2 Day Jinja Tour

Explore Jinja city in 2 days for individuals, families and groups, Guided tour of Jinja in 2 days

Jinja city, located in Uganda, is a vibrant and diverse destination that offers a plethora of attractions and activities for visitors to explore. Whether you have just a weekend or a couple of days to spare, here is a suggested itinerary to make the most out of your time in Jinja.

Explore Jinja city in 2 days

2 days Jinja city tour is a short Uganda tour uniquely designed to let you explore the Source of the Nile at Jinja- the renowned adventure capital of East Africa. The tour takes you through amazing experiences including an enroute visit to Ssezibwa waterfalls and a forest walk in the lush Mabira Forest then the captivating white-water rafting on the Source of the Nile.

Jinja is the second biggest and busiest city after Kampala, and it is located in Eastern Uganda. Founded in 1907, Jinja city is about 85kms away from Kampala and it is suitably located on Lake Victoria shores it is where the Source of the River Nile is found. It is incredibly one iconic tourist destination with plenty of attractions and adventure experiences ranging from bungee jumping, white water rafting, kayaking, and boat cruise to horseback riding.

Jinja 2-day tour summary:

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Jinja

  • Pick up from Entebbe International Airport
  • Drive to Jinja (about 2-3 hours)
  • Check into the hotel and freshen up
  • Visit the Source of the Nile River
  • Evening boat cruise on the Nile River
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 2: Adventure Activities and Departure

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Choose between various activities:
    • White-water rafting
    • Bungee jumping
    • Quad biking
    • Horse riding
    • Kayaking
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Visit Sezibwa Falls (optional)
  • Drive back to Entebbe/Kampala
  • Drop off at the airport or your chosen destination

Detailed itinerary for the 2 day Jinja city tour

Day 1:

Start off the day with a delicious breakfast and meet with your tour leader to go over the itinerary. From there, take a drive to Jinja on the Jinja-Kampala highway. Along the way, you can take a break at the beautiful and culturally significant Ssezibwa Waterfalls to snap some pictures.
Start your day by visiting the iconic Source of the Nile. This is the spot where the world’s longest river, the Nile, originates. Take a boat ride or go for a leisurely walk along the riverbank to admire the beautiful scenery and learn about the historical significance of this location.

Next, head to the Bujagali Falls, a series of picturesque waterfalls located just a short drive from the city center. Enjoy the stunning views and, if you’re feeling adventurous, try your hand at some water activities such as rafting or kayaking.

In the afternoon, visit the Jinja Sailing Club, a popular spot for sailing and windsurfing. You can take lessons if you’re a beginner or simply relax and soak in the tranquil atmosphere by the shores of Lake Victoria. Don’t forget to capture some memorable photos of the breath-taking sunset over the lake.

Day 2:

Begin your day with a warm cup of tea or coffee in the morning, then gather for a briefing about the white water rafting adventure ahead. Afterwards, embark on a thrilling journey down the Nile River, experiencing a series of challenging rapids throughout the day.
Start your second day with a visit to the Mabira Forest Reserve. This lush rainforest is a haven for nature lovers and offers numerous hiking trails for you to explore. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty, spot various bird species, and keep an eye out for monkeys and other wildlife that call this forest home.

Afterward, make your way to the Sezibwa Falls, another scenic waterfall located just a short drive from Jinja. Take a refreshing dip in the cool waters or simply enjoy a picnic by the riverbank while being surrounded by the sounds of nature.

Before you wrap up your visit, take a trip to the Jinja Cultural Centre. Here, you can learn about the rich cultural heritage of the area through traditional dances, music performances, and art exhibitions. Don’t forget to try some local delicacies while you’re there.

Once you’ve completed the exhilarating white water rafting experience, take a break for lunch before returning to the hotel to check out and begin your journey back to Kampala.

This Package includes:

  • Full board Accommodation
  • Guides
  • Forest walk at Mabira Forest
  • Ssezibwa waterfalls
  • Enroute lunches.
  • White water rafting

Hiking Mabira forest

Mabira Forest is a beautiful and serene place to go hiking. It’s located in the central region of Uganda and offers a variety of trails for all levels of hikers. It’s perfect for a peaceful weekend getaway or for a more challenging trek. With lush vegetation and a variety of wildlife, Mabira Forest is a great place to explore and experience the beauty of nature.

Other activities in Jinja

Jinja Uganda is a great place to explore and take part in a variety of activities. There are outdoor activities such as mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and kayaking on the Nile. Additionally, you can go to Bujagali Falls for some bungee jumping and zip-lining. For those looking for more cultural activities, there are local markets and many craft workshops to explore. Jinja is also home to a few historic sites, such as the Source of the Nile and the Speke Monument, both of which offer interesting insight into the history of the area. No matter what type of activity you are looking for, Jinja offers plenty of opportunities to explore and experience its unique culture.

Tour includes

  • Ground transport
  • Bottled water
  • Sezibwa falls
  • Mabira forest hike
  • Entrance of Source of River Nile
  • Boat trip
  • Lunch
  • Service of an English-speaking bird guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Tour excludes

  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance

If you are going to Explore Jinja city in 2 days , here is a list of things you may want to bring with you:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Your camera
  • Your phone
  • Your wallet
  • A change of clothes
  • A towel
  • A pair of comfortable shoes
  • Sandals
  • A backpack
  • Insect repellent

In conclusion, Jinja city offers a diverse range of attractions and activities that can be explored in just a couple of days. From the Source of the Nile to the Bujagali Falls, Mabira Forest Reserve, Sezibwa Falls, and the Jinja Cultural Centre, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So, pack your bags, get ready for an adventure, and make the most of your time in Jinja city, let us book the trip for you.

Explore Jinja city in 2 days

It’s time to book a 2 day Jinja tour Whether you’re planning a day out for yourself, your family, or a group of friends, this is the perfect destination. With plenty of activities to choose from, you’re sure to have a great time. From boat rides to sightseeing, there is something for everyone. So don’t hesitate – to book your day trip to Jinja now!