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Top Things To Do in Jinja and the Source of River Nile

White water rafting on River Nile

Famously known as Uganda’s adventure capital, Jinja is a city in southern Uganda, 80kms East of Kampala. Jinja city is adjacent to Lake Victoria near Owen Falls Dam. It is here that the Nile starts its long journey to the Mediterranean.

Top things to do and see at the source of the Nile in Uganda include; visiting the source of the Nile, white water rafting, kayaking, sunset Nile river cruise, bungee jumping, horse riding, quad biking, etc.

To activities to do in Jinja & Source of the River Nile.

  • White water rafting: This is the day to enjoy the thrilling white water rafting at the starting point of the world’s longest river. You will choose between Grade 3 and Grade 5 water rafting. Each option takes 4-5 hrs (about 25kms) on the river waters.
  • Nile river cruise: Compliment the morning white water rafting with an evening boat cruise on the Nile. The views on the Nile are unbeatable, especially with the colorful river sunset. Get hold of your camera as you will get the best pictures of the sunset.

Jinja has a variety of accommodation options for visitors. For budget accommodation in Jinja, we recommend;

For midrange/comfortable options, check the following facilities:

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