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Jolting Jinja – East Africa’s adventure capital


A verdant terrain of riverine forest and endless sugar cane fields are sprawled along the north shores of Lake Victoria, widely agreed upon as the source of one of the Nile’s great tributaries, the White Nile. Jinja calls this stretch of Uganda home and offers up an abundance of fun and entertainment for thrill-seeking travellers, having long held a reputation as the ‘adventure capital of East Africa’.

Spend a day white water rafting along the upper reaches of the Nile’s rushing waterways, bungee jump over the Nile, or horse ride along its expansive banks. Mountain biking, quad biking, and nature hiking trails are dotted around the town and along the lake’s banks, while Jinja itself boasts a number of restaurants and a brewery where local beer can be sampled.

Jinja is approximately 85km east of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, and 123km from Entebbe and its international airport. The road between Kampala and Entebbe is in good condition while the town itself is a major station along the Ugandan Railway making it an easy point to reach. The town also boasts a harbour that services Lake Victoria ferries, allowing visitors to travel easily between Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya.

 

Highlights

  • Jinja is nestled between Lake Victoria and the White Nile
  • Known as the adventure capital of the country with activities ranging from white water rafting and bungee jumping to mountain biking and horse-riding
  • Only 85km from Kampala and 123km from Entebbe and its international airport
  • The town has a harbour for the Lake Victoria ferries, which carries visitors between Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya
  • A major station along the Ugandan Railway line

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