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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, BoatCruise 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 Sezibwa Forest, and hiking to the top of falls. All transportation and entrance fees are included.

Kampala: 3-Day Murchison Falls Safari

2. Kampala: 3-Day Murchison Falls Safari

Day 1 : Drive to Murchison Falls National Park - Hike to the Top of the Falls After your early morning breakfast, meet your driver/guide at 7:00 AM and listen to a brief on your 3 days Murchison Falls wildlife safari Uganda package. Begin the 6-hour drive to Uganda's biggest national park, Murchison falls National Park. Take a stopover in Luwero District to pick fruits like oranges, pineapples, passion fruits, and jackfruits. Then proceed to lunch at the Kabalega Dinners or Masindi town for lunch at Masindi Hotel. Afterward, drive out of Masindi town to a dirt road for about 20 minutes and arrive at  Murchison falls National Park where the fun begins. You'll immediately be ushered into a wildlife park by a number of stubborn baboons lining up along the road. They'll grapple for goodies, so ensure the windscreens are up else they will snatch anything inviting from the car. Day 2: Morning Game Drive through the park and Boat Ride on the Victoria Nile After your early morning breakfast at around 6:30 AM, your driver-guide together with the game ranger will pick you up at exactly 7:00 AM for the early morning game drive. This is the best time to catch sight of the nocturnal animals and hunters before they return to their hideouts, as well as seeing the early risers. Take a ferry from the South section of the National Park across the Nile that bisects the park. Once on the northern side, you'll be in the area where the most game can be found.  Explore the major game trails especially around the area of Paraa for good game spotting including elephants, lions, giraffes, antelopes, jackals, hyenas, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, Jackson's Hartebeests and hopefully the elusive leopards among others. At around 11:30 AM, return to the lodge for your lunch and some relaxation. Shortly after, set out for the afternoon boat ride on the Victoria Nile which is the highest spot of any Murchison Falls Safari. Spot lots of hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, and many other animals that come to drink water, refresh and cool themselves off the scorching sun and some animals to eat the fresh grass along the river banks. The Nile is also a birds' magnet. You will also be shown the crush point of Ernest Hemingway. The ride takes you close to the base of the Murchison Falls where you are met with yet another view of the lovely falls. Take a hike to the top of the falls before the return ride, then return back to the lodge for your dinner. Day 3: Early Morning Game Drive through the park and return to Kampala to get dropped off at your lodging Wake up early in the morning and get prepared for another game drive through the park. Expect to increase your game count and spot more wildlife on the final day of this trip. At around 11:00 AM, check out of the hotel and drive to Masindi town for a tasty lunch. Then, embark on the return journey back to Kampala where you will be dropped off at your preferred destination.

Jinja: Guided Walking Tour with Optional Source of the Nile

3. Jinja: Guided Walking Tour with Optional Source of the Nile

Welcome to Jinja! Meet up with our local guide at the main post office and hop from stop to stop along Jinja's main street. Discover Uganda's oldest cafe and try some of Uganda's renowned robusta coffee. Visit colonial buildings such as Uganda's first storeyed building and police station. Learn about Jinja's special place in Uganda's British colonial history. Hear about the first asian settlers and the dark chapter involving the infamous Idi Amin Dada. Visit the central fresh produce market and try fruit and street food. Lastly, visit the world war cemetery and memorials, the old railway bridge and if you choose this option, the source of the Nile.

1 Day Jinja And Source Of The Nile River Tour(female Guided)

4. 1 Day Jinja And Source Of The Nile River Tour(female Guided)

Jinja being a traditional, industrial and commercial city of Uganda hosting several agricultural industries such as Agro processing industries, fish processing industries and sugar factories, the source of the River Nile and the longest river in Africa. Hosting lake Victoria the second largest fresh water lake in the world three hydroelectric power dams that supply power for both domestic and commercial use not forgetting its historical nature and status, Jinja has over the years transformed into a popular travel destination for exciting adventures. Our well packaged trip is what you're looking for. Don't miss out on this exciting adventure.

