Amazing one Day Source of the Nile Beautiful Tourfrom
The Source Of The Nile Beautiful Tour is an amazing excursion short tour or safari to Uganda whereby the visitors will explore the source or the point at which the longest river in Africa starts and participate in different activities surrounding the river Nile in Jinja city. The one Tour will help know and explore the start of the great river Nile which was discovered by the European explore John Hanning Speke
Attractions to see on your visit to the Source of the Nile
Jinja is one of the most adventurous cities in Uganda with adventures activity that you will explore on this Beautiful Tour, most visitors coming to Uganda feel uncomfortable when they miss the Jinja one-day tour to the source of the Nile and see the real start or the source of river Nile. It is only the Amazon River that is longer than the river Nile which means that you will explore the start of the second-longest river on the earth. Jinja is famously known as an adventure city mainly for its adventure activities and the point where John Speke describes as the start of the Nile is the place that is mostly visited. This Beautiful Tour will involve a lot of water-related activities.
what to do
Visitors taking this Beautiful Tour will be able to participate in various activities around the Nile and these will include white water rafting, bungee jumping, Horseback riding, Kayaking, quad biking, and a short tour to Jinja town
While accessing Jinja to the 1-day source of the Nile, you can make a stopover at Mabira forest for birding and head to Jinja. It takes about 3 hours to reach Jinja from Kampala.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
This 1 day Jinja tour to Mabira forest and Source of the Nile River is one f our best short tour to the adventure capital of East Africa. The tour starts after an early breakfast preferably 6.30 am in the morning from Kampala or Entebbe to avoid the traffic jam. You will drive through tea plantations, sugar plantations and colorful roadside fruit and vegetable markets. On two stops you will see several Ugandans selling roast meat as a quick snack for travelers in buses and taxis.
- Gorilla Trekking Permits
- Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Fuel for the whole trip
- Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
- All park entrance fees
- Drinking water while in the vehicle
- Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
- International airfares
- Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
- Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
Transfer to Sezibwa Falls
Our first stop over will be at Sezibwa falls – a Buganda cultural site rich with birds, folktales and great scenery. This is a great Uganda birding spot for bird lovers, cultural site with folk stories and traditional healers and lastly the water falls that equally have a story as to how they got to be named. On arrival we shall be met by a resident tour guide who will lead us explaining the different sites and legends surrounding the falls and the river.
The name Sezibwa is derived from a Luganda (local language of the area) phrase “sizibwa Kkubo” which translates into “my path can never be blocked” and this the locals say is because its flow could not be stopped even with different obstacles it encountered along its path like Rocks etc. The rivers flows down a set of rocks creating beautiful water falls especially during the rainy seasons. In the dry season, the water is less hence the waterfalls are not as magnificent but nevertheless are there. This stopover will give you a glimpse into the traditional beliefs of Buganda kingdom and great pictures from the scenery and landscape.
Walk in Mabira Forest
Our next stop will be Mabira forest the largest rain forest nearest to Kampala city. We will drive to the Eco tourism center to take on one of the many forest trails where we take hike through the forest; we will meet our local site guide who will lead us on this excursion. On the trail, you will learn about the different medicinal trees in the forest and how people lived and survived on the forest. You will encounter different bird species, beautiful butterflies, red-tailed monkeys jumping from one tree to another and hopefully sight the Uganda Mangabeys on a good day.
Boat to Source of the Nile and Back to Kampala
On arrival to Jinja, we will have lunch after which we shall enjoy a boat ride on River Nile as it starts exiting Lake Victoria. This is will be the last site on this adventurous Jinja tour with a boat ride to the “Source of the Nile” at the now submerged Rippon Falls. This is where the Nile starts its 4000 mile journey to the Mediterranean Sea traversing various countries along the way. The boat rides take between thirty minutes and two hours depending on the available time. Listen to your local site guide tell you stories of the ‘source of the Nile’ as believed by the locals.
Jinja is also known as ‘the adventure capital of East Africa’ because of the many adventure activities carried out on the Nile and along the Nile which include water rafting, kayaking, jet boating, bungee jumping, squad biking and horse riding along the Nile. You are free to stay longer and enjoy these many activities or arrange to return for the same.