Location Covered: Jinja,

This is by far the best day tour from Kampala as it includes visiting a number of places and doing several activities. It is little wonder the tour goes to Eastern region the adventure capital of Uganda. Among the activities on this tour includes visiting the Sezibwa Falls Cultural Heritage Site to see the beautiful waterfalls and learn about preserved African traditional cultures, visit the Mabira rainforest for a trek that brings you close to nature and wildlife such as monkeys and birds, and finally you will take a boat ride on the might River Nile in Jinja and visit the famous Source of the Nile. This a family friendly tour and your kids will enjoy themselves.

Day 1

Visit Sezibwa Falls

Nature Walk at Mabira Forest

Boat Cruise on the Nile

Source of the Nile

Transfer from Kampala to the Source of the Nile in Jinja and along the way visit Sezibwa Falls and Mabira Rainforest for a Nature Walk

  • Start this day tour as early as possible, departing from Kampala not later than 7.00am. Driving along the Kampala – Jinja, your first stop is after about 20 miles (forty minutes drive) at the spectacular Sezibwa Falls. This is a cultural heritage site of the Buganda Kingdom that is rich with traditional folklore as shall be narrated by the site guide! Other than the cultural aspect, the falls are spectacularly beautiful, surrounded by lush greenery. There are plenty of birds and some wildlife such as monkeys that may be sighted in the nearby forest. You will spend roughly an hour exploring these serene spiritual grounds before returning to the highway.
  • After roughly twenty minutes you shall arrive to Mabira Forest for another exciting adventure. Mabira Forest is the largest natural forest in Central Uganda that extends several miles along the Kampala – Jinja highway. Sign up at the Mabira Forest Eco Site and take to the forest trails to explore this incredibly rich jungle. Look out for several monkeys, birds, butterflies, small mammals such as squirrels, and get to learn about the different species of trees. A group of Grey-cheeked Mangabeys has been habituated in this forest for which you stand a chance of encountering, however you will not be out to track them as this is different activity all together. After about two hours in Mabira, return to the road and drive to Jinja town.
  • Have lunch along the mighty Nile in Jinja, after which you will continue to the Source of the Nile. Take a boat ride from the shores of the Nile to the exact spot where the Nile waters start to flow. After some photo moments, enjoy the ride further into Lake Victoria, enjoying the beautiful countryside. For the keen birder, there are plenty of water birds including Cormorants, Egrets, Fish Eagles, Pelicans, etc... The ride is roughly an hour long, return and depart for Kampala, driving through Jinja town where you could purchase some souvenirs such as crafts.
  • Expect to arrive in Kampala by 6pm, drop-off at the hotel.

General Tips: 

  • For our adventurous clients we can recommend the 5 grade White-Water Rafting on River Nile. Please contact us for more information.
  • For families we can highly recommend the family float on River Nile (on half- or full-day basis). Enjoy the family-friendly rafting on the Nile.

What to bring:

  • Walking boots for the nature walk through Mabira Forest.
  • Sun screen is advisable.