From Kampala or Entebbe: Jinja City Tour with Nile Cruise

5. From Kampala or Entebbe: Jinja City Tour with Nile Cruise

Enjoy a relaxed sightseeing drive to the picturesque Jinja, the Source of the great Nile river. Visit and explore the many natural attractions along the route including the rare Ssezibwa falls and its twin rivers, the Mabira forest nature walk, the sugar cane plantations of Lugazi and enjoy a locally popular snack of chicken and plantain at Namawojjolo market. Take a boat cruise on the river Nile and visit the exact spot where the Nile separates from Lake Victoria on its journey to the mediterranean. Enjoy Jinja's signature deepfried tilapia for lunch, and visit Jinja city's market, main street and monuments by car.

trips to Murchison falls gorillas/jinja /Serengeti /massia

6. trips to Murchison falls gorillas/jinja /Serengeti /massia

To whats we offer has steven and my team, we offer pick up from the airport if requested at any time of arrive due that we leave in entebbe and we near the airport at all time for the night flights to Uganda, we can arrange something for you with in entebbe if need: Short trips with in entebbe, kampala and jinja _City tour offerd with in Entebbe ( fishing village / craft markets / historical buildings of the British colorize master /botanical graders/ for night lovelies club's/pub's / cafe's and food cot's/ _City tour kampala/ we offer old taxis park / idi Amin's prison/mosque and hand craft market /historical church _ jinja tour , we visit the sourer fo the nile / boat trip /rafting all day /over night in jinja / maburi forest /SSazabwi falls /quad biking /kakaying e.t.c For long mid- range trips: we arrange 3 days itinerary murchsion falls can be has below Day( 1)pick up from your hotal to Murchison falls park with( open roof 4x4 safaris jeep or van over night at fort-Murchison lodge or redchill/ parra safaris lodge /Murchison rive lodge e.t.c depending on your budget with eveing game drive Days( 2) early morning break fast than morning game drive / lunch than afternoon boat trip to the top of the falls than evening game has you Harding back to lodge Day( 3) early morning breakfast than game drive has we drive to out the park visit the rhion tracking has an option if need Trip to the gorillas DAY (1) Early pick up from your hotel to bwinid forest stop by the equator for cup of coffee or tea than contain over night at gorilla mist /buhoma lodge /ichimbi lodge all this depends on the location of the gorilla permits DAY( 2) Early break than go for the gorilla tracking in morning /but these depend on how far the gorillas move in such of food to eat/ but normal gorilla tracking is 1 hrs with the gorilla with out the walk in forest for the such for the great apes after back to lodge or travel to lake bunyoyi for a rest, DAY(3) morning check out from the lodge than drive back to kamapla /entebbe drop off, For long trip right from uganda to massai mara can be has below - Ugandan Gorillas and massa mara ( kenya ) day 1 - pick up from the airport to your guest house entebbe day 2 drive to gorilla /stop by the equator than gorilla mist camp day 3 gorilla tracking moring afternoon drive to lake bunyoyi day 4 early break fast than drive to lake mburo for the eveing game drive over night rwakoborock day 5 drive to jinja over night at rive camp/holland park day 6 rafting all day in the rive /nile over night at the lodge day 7 drive to kisuma /kenya over night in kisuma after the board crossing day 8 transfer to oskia lodge massai mare over over night days 9 game drive massia mara all day days 10 game drive massia mara all day / day 11 massia culture visit than drive to the airport end the safaris For Uganda& northern Tanzanian Serengeti ply inquire

From Entebbe or Kampala: 1 Day Jinja & Source of the Nile

7. From Entebbe or Kampala: 1 Day Jinja & Source of the Nile

Experience the real adventure in Jinja, the Uganda’s city of thrill. Visiting Jinja will give you a real sense as you come face to face with the source of the Nile, where the Nile starts its journey to Egypt, and this was discovered in 1858 by John Speke. There is a mark at the point where the waters start flowing from Lake Victoria before spreading out and turning into the world's longest river - the Nile. Together with the professional local guide, you will explore the vibrancy of this jinja city. You will be picked up from your place of residence and start on your journey to the Eastern part of Uganda passing through the scenic country sides. On the way you will pass by the Sezibwa falls to experience the nature. Later you will continue to jinja and on arrival in jinja, you will get lunch and later you will get a briefing and get on board for a 1hr boat cruise to explore the source of the river. On the way get ready for different birds species, monkeys on the river Banks and also some fisherman.

