Kampala – Jinja, Uganda
Today we leave the capital, driving a short distance to Jinja and our accommodation, situated on the fresh, grassy banks of the longest river in the world – the River Nile. British explorer John Hanning Speke first recognized Lake Victoria as ‘the source of the Nile’ in 1862, settling a long running debate about Africa’s (and the world’s) longest river. From Lake Victoria, the Nile begins its 4132 mile course through Uganda, Sudan and eventually Egypt, leading out into the Mediterranean Sea. Our accommodation overlooks a sensational set of rapids known as Bujagali Falls, and it is here that we have the opportunity to try our hands at the art of rafting. This is definitely an exhilarating day for any adventure-seeker. In the Jinja area you will also have the chance to roll up your sleeves and make a difference at a local children’s school project – Softpower. This project is a locally-run voluntary programme that aims at constructing and improving schools in the Jinja area. Any contributions from you, even just a few hours of painting or plastering, is always welcome and appreciated. Other activities that you can take part in during your stay in Jinja include mountain biking, quad biking, village walks and for the adrenaline junkies, even bungee jumping!
Our second day in Jinja is free for you to explore this magnificent place and the variety of optional activities for you to choose from. On your last day we explore the community and discover the beauty of the Nile river as you unwind n the banks or indulge in other optional activities.
Trip Highlights: Jinja, Bujagali Falls, Source of the Nile, Optional activities
Accommodation: Nile River Explorers – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast x 3, Lunch x 3, Dinner x 3
Distance Covered: +/-80kms
Approximate Driving Time: 1.5 hours
Optional Activities: Quad Biking US$85, White-water Rafting US$160, Community School Project US$50, Nile Cruise from US$25, Nile SUP from US$20, Kayak from US$20, Fishing Trips from US$80, Mountain Biking from US$30