Are you on a short trip to Uganda? we got you covered. For most people visiting Uganda on a short business tour unable to take a long Uganda safari can choose this 2 days Jinja tour, which offers visits to 4 main tourist sites in total. The tour starts after an early breakfast preferably 6.30 am in the morning from Kampala or Entebbe to avoid the traffic jam. You will drive through tea plantations, sugar plantations and colorful roadside fruit and vegetable markets. On two stops you will see several Ugandans selling roast meat as a quick snack for travelers in buses and taxis.
Day 1: Ssezibwa falls and Mabira forest
You will be picked from your hotel after having a breakfast early in the morning by our tour drive. Our first stop over will be at Ssezibwa falls – a Buganda cultural site rich with birds, folktales and great scenery. This is a great Uganda birding spot for bird lovers, cultural site with folk stories and traditional healers and lastly the water falls that equally have a story as to how they got to be named. On arrival we shall be met by a resident tour guide who will lead us explaining the different sites and legends surrounding the falls and the river.
The name Ssezibwa is derived from a Luganda (local language of the area) phrase “sizibwa Kkubo” which translates into “my path can never be blocked” and this the locals say is because its flow could not be stopped even with different obstacles it encountered along its path like Rocks etc. The rivers flows down a set of rocks creating beautiful water falls especially during the rainy seasons. In the dry season, the water is less hence the waterfalls are not as magnificent but nevertheless are there. This stopover will give you a glimpse into the traditional beliefs of Buganda kingdom and great pictures from the scenery and landscape.
Mabira forest for Zip-lining and forest walk.
Our next stop will be Mabira forest the largest rain forest nearest to Kampala city. We will drive to the Eco tourism center to take on one of the many forest trails where we take hike through the forest, we will meet our forest site guide who will lead us on this excursion. The Mabira Forest Canopy Super Skyway is a canopy “Zip- line” system that sends you soaring between the tallest trees in the rainforest, this adventure activity will leave you with an everlasting memory. On the trail, you will learn about the different medicinal trees in the forest and how people lived and survived on the forest. You will encounter different bird species, beautiful butterflies, red-tailed monkeys jumping from one tree to another and hopefully sight the Uganda Mangabeys on a good day.
Meal plan – Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Rainforest lodge.
Day 2: White Water Rafting on River Nile in Uganda
Today is an adventurous active day on river Nile. Wake up early in the morning and transfer to Jinja at the starting point of rafting, you will catch your breakfast from here. You will transfer to the briefing place before you start your day on River Nile. You will go white water rafting on the longest river in the world for a fulfilling adventure. The white water rafting goes through some of the best grade five rapids with spectacular leaps and drops; enjoy the scenery of forested islands and the roar of various waterfalls. Wooden canoes with locals congregate in the calm waters anxious to see the rafts in action and fisher men as they go about their business. You have opportunity to swim whenever you reach the spots where the water is placid before you start the rapids again. Your lunch will be served during the rafting activity. At the end of the rafting activity you will be go to a riverside restaurant for a delicious BBQ buffet with a cold soda and beers. Note: (People with no swimming experience can also take on this activity and this side of the river is free from any wild water animals) Once done with your meal, you will be transferred to Jinja to see the Source of the Nile and a boat cruise. This is an adventure in the pearl of Africa on the world’s longest river.
Proceed to the source of the Nile
On arrival to Jinja, we shall enjoy a boat ride on River Nile as it starts exiting Lake Victoria. This is will be the last site on this adventurous Jinja tour with a boat ride to the “Source of the Nile” at the now submerged Rippon Falls. This is where the Nile starts its 4000 mile journey to the Mediterranean Sea traversing various countries along the way. The boat rides take between thirty minutes and two hours depending on the available time. Listen to your local site guide tell you stories of the ‘source of the Nile’ as believed by the locals. Visit the craft shops, John Speke and Ghandi’s monuments. After this adventurous 2 days Jinja tour, you will be driven back to your hotel in Kampala.
Accommodation: not included
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch
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