Jinja is the “The Adventure Capital” of East Africa and has lived up to that description.
Attractions in in Jinja District
The source of the Nile
The Nile river is the second longest river in the World. It has been marketed as one of the first European explorers.
Bujagali Lake (former Bujagali Falls)
Within the proximity of 10 kilometers, from Jinja municipality, Bujagali Lake is best known for both excursions and international tourism. The Lake also offers opportunity for bird watching, sunset cruises, canoeing and more.
The falls are found on the Nile, about 18 kilometers North- West of Jinja town. They offer you great opportunity for bird watching especially the weaver bird, camping and picnic outings. The falls are located about 8 kilometers from Jinja. There is great potential of bird watching and Ethno botany.
Lake Victoria Beaches
These beaches have been partially exploited for the 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
Several Islands are found in Lake Victoria including Samuka, Ndaiga and Lwabitooke.There are several potential tourism activities including boat riding, racing, sport fishing, over-night camping, day excursions and various water sports.
Numerous industries found in Jinja attract excursionists, especially school tours including textile, beer, Sugar, steel rolling, grain milling and fish industries. There are several agro based industries such as sugar and tea processing establishments which have potential to attract foreign resident and non- resident tourist.
Demonstration farms and plantations especially sugar estates are currently exploited as a tourist attractions. Agro based industries have tourism potential as an attraction for tourists coming from countries where semi-finished product like sugar.
There are outstanding sport facilities, especially the out-standing Jinja Golf Club and the Bugembe Stadium, Kakindu Stadium offer opportunity for attracting international and national tournaments, whose participants are over- night visitors.
White Water Rafting in Jinja
From mild to wild – white water rafting at its best in Jinja on the White Nile – you might get wet, but you will never forget the experience of rafting on the Nile at Jinja in Uganda. You can take it a bit easy with a family float for you and children.
Jet Boat up the Rapids of the Nile
Jet boat up the River Nile Rapids at incredible speeds and enjoy the wild of the River Nile without being immersed in it except a bit of spray. Simply a most awesome experience.
Kayaking the River Nile
Tandem Kayaking with a most knowledgeable guide to take you down the rapids of the River Nile. You can also try River Surfing, another option at Jinja along the River Nile.
Take a Sunset Cruise with dinner and drink at Jinja – simply a most enjoyable experience while at Jinja on the White River Nile.
Horseback Riding Safaris along the Nile
Horseback riding safari along the Nile and there is even an overnight horseback riding safari of two days – another way to enjoy the Nile, visit Villages and hamlets along the journey and take in the culture and sights.
All Terrain Quad Bike Safari along the Nile
All Terrain Vehicle Quad Biking along the River Nile taking in the sights and the local cultures as you ride through various villages. Visitors to Jinja find this an exhilarating experience.
Mountain Biking along the Nile
Bicycling along the Nile at Jinja is a most enjoyable experience for visitors to the Nile area, there are lot of places where you can ride a bike including along the Nile though various villages and hamlets.
Bungee Jumping into the Historic River Nile
Bungee Jumping, not for the faint of heart, however many simply enjoy the experience of diving into the Nile River below. It is an unforgettable experience for most.
For more activities and tourism information please visit JinjaCity.com