1 Day Jinja Source of the Nile Trip

1 Day Jinja Source of the Nile Trip Overview

This 1 Day Jinja Source of the Nile Trip offers an adventure experience in Uganda at the source of the Nile River in Jinja. Jinja is a popular place for 1 day tours in Uganda for travelers who would love to have white water rafting experience on the world’s longest river or visit the source of the Nile River. It is about 2 hours drive to Jinja town. On the drive to Jinja, you have an opportunity to visit scenic Sites like Mabira Forest, Sezibwa Falls, Source of the Nile River.

Day 1

You’ driver guide will pick you up for a drive to Jinja at 9:00am. You start the drive early to avoid the city jam making your first stop at Mabira forest.
It is the only remaining nature low land tropical rainforest in central Uganda. Mabira forest remains one of the leading tourism sites for one to go for nature and forest walks to see birds and primates. You will spend about 1 hour on a nature walk in the forest, arriving in time for lunch.

You have lunch at a hotel in Jinja then after visit the source of the Nile, you take a boat cruise to the point where the first European John Speke noted the source of the Nile Rivers as he noticed the water separating from the Lake Victoria water.

After the visit to the source of the Nile River, you then drive through Jinja town for a city tour. You see the different architectures of the former industrial town of Uganda. After the city tour, you then embark on the drive back to Kampala marking the end of your trip.

End of 1 Day Jinja Source of the Nile Trip





All visitors to Uganda must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Uganda Embassy or Consulate.




GMT +3


220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the UMEME in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.


Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.


Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.


Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.


You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration. 


East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards:

Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray

Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.


For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel


As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following:

The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day

Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day


Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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