Queen Elizabeth National Park 2-Day Chimpanzee Trekking Tour

8. Queen Elizabeth National Park 2-Day Chimpanzee Trekking Tour

Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda's most popular tourist destination. Discover the park's diverse ecosystems comprising savannas, thick forests, freshwater lakes, craters, and fertile wetlands. The park provides a habitat for over 95 mammals including the classic big game, 10 primate species including endangered chimpanzees, 600 bird species, and various kinds of floral and plant life.  Day 1: Begin the adventure by meeting your expert driver who will double as your guide, picking you from any location within Kampala. Set off for the Western Region of Queen Elizabeth National Park, approximately 400 km by road, 8hrs drive south-west of Kampala. During the journey to the park, stop briefly at the equator in Kayabwe, along Kampala – Masaka Road. When you arrive at Queen Elizabeth National Park, have a break to rest and eat some lunch. After lunch, embark on a game drive to see if you can spot the famous tree-climbing lions or the elusive leopard. After the game drive, be taken on a sunset river safari amongst thousands of hippo and crocodiles if time allows, Please note you will have an option to decide between the Boat Safari or game drive if time doesn't allow both. End the night off with a delicious dinner. Day 2: The next day, head off to the North East region of Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kalinzu forest section where you will begin your chimpanzee trekking for the day. Spend the morning walking through the jungle with your guide learning about the diverse ecosystem and spending time with the amazing chimpanzees. After lunch, begin your journey back to Kampala where the tour concludes.

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Our most recommended things to do in Jinja

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

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, BoatCruise 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 Sezibwa Forest, and hiking to the top of falls. All transportation and entrance fees are included.

Kampala: 3-Day Murchison Falls Safari

Kampala: 3-Day Murchison Falls Safari

Day 1 : Drive to Murchison Falls National Park - Hike to the Top of the Falls After your early morning breakfast, meet your driver/guide at 7:00 AM and listen to a brief on your 3 days Murchison Falls wildlife safari Uganda package. Begin the 6-hour drive to Uganda's biggest national park, Murchison falls National Park. Take a stopover in Luwero District to pick fruits like oranges, pineapples, passion fruits, and jackfruits. Then proceed to lunch at the Kabalega Dinners or Masindi town for lunch at Masindi Hotel. Afterward, drive out of Masindi town to a dirt road for about 20 minutes and arrive at  Murchison falls National Park where the fun begins. You'll immediately be ushered into a wildlife park by a number of stubborn baboons lining up along the road. They'll grapple for goodies, so ensure the windscreens are up else they will snatch anything inviting from the car. Day 2: Morning Game Drive through the park and Boat Ride on the Victoria Nile After your early morning breakfast at around 6:30 AM, your driver-guide together with the game ranger will pick you up at exactly 7:00 AM for the early morning game drive. This is the best time to catch sight of the nocturnal animals and hunters before they return to their hideouts, as well as seeing the early risers. Take a ferry from the South section of the National Park across the Nile that bisects the park. Once on the northern side, you'll be in the area where the most game can be found.  Explore the major game trails especially around the area of Paraa for good game spotting including elephants, lions, giraffes, antelopes, jackals, hyenas, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, Jackson's Hartebeests and hopefully the elusive leopards among others. At around 11:30 AM, return to the lodge for your lunch and some relaxation. Shortly after, set out for the afternoon boat ride on the Victoria Nile which is the highest spot of any Murchison Falls Safari. Spot lots of hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, and many other animals that come to drink water, refresh and cool themselves off the scorching sun and some animals to eat the fresh grass along the river banks. The Nile is also a birds' magnet. You will also be shown the crush point of Ernest Hemingway. The ride takes you close to the base of the Murchison Falls where you are met with yet another view of the lovely falls. Take a hike to the top of the falls before the return ride, then return back to the lodge for your dinner. Day 3: Early Morning Game Drive through the park and return to Kampala to get dropped off at your lodging Wake up early in the morning and get prepared for another game drive through the park. Expect to increase your game count and spot more wildlife on the final day of this trip. At around 11:00 AM, check out of the hotel and drive to Masindi town for a tasty lunch. Then, embark on the return journey back to Kampala where you will be dropped off at your preferred destination.

