads you to the great Murchison Falls, where roars of millions of litres of water dropping form a lullaby. Activities such as spot fishing, game drives and scenic viewing can make your safari to Murchison Falls an exhilarating experience.
Murchison Falls National Park named after the Murchison falls provides boat trips to the foot of the falls that enable you to look at hippos, crocodiles and magnificent bird life. Similar to gorilla safaris, the park at the falls organizes nature walks to the top of the falls for trekking chimpanzees.

From this point, River Nile flows though Lake Albert to the northern part of Uganda, to Sudan and finally in Egypt were it pours its mass into the Mediterranean Sea.

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