Jinja, and The Source of The Nile Adventures

Discover Jinja, Uganda's adventure capital, where the mighty Nile River begins its journey. Here you'll find thrilling adventures, adrenaline-pumping activities like white-water rafting, bungee jumping, and exploring the river's breathtaking landscapes.


Jinja is a vibrant town located on the shores of Lake Victoria at the source of the River Nile, the longest and most famous river in Africa. The Nile has always been a symbol of life and prosperity for the countries it flows through before reaching Egypt, far north of here.

Jinja has rapidly become the adrenaline capital of East Africa, offering an array of thrilling activities like white water rafting, kayaking, quad biking, bungee jumping, and horse-riding amidst the colonial ruins.

For those who prefer a more relaxed pace, there are natural scenic spots nearby. You can take serene nature walks on the river bank and enjoy boat cruises on Lake Bujagali, where you can admire the gentler side of life.

Jinja Adventures

White Water Rafting

Jinja is a popular destination for white water rafting enthusiasts who come here to experience the thrill of navigating through the rapids. There are three different levels of rapids to choose from, catering to different skill levels and preferences. The rapids are classified as class two, three, and five, with class two being suitable for beginners and families, class three for intermediates, and class five for adrenaline junkies and experts.

As part of the tour package, you will be provided with essential safety gear, such as helmets and life jackets, as well as safety training. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to capture your experience through photos.

It's worth noting that this part of the Nile is free from hippos, and the likelihood of encountering a crocodile during your rafting experience is extremely low. In fact, there has not been a crocodile-related incident in over 20 years of rafting in this area.

Accommodation - Where to stay

Jinja offers diverse safari accommodation options, ranging from luxurious lodges with stunning Nile River views to comfortable tented camps and budget-friendly guesthouses, catering to various preferences and budgets. Here are some options for you.