One Day Jinja Tour and Source of the Nile Trip in Uganda | 1 Day Jinja City Tour in Uganda & River Nile Adventure.

1 Day Jinja Tour in Uganda | One Day Jinja source of River Nile Tour | Jinja City Tour & Adventure Trip-OVERVIEW.

1 Day Jinja tour in Uganda is a one day Jinja city tour with a visit to Source of  River Nile. The Jinja day tour includes Mabira forest birding excursion, a visit to Namawojoro roadside roasted food market where you can buy a roasted chicken and take a bite.

You will drive through Sugar cane farms and scenic views of Lugazi to visit the amazing Sezibwa Falls then proceed to Jinja town for a city tour plus a boat trip to the Source the River Nile-the longest River in the world.

Jinja City-the adventure capital of Uganda lies in southeastern Uganda, about 87 Km by road to the east of Kampala, and it is blessed with the Source of the Nile to which major safari excursions or trips to Jinja/Jinja tours base, as one of the best short Uganda safaris & tours. Jinja town is located on the shores of Lake Victoria and it is the vast cosmopolitan place in the Busoga region as well as the capital of the kingdom of Busoga. The town of Jinja has an elevation of 1171 meters & lies at latitude 00*27N & longitude 033*11E.

The town was named Jinja a word from the dialects of two ethnic tribes of peoples (the Baganda & the Basoga) who lived on either side of River Nile region. In both these languages `Ejinja’ means a rock and having been so rocky, the place was named Jinja.


1 Day Jinja Tour & Source of the Nile River Visit Trip highlights:-

  • Sezibwa falls tour in Jinja

  • Mabira Forest Walk before reaching Jinja Town

  • Source of the Nile Visit in Jinja on River Nile

  • Jinja City Tour to see the main attraction & her History

1 Day Jinja Tour & Source of River Nile Visit Detailed itinerary:-

Early morning after breakfast at set off at  7:00 am you will be picked up by our company guide and start your 1 Day Jinja Tour and the Source of the Nile Visit as you transfer to Jinja in the east of Uganda.

1 Day Jinja Tour to the Source of the NileYour first stop will be at the Ssezibwa Falls which approximately 45 minutes’ drive is arriving at the favorite place of rest and healing for the Kabaka’s (King) of the Buganda Kingdom. People who believe in Kiganda traditions still come to seek the old ways at this place. For any visitor, these falls will leave a memorable adventure on your heart. The place is most suitable for bird watching, picnics, nature walks, and birding tours. Enjoy the magnificent falls as well as the flowing rivers which are beautiful, and the scenery is indeed breathtaking.

You will continue to drive through the famous towns like Lugazi famous for tea and sugarcane plantations and Namawojolo where you can enjoy an optional stopover at the famous roadside fast food dispenser of fruits & roadside chicken for photos or purchase. Namawojolo is a roadside market famous for its delicacy of roasted chicken and beef on sticks.

After Ssezibwa falls you will proceed with your 1 Day Jinja Safari trip to Mabira Forest where you will enjoy a nature walk.

On top of the lovely over 312 tree and plant species, the Mabira forest has over 300 species of birds and over 218 butterflies. Never the less you shall find different types of monkeys and other mammals in this Forest while walking underneath this canopy of an African tropical Rainforest.

 After the activity, you will get back into the vehicle and go for lunch at the Sunset Hotel -a lovely restaurant perched on a hill over the Nile serving very good food with chicken breast stuffed with spinach great delicacy. It has Ugandan, Chinese, Indian, and Italian dishes. After lunch, you will take a short ride to the source of the Nile-a a quiet beautiful place, filled with palm trees, fantastic tropical plants and as you walk down the steps toward the River Nile you can smell of the flowers there. As you stand on the Nile, you will hear the gurgling water; watch native fishermen throw their nets in the longest river in Africa- At the source of the Nile you will take a short boat ride for scenic viewing

After the source of the Nile experience, you will engage in the Jinja City drive which includes the old viewing of the old colonial buildings, the old railway station, diesel locomotives, golf course, the Hindu temple, and the Memorial Gardens where Mahat Magandi’s ashes were poured.

1 Day Jinja Tour to the Source of the NileOn this Jinja City tour, you will discover that Jinja town was once the industrial capital of Uganda but today a residential town filled with many old Indian styled structures in which many Indians lived during the pre-Amin area, some of whom have returned to reclaim their old properties. However, Jinja is a multicultural town, dominated by native Basoga mixed up with Buganda, Banyankore Bagwere, Basamya as well as other eastern tribes making it a fusion of a true Uganda town good for any visitor to interact with.

Jinja town has many shops along the main road and also a place where to buy Ugandan crafts hence you will visit these local craft shops to buy a souvenir to take back home as remembrance od your 1 Day Jinja Source of the Nile Uganda safari trip.

Once all is done, you will on drive back to Kampala taking as many pictures of the local community/village people’s daily life activities, amazing scenery. As you drive back to Kampala have an optional coffee break at Bannz Café along Jinja Highway and later proceed to Kampala. Drop off at your hotel/residence.

End of the 1 Day Jinja Tour to the Source of the Nile.

1 day Jinja City Tour & Source of the Nile tour optional activities:-

-White water rafting

-Horseback riding,

-Quad biking

-Spot fishing


  • Hut & Sunglasses
  • Rain Jacket
  • Light Clothes
  • Torch
  • Sun Screen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Binoculars/Zooming Lenses

Map showing how to get to there for your 1 Day Jinja Town & Source of the Nile tour.

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Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

luxury hotels in Jinja

jinja nile resort - Safari Lodges in Jinja

Jinja Nile Resort is positioned on 30 acres of land overlooking the Nile River and features impressive landscapes filled with palm trees, tropical plants and lawns.

luxury hotels in Jinja


Lake Victoria Serena Hotel is a luxury / upmarket accommodation establishment located on the shores of Lake Victoria and is noted to the recent to be added to the Serena Hotels portfolio in East Africa.

General Safari Inclusions for your 1 Day Jinja City Tour & Source of the Nile Visit.

    • Source of the Nile Experience

    • Entrance fees Ssezibwa Falls & Jinja

    • Mabira Nature Walk

    • Boat tour to the Source of the Nile(River Nile Viewing)

    • Lunch

    • Bottled Drinking water

    • Services of an English speaking guide Driver

    • Transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle

1 Day Jinja Tour Source of the Nile Uganda Tour General Safari Exclusions. 

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges

  • Laundry Services

  • Other beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol

  • International Flights (Arranged on request)

  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)

  • Visas

  • Insurance

  • Optional Activity fees

  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary

  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)

  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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