Top 5 Activities To Do On Tour In Jinja Town

Jinja town quickly rose from a business spot to one Africa’s most popular holiday destinations popularly visited by tourists and locals searching for adventure and leisure. Situated 50 miles on road east of Kampala city, the town is home to some amazing attractions and activities ideal for solo travellers, families as well small groups including students. Its strategic location on the shores of river Nile coupled with the with a variety of accommodation options available and friendly local Basoga ensures you get a memorable experience worth every penny you pay.
Below are 5 safari activities you can’t afford to miss out when on tour in Jinja town any time of the year
Source Of the Nile Tour
The river Nile is the longest river in the world and its source is believed to be situated close to the shores of Jinja. This activity usually lasts about 2 hours ending with  a visit to craft shops nearby where you buy some local handmade items like bracelets, clothes, mouldings, necklaces, shoes among others that you can take back home as souvenirs.
Town tour
If you not into nature, land or water sports, you could always embark on a tour around town in the comfort of car or on a guided walking tour to give you chance to sample town people’s life and also learn about the history and culture. Places you can visit include local market, Mahatma Ghandi statue, fish landing sites, Nile reptile park , Jinja golf course, plus the various bars, restaurants and night clubs if your into entertainment and night partying.
White Water Rafting
This is by far the most popular water sports on the river whose grade 5 rapids offer the best rafting experience in Africa.  There are a variety of tour companies, safari lodges and camps that organize this extreme sports activity hence you cant run out of options. Explore the nile in a group on an open raft paddling through rapids as you enjoy the scenery and in-case you scared of the flips, you could always ride on the safety raft.  Rafting is ideal for all sizes including kids who can do this on family package.
Quad Biking
The 4 wheel bikes are quickly becoming the best way to explore the local communities and hills in Jinja. Riding through the villages with friends and family on a quad bike offers you an opportunity to interact with the locals as you enjoy scenic views of the nile and landscapes around. Trips last between 4 to 6 hours depending on what package you prefer.
Interested in visiting Jinja this season and looking for things to do, Tristar Africa Skimmer Safaris will craft an itinerary including activities, accommodation offering you a professional guide along with a comfortable safari vehicle to ensure you enjoy your holiday in Uganda.  You can send in an email to or call us on +256-758 540 071 to inquire about rates and availability.