JINJA, LAKE VICTORIA & THESOURCE OF THE NILE
The Nile is one of the greatest rivers on Earth, weaving more than 4,000 miles from the heart of Africa through Khartoum and Cairo to the Mediterranean. That journey begins in Uganda – where the waters of the Victoria Nile leave Lake Victoria at Jinja. With Kabubbu just two hours away, the Kabubbu Resort Centre can take you there or help organise a trip for you.
The 30-mile stretch north of Jinja has become a magnet for thrill-seekers with white water rafting on the raging torrents of the river as the biggest attraction. There’s also kayaking, bungee jumping, quad-biking and an aerial runway. And with pleasant temperatures and a constant water flow, the Nile offers some of the best rafting in the world, all year round.
The less adventurous can drink in the spectacular scenery from the riverbank or take a leisurely boat trip on Lake Victoria. There’s also time to look around Jinja, Uganda’s second largest town. You can even tour Jinja’s Nile Breweries. Jinja was identified in 1862 by the explorer, John Speke, as the site of the source of the Nile. The natural landmark was submerged when the Owen Falls Dam was built in the 1950s, but there are gardens and plaques on both banks of the river as it leaves Lake Victoria.
We can also arrange a day trip from the Kabubbu Resort Centre to the source of the Nile at Lake Victoria and Jinja to include a boat trip on Lake Victoria.
The Mabira Forest Reserve lies halfway between Kampala and Jinja and is perfect spot to break your journey. Stay longer and enjoy walking trails and wildlife such as red-tailed monkeys, blue duiker and an incredible range of birdlife.
- Leave Kabubbu after early breakfast
- Arrive Jinja/Nile mid-morning
- Briefing/training from rafting guides
- Afternoon rafting
- Dinner and overnight at hotel
- Early breakfast at hotel
- Full day rafting - or -
- Morning rafting; lunch, afternoon - other activities or relaxing
- Return to Kabubbu