Jinja excursion, a Home Town of the source of River Nile perfect for your Holiday experience via Mabira Forest.

 

 Jinja Tour, Jinja Excursion, Boat Cruise, Fishing Safaris, Camping Safaris, white water rafting, Bungee jumping, Kampala city tour, Mabira forest.
This is a unique safari which will get a chance to adventure the uniqueness of Uganda when it comes to your visit to Jinja home of the world’s longest River known as the Nile River.

You will start the safari by passing Lugazi which is a favorite place of rest and healing for the Kabakas of Buganda Kingdom, you will also be able to visit the Ssezibwa falls which are so fascinating and believed to have been born by a woman, and this safari also includes a visit to Mabira forest which is also one of the biggest forest in Uganda hoisting a great number of primates and birds.

At Jinja, there are many tourist activities to engage in and some of these are the boat cruise on the source of the Nile, the culture of the people living in the town of Jinja, white water rafting and bungee jumping.

Jinja is the second biggest commercial centre in Uganda which was established in 1907 by the British as an administrative centre for Busoga region. It lies in the south east of Uganda, 87 km north east of the capital, Kampala city. The beautiful city of Jinja is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, near the source of the White Nile River. It’s the chief town of Jinja District, remained the capital of Busoga region and is considered the capital of the Kingdom of Busoga. It was the industrial heart of Uganda between 1954 and the late 1970s.

It has a population of approximately 106,000, most of them being Bantus by ethnic group origin. Cotton-packing, nearby sugar estates, and railway access all enabled it to grow in size. By 1906 a street pattern had been laid out, and Indian traders moved in from around 1910

Power was from the hydro-electric Nalubaale Power Station at the Owen Falls Dam. In the 1960s, Jinja, like all the towns in Uganda, was  segregated, with little mixing of white, East Indian and black neighborhoods. The white area was by the lakeside, whiles the East Indians who were the commercial and the business class and lived in the rest of the town. In 1971 and 1972, Idi Amin expelled East Indians from Uganda.

Farming here thrives on the productive soils, plentiful water sources and dependable rainfall. Additional industries are metal processing, leather and paper processing, grain milling, sugar, some organic fruits and coffee growing for export, and brewing for local sale. There is some local and export fishing on Lake Victoria and Bujagali Falls, which is located downriver from Owen Falls Dam about 8Kms north of Jinja. Bujagali Falls is a world-class spot for kayaking and white water rafting, and also a popular weekend picnic area for local Ugandans. There is an active Hindu temple near Jinja, which has a bronze bust of Gandhi also a Buddhist temple is found in the town.

For any inquiries about Jinja safaris, email us on info@jinjatours.com or call +256 701367970. Ready to serve you…

 

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