JINJA – The name ‘Jinja’ means ‘Rock’. This was named so simply because in Africa, rivers like the Nile hindered migration, this explains the ethnic boundaries along the Nile as one moves north from the river’s source on the northern shores of Lake Victoria. It covers an area of 767.7sq Km of which 701.9 sq km is land and the rest (65.8 Sq km) is covered by water bodies. Jinja is famously known as the origin of the source of the Nile by British Explorer –John Speke and we do refer to it as the Adventure Town of Uganda!
DAY 1: KAMPALA – JINJA 90KMS / 3 HOURS DRIVE – MABIRA FOREST
After breakfast we will depart Kampala and head towards the unknown East to Jinja.
Start you adventure with a Forest walk in Mabira Forest. This is one of the largest and most beautiful tropical forests in Uganda. While your guide will be able to explain you all about the flora and fauna during the hike, you will have chances of seeing different species of primates, birds and colourful butterflies. Different trails are available ranging from 20 minutes up to 3-4 hours. Thereafter head to Jinja arriving in the early evening. Dinner and Overnight at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 2: JINJA FULL DAY – RAFTING AND WILD JET BOAT RIDE
Have breakfast and then head for the wild waters with rafts, kayakers, photographer and video kayaker; get prepared to get in touch with your wild side in the warm waters of the Nile.
The equipment is provided for rafting high-flotation life jackets, helmets, spray jackets and custom-made rafting equipment. After a delicious picnic lunch and BBQ snack head for the Jet for the ¾ hour excursion with a race up rapids at speeds exceeding 90 kph, skimming past rocky outcrops at close range, as you twist and turn amongst the heavily forested islands. Hold on tight and brace yourself for the world famous 360° spins; this jet literally spins a full circle in its own length without losing momentum* This is inclusive of high-flotation life jackets, spray jackets and a custom-made 12-seater, jet boat. Overnight & dinner at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
Day 3: QUAD BIKING AND BUNGEE JUMPING
After breakfast we will go on a 4 hour quad bike safari. Follow the small tracks through the bushes that will lead you to undiscovered beautiful viewpoints overlooking the rapids of the Nile. The safari will give you also the chance to explore the African countryside from another angle, as you pass small villages, cultivated land and see people during their daily activities.
Return to the lodge for lunch and thereafter head back head for Bungee Jumping (optional).
Real adventurers can start or end the day with a dip in the river Nile of 44m drop from the platform! Leap from one of the most spectacular sites in the world from a 32m river side cliff enabled by a 12m cantilevered steel bungee tower. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
*The Bungee jump list* *
- Water Touch – Hand touch the source of the Nile
- Tandem – Jump with a friend, it’s merrier!
- Elevator – Hop off the platform and do inform us whether your heart is intact!
- Full Moon – Extreme thrill and touch down by the light of the moon.
- Stunt jumps – Do it seated or ride off on a bike
- Bungee Jump Rates: USD 145 per person for any of the activities above
Day 4: HORSEBACK RIDING- ENTEBBE – DEPARTURE 120KMS/ 3HRS
After breakfast, head for the 2 hour expedition for the more advanced riders, you will have the
opportunity to go through the hills and plantations but also with the section in the village and along the Nile. Later have lunch and thereafter head back to Entebbe for your onward journey.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Rates quoted in USD per person on Twin Sharing Basis
|HOTEL||1 PAX||2 PAX||3 PAX||4 PAX||5 PAX|
|Jinja Nile Resort (Luxury Lodges)||2624||1779||1735||1535||1557|
|Gately On the Nile (Midrange Lodges)||2447||1716||1634||1471||1471|
GST EXTRA (APPLICABLE FOR INDIAN MARKETS ONLY )
|Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with gasoline/fuel||International Airfares, Excess baggage charges, Ugandan Entry Visa Fees, Fees for International travel|
|Mineral water in the vehicle||Vaccinations and Inoculations|
|Services of an English speaking Driver/guide||Items of personal nature such us Laundry, Telecommuncation, Room service & Beverages,
|Accommodation as shown at the lodges mentioned in the itinerary depending on final choice||Tips and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and Hotels staff|
|Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)||Shopping charges for Curios and Crafts|
|All Park Entrance Fees||International Airport Departure Taxes|
|Gorilla Tracking Permits (prices as shown separately)||Optional activities unless specified as included, Any other|
|Statutory Taxes where applicable and personal Medical emergency evacuation cover||Services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included|