From Kampala: Jinja & the Source of the River Nile Day Trip
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 12 hours
From US$ 245
From US$ 245
Explore the Ugandan countryside and discover the town of Jinja on the shore of Lake Victoria with this full-day tour from Kampala. See a range of sights, including the source of the River Nile, Sezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest, Owen Falls Dam, and more. Get insights from your guide, and enjoy included lunch and hotel transfers. After pickup at your hotel in Kampala, drive for approximately 80 kilometers (around 50 miles) to Jinja. Visit the authentic, original source of the Nile site where the British explorer, John Hanning Speke, first discovered the River Nile (of course the Africans knew there was a river, but anyway). Stand where he stood, and take a picture with the monument. Next, go for a boat ride across the river and into Lake Victoria. See monkeys, monitor lizards, pythons, and maybe even an authentic African Witchdoctor. Admire a truly spectacular natural setting that is ideal f...
Meet your guide at the Wildwaters Lodge just above Kalagala Falls in the afternoon. After an introduction and safety briefing, you will have time to get kitted out before taking to the waters. Start above Kalagala Falls and motor on by. Enjoy the sights of the river and rapids at this unique location. Continue through the largest free flowing pools of calm water and riverine forest. Spot birds such as the African eagle, kingfisher, and even owls. Look out for lizards and otters. Return to land with a debrief from your professional guide.
Go on an adventure and try out river bugging. The river bug is a small inflatable craft with an inflatable tube at each side of the user and an inflatable backrest behind. Sit between the tubes and be secured into the craft by means of a waist strap (optional). All users are provided with a pair of webbed gloves, fins for their feet, and the usual safety gear. Enjoy River Bugging on the Nile which is run a unique section of the river, just below Kalagala Falls. This allows the local partner to train you, before setting off to conquer some of the larger river features exclusive to this area. The key features available to the River Bugs are Arrow Rapid – Grade 3, Base of Hypoxia – Surfing features, Kingdom Rapid – Grade 2, Crack of Doom – Whirlpools, Vengeance – Grade 4, Novocaine – Surfing features. No experience is required, you decide your own level of fun. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lun...
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The trip was great. The only thing to consider is the traffic, which was really heavy. You have to consider if you like to stay at least 5 to 6 hours in the car.