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Eastern Region, Uganda

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From Kampala: Jinja & the Source of the River Nile Day Trip

1. From Kampala: Jinja & the Source of the River Nile Day Trip

Explore the Ugandan countryside and discover the town of Jinja on the shore of Lake Victoria with this full-day tour from Kampala. See a range of sights, including the source of the River Nile, Sezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest, Owen Falls Dam, and more. Get insights from your guide, and enjoy included lunch and hotel transfers. After pickup at your hotel in Kampala, drive for approximately 80 kilometers (around 50 miles) to Jinja. Visit the authentic, original source of the Nile site where the British explorer, John Hanning Speke, first discovered the River Nile (of course the Africans knew there was a river, but anyway). Stand where he stood, and take a picture with the monument. Next, go for a boat ride across the river and into Lake Victoria. See monkeys, monitor lizards, pythons, and maybe even an authentic African Witchdoctor. Admire a truly spectacular natural setting that is ideal for birdwatching and allows for nature walks. This tour is thoughtfully put together and the efficient itinerary also packs in Sezibwa Falls, a walk in the Mabira Forest, and Owen Falls Dam. All transportation and entrance fees are included.

Kampala/Enteebe: Kidepo Valley Park and Karamoja 7-Day Trip

2. Kampala/Enteebe: Kidepo Valley Park and Karamoja 7-Day Trip

Explore the Karamoja region on a 7-day trip with meals and accommodations from Kampala or Enteebe. Meet local people and visit Sipi Falls, Moroto, Karamajong village, and Mount Morungole. Look for animals like lions and buffalo on two game drives at the Kidepo Valley National Park. Day 1: Be picked up from Kampala or Enteebe in a comfortable and air-conditioned car and begin our journey to Sipi Falls. Have a tasty lunch and do the Sipi Falls walk in the afternoon. Stay for the night in the Sipi Falls lodge which has an amazing view of the falls. Day 2: Sit back and relax on the day to Moroto. Take in views of the countryside on the drive. Have time to unwind in your cozy cottage at the Mt Moroto hotel. Day 3:Visit a traditional Karamajong village, called a Manyatta and step back in time and learn about local culture with the exhibits at the Karamoja historic museum. In the afternoon, go to the edge of the Karamoja region, to the town of Kaabong and stay at the Kaabong Resort hotel. Day 4: Climb up Mount Morungole to meet the Ik people, one of the smallest ethnic groups of Uganda. Hear the Nilo-saharan language spoken listen to their story and learn more about their lifestyle. In the evening spend time with locals around the campfire or hike to the mount Murongole. Come back to the hotel in the evening and stay another night at the Kaabong resort hotel. Day 5:Hike down Mount Morungole and head to Kidepo to spend the rest of the day on a game drive. Spot local wildlife like elephants, giraffes, hyenas, and leopards. Spend the night at the Kidepo Savannah Lodge. Day 6: Drive thorugh the Kidepo Valley National Park on a second game drive which will give you the chance to see more wildlife. Return to your accommodation in the park at the Kidepo savannah lodge at the end of your tour. Day 7: Return to Kampala or Enteebe through Gulu, so that you can take in the sights on a different course than before.

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Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Great trip over all - if you are unable to stay in Jinja for a night or two, this is the best way to get a wonderful taster and experience of Uganda beyond Kampala, and see the source of the longest river in the world with some breathtaking views. Might seem a bit pricey but with all that is included, it is well worth it. The driver and guide we very kind, and super fun to talk to. Very enriching experience. Highly recommend.

The trip was great. The only thing to consider is the traffic, which was really heavy. You have to consider if you like to stay at least 5 to 6 hours in the car.