Jinja and the nile region
Just over the border into Uganda’s eastern region lies Jinja, on the banks of the Nile River. In fact, the source of the Nile begins in Jinja—which every local is proud to claim. Once a British colonial outpost, Jinja has now become the adventure capital of Uganda. The town has a friendly, laid-back feel and is a popular landing place for ex-pats of Europe and America. Jinja is approximately a 2 hour drive from Uganda’s capital city, Kampala.
what to do
If you’re looking for outdoor adventure, you’ve come to the right place. Jinja’s Nile River is the place to raft, boat, swim, and bungee jump. There are a variety of campsites and lodging facilities all along its banks, and plenty of picturesque areas to picnic or hike. Downtown Jinja has craft markets, coffee shops, and a handful of good restaurants to grab a bite to eat. This entire area is fertile, lush, and full of banana, coffee, tea, and chocolate plantations. Talk to us about setting up a full day (or two!) of fun!