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Uganda Safaris
Uganda Safaris

The most popular 2 Day Jinja Tour in Uganda

Our 2 days with horizon seeker adventure Jinja tour is a short Uganda tour uniquely designed to let you explore the Source of the Nile at Jinja – the renowned adventure capital of East Africa and it will take you through amazing experiences including an en-route visit to Ssezibwa waterfalls and a forest walk in the lush Mabira Forest before the captivating white-water rafting on the Source of the Nile.

Kayaking in Jinja

Jinja is the second biggest and busiest city after Kampala, and is located in Eastern Uganda. Founded in 1907, Jinja is about 85kms from Kampala suitably located on Lake Victoria shores and it is home to the Source of the River Nile.

It is an incredibly iconic tourist destination with plenty of attractions and adventure experiences ranging from bungee jumping, white-water rafting, kayaking, boat cruise and horse riding. On this 2 days Jinja tour, your trip begins and ends in Kampala or at Entebbe.

2 Day Jinja Tour Itineraries

DAY 1: Visit Ssezibwa falls, Mabira Forest walk and evening boat cruise. OR Zip-lining in Mabira Forest, then Quad biking and an evening boat cruise to the source of the Nile

Kampala to Jinja, tour Ssezibwa & forest walk at Mabira Forest
After enjoying an early morning breakfastyou will meet your tour leader for a briefing and pick up ready to transfer to Jinja taking the Jinja-Kampala highway for about 85kms.

Possible stop-overs en route include visiting Ssezibwa Waterfalls to explore the cultural importance attached to this scenic falls before proceeding to Mabira Forest, a beautiful natural forest with a huge variety of primates, birds and tree species.

At Mabira Forest, we will provide the best of guided nature/forest walks for you to keep an eye out for different birds, trees and primates etc. Following this we will proceed to Jinja while viewing the extensive tea and sugarcane plantations en route.

Settle for lunch upon arrival and then later in the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the River Nile with a chance to visit Samuka Island for an abundance of different birds.

Following your exciting boat cruise we will return to your accommodation to settle in for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation in Jinja:

Jinja Nile Resort, Wild Water Lodge (Luxury)
Kingfisher Safaris Resort Hotel, Source of the Nile Suites (Mid-range)
2 Friends Guesthouse, Bilkon Hotel (Basic/Budget)
Food Plan: Half board


Zip-lining in Mabira Forest, then Quad biking and an evening boat cruise to the source of the Nile

Start your 2 Days Jinja Tour with breakfast and then head to Jinja for an incredible zip-lining experience in Mabira forest that allows you to see the forest from a completely different perspective.

Experience the thrill of soaring through ancient trees under the guidance of experienced Sky Captains or Sky guides. The network of five zip-lines stretches 250 meters across the River Musamya, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Safety is paramount, and the strictest international standards are followed, with top-quality climbing gear and high-ropes imported. After being securely belayed up the first tree, you’ll glide through the entire system with ease and end your adventure with an exhilarating 78-meter diagonal zip.

This unforgettable experience combines adrenaline-pumping action with awe-inspiring natural beauty, making it a must-do for anyone seeking adventure in Uganda. Proceed to Jinja City.

Take your lunch from one of the local restaurants and then head for Quad biking, another amazing adventure you can do on a Jinja city Tour.

Begin your quad biking adventure through the countryside surrounding Jinja. The route will take you through a variety of terrains, from dirt roads to rocky paths and rolling hills.

Enjoy the freedom and excitement of riding a quad bike while taking in the stunning scenery around you. Your guide will provide information about the area’s history and culture as you ride through local villages and plantations.

Later on in the evening, go and enjoy a boat cruise to the Source of the Nile River before heading to your selected hotel or lodge for a relaxing dinner and overnight rest.

DAY 2: Visit some monuments and then go for white-water rafting – return to Kampala or Entebbe. OR Visit Itanda falls and the go for Kayaking or tubing on the Nile – return to Kampala

White water rafting and return to Kampala or Entebbe
Begin your day with an early morning cup of tea or coffee before leaving your accommodation for a briefing about white-water rafting.

You will then embark on the thrilling white-water rafting adventure which will take you through different rapids for a long day expedition as you enjoy the River Nile waters.

Returning from the challenging and exhilarating white-water rafting experience you will enjoy a late lunch before checking out of the hotel and setting off on the drive back to Kampala or Entebbe marking the end of your 2 day Jinja tour.

End of 2 days Jinja tour – Whit- water rafting


Visit Itanda falls and then kayaking or tubing on the Nile – return to Kampala.

Instead of white-water rafting on Bujagali falls, we can start our second day with visiting Itanda falls and then kayaking or tubing on the River Nile.

Enjoy your kayaking adventure on the river, paddling through calm and rapids sections of the Nile. Enjoy the refreshing water and stunning scenery around you, including lush vegetation and exotic birdlife.

Take your lunch and then depart Jinja for your return to Kampala or Entebbe, depending on your next destination.

The end of 2 Days Jinja Tour

This short Uganda Safari offers an action-packed 2 Days in Jinja City, where you can experience some of the best adventure activities and natural beauty that Jinja City has to offer.

Depending on your interests, you can tailor the 2 Days Jinja Tour itinerary to suit your preferences.

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