Top Things To Do and See East Africa’s Adventure Capital – Jinja
Here are the Top Things To Do and See in Jinja on the River Nile
Things to Do and See in Jinja-Uganda – is the Adventure Capital of East Africa –located on the White Nile and Lake Victoria, where adrenaline-pumping adventures abound.
There are regular activities for the adventurous at heart – here, you will find just a few of them. Still, they will give you an idea of what you can do and see in Jinja along the Nile and Lake Victoria.
Enjoy the Top Things to do and See in Jinja – the East African Adventure Capital and spend a while on the River Nile at its Source.
It does not matter whether you are young or old; there is something to do and see on the Nile for you. You should Include Jinja on your Safari Itinerary.
Just tell us that you would like to spend “A while on the Nile” – the longest river globally, the River that runs through Uganda. Its Source is in Jinja, where the River Nile flows out of Lake Victoria. Uganda – Home of the Source of the Nile.
Wild White-Water Adventures in Jinja
You might get wet from mild to wild – white water rafting at its best in Jinja on the White Nile. Still, you will never forget the experience of rafting on the Nile at Jinja in Uganda.
You can take it a bit more comfortable with a family float for you and your children.
White Rafting Trips from mild to wild are 1/2 day or full-day trips along the White-Water sections of the Nile in Jinja. We can also arrange a two-day trip for you.
Kayaking offers similar trips plus lessons for the novice that wants to learn more about whitewater kayaking on the Nile in Uganda.
White-Water Rafting -Uganda’s second-biggest attraction after Gorilla Trekking. The reason that thousands flock to Jinja each year.
Jet Boat Adventures up the Nile Rapids at Jinja
Take a Jet-Boat Ride up the Rapids of the River Nile. It is a safe advent,ure, and you are in the hands of an able pilot who knows the River and its nuances well.
It is like a roller-coaster ride on the water – the word exhilarating comes to mind and best describes a time on a Jet-Boat on the Nile.
This exhilarating activity is for those that do not want to spend the whole day on the River.
This activity has to be booked in advance for you. Just let us know that you want to include Jet boating on the River Nile at Jinja, and we will add it to your Safari itinerary with us. You will be glad that you did—a most thrilling experience.
Jet boating on the Nile is an exhilarating experience like no other!
The popular Sunset Cruise
Take a Sunset Cruise with snacks and drinks at Jinja – merely a most enjoyable experience while at Jinja on the White River Nile. We can arrange different kinds of cruises for you, some with BBQ Snacks and drinks with some of the sails.
We can arrange private Sunset cruises for you and your group. In Uganda, Sunset is around 6:45 pm, and total darkness sets in around 7:10 pm.
Sunset Cruises are around 6 pm and end around 7 pm, giving you two Hours on the River. The Nile is not all White-Water at Jinja; some serene spots are perfect for a sunset cruise. That is especially true if you have a great Nile Sunset with all of its splendor.
We should pre-book Nile Cruises for you and part of your Safari Itinerary in Uganda.
Horseback Riding Safaris
Horseback riding in Uganda, but at Jinja along thistle, you can explore the River, Villages, and the scenic countryside from the back of a horse.
You can go horseback riding for a few hours to all-day outings, and there are even two-day horseback riding Safaris on the Nile. Horseback riding can be combined with other activities that you might want to do at the Nile in Jinja.
Horseback Riding is an escorted and guided activity, safe and secure. Horseback riding can be done at almost any time, morning or afternoon.
Overnight Horseback Safaris include lodging and meals. There is also the overnight Horseback Safari to nearby Mabira Forest, the only Rainforest in Central Uganda.
Horseback Safaris is a delightful way to experience rural Uganda.
All-Terrain Quad-Bike Safaris
ATV-Quad Biking has become one of the most popular activities after white water rafting. It can be fun for the whole family. One can easily spend several days in Jinja on the Nile to do some of the various activities offered here.
This city is from a few hours to an all-day trip along the River Nile. It is also a cultural trip since you visit villages on the quad-bike along the Nile.
There are different routes to take, depending on your interests and those with you. We can include this activity in your safari, and just let us know.
Let us know if you want to include this in your time on Safari in Uganda and Jinja. Quad-Biking should be scheduled into your Safari ahead of arrival.
Mountain Biking Outings
Biking along the River Nile and beyond has grown n popularity over. More visitors do it to the Jinja area. It is a safe and sane activity that families can do with children and people of all ages.
