1 Day Jinja Source of the Nile safari

1 day Jinja source of the Nile safari: This 1 day Jinja source of the Nile safari is one of the shortest Uganda safari that enables tourists on a budget and limited time safari to explore the source of the River Nile that was confirmed by an explorer Speke. This 1 day Jinja source of the Nile safari starts and ends in Kampala/ Entebbe and it requires that you spend an overnight in Kampala/Entebbe the day before the safari. You may opt to stopover at Mabira forest reserve on the way to Jinja or from Jinja.

1 Day Jinja Source of the Nile safari

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Jinja, visit source of the Nile and return to Kampala

Transfer to Jinja and Visit source of the Nile: Early in the morning on this beautiful 1 day Jinja Nile safari, you will be met by our safari driver who will introduce himself to you and pick you from your hotel where you spent an overnight either in Entebbe or Kampala and set off on a Journey to Jinja for exploration of source of the Nile while briefing you about the expectations, possible encounters and all other information that you ought to know while on this one day adventurous Uganda safari. Along the way, you will enjoy the clear view of sugar plantation farms, encounter some locals in their farms, enjoy some street snacks including roasted gonja (Plantain), some roasted meat (Mchomo) and proceed your journey with a stopover at Mabira forest reserve one of the most beautiful natural tropical rain forest in Uganda. There is a lot of things to do in Mabira forest such as Zip lining, birding, Mangabey monkey tracking and guided forest walk among others. You may choose to do any of the mentioned activities at Mabira forest reserve then proceed with your road drive to Jinja where you will enjoy your lunch. As soon as your lunch is done, embark on a boat cruise along the Nile River to visit the exact source since Speke confirmed that Nile River originates from Jinja in Uganda the pearl of Africa. During the boat cruise to the Nile source, look out for other tourist attracts along the shores of the river that will make your visit to the source of the Nile more fascinating. 

After boat cruise to the source of the Nile River, have a visit to Speke monument, Mahtama Ghandi statue, visit the craft shops for some souvenirs and any other attractive place in Jinja then set off on the Journey to embark on a 2hours drive back to Kampala the capital city of your Uganda. If time allow, you will explore the beautiful city before heading to the airport for departures to the neither destination or back home depending on your flight details.

Meal plan: Lunch


Inclusive in this 1 day Jinja Nile safari

  • Pick up and drop off
  • A 4×4 safari vehicle and fuel throughout the safari
  • An English speaking guide/driver
  • Meals will be as per itinerary
  • Enough drinking water throughout the safari

Exclusive in 1 day Jinja Nile safari

  • International travel expenses such as Visa and air ticket
  • Optional activities
  • Accommodation if any before or after the safari
  • Life insurance fees
  • Tips to the guide
  • Alcoholic drinks, juices and other beverages
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry fees
  • Other expenses of personal nature such as Airtime, emails, Cigarettes, crafts among others.

Conclusion: This 1 day Jinja safari is indeed a true definition of a short Uganda safari yet more enjoyable as you spend some time in Mabira forest reserve listening to the sweet melodies of the birds over the tree canopies and visit the exact spot that was confirmed by Speke as the source of Nile River the second longest river in the entire world. This 1 day Jinja source of the Nile safari can be combined with white water rafting by adding one more day to make 2 days Jinja adventurous safari.

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