JINJA CITY SOURCE OF THE NILE TOUR, JINJA TOWN TOUR, JINJA CITY TOUR, WATER RAFTING IN JINJA ON THE NILE, BUGEE JUMPING IN JINJA, NILE BOAT CRUISE
Jinja also dubbed the adventure capital of Uganda is located at the confluence of Lake Victoria and the source of River Nile bordering the Districts of Mukono and Kayunga to the west, Mayuge and Iganga to the East and Kamuli to the north. It is the second most important capital city of Uganda.Jinja has a vibrant downtown and broad leafy residential streets set next to the Nile River. Tourism has grown to compete with the manufacturing past of the town as nearby watersports draw visitors from all around. Here you can get your fix of kayaking, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, horseback riding, Boat Cruises, Kayaking, Mountain Biking and mountain biking.The various tourists’ attractions in Jinja include the following;
Source of the Nile
Flanked today by the city of Jinja, the waterfall described by Speke now lies submerged beneath the Owen Falls Dam, Uganda’s main source of hydro-electric power. Still, a visit to the source of the Nile remains a moving and wondrous experience, no less so to those who have seen the same river as it flows past the ancient Egyptian temples of Luxor some 6,000 km downstream. The source of the Nile, alluded to hazily in the ancient writings of Ptolemy, stood as one of the great geographical mysteries of the Victorian Age.
This is located along the Nile River, within a distance of about 10 kilometers from Jinja municipality. The scenery and short boat cruise activities currently exploited on a small scale have an enormous potential for both excursions and international tourism. The lake also offers opportunity for bird watching.
Itanda Falls are also found on the Nile, 18 kilometers north-west of Jinja town. The falls offer opportunity for bird watching (especially the weaver birds), camping and picnic outings.
Lake Victoria Beaches
The Lake’s beaches have been partially exploited for location of tourism developments, especially hotels. These beaches include the sites at Sailing Club, Tilapia Club and Masese. Besides the scenery, the lake can be exploited for water sports, which would attract the domestic, foreign resident and foreign non-resident tourists.
Islands in Lake Victoria
These include Samuka, Ndaiga, LwabitookeI and LwabitookeII. In this Island,you can enjoy various activities such as boat racing, sport fishing, over-night camping, day excursions and various water sports.
The numerous industries found in Jinja attract excursionists, especially school tours. These include textile (Nytil Picfare), beer (Nile Breweries), sugar (Kakira Sugar Works), steel rolling (Jinja Steel Rolling Mills), grain milling (Jinja Grain Millers) and fish (Masese Fish Factory) and tea processing (Garden Tea) industries.
Visit to Jinja can offer you an opportunity to explore the Agro-based industries such as sugar and tea processing establishments and even the hydroelectricity plant at Jinja Owen Falls.
Jinja is sports Centre in Uganda. The town has Sports facilities such as out-standing Jinja golf pitch and the Bugembe Stadium. These offer recreational grounds for sports activities
Community market visits
Jinja main market and several other markets operating on various days are a potential places to experience African way of shopping.
Antiquities / Historical sites
A number of historical sites exist in Jinja district. These are: Bujagali ancestral site, for Soga tribe ancestral spirits, at Bujagali Lake, the current Busoga King’s palace at Nakabango; Mpumudde hill, the historical meeting place of the Busoga chiefs and the British colonial Governors. Mpumudde is also the place where King Kabalega, of the Bunyoro Kingdom died.
Crafts shops, workshops and community groups are common in Jinja town and its suburbs, making mats, baskets and other souvenirs from papyrus and other natural materials.
The different tourist’s activities in Jinja include the following;
White Water Rafting
The upper stretch of the Nile, a long, rollicking string of grade IV and V rapids, is one of the world’s most spectacular white-water rafting destinations, and for many people rafting here is the highlight of their visit to Uganda. Despite the intensity of some of the rapids, most people who venture here are first-time rafters; it’s the perfect opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and give something different ago.
Map Showing the i Day Jinja City source of the Nile Tour
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