Jinja has a fantastic climate. It has a lovely laid-back atmosphere, plenty of good accommodation, quiet tree lined streets that give ambience to the place. Many travelers visiting Uganda prefer to stay a few days in Jinja and indeed you will get a warm welcome. Traffic is generally light, making it easy to get around and at least half of the vehicles are bicycle and motorcycle taxis.

The Source of the Nile
Discover the long known source of the longest river in the world, The Nile. The Source of the Nile lies on the shores of Lake Victoria, 80 km east of Kampala and 120 km west of the Kenya border towns Busia and Malaba. The town overlooks the calm, picturesque lake. This is the point where the Might river Nile begins its long journey to the Mediterranean Sea on the west side of Jinja town. Before the Owen Falls Dam was completed in 1954, a huge cascade, 5 metres high, called Ripon Falls formed a major natural attraction and the roar of millions of litres of water dropping 5 metres provided a something good to everyone in Jinja.

White Water Rafting
White water rafting is one of the adventure activities and it is one of the major contributing factors to the growing popularity of Jinja as a travel destination. The Nile river has lots of good rapids (including some maximum class 5 ones) and a beautiful river with high volume. There are some exciting sections with space between to lay back and float along taking in the wildlife, particularly the many species of birds to be found here. There are no crocodiles or hippos in this section of the river. These upper reaches of the Nile are becoming a ‘must do’ for Kayakers. Indeed, some competitions have been held here over the last few years. We offer ½ day and 1 day trips covering 31kms and 2 day trips (45kms) with overnight camping.

If rafting is not your thing, consider, Quad Biking. It involves a guided safari, up to four hours long, along the banks of the River Nile. The adventure is unique to this part of East Africa, making it possible for individuals, groups or families to get off the beaten track and see special parts of Nile not usually considered; the farms, forest and villages- the warm heart of rural Africa. They also offer kid Quads. Bujagali Swimmers.

Trip Highlights

  • Raft the Nile
  • Visit the Source of the Nile
  • Enjoy quad biking
  • Enjoy Sunset cruises or Wild Nile Jet

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Full Day White Water Rafting

After breakfast, our guide will pick you from your hotel and drive you eastwards to Jinja. This hour’s journey takes you for an exciting life time experience of white water rafting along the Nile, the world’s longest river. Enjoy a full day rafting experience, from which you will spend the entire day challenging the mountainous rapids of the Nile. This experience requires no rafting on swimming experience. Dinner and over night in Jinja.

Day 2: Source of the Nile & Other Adventures

Visit the Source of the Nile in Jinja.
Challenge your fear of heights by touching the Source of the Nile from the high Nile Bungee jumping along the banks of the Nile.
Go explore upstream in the wild Nile Jet.

Leave Jinja Late afternoon to Kampala with a stopover at Mabira and Sezibwa Falls.

End of the Tour

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Nile Rafting Exxperience