Jinja: Guided Walking Tour with Optional Source of the Nile

Jinja: Guided Walking Tour with Optional Source of the Nile

Welcome to Jinja! Meet up with our local guide at the main post office and hop from stop to stop along Jinja's main street. Discover Uganda's oldest cafe and try some of Uganda's renowned robusta coffee. Visit colonial buildings such as Uganda's first storeyed building and police station. Learn about Jinja's special place in Uganda's British colonial history. Hear about the first asian settlers and the dark chapter involving the infamous Idi Amin Dada. Visit the central fresh produce market and try fruit and street food. Lastly, visit the world war cemetery and memorials, the old railway bridge and if you choose this option, the source of the Nile.

1 Day Jinja And Source Of The Nile River Tour(female Guided)

1 Day Jinja And Source Of The Nile River Tour(female Guided)

Jinja being a traditional, industrial and commercial city of Uganda hosting several agricultural industries such as Agro processing industries, fish processing industries and sugar factories, the source of the River Nile and the longest river in Africa. Hosting lake Victoria the second largest fresh water lake in the world three hydroelectric power dams that supply power for both domestic and commercial use not forgetting its historical nature and status, Jinja has over the years transformed into a popular travel destination for exciting adventures. Our well packaged trip is what you're looking for. Don't miss out on this exciting adventure.

From Kampala or Entebbe: Jinja City Tour with Nile Cruise

From Kampala or Entebbe: Jinja City Tour with Nile Cruise

Enjoy a relaxed sightseeing drive to the picturesque Jinja, the Source of the great Nile river. Visit and explore the many natural attractions along the route including the rare Ssezibwa falls and its twin rivers, the Mabira forest nature walk, the sugar cane plantations of Lugazi and enjoy a locally popular snack of chicken and plantain at Namawojjolo market. Take a boat cruise on the river Nile and visit the exact spot where the Nile separates from Lake Victoria on its journey to the mediterranean. Enjoy Jinja's signature deepfried tilapia for lunch, and visit Jinja city's market, main street and monuments by car.

trips to Murchison falls gorillas/jinja /Serengeti /massia

trips to Murchison falls gorillas/jinja /Serengeti /massia

To whats we offer has steven and my team, we offer pick up from the airport if requested at any time of arrive due that we leave in entebbe and we near the airport at all time for the night flights to Uganda, we can arrange something for you with in entebbe if need: Short trips with in entebbe, kampala and jinja _City tour offerd with in Entebbe ( fishing village / craft markets / historical buildings of the British colorize master /botanical graders/ for night lovelies club's/pub's / cafe's and food cot's/ _City tour kampala/ we offer old taxis park / idi Amin's prison/mosque and hand craft market /historical church _ jinja tour , we visit the sourer fo the nile / boat trip /rafting all day /over night in jinja / maburi forest /SSazabwi falls /quad biking /kakaying e.t.c For long mid- range trips: we arrange 3 days itinerary murchsion falls can be has below Day( 1)pick up from your hotal to Murchison falls park with( open roof 4x4 safaris jeep or van over night at fort-Murchison lodge or redchill/ parra safaris lodge /Murchison rive lodge e.t.c depending on your budget with eveing game drive Days( 2) early morning break fast than morning game drive / lunch than afternoon boat trip to the top of the falls than evening game has you Harding back to lodge Day( 3) early morning breakfast than game drive has we drive to out the park visit the rhion tracking has an option if need Trip to the gorillas DAY (1) Early pick up from your hotel to bwinid forest stop by the equator for cup of coffee or tea than contain over night at gorilla mist /buhoma lodge /ichimbi lodge all this depends on the location of the gorilla permits DAY( 2) Early break than go for the gorilla tracking in morning /but these depend on how far the gorillas move in such of food to eat/ but normal gorilla tracking is 1 hrs with the gorilla with out the walk in forest for the such for the great apes after back to lodge or travel to lake bunyoyi for a rest, DAY(3) morning check out from the lodge than drive back to kamapla /entebbe drop off, For long trip right from uganda to massai mara can be has below - Ugandan Gorillas and massa mara ( kenya ) day 1 - pick up from the airport to your guest house entebbe day 2 drive to gorilla /stop by the equator than gorilla mist camp day 3 gorilla tracking moring afternoon drive to lake bunyoyi day 4 early break fast than drive to lake mburo for the eveing game drive over night rwakoborock day 5 drive to jinja over night at rive camp/holland park day 6 rafting all day in the rive /nile over night at the lodge day 7 drive to kisuma /kenya over night in kisuma after the board crossing day 8 transfer to oskia lodge massai mare over over night days 9 game drive massia mara all day days 10 game drive massia mara all day / day 11 massia culture visit than drive to the airport end the safaris For Uganda& northern Tanzanian Serengeti ply inquire

