Jinja Day Trip
Day Trip Safari to Jinja area from Kampala
The Best Jinja Day
Trip Safaris at
Lowest Price without Compromise
Minimum of two or
Leave your Kampala hotel
after breakfast and drive along Jinja road from Kampala toward
Jinja on one of the busiest roads in Uganda, you will pass through
Lugazi which is a sugar cane town meeting sugar cane trucks
with their ware on them.
Our first stop is
Ssezibwa - a favorite place of rest and healing for
the Kabakas of the Buganda Kingdom - it is still a place
where people come to seek the old ways. Old or new,
the falls will leave a peaceful imprint on your heart.
We come by some of the fast-food dispensers
of chicken and beef on a stick, also drinks and cassava before
reaching Mabira Forest. We pull off and soon reach the
place where we will take a walk in the forest. This is
one of the few rainforests in the central region of Uganda.
A portion of which is now being cut down for power lines, while
another portion has been threatened to be
given away to sugar companies for more
sugar plantations, that decision
has and is an off - on situation.
Besides the lovely forest
there are over 300 species of birds and over 218 kinds of butterflies.
There are over 312 tree and plant species. You will also
find lots of monkey and other mammals in Mabira Forest.
Walking underneath this
canopy of an African Rainforest is an almost spiritual experience.
You will love the silence only to be broken by the call
a bird, or the shriek of a monkey.
Uganda is the one of
those places where the West African Rainforest meets East
Africa resulting in beautiful places such as Mabira
Forest and it is simply breathtaking.
Afterwards we get back
into the vehicle and drive the Sunset Hotel where we sit inside
a lovely restaurant perched on a hill over the Nile. The
food is very good and they have a stuffed chicken breast stuffed
with spinach that is my personal favorite. You can order
Ugandan, Chinese, Indian or Italian dishes. Most of
all enjoy the food.
After lunch we take
a short ride to where we visit the source of the Nile,
a quiet Park, nowadays there are some souvenir sellers there,
but otherwise it is quiet and beautiful, filled with palm trees,
fantastic tropical plants and as you walk down the steps toward
the Nile you can smell of the flowers there.
As you stand on the
Nile, you can hear the gurgling water, watch fishermen throwing
their nets, taking in the longest river in Africa, a river that
flows from south to north toward the Mediterranean Sea, you
can close your eyes and sense history. Oh John Hanning
Speke coming to this river and being the first Westerner to
discover the source of the Nile as to being Lake Victoria.
Take a Boat Ride to
the actual source of the Nile and beyond the lake, great
picture opportunities for you.
Then it is off
to town, which at one time was the industrial capital of Uganda,
now-a-days it is a sleepy town filled with lots of old Indian
styled homes, reflecting the many Indians who lived here in
the pre-Amin area, some of which have returned to reclaim their
old properties, while most Indians today in Uganda and in Jinja
came from India in search of success.
There are many shops
along the main road and also a place to buy Ugandan crafts,
you can have some time to do so. After our visit to Jinja
town we drive off to Bujagali Falls where you can see some of
the rafters that are going down the falls in the late afternoon.
We go on for our return
to the Kampala in time for dinner at your hotel we can stop
at the tea and sugar cane plantations along the way reaching
Kampala by early evening.