Day 1: Drive to Jinja via Ssezibwa Falls and Mabira Forest
Your driver/guide will pick you from your Kampala hotel at 9.00am to commence your 1 day tour to Jinja – Uganda’s adventure destination.
Driving along the Kampala – Jinja highway, your first stop is the Sezzibwa Falls. This is a cultural heritage site of Buganda that is rich with traditional folklore as shall be narrated by the site guide!
Other than the cultural aspect, the falls are quite spectacular, surrounded by beautiful lush scenery. There are plenty of birds and some wildlife such as monkeys that may be sighted in the nearby forest. Spend roughly an hour exploring these serene grounds before returning to the highway.
From Ssezibwa Falls, your next stop is Mabira Forest for an exciting nature walk. 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 beautiful jungle. Look out for several monkeys, birds, butterflies, small mammals such as squirrels, and a variety of tree species.
A group of Grey-cheeked Mangabeys has been habituated in this forest for which you stand a chance of encountering. After about two hours in Mabira, return to the road and drive to Jinja town.
Other activity options within the forest include zip-lining – an adrenaline-rising activity to add to the fun. The Mabira Forest Canopy Super Skyway is a canopy “zip-line” system that sends you soaring between the tallest trees in the rainforest. You are led to pass through ancient trees by experienced Sky Captains/Sky guides across a network of 5 zip-lines that stretches 250 metres across River Musamya. From Mabira, you will continue on to Jinja.
Enjoy lunch in Jinja at the Jinja Sailing Club, after which you 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 the short boat ride to the exact place where the Nile starts, return and head to Source of the Smile Hotel where you will check-in for overnight. After you have checked in, you can rest, freshen up and head out to Bourbon bar and restaurant for a night experience in Jinja. The Bourbon is located right on the banks of the Nile. At your pleasure, you will be returned to your accommodation for overnight
Day 2: Fun activities & Drive back to Kampala
This morning, enjoy breakfast at leisure. At 10.00am, you will be driven to the Bujjagali area where most of these fun and adrenaline-rising activities take place. Activities to choose from include:
– A half day rafting expedition on the Nile
– Quad biking along trails beside the young Nile river
– Bungee jumping
– Horse-back riding
Later, you will return to Kampala – arriving back at or before 5pm.
• Accommodation in a Standard Room
• Transport in non-air-conditioned 7-seater safari minivan
• Activities (if any) as outlined in detailed itinerary
• Services of an English speaking driver guide
• Personal expenses like beverages including water, soft drinks, beer, spirits or meals not included in the itinerary
• Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary