The Busoga Kyabazinga Royal Trail In Jinja – Jinja Tours Uganda

The Busoga Kingdom Ministry of Tourism and Heritage presents the Kyabazinga Royal Trail to enrich you with the rich and diverse cultures and people of the Busaga region and support the development of local tourism attractions in the Busoga.

The Kingdom of Busoga (Obwakyabazinga bwa Busoga) is one Uganda’s most respected and much organized kingdoms in Africa. The Basoga were organized into chiefdoms and paid allegiance to the Bunyoro Kingdom and later Buganda. After the coming of the British colonialists, the chiefdoms of Busoga were amalgamated to form the Busoga Lukiiko which was first headed by Semei Kakunguku a Muganda British Collaborator. After the end of Kakungulu’s tenure, the Basoga maintained the arrangement and the title of Isebantu Kyabazinga was born and eventual Busoga settled for a centralized monarchy that it enjoys up to today under the kingship of His Highness William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula Nadiope IV.

The Kyabazinga Royal Trail is to expose you to the royal, historical and cultural sites of the Busoga Kingdom for a deep understanding of the Busoga kingdom that
hold a strong history and cultural significance to Uganda.

The Busoga region is endowed with a lot of cultural and historical sites that are to be explored on the Kyabazinga Royal Trail which include; The Iganga Palace, Mpumudde Hill, Jinja Cultural Centre, Budhumbula Palace, Iyinga Landing Site, Kagulu Rock, Wanyange Afro Tourism, Bishop Hannington Site, Nyenga Hill, and the famous Source of the Nile.

Package Details

The tour package is scheduled on 29th and 30th July 2017 starting from either Kampala or Jinja at 8:00am.

On Day 1, you will visit the The Iganga Palace, Mpumudde Hill, Jinja Cultural Centre, Budhumbula Palace, Iyinga Landing Site and Kagulu Rock.

On Day 2, you will visit the Wanyange Afro Tourism, Bishop Hannington Site, Nyenga Hill, and the spectacular Source of the Nile.

Package Cost for Two Days

Starting from Jinja 70,000= each for only transport and activities

Starting from Kampala 250,000= each for transport, accommodation, activities and meals.

To book this package, Contact us now through info@jinjatours.com or call us on +256 701 367 970.

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Uganda Offers A Fascinating Rafting Adventure Destination

Extra-Ordinary Bungee Jumping in Jinja Adventurous Trip to Uganda

Bungee jumping in Jinja is one of the most spectacular adrenaline sights you can imagine. The views from the bungee tower are sensational and when the tower is not in use for jumping a troop of Vervet monkeys stand guard against the Nile River.

The views over the source of the Nile – the world’s longest river lead you to dozens of heavily forested islands with flocks of long-tailed cormorants swimming in the swirling currents below and crowds of onlookers cheering from the nearby bar. Jinja Bungee is 44m above the waters of the Nile River and this gives jumpers the opportunity to water touch – a single splash in the river on the first bounce; and you can do it with a friend!

The tower can jump 235kgs at once so you can choose a big friend, a bicycle, chair, kayak or just about anything you can imagine. By far the most popular way to jump is using the ankle tie but there is the option of a full-body harness as well. This means you can somersault from the edge or choose any form of freestyle that will give you the best bragging rights in the photographs.

Contact us today to inquire about bungee jumping trip in Uganda and other adrenaline tours. Send us an email via info@jinjatours.com or call us on +256701367970.

Must Know About Mabira Forest Canopy Zip Lining Adventure in Uganda

Mabira Forest Canopy Zip Lining Adventure in Uganda

See Nature from New Heights with zip-lining adrenaline tour in Mabira Forest. Exhilarating outdoor Uganda Adventure as you sight primates and birds in the rainforest. Here are some of the things you should know for an ultimate zip-lining tour in Uganda.

What are the health/physical requirements for zipling? Those with heart conditions or high blood pressure should consult a physician prior to making a reservation. Guests should be prepared for light physical exertion while navigating stairs and walking trails in Mabira forest. Guests must be able to hold to their slings with one hand, and bear weight on both legs for extended periods of time without the use of aids. Our tour is not recommended for those who are pregnant, or those who experience dizziness, seizures, or have any other physical impairments.

Can I bring my camera? Cameras are definitely welcome! It is best to ensure your camera has a strap or lanyard – this way our guides can attach your camera to your harness with a carabiner. Please note that the safety of all personal items is not guaranteed.

What should I wear on a zip-line adrenaline tour? Please wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Skirts and scarves should be avoided. Long hair will need to be tied back. Comfortable closed-toe and closed-heeled shoes are preferred – no sandals, flip flops, dress shoes or high heels.

Is zip-lining in Mabira forest safe? The top priority is the well being of each and every guest who takes part in the tour. All equipment utilized has been engineered and meets or exceeds industry standards to ensure an enjoyable experience for our guests. Ziplines and platforms are inspected daily for a safe and secure adrenaline tour in Uganda. In addition, the guides are thoroughly trained in every aspect of working at heights, so you can feel confident you are in good hands while on your tour.

