1 Day Jinja City Tour Safari Overview
Jinja is the third-largest urban centre in Uganda, after Kampala and Entebbe. Jinja is located around both Lake Victoria and the Nile River; the location of the source of the Nile. In terms of services, it is comparable to the larger towns of Kampala and Entebbe but has the advantage of little traffic. There are many old stately homes in Jinja, a few unoccupied. During the reign of the former president of Uganda-Idi Amin, the Asian community who occupied these homes were chased away from Uganda and many of these houses remained unclaimed. The town is very lively, with many grocery stores, handicraft workshops, Internet cafes, restaurants, hotels, bars, and even a golf course. Fish is available in most restaurants, freshly caught from Lake Victoria, the southern border of the town.
- Day 1: Full day Jinja tour
After your breakfast, you will be picked from your hotel by the safari guide and briefed about the safari before you kick off the day by visiting Sezibwa falls, a cultural centre where the locals believe have spiritual healing. You will take a short tour around the falls and the small forest exposing you to species like red-tailed monkeys and other birds like; Great-blue Turracco, Village weavers, Long-tailed cormorant, Malachite Kingfisher. After the visit you will continue to Mabira forest for a nature walk. Mabira is a tropical rainforest cantered within the central region of Uganda.
During the nature walk, expect to encounter animals like common duiker, black and white colobus monkey, red-legged sun squirrel, bohm’s tree squirrel, Uganda mangabey among others. After the nature walks, you will transfer to Jinja for hot lunch and later do an afternoon boat cruise on the world’s longest river- River Nile looking at species like; spotted-necked otter, Nile monitor lizards, and many birdlife. After the cruise, you will transfer back to Kampala. Optional drop off at your hotel or at the airport for your flight.
Note: Accommodation in Kampala/Entebbe can be arranged for both or either night at an extra cost.
- Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Services of an English speaking driver-guide
- All activities fees
- Bottled water (2 bottles)
- Activities not listed in the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees