It is located at the northern end on Lake Victoria in South Eastern Uganda. Lying on the north of the Equator at an altitude of 3,750 feet above sea level, Jinja has a very pleasant climate with temperatures ranging from 17 degrees to 28 degrees C. The town is situated on the east bank of the River Nile, where the longest river in the World, the Nile starts its 6,670 km journey from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea.
The journey to jinja from Kampala will rewards you with small townships, farmland, Mabira Forest, tea & sugarcane plantations.
You cross the Nile at the Owens Falls Dam, which was completed in 1954.
Welcome to Jinja, the adventure city
Large houses with big yards are a part of the legacy that the original developers gave the town, with quiet tree lined streets giving ambience to the laid-back and warm welcome that visitors generally experience on arrival. Rush hour in Jinja is very different from that in Kampala. With much less traffic it is very easy to get around. At least half of all vehicles are bicycles and small motorcycles (boda-boda). Generally there’s a cool breeze blowing in from Lake Victoria, clean air rather than smog to breath. There is a slow, steady feel to life at the Source of the river Nile city. Good accommodation, a peaceful and friendly atmosphere, features of natural beauty and lots of adventurous activities including Bungee jumping, White water rafting, Quad Biking, lake views, Source of the Nile river, Kayaking, Horse ride, Night life and much more. Take a walk along the streets where you find many restaurants with a wide variety of cuisines, bars with indoor, garden and pavement seating. There are all types of accommodation from luxury hotels/lodges to budget, which includes options for backpackers and camping.
- White water rafting
- Visit source of the river Nile
- Quad Biking
- Quad Biking
- Horse back riding
- River boarding down the Nile
- Tandem Kayaking