Tour overview

Jinja Excursions

No trip to Uganda is complete without a visit to the source of the Nile River at Jinja. It is believed that at this spot, the Mighty River Nile begins its 6,700 Km journey through Egypt into the Mediterranean Sea. The serene gardens here are very spacious with a variety of indigenous birds and monkeys with a beautiful view of Lake Victoria – a tempting arena for a picnic lunch!


  • Sightseeing
  • Entrances
  • Boat rides
  • Lunch and soft drinks/water/juices
  • Private vehicle and fuel to Jinja and back to Kampala

Not Included

  • Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs
  • Bar bills
  • Telephones and activities not mentioned in the itinerary!


Pick up from your hotel / apartment after an early breakfast followed by a drive eastwards passing through the scenic Tea and Sugarcane plantations and the colourful roadside fruit/vegetable markets. Our first stop will be Mabira Natural Forest; here you have the option of enjoying a brief nature walk and a snack at the Mabira Rain Forest Resort. The nature walk will give you opportunity to see the primates, birds and butterflies.

Adventure lovers can enjoy the thrill of zip lining in Mabira Forest

From here we shall drive straight to Jinja Sailing Club where you will have lunch overlooking the Nile.

After lunch we shall take a calming boat ride to visit the spot where John Speke first discovered the source of the Nile River. The boat trip across the River will give you the opportunity to have a good time and at the same time you will be able to view a variety of water birds.

After the boat ride you could enjoy water cycling for one hour before returning to Kampala.