Excursion to Jinja:
Jinja has for some time been known as “The Adventure Capital of Uganda”. Jinja lies in the south east of Uganda, 54 miles (87 km) north east of the capital, Kampala. It is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, near to the source of the White Nile river. The city is the chief town of Jinja District, and is considered the capital of the Kingdom of Busoga.
Nearby towns and villages include Njeru (1.9 nmi/3.5 km; 2.2 mi), Buwenda (2.8 nmi/5.2 km; 3.2 mi), Kimaka (2.8 nmi/5.2 km; 3.2 mi), Mpumudde (2.6 nmi/4.8 km; 3.0 mi), Masese (2.3 nmi/4.3 km; 2.6 mi), Walukuba (2.4 nmi/4.4 km; 2.8 mi) and Bugungu (1.5 nmi/2.8 km; 1.7 mi)
Before 1906, Jinja was a fishing village that benefited from being located on long-distance trade routes. The origin of the name “Jinja” comes from the language of the two tribes (the Baganda and the Basoga) that lived on either side of the River Nile in the area. In both languages “Jinja” means “Rock”. In most of Africa, rivers like the Nile hindered migration, this explains the ethnic boundaries along the Nile as one moves north from the river’s source on the northern shores of Lake Victoria.
JINJA RAFTING TOUR
Gorilla and Wildlife Safari company offers great opportunity to its esteemed clients to participate in whitewater rafting, bungee/bungy jumping, jet boating and river surfing on the Victorian source of the Nile near Bujagali Falls in Jinja
of the operations.
One day excursion to Jinja
Option I: Visit the mighty Source of the Nile
Depart from Kampala towards Jinja branch off to Sezibwa falls; thereafter proceed to Mabira forest for a guided nature walk in search of forest birds and Primates. Thereafter proceed to Owen falls dam en route to the source of the Nile. A lunch break at Nile resort .Thereafter visit the source of the Nile with a boat cruise for 30 minutes. You can choose to have a longer boat ride to the Samuka Islands. Thereafter return to Kampala in the evening.
Option II: Full day rafting
After early breakfast, you will be picked by driver guide from your hotel at 7:30 am and head to Jinja. From Kampala it’s about 1 ½ hours to the spectacular Bujagali Falls. After being briefed about rafting. Rafting starts for 5 – 31kms – 5/6 hours rafting and you will have the chance to watch the local fishermen and the fantastic birdlife. Alternatively choose to go for wild or mild. Here you choose to raft in the paddle-powered boats for one of the wildest raft rides on the planet, or opt to be rowed downstream by our professional guides in the safety raft.
After a buffet lunch you will hit a series of more wild rapids, thereafter an evening BBQ before return to Kampala.
The Jinja safari package includes:-
Entrances fees to various sites
A boat ride to the source of the Nile
Buffet lunch at Jinja Nile resort
The package to exclude expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, etc.
Nile High Bungee JINJA
Leap over the source of the Nile from one of the most spectacular bungee jumping sites in the world. We specialize and arrange tandem jumps, water touches and full-moon jumps. Nile High Bungee is one of the most spectacular sights you can imagine.
For over the past years and now Rafting and bungee jumping is very safe, fun and rewarding adventure experiences throughout the world and . As you will appreciate, safety considerations are fundamental to every aspect