1 Day Jinja City Tour Uganda Safari: Mabira Forest, Source of the Nile Jinja and Ssezibwa Falls
This amazing 1 Day Jinja City Tour Uganda Safari has a blend of numerous tourist attraction sites around Jinja town and nearby places with the first stopover being the historical Ssezibwa falls with a height of about 8m and a sweet mind-blowing natural hissing sound!
This Jinja City Tour Uganda safari further proceeds to a mind-blowing guided forest walk through Mabira Forest that lasts up to 2hrs in duration. A number of birds of various species are spotted throughout the forest as this is their natural habitat as well as various plants and mammals.
Later on, after participating in the above energy-draining activities, you will take a memorable boat cruise to the Source of the Nile as you relax to catch up with the beautiful sceneries and views you should not miss out to capture on your camera.
Program for the 1 day Jinja City Tour Uganda safari package
Morning session: Sezibwa Falls and Mabira Forest Visit
1 Day Jinja City Tour Uganda Safari kicks off at 7:30 AM prompt after morning breakfast; the driver will pick you up in a hotel or your place of residence! The drive is along Jinja highway with the first stopover in the historical Sezibwa waterfalls which are located approximately 32kilometres East of Kampala, Uganda’s Capital.
While here, you will experience a natural blend of vegetation with the rocks with beautiful scenery of waterfalls about 7 meters high as they hit the bottom waters. This creates a natural soul-healing hissing sound that one experiences once in long while!
This mighty site also harbors a number of bird species that present a great opportunity for birding activities to all bird lovers! Additionally, other activities like camping, hiking, natural forest walks, and canoeing can also be conducted!
Upon checking out, the journey proceeds to Mabira Natural Forest for a 2hr guided nature walk through the forest. Mabira Forest is a rainforest spanning a land area estimated at 300square kilometers (120square miles) located in Buikwe District between Lugazi Town Council and Jinja City!
Being a natural forest, you will enjoy the walk through the forest canopies that can last up to over an hour without directly spotting the sky. As you enjoy the natural breeze radiated by the forest cover, you will encounter a number of primates and over 300 bird species that really make this guided walk another amazing experience!
Afternoon session: Visiting the Ripon Falls / Source of the Nile & Birding
1 Day Jinja City Tour Uganda Safari’s afternoon session starts off with a drive to Jinja City for lunch at Jinja Sunset Hotel or any other facility you choose.
After lunch, you prepare for an afternoon drive to the Rippon Falls formerly known as the Source of the Nile, which after you visit the actual Source of the Nile and get to see the Origin of the Nile!
This is another exciting moment for any Bird lover to encounter as you will surely see some of nature’s amazing bird species and as well get to learn about the past history of the Nile and its source! A return journey to Kampala later starts off at 4:30 pm through Jinja on Main Street!
All along, you may choose to relax at the Source of the Nile and request the guide to pick you up at a later time, our professional guides will keep showing you all the species of the birds you come across as well as the lizards along the Nile River.
The most interesting and awaited moment of this 1 Day Jinja City Tour Uganda Safari is when you come to a close point where the Nile dramatically detaches itself from Lake Victoria, a stream of water will start flowing to the North forming the Albert Nile which flows to join the Blue and White Nile of South Sudan and the flow proceeds to the Mediterranean Sea through Egypt.
What is included in your 1 Day Jinja City Tour Uganda Safari package?
- Visit the Ssezibwa falls with a hike around.
- Nature walks in the Mabira forest.
- English Speaking driver/guide plus all the transport.
- Bottled water, lunch, and a soft drink.
- Boat ride on Lake Victoria to see the source of the Nile.
- Pick up and drop off from Hotel in Kampala.
- Jinja city tour/ drive.
What to pack or carry?
- Camera and Batteries
- A backpack
- Cap / Hat
- Light clothes
- Insect repellant
- [Optional]- Canopy Zip – lining activity in Mabira forest. (Paid separately by a client if interested).
What is excluded in your 1 Day Jinja City Tour Uganda Safari package
- Tips and all items of personal nature.
- All drinks are taken at the lodges.