Things to do and see in Jinja and the upper Nile: There are so many things to do and see in Jinja and the upper Nile, Jinja is set on the northern shore of Lake Victoria 80km east of Kampala city, Jinja is a large and historic town whose main claim to fame is as the source of the mighty Nile; the place where the world’s longest river exits Africa’s largest freshwater lake to commence an epic 6,500km journey to the Mediterranean sea via Murchison falls, the desert of Southern Sudan, Sudan and Egypt.
For some years now, white water rafting on the grade 5 rapids upriver of Jinja has vied with gorilla trekking as Uganda’s most popular tourist activity. Other activities along the upper Nile include Kayaking, horseback safari, quad biking, and motorboat trips, birding, and zip-lining.
A short boat trip to where the world’s longest river starts its extensive journey from the vast island-studded expanse of Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt. At this, you will able to see water flow from Lake Victoria into the Mighty Nile.
White–water rafting on the Nile, the most famous and the longest river is rated the most memorable adventure in Jinja – Uganda. Fresh pre–safety training before rafting to make sure you’ll know what to do once you get into the water; the age limit for this encounter is 16 years. The most challenging grade 5 rapids through the Nile River and it’s an all-day experience, kayakers are always there to save you bump out of the rafting boat in case you don’t know how to swim.
Explore the Nile by Kayaking with one of the guides to take you down the rapids of the Nile River. Here you get to sit in a small narrow boat wrapped around your waist equipped with a double paddle.
Take a beautiful sundowner cruise with barbeque and drinks to the source of the Nile and Lake Victoria; you will get to enjoy the amazing drinks and food while watching the golden sun go down.
Jinja is one of the best places to go for sports fishing, Nile perch, tilapia, and yellow fish are among the more alluring fish that inhabit Lake Bujagali (Bujagali falls) and the mighty Nile. Sports fishing is a very fun and relaxing activity that makes for a great time on holiday. Even for someone who has never participated in this activity, you can visit the pearl of Africa at any time of the year; we usually provide sports fishing gear to our visitors who want to participate in this activity.
All-Terrain Vehicle Quad Biking is a thrilling muddy adventure that you can enjoy on your trip to Jinja. The packages are tailored to various skill levels, ranging from simple, scenic rides to tricky, difficult areas. A skilled guide, protective gear, and snacks and drinks are included in the kit. Even if you have no prior experience, you will be educated and able to enjoy the scenic sights of the mighty Nile.
Horseback riding is an enjoyable way to experience nature’s tranquility, wildlife, and birds. This experience is appropriate for people of all ages, including children and the elderly. The activity is suitable for people of all ability levels, from beginners to experience. You may not need to be worried if you have no previous experience. The horses are well trained to respond to your ability level, making the ride more enjoyable. Horseback riding packages range from 1 to 3 hours in length and include pony rides, mixed group guided tours, experienced rider expeditions, and night horse safaris.