You can contact us through info@jinjatours.com or simply call us on +256-701367970.

Uganda Zip-lining Adventure Trip – Jinja Tours

Zipping Adventure Tour in Uganda

Experience and explore the Mabira Forest canopy just makes you behave like monkeys! The Mabira Forest zip-lining system that sends you soaring between the tallest trees in the rainforest. Located 44kms East of Kampala City, outside of Lugazi town at the griffin falls camp , the zip-lining makes for you a great day.

You are led to pass through ancient trees by experienced zip-lining guides across a network of 5 zip-lines that stretches 250 metres across River Musamya. High up in the canopy one is able to enjoy a view of the forest layers, mammals like grey cheeked mangabeys and red tailed monkeys, birds like palm nut vultures, African fish eagles, great blue turacos and the roaring griffin falls, making your zip-lining safari a memorable day!

The hike back from the zip-line takes you past the beautiful Griffin Falls and back to the camp which offers accommodation, meals, mountain biking among others. The Zip-lining experience takes a maximum of 4 hours.

Contact Jinja Tours  through info@jinjatours.com or call our travel expert on +256701367970 for more information and booking your zip-linning safari in Uganda

The mighty source of the Nile in Uganda

The mighty source of the Nile in Uganda

The source of the Nile is located in Jinja, jinja town is the adventure capital of East Africa because of the source of the Nile.

Everyone who thinks of the adrenaline tour, think of the source of the mighty River Nile. The water of the Nile river travel for about 3 months from the source in Jinja to reach its destination in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Nile that starts with a calm water flow and gains or increases its intensity as it flows over several undulating rocks, squeezing into gorges hence forming rapids and waterfalls and among the prominent one being Itanda falls popular for white water rafting. The white waters of River Nile also combine with the lush vegetation on the shores where several bird species areas that are so adventurous and suitable for bird watching . The longest river having its source in Uganda is a great ideal and therefore blessed Uganda is.

Take an adventure safari to the Adventure Capital in Jinja for a tremendous adrenaline tour in Uganda. Get in touch with us to arrange your safari at info@jinjatours.com or call our travel expert on +256701367970.

White-water Rafting on the Mighty Nile River Adventure trip

White-water Rafting on the Nile River

The source of the Nile is one of the most spectacular white-water rafting destinations in the world and rafting trips on the Nile is a highlight of a travel to Uganda. In Jinja you can expect long, rollicking strings of Grade IV and V rapids, with plenty of trills and spills. Despite of the intensity of some of the rapids, most people who venture into rafting trips in Jinja are first-time rafters; it is a perfect opportunity to get out of your comfort and try something adventurous. All rafting trips are accompanied with a fleet of rescue kayaks and a safety boat you can retreat to if you find things to hairy for your liking.

Besides the standard bid water runs, there are less extreme options for those who don’t want to be flung into the raging water. Family float trips are offered, which bypass the big waves and are guaranteed to garner squeals of delight from young kids.

Contact Jinja Tours for more information and booking adventure trips to Jinja at info@jinjatours.com or call or travel expert on +256701367970

 

 

Amazing Uganda Rafting Safari on the Nile River

cropped-raft-the-nile.jpgAmazing Uganda Rafting Safari on the Nile River

White water rafting is one of the most amazing water fun in Uganda. Uganda being the only country with the source of the longest river in the world about 6700kms length. It isn’t just about white water, there is so much more. In addition to rafting you can kayak the Nile, The source of the Nile is about 70kms away from Kampala city center and this takes you about 2 hrs to get to Jinja town.

There are 3 recommendable white water rafting companies that you can be associated with. The Adrift, The river Nile explorers and the Nalubale rafting. These companies offer full day and half day rafting experiences. You will raft the grade 5 and more other rapids till the end and should you need a half day, it is absolutely possible. This water fun activity requires you book in advance by emailing them or call them to have you included on the list.

However, you are recommended to pay on arrival the day before the rafting experience. Jinja Tours can as well book this for you on request. So much fun awaits you at this longest river including grade 3 full day rafting, water floats and grade 3 two day rafting. This activity begins at about 10am and ends at 5pm a distance of about 30kms. Depending on the number of rafters, you will share a boat and if you are a group of friends you can ask to have your own boat.

As always there is a safety boat to hold on to the medical first aid for rescues and so are the safety kayaks. Usually before you get to the rapids, the safety boat goes first on the rapids which never flips and half of the safety kayaks follow. Boat per boat goes past the rapids as the safety kayaks keep an eye on any of the boat that flips over for immediate rescue. After all boats are gone past the rapid, then the remaining half of the safety kayaks follow as well.

Because you don’t go with your camera equipment, to capture those moments, you don’t need to worry. There is always one of the kayaks who goes fast before you and when he gets a good spot to shoot, he does randomly to every boat and at the end they will sell you the shots and videos you like at a shared price.

An the end of the rafting, there is always barbecue and drinks to refresh as you warm up to head back to your accommodation. The rafting company takes care of the transport to and from the rafting sites and all the refreshments. There are numerous hotels in all categories to fit your budget in Jinja.

