Source of the Nile - Full Day Trip - Tour code: ODJSM
The Nile starts its 4000-mile journey to the Mediterranean from Lake Victoria.See the source of the Nile and the surrounding environs in Jinja town, previously the industrial capital of Uganda. Jinja is best known for the Source of the River Nile at the now submerged Rippon Falls.
Owen Falls Dam, located just downstream from the Source of the Nile, provides hydro-electric power for Uganda and parts of Kenya. A newly opened dam at Bujagali, a few kilometers down river, has altered the course of the famous White Water Rafting, yet still remains arguably the BEST on the African continent.
Depart from Kampala, heading east to Jinja passing coffee, tea and sugar plantations and colourful roadside fruit/vegetable markets. First stop is at Mabira Forest to see primates, birds and butterflies and on to the Owen Falls Dam and the submerged source of the Nile.
Lunch at the Black Lantern for you to enjoy a variety of sumptuous dishes. Spend the afternoon relaxing at "Lake Bujagali" along the banks of the magnificent River Nile and take part in a wide range of adrenalin activities - Jinja is not called the Adventure Capital of East Africa for nothing!
Return to Kampala in the afternoon or early evening.
Return ground transport from Kampala, English speaking driver/guide and Lunch as stated above.
Extend your trip to enjoy a more relaxed visit or perhaps take in some other activities available in and around Jinja. Pearl of Africa Tours and Travel has a set of Activity Tours available for you, such as birdwatching, fishing, golfing and horse riding. For the more adventurous traveller we have Adventure Activity Tours also available, such as White Water Rafting, flat Water canoeing, bungee jumping, river boarding, quad biking, kayaking, rock wall climbing, wilderness float trips and more!
Soft Power Volunteer Experiences are also available providing visitors with an opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of the local community. Whether you have time to offer an hour, a day, or a week, your time will be appreciated.
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