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

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

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

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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.

1 Day Mabaira Forest Tour | Uganda Jinja Tours

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Mabira forest reserve is the largest forest in Uganda covering over 300 sq km located in Buikwe district along the Kampala- Jinja highway.  The forest is home to over 300 species of birds, 312 tree species and up to 6 different primate species including the rare endangered grey cheeked mangabey monkey which can only be found in Mabira.

Day 1- Transfer from Kampala to Mabira forest
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel/ residence early in the morning to begin you journey to Eastern Uganda. Mabira forest is located 56 km away from the city and so ot will take us around 1 hour and 20 minutes to get there, along the way you will enjoy the scenes of rolling hills and locals on foot.  Once you reach the forest, check in at the Eco tourism office and a guide will be assigned to you to lead you on a guided nature walk in the forest. The well developed network of walking trails allows you to easily navigate through and encounter different species of trees, birds and primates. Bird species you may spot include the endangered Nahan’s Francolin, Grey parrot, Cassin spinetail,  forest woodhoope, Dwarf kingfisher, African pied kingfisher, Blue throated roller, hairy breasted barbet, African shrike-fly catcher, yellow throated tinker bird etc. Primates you may spot include the endangered grey cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, vervet monkeys among others
Return to Kampala and transfer to your lodge/ hotel/ residence.
End of Mabira tour

3 Days Jinja, Kampala & Lake Mburo Adventure Tour

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3 Days Jinja, Kampala & Lake Mburo Adventure Tour

3 days Uganda tour combines the water adventure sports in Jinja, the amazing sights and sounds of Kampala city as well a glimpse into Uganda’s wilderness in Lake Mburo National park on a sensational guided game drive through the savanah plains.

Day 1: White Water rafting in Jinja

We depart Kampala early morning to Jinja for the half day white water rafting experience. In the afternoon, we tour the source of the Nile and then wind up with a sightseeing tour in Jinja and return to Kampala.

Day 2: Kampala cultural tour

On this day, we unveil to you the cultural history of the Baganda people by visiting popular sites like the Kings Palace, Kabaka’s lake ,  Buganda Parliament, Kasubi royal tombs among others. We also take you through the major places of worship as well as visit the Uganda Museum that wraps up Uganda’s past history in just over an hour. Depending on day of the week, we can attend the cultural extravaganza at Ndere Centre.

Day 3: Lake Mburo game drive

This is the day for the wildlife experience. We depart Kampala as early as 6.30 am and drive south westwards to Lake Mburo National Park. The key highlights to look out for on enroute stop over include the Mpanga Forest reserve, the Uganda Equator and if time allow the crocodile farm in Buwama.  At the Lake Mburo, we embark on a game drive and boat safari with sightings such as the zebras, buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, Hippos and lots of bird species. The views of savanah plains as seen from the park are simply magnificient. We return to Kampala late in the evening.

END OF CITY & WILDLIFE TOUR

 

4 Days Wildlife, Rafting, and Source of the Nile Experience

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Wildlife, Rafting and Souce of the Nile Experience

Day 1: Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Top of the falls
We depart at 08:00am with your guide driving you northwards. We have a stop over  at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Masindi to view the Rhinos before proceeding to the Murchison falls. Upon arrival at the park, you will begin to encounter a variety of birds, monkeys, and baboons in the cool Budongo forest as you are guided along. An opportunity to enjoy the mighty falls views at the top before retiring for overnight at Paraa Lodge or Red Chilie Camp.

Day 2: Game Drive and a Boat cruise to the Bottom of the Falls
We embark on an early morning game drive at 07:00am enables you to see some of the large mammals that include; lion, leopard, elephant, hippopotamus, Rothschild’s giraffe, Cape buffalo, hartebeest, oribi, warthog, and Uganda kob. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the Launch at a sun downer to the bottom of the falls, a three hours launch trip enable you to see some animals that come to the banks of the River Nile to drink water, some come to sun bath as the Nile provides a corridor year-round water for these animals as well as a plethora of water birds (including the rare shoebill stork) .Dinner and Overnight at Paraa Lodge or Red Chilie Camp.

Day 3: Depart Murchison for Jinja, via Kampala, boat cruise to Samuka Island
After breakfast, we drive out Murchison Falls via Masindi to Kampala and then proceed straight to Jinja. Enroute we drive through Mabira rain forest and Sugar plantations in Lugazi. On arrival at Jinja, we take a boat cruise on R. Nile to Samuka Island Retreat and bird sanctuary. Dinner and Overnight.

Day 4: Bird Watching, Visit the source of R.Nile, White water rafting & Sezibwa Falls.
Early morning we awake to sounds of birds, and carry on with bird watching as we take breakfast. After our breakfast, we embark on a boat cruise that takes us to the source of the Nile. You meet up with your guide and proceed to the Adrift base for the White water rafting experience till late afternoon and later depart for Kampala via the Sezibwa falls enroute.

For bookings send a whats-app message on +256-701601297 or call us on +256-701367970. Alternatively email us via info@jinjatours.com

The Top 7 Things to Do on a Jinja Excursion Trip

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Before you leave for your tour of Jinja, here are a few ideas about fun things to do in Jinja. Jinja is a district in the Eastern Region of Uganda, about 81km from Kampala. Jinja is situated on Lake Victoria’s shores, close to the source of the Nile River. Hence, fun activities in Jinja will consist of a range of water sports.

The top 7 things to do in Jinja include:

Jet boating; Take your family or friends for a motorized trip on the Nile in a speedboat reaching a speed of 90km/hr. The jumps, the wind, the spins, the sprays are unforgettable.

Kayaking; Experienced and first time kayakers have a lot to experience on the Nile. There are instructors too who coach first time paddlers before they take on the untamed waters of the Nile.

White-water rafting; Explore the Nile by taking on its rapids. Some of the rapids are intense Grave IV and V rapids.  The Nile is one of the best white water rafting destinations in Africa.

Bungee jumping; Plunge about 44m from a platform above the Nile River. If you want adrenaline pumping action, this is your call.

Boat cruise; Take in the beautiful landscape through day cruises on River Nile or on Lake Victoria. Sunset cruises over the lake are magical.

Sport Fishing; Test your fishing skills in one of the best fishing spots in East Africa. Fishing tours are offered on the Nile and on Lake Victoria. Your best catch ought to be the Nile perch.

Explore waterfalls; There are so many waterfalls to visit in and around Jinja. They include Ssezibwa Falls located 23km off the Kampala-Jinja highway in Mukono and Itanda Falls located about 27 kilometers from Jinja and the drive will take about 45 minutes. Located along the River Nile in Jinja, Itanda Falls is the hidden treasure that is a must see. Known to kayakers and rafters, including Prince William of Great Britain, this stretch of the Nile is what eluded many visiting Uganda for a long time. Because of the disappearance of Bujagali Falls after a new power dam was constructed there, Itanda falls has gained popularity and the attention has been placed on this jewel of the Nile.
Interested in exploring Jinja’s most exciting places, contact us via info@jinjatours.com or call +256-701367970.