Jinja source of the Nile day trips are meant for those that have a full day to spend before or after their tour. For those that are in Uganda for meetings and conferences, Jinja source of the Nile is another way of spending their spare time as they enjoy the beauty of Uganda the Pearl of Africa.
Why visit Jinja source of the Nile.
Jinja source of the Nile is a point where River Nile starts its long journey to Mediterranean sea. By visit the source of the Nile, you would have seen the source of the longest river on planet earth and also the largest flesh water lake in Africa. There has been controversies about the source of the Nile with Rwanda claiming that The source of the mighty River Nile is in Nyungwe Forest. This is not the case at all since all rivers that originate from Rwanda, Rwenzori pour their water in Lake victoria and its from lake victoria at Jinja that we get to see River Nile separating from Lake victoria to start its long journey northwards. Encounter Africa safaris organizes day trips to go and view the source of the Nile.
How to get to Jinja source of the Nile
Jinja source of the Nile excursion requires driving from Kampala via Mabira forest, road side markets, tea and sugar plantations. You may have lunch before taking you boat ride to the exact point of the source. There many boats strategically stationed at the source of the Nile to take clients to the point. This boat excursion takes like one hour and you will have an opportunity to bird on the source of the Nile. Due to traffic jam on Kampala-Jinja road, one is advised to start very early in the morning so that there is ample time to return to Kampala in time. If you have some spare time, you may as well take a tour in and around jinja to explore more about what Jinja has to offer in terms of tours and excursions. Contact Encounter Africa Safaris and we will take you there.