Source of the Nile Excursions

Jinja is a must see for every visitor to Uganda. Located on the northern shores of Lake Victoria above the Ripon falls, the town is one of Uganda's largest and lies about 80 km east of Kampala overlooking the point where the Nile flows out of Lake Victoria. The town offers a diverse range of activities including 5 phase white water rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, horse riding and cruises on the Nile.

MABIRA FOREST RESERVE found along Kampala-Jinja road is the largest remaining stand of indigenous forest in Central Uganda. The forest covers an area of more than 300 sq. km and is a combination of patches of open grassland, valleys with papyrus swamps, and more than 200 distinct tree species. With lovely walking trails, one can have a good view of red tailed monkeys, white colobus monkeys, Grey-cheeked mangabies and blue duiker monkeys.

Bird watchers are also not left out because the forest harbors species of forest birds like the African Grey parrot, hornbill species, sunbirds, weyn's weaver, rare blue swallow with the best birding site being the forest-fringed pond.


Option 1: 1 Day Source of the Nile Tour
Set off from Kampala in the early morning and drive through the dense canopies of Mabira forest and expansive sugarcane plantations towards Jinja. On arrival at the source of the Nile you have a choice between various activities including full or half day Grade 3 or Grade 5 white water rafting, birding at Samuka Island and nature walks. Other activities offered at the Source include bungee jumping, quad biking, sunset boat cruises, horse riding, kayaking and sailing.