Jinja town is located on the eastern side of the River Nile which is the longest river in the world. For 18 years Jinja bears a label of the Africa’s center for adventure, Uganda’s Jinja is the perfect remedy to get you well and truly out of your comfort zone. Jinja town is considered among the organized towns in Uganda, however may not believe that Jinja offers beyond what you can imagine, Jinja is not only appreciated for a scenic drive all through but also seen as a playground for large numbers of adventure junkies favored by the water source (River Nile).Therefore it being only a two hour drive outside of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, Jinja is the perfect place to treat yourself to a different kind of thrill.
The following are some of the adventure thrills you can engage yourself in while having a stay or tour around Jinja tour.
Activities to do in Jinja
Horse riding the Nile
I bet you expect to ride horses in Africa but yes there are horseback safaris around Jinja, it takes you through the rich forests, tiny villages, river routes and much more offering you a comprehensive feel of the famous Jinja ranging from one hour minimum up to two days experience. It’s an ideal alternative for community tours on foot.
White Water Rafting on River Nile
White water rafting on River Nile in Uganda is done all year round thanks to Uganda’s equatorial weather; River Nile is a home to some of the best white water rafting in the world. This experience will leave you astonished with the warm waters, stunning scenery and all year sunshine expect for a few raindrops thus providing a unique and pleasurable experience as you raft on Nile rapids, however you can still swim and enjoy the vibrant bird and wildlife.
Jet boating it’s one of the most enjoyable activities on River Nile also offering an exhilarating memorable experience of the Nile, it’s a little different from the white water rafting because with jet boating you hit the rapids on this high speed boat thus the most ever adventurous moment
Bungee jumping is one of the most exciting activities that one can experience when they come to Uganda because it allows you to kiss the Nile 40 m from the high ground. . It is an outdoor extreme sport and is carried out in Jinja via the source of the Nile. Bungee jumping involves jumping off a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord. However this activity has to done alongside other activities because it’s done for a short while.
Kayaking on River Nile is a great way to experience the Nile. A kaya is a small and narrow watercraft which is as the means of a double bladed paddle and its surrounding areas of communities, farmlands, and exotic birds feeding on the fish. Kayak the Nile with perfect weather and daring rapids thus a perfect place to tour.
Swimming in River Nile in Jinja is possible for both the local people in Jinja and also tourist because it’s safe with no record of Bilharzia and other infectious diseases. It is also free from dangerous animals like crocodiles and Hippos.
Horse riding is along the shores of River Nile in the communities and paths through farmlands. Enjoy the scenery in Uganda’s countryside on a horse with children cheering you up as you take in the pure air of Mother Nature and birds.
Squad biking is also a great way to spend your holiday vacation in Jinja along the River Nile. Ride with you fellows through the countryside as your trying to know each other if at all you didn’t and also watch every day Ugandans go about their daily activities mostly those in their gardens as children cheer you on.