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3 Day Jinja Tour – Active Adventures

3 Day Jinja Tour – Active Adventures

Enjoy some of the most exciting active adventures on this 3 Day Jinja Tour.

Jinja is one of the top tour destinations in Uganda and a hugely popular spot for weekend trip from Kampala, mainly due to its reputation as Uganda’s adventure capital. Located about 2 hour drive to the east of Kampala on the banks of the Nile River, Jinja is a mecca for thrill-seekers of all kinds.

White-water rafting is most popular activity, but if you are not feeling brave enough for that, there are plenty of other ways to fill your time, including visiting the famed “Source of the Nile”, tubing the Nile, quad biking through rural villages, bungee jumping, kayaking, mountain biking, horse riding, Ziplinning through Mabira Forest, or just chilling out and enjoying the buzz of the town.

Please take a look at the detailed day-by-day itinerary to get a better idea of how a tour like this would work for you. Keep in mind that all our tour packages are fully customizable and we can personalize them to fit your specific needs.

3 Day Jinja Tour | Summary

Day 1: Ziplinning in Mabira Forest and Boat Cruise to the Source of the Nile in Jinja

Day 2: Nile Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Day 3: Off-Road Quad Bike Tour and Bungee Jump over the Nile

3 Day Jinja Tour | Details

Day 1: Ziplinning in Mabira Forest & Boat Cruise in Jinja

In the morning at around 6 am, your driver will pick you up from an agreed place in Kampala or Entebbe for the two-hour drive east to the lakeside town of Jinja. Along the way, you stop at the Mabira Forest Reserve. Covering 300 square kilometers, this is the largest surviving natural rainforest in the Central Part of Uganda.

Comprising this ecosystem are more than 300 species of trees that are a habitat for primates, mammals, butterflies, and exotic birds like ibises and cormorants. Rather than a nature walk, though, you will be spending your time in the forest experiencing a fun Ziplinning adventure.

Upon arrival at the forest, you will receive a briefing and your safety equipment. Then you will cruise over the rainforest canopy on a network of 5 ziplines that stretch 200 meters across the River Musamya. As you soar across the treetops, keep an eye out for forest-dwelling birds and monkeys like Red-tailed monkeys and Uganda mangabeys.

After the Zipline adventure, you will proceed to Jinja, which is located at the source of the Nile – the place where the world’s longest river exit Africa’s largest lake ÔÇô Lake Victoria.

After checking into your hotel, you will board a boat for a leisurely two-hour boat cruise down this legendary waterway that finishes at a plaque commemorating where the Nile River begins its 6,700 km journey to the Mediterranean Sea. Afterward, you will take a guided walking tour around Jinja to learn about the history of this charming colonial town and visit the local craft markets to pick up some souvenirs.

Meals Included: Lunch

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort/Wildwaters Lodge

Midrange: The Haven Eco-Lodge/2 Friends Guest House/Brisk Hotel Triangle

Budget: Explorers River Camp Jinja/Bikeadventures Guest House

Day 2: Nile Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Set off on another aquatic adventure this morning, whitewater rafting down the Nile River.

After a safety briefing from an expert guide, you will put on your gear, and jump in the large rubber raft to start your rafting expedition.

The Nile River, with its powerful currents and varying rapids, offers an ideal playground for both beginner and experienced rafters – so don’t be intimated.

Between the heart-pounding rapids of the river, there are moments of serenity where the grandeur of the Nile’s surroundings becomes apparent, giving you the chance to take in the towering cliffs and dense vegetation.

You will end this action-packed adventure with a delicious buffet lunch on a private island in the middle of Nile. As you enjoy your meal in this idyllic setting, celebrate your successful journey down the Nile River, then return to your hotel for relaxation,

In the evening, you will stroll down the main street of Jinja to choose a restaurant for dinner. There are plenty of local and international dining options, so you will not go hungry.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort/Wildwaters Lodge

Midrange: The Haven Eco-Lodge/2 Friends Guest House/Brisk Hotel Triangle 

Budget: Explorers River Camp Jinja/Bikeadventures Guest House

Day 3: Quad Bike Tour & Bungee Jumping

You adventure on the final day of your 3 day Jinja Tour, keeps you on land, as you jump on a four wheeled quad bike or ATV to explore the diverse landscapes of Jinja.

The activity with begin with a training session to ensure you are comfortable on the quad bike, so you don’t need any prior driving experience.

When you’re ready, you will set off through the countryside, navigating rugged terrains and off-road paths. Drive through rural villages, expansive sugar cane plantations, and wild forests, witnessing rarely-seen sections of the Nile River. After the quad bike adventure, you’ll enjoy another super exciting River Nile activity.

Along with your guide, you will transfer to a launch point for a bungee jumping over the longest river in the world. Choose between having just your ankles tied so you are facing downward, creating a free-fall sensation, or your whole body tied for a more secure and comfortable feeling.

When you are ready, jump off the tower and plummet 141 feet (43 meters) toward the water. After enjoying one of the most exciting activities on the planets, you will embark on your drive back to Kampala or Entebbe at the end of your 3 Day Jinja Tour.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

End of 3 Day Jinja Tour

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3 Day Jinja Tour – Active Adventures