Contact us today to arrange your adventure safari in Uganda by sending us an email via info@jinjatours.com or call our travel experts on +256701367970.

Fly-In Gorilla Tracking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park –Uganda

Fly-In Gorilla Tracking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park –Uganda

Bwindi National Park, located in south western Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, is considered the most diverse forest in Uganda. The area, one of the few large expanses of forest in East Africa, where lowland and mountain habitats meet, contains a dense ground cover of herbs, vines, and shrubs. Home to over 120 mammals, 345 species of birds, 200 species of butterflies, and 160 species of trees, Bwindi is one of the richest ecosystems in East Africa. The park contains almost one half of the world’s population of the endangered Mountain Gorilla, making it an extremely valuable conservation site. Bwindi is also home to several endangered bird species with very limited ranges, and acts as an important catchment area for many rivers, supplying water for agriculture in the surrounding region.

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi

Fly on a scheduled (daily) flight to Kihihi Airstrip. Upon arrival at Kihihi, you’ll be met by a Hotel representative and driven to Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel. Check in at the Hotel and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to relax and prepare yourself for the next day. Or go for an optional (guided) forest walk or village community walk for a first introduction with Uganda’s unique flora and fauna.

Overnight and Dinner at Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel

Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to participate in one of these activities.

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Following breakfast at the lodge, get your gorilla tracking attire on, pick packed lunch, water and transfer to the park offices. You’ll convene with the rest of the travellers for gorilla trekking briefing and allocation of the gorilla families.

After briefing, you’ll transfer to the starting point and head into the forest to track your habituated gorilla group. En route to the gorillas, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Your gorilla tracking will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family.

The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 8 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas.

Dinner and Overnight at Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel

Note: It is possible to include an additional day in Buhoma on this itinerary with an option to experience a second gorilla trek. This makes the itinerary a 4-day fly-in safari. Please request this option on our web inquiry form.

Day 3: ReturnTo Entebbe

After breakfast, you’ll transfer to Kihihi for your return flight to Entebbe.

End of our services.

If you plan to spend additional time in Uganda, this safari can be tailored to your wishes to include some of the many activities available in Entebbe and throughout Uganda.

You could visit Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary or the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre; Take a short trip to Jinja – the Adventure of East Africa offering grade 5 white water rafting, quad biking and bungee jumping!

Contact us today to book this Fly-in Gorilla Safari via info@travel256.com or call our travel reservation team on +256701367970.

Uganda Adventure Safari | Jinja Tours | Gorilla & Wildlife Safari

raft-the-nileUganda Adventure Safari – 6 Days

6 Days Uganda tour is designed to showcase the very best of Uganda wildlife and adventure sports- Enjoy game drives, boat rides, gorilla trekking , source of the nile tour and half day white water rafting in Jinja.

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park  
Embark on a scenic 6 hour drive to Queen Elizabeth National park with en-route stop overs at the Equator, Mbarara town plus crater lakes exploration in Bushenyi village.  Dinner and overnight stay at lodge/ camp.

Day 2: Game Drive & Kazinga Channel Boat ride
After an early morning breakfast, embark on a guided game drive along the Kasenyi plains track which offers the spectacular views of the wildlife and park scenery. Expect to encounter wild animals like Lions, buffaloes, elephants, hartebeests, warthogs, elands, bushbucks, Kobs among others. Return to the lodge for lunch and short nap- In the afternoon, transfer to Kazinga channel for a boat ride , expect sightings of hippos, buffaloes, elephants, birds on the banks of this small channel which joins Lake George to Edward.  Dinner and overnight at  lodge/ camp .

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Enjoy an early breakfast and check out of the lodge for transfer to Bwindi park. We will take you for another game drive passing via the Ishasha sector for a chance to encounter tree climbing lions.   We reach Bwindi forest late afternoon- Dinner and overnight at Lodge/ Camp/ Forest bandas.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking adventure
The ultimate moment with the endangered mountain gorillas awaits you  this morning in a thrilling 3-6 hour hike through the forest. You will be given an hour in the midst of the gorillas, Take pictures and watch them as they play , feed and swing from tree to tree.  Enjoy your parked lunch in the Jungles of the thick forest and  return to the lodge late afternoon. Take some rest and later enjoy a guided walk through the local communities neighboring the park. Dinner and overnight stay a Lodge/ camp/ Bandas

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala
After an early breakfast, check out of the lodge and embark on long drive back to Kampala using the Kasese – Fort Portal road where you will get chance to see the peaks of Mountain Rwenzori roaming over Toro kingdom.

Day 6- Transfer to Jinja town – White water rafting & Source of Nile Tour
Early in the morning, you will be transferred to eastern Uganda for adventure tour in Jinja town.  Enjoy a half day rafting trip on the nile and thereafter you will be driven to the Source of the Nile for a boat ride to the very spot where Speke stood and spotted the Rippon falls.Crown it up with a guided tour around Jinja town where you will explore places like the main market, craft shops and landing sites. Return to Kampala arriving in the evening.

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