inja lies in southeastern Uganda, approximately 54 miles (87 km), it was previously the industrial capital of Uganda. Owen Falls Dam, located just downstream from the Source of the Nile, The Nile starts its 4000-mile journey to the Mediterranean from Lake Victoria.
Jinja is best known for the Source of the River Nile at the now submerged Rippon Falls. Provides hydro-electric power for Uganda and parts of Kenya. Jinja is the largest metropolitan area in Jinja District, and is considered the capital of the Kingdom of Busoga.
The stretch of rapids along the upper Nile near Jinja is considered one of the most spectacular places in Africa to go white-water rafting. Despite the intensity of some of the rapids (grade IV and V), most people who venture here are first-time rafters seeking an adrenaline rush as part of their tour in Uganda.
Safety standards are impeccable; with all rafting trips accompanied by a fleet of rescue kayaks and a safety boar you can retreat to if you find things a bit too adventurous for your tastes. In addition to the standard big water runs, there are also less extreme options including a family float trip.
After your breakfast drive to Jinja town, with en-route stopover at Sezibwa falls in Kayanja sub county Mukono district. This destination is much loved by its historical legend, activities like nature walks, mountain hiking, canoeing and cultural caves. Thereafter transfer to Mabira forest the remaining historical forest with unique faunas, floras and Avi-species.
Lunch in Jinja town, Then later in the evening go for bungee jumping experience – Jinja is the only place where one can have bungee jumping life time experience. This is one of the highest jumps in Africa, towards the bottom of the Nile River. The challenge is to touch the bottom waters from a 40m ramp. The harness, combined with a technique called ‘pendulum bungee technology’, makes for a very comfortable jump.