From Entebbe or Kampala: 1 Day Jinja & Source of the Nile

From Entebbe or Kampala: 1 Day Jinja & Source of the Nile

Experience the real adventure in Jinja, the Uganda’s city of thrill. Visiting Jinja will give you a real sense as you come face to face with the source of the Nile, where the Nile starts its journey to Egypt, and this was discovered in 1858 by John Speke. There is a mark at the point where the waters start flowing from Lake Victoria before spreading out and turning into the world's longest river - the Nile. Together with the professional local guide, you will explore the vibrancy of this jinja city. You will be picked up from your place of residence and start on your journey to the Eastern part of Uganda passing through the scenic country sides. On the way you will pass by the Sezibwa falls to experience the nature. Later you will continue to jinja and on arrival in jinja, you will get lunch and later you will get a briefing and get on board for a 1hr boat cruise to explore the source of the river. On the way get ready for different birds species, monkeys on the river Banks and also some fisherman.

Queen Elizabeth National Park 2-Day Chimpanzee Trekking Tour

Queen Elizabeth National Park 2-Day Chimpanzee Trekking Tour

Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda's most popular tourist destination. Discover the park's diverse ecosystems comprising savannas, thick forests, freshwater lakes, craters, and fertile wetlands. The park provides a habitat for over 95 mammals including the classic big game, 10 primate species including endangered chimpanzees, 600 bird species, and various kinds of floral and plant life.  Day 1: Begin the adventure by meeting your expert driver who will double as your guide, picking you from any location within Kampala. Set off for the Western Region of Queen Elizabeth National Park, approximately 400 km by road, 8hrs drive south-west of Kampala. During the journey to the park, stop briefly at the equator in Kayabwe, along Kampala – Masaka Road. When you arrive at Queen Elizabeth National Park, have a break to rest and eat some lunch. After lunch, embark on a game drive to see if you can spot the famous tree-climbing lions or the elusive leopard. After the game drive, be taken on a sunset river safari amongst thousands of hippo and crocodiles if time allows, Please note you will have an option to decide between the Boat Safari or game drive if time doesn't allow both. End the night off with a delicious dinner. Day 2: The next day, head off to the North East region of Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kalinzu forest section where you will begin your chimpanzee trekking for the day. Spend the morning walking through the jungle with your guide learning about the diverse ecosystem and spending time with the amazing chimpanzees. After lunch, begin your journey back to Kampala where the tour concludes.

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4.4
(10 reviews)

Overall this is a great tour for those who have only 1 day and would like to see the country outside of the hotel. Martin is a great guide who has been a great source of information and good humour. Be prepared for a great deal of driving time, it is really crazy, but inevitable evil. I would encourage everyone on business trip to step out of the hotel and see the country!

It was an unforgettable trip and Frank is a lovely and kind young man! I highly recommend 🤝 The two local tour guides Fancais and Abdu are also very experienced and reliable tour guides who helped me understand a lot of common sense about Uganda 😊 Long live the friendship between Uganda and the Chinese 🙌love

I really enjoyed the day trip with my guide. Sezibwa falls was a lovely, calming and refreshing spot and the guide there told me a lot of interesting things not only of the nature there but also of Buganda Kingdom.

You will spend couple hours driving but already knowing this before it was a great experience. So thanks again to the guides and the driver.

The hike through the rainforest was my absolute highlight, all guides were very friendly and competent