Jinja/Kampala City Tour
This Jinja/Kampala City Tour is a unique safari tour which is served to the clients by our company. You will get a chance to adventure the uniqueness of Uganda when it comes to your visit to Jinja. The safari will start through passing Lugazi town, which is a favorite place of rest and healing for the Kings ”Kabakas” of Buganda Kingdom. You will be able to visit the Ssezibwa falls which are so fascinatin. This safari also includes a visit to Mabira forest; which is also one of the biggest forest in Uganda. At Jinja, there are many tourist activities to engage in. This 3 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda also gives an opportunity of tracking the gorillas in the country in just three given days.
The gorillas are over 880 species; and half of these are found in the forests of Bwindi. There are also many other animal species including the elephants, monkeys, birds and many more. There are many mountain gorilla groups and families in the park; and these are trekked at different times of the day. A maximum of 8 safari tourists are allowed to track per family. The permits can also be obtained from UWA at the headquarters in Kampala. Therefore, advance booking is encouraged to avoid disappointments. This activity begins at 8:00 am and lasts for the whole day. The activity is so interesting . Then the activities done here include; boat cruise on the source of the Nile, white water rafting and bungee jumping.
Jinja is the second commercial centre in Uganda; which was established in 1907 by the British as an administrative centre for Busoga region.
It lies in the south east of Uganda, 87 km north east of the capital, Kampala. The beautiful city is located on the shores of Lake Victoria; near the source of the White Nile River. Jinja District is considered the capital of the Kingdom of Busoga. It was the industrial heart of Uganda between 1954 and the late 1970s.
It has a population of approximately 106,000; most of them being Bantus by ethnic group origin. Cotton-packing, nearby sugar estates, and railway access all enabled it to grow in size. By 1906 a street pattern had been laid out, and Indian traders moved in from around 1910
Power was from the hydroelectric Nalubaale Power Station at the Owen Falls Dam. In the 1960s, Jinja, like all the towns in Uganda, was subtly segregated, with little mixing of white, East Indian and black neighborhoods. The white area was by the lakeside, whiles the East Indians who were the commercial and the business class and lived in the rest of the town. In 1971 and 1972, Idi Amin expelled East Indians from Uganda.
Farming here thrives on the productive soils, plentiful water sources and dependable rainfall. Additional industries are metal processing, leather and paper processing, grain milling, sugar, some organic fruits and coffee growing for export, and brewing for local sale. There is some local and export fishing on Lake Victoria.
General attractions include; white-water rafting, the “Source of the Nile”, and Bujagali Falls, which is located downriver from Owen Falls Dam about 8Kms north of Jinja. Bujagali Falls is a world-class spot for kayaking and white water rafting; and also a popular weekend picnic area for local Ugandans. There is an active Hindu temple near Jinja, which has a bronze bust of Gandhi. There is also a Buddhist temple.
After breakfast our guide will drive from your Kampala hotel navigate to Jinja a popular safari destination through Lugazi; a preferred place to put your feet up and healing for the Kabakas of the Buganda Kingdom. Natives who believe in Kiganda customs still appear to seek the old ways at this place. For you our clients, these falls will leave an unforgettable exploration on your heart.
As we advance to Mabira Forest, the major enduring stands of original (indigenous) forest in Central Uganda, covering a vicinity of more than 300 sq. km along Kampala-Jinja road. Being close to the country’s two biggest cities grants a better opening for traveler’s progress. Bird watchers are not left out since the forest inhabits species of forest birds like, Hornbill species, Sunbirds, Weyn’s Weaver, African Grey parrot, Rare blue swallow and best birding site at the forest-fringed pond.
This forest is a mixture of patches of open grassland, valleys with papyrus swamps, and more than 200 species of trees that have been acknowledged. With attractive walking trails, you can have a good view of the red tailed monkey, but the White Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey and Blue Duiker Monkeys being very familiar. You will come by some of the fast-food dispensers of roasted chicken and beef on sticks done the local way at a place called Namawojolo.
Lunch will be at the Sunset Hotel –an attractive restaurant on the edge of a hill over the Nile. It has Ugandan, Chinese, Indian and Italian dishes. Then you will take a ride to the source of the Nile-a quiet beautiful place after lunch. The environment is overflowing with palm trees, incredible tropical plants. As you hike down the steps toward the Nile, you can smell the vegetation there.
You will get to hear the gurgling Nile waters from a distance; observe local fishermen casting their nets in the river that takes 90 days to reach Egypt! – We shall organize 90 minutes boat cruise on Nile River crossing into Lake Victoria! Don’t forget to take memorable pictures for your friends! Our guide will then drive you to Jinja town for the tour and probably to a place where you can buy Ugandan crafts.
At the end of the Jinja town tour, you will navigate to Bujagali Falls. It lies 9km from Jinja north of the town. White water falls are about 10km downward the River Nile. This was named after an African spirit Bujagali which was said to have occasionally floated on a piece of bark cloth down the river. Besides our 1 day package, Rafting excursions can be booked with us for 2 days at a fee of USD180 per person inclusive of all.
The 1 day covers one added Novocain rapid at the end of the similar ground excursion. The 2 day is quite more thrilling with four rapids to cover, Hair of the dog, Kula shaker, Nile special, Malalu with the last rapid called Weleba. Totaling to rafting, those with a more exploratory spirit can hire white water kayaks and also take coaching for Eskimo-roll and shooting rapids. Also offered are sunset cruises for families or larger groups and All topography exploration that run the quad biking trips.
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