Biking Trips beyond the River Nile are even offered with experienced guides who know how to fix a bike should you have a rare break-down mountain Bikes used are quality imported bikes, and they are robust and take the roads you will traverse through in the Jinja area.
While on your bike outing, you can either have a picnic lunch or lunch at a restaurant. All Bike Safaris on the Nile are guided; we will supply plenty of bottled water for you.
Mountain Biking Safaris in and around Jinja!
Adventurous Bungee Jumping
Bungee Jumping is an activity that is not for the faint of heart; resentingly, they make their way to Jinja on the Nile for the express purpose of Bungee Jumping into the ancient River Nile.
You can do both during the daylight hours, and recently, nighttime Bungee Jumping was added. Bungee-Jumping can be done anywhere globally, but Bungee-Jumping into the longest river on Earth, the historic River Nile, is another thing altogether.
We do not receive many requests for Bungee-Jumping, and most add it to their Safari after discovering that you can do so. Bungee Jumping is most often added by those that spent a day on the Nile White Water Rafting the Nile or stay at the world-famous Wild Waters Lodge on an island in the Nile.
Professional Videos are taken of your Bungee Jump. You can buy it and post it on social media, and your friends will be amazed.
Visit the Source of the Nile at Jinja
John Hanning Speke discovered the Source of the Nile in 1858. Those who lived here always knew about it, but Speke was the first Western Explorer to find it.
Today it is a Park where many come to see the Source f the Nile. The Gardens are pretty peaceful and beautiful. Down by the River is a statue pg Mahatma Gandhi whose ashes are sprinkled n the Nile in part.
You can take a boat-Ride here that will show you the exact Source of the Nile, and you can take a boat ride onto Lake Victoria.
The site is being developed to bring it to world-class tourism stands. Even now, it is one of the most visited sites in Uganda.
One of the best examples of the Whitewater Nile is found 27 kilometers outside of Jinja. It is Itanda Falls, where you see what real Whitewater Adventures can be like on the River Nile.
Itanda Falls is white water plus – sights and Sounds that will delight your senses and make you want to stay longer on the Nile in Jinja.
It is the perfect sight-seeing spot for those that want to combine the Source of the Nile and the White Waters of Itanda Falls in one day.
We often come here with clients who choose to relax and chill out in Jinja, or we make it a day trip from Kampala for our clients who want a taste of the Nile.
Itanda Falls is not a missed spot on the Nile in Jinja, and Itanda is the biggest waterfall near Jinja. You can still find references to Bujagali Falls, and that waterfall is long, and now you will find a lake. The reason is Bujagali Damn, which brings power to Kampala and other cities and towns.
Relax and Chill out on the Nile In Jinja
Most Come to do and see Jinja on the Nile, and others come to relax and chill out on the River. The Premier spot where one can do that is the famous Wild Waters Lodge in the middle of the River, the White-Water section of the Nile.
It is most likely one of the ultimate chill-out locations in Uganda. It is ais a luxury lodge. However, you get what you pay for. At Wild Waters Lodge, you get a lot. You are on an island on the Nile. You wake up and go to sleep to the sounds of the roaring river… A bathtub is on your private deck where you can relax, and the food is fantastic.
There are great hotels and lodges along the Nile in Jinja that will not break the bank, such as the Haven, the owner is German. The German word Haven means Harbor in English, and an excellent Harbor on the Nile.
Relax and Chill out at the end of your Safari – Jinja is the Perfect place to spend a while on the Nile.
Boat Cruise to Jinja:
Using the MV Vanessa to reach Jinja can only be done on Fridays. You return to Ggaba from Jinja on Sunday.
If you are a group, a unique charter can be arranged for you to reach Jinja via boat.
The Boat Cruise from Ggaba to Jinja is the leisurely way of getting to Jinja.
Wether you are looking for an adrenaline-pumping adventure weekend or want to relax and chill out on the Nile, the MV Vanessa will get you there.
Include Jinja and the Source of Nile in Your Safari:
Things to Do and See in Jinja, the Experiential Adventure Capital in East Africa. You can include any of the activities above in your Safari with us in Uganda.
Visitors were thrilled by taking on the rapids of the River Nile from mild to wild.
Not only can you include any of the above activities. But you can also take a half-day and full-day fishing and Birding experiences on the Nile and Lake Victoria.
There is simply no better place than Jinja on the Nile and Lake Victoria when it comes to adventures. We can include moderate and luxury lodges in your Safari with us.
Getting to Jinja became more accessible with the iconic Source of the Nile Bridge opening. Just let us know if you want to spend a While on the Nile.