River Nile and Jinja
Jinja is about 80km from Kampala-the capital city of Uganda which is about 2.5hours drive. Arrival at Jinja means crossing the Nile, the longest river in the world, crossing Mabira Forest one of the main forest catchment areas for Lake Victoria to the spills and thrills in the adventurous city with the major escapade being taking a boat cruise to the source of the Nile.
If you are adventurous and getting gloriously wet does not frighten you, conduct a water rafting, canoeing and bungee jumping as your adrenaline shots up. Jinja has more enjoyable alternatives including quad biking and horseback riding.
The source of the Nile
A visit to the source of the Nile remains a moving and wondrous experience, more so to those who have seen the river flow past the Egyptian temples of Luxor 6000kn north of Africa. You will stand in awe as you gaze at the spot where the River Nile begins its journey meandering through 4 countries including Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt.
Important monuments along the way
Not long after his release from prison, he came to pay homage at the site where Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were scattered near the source of the Nile on the river banks. It is also near this site that John Speke stood as the first European to get to the source of the Nile.
Adventure the Nile
The adventurous escapade starts here with bungee jumping, white water rafting, horse riding, quad biking, kayaking, canoeing and so many more. A sunset cruise or a guided tour around Jinja is well rejuvenating activities enjoyed by visitors. Take a step into the unknown with the terrifying screams ending into victorious roars of triumph.