1 Day Jinja City Tour: Mabira Forest, Source of the Nile Jinja and Ssezibwa Falls
1 Day Jinja City Tour adventures you to some of the tourist attractions and activities in and around Jinja town, with our first stopover being the historical Sezibwa Falls which are about 7m high with a sweet hissing sound.
Program for the 1 day Jinja City Tour safari package
Morning session: Sezibwa Falls and Mabira Forest Visit
The driver picks you up at exactly 7:30 am after your breakfast at the hotel/place of residence. Start-off the early morning drive on Jinja road highway which will lead us to our first stop being at the Historical Sezibwa waterfalls which are approximately 32 kilometers east of Kampala city in Mukono District.
The falls are about seven meters high and with the sweet hissing sound created by the falling water which forms a beautiful scenery. This is complemented by the natural vegetation cover and the undulating and steep rocks over which the waters fall.
The site has several bird species which present a wonderful opportunity for birding activities. The site also presents several tourist activities such as bird watching, camping, rock climbing, nature walks, hiking, and canoeing.
We check out and continue to the Mabira forest for 2 hours where we have a forest walk. The Mabira forest is a rainforest area covering about 300 square kilometers (120 square miles) situated in Buikwe District between Lugazi and Jinja.
Mabira forest is a habitat to over 300 bird species and many Ugandan primates. The forest is great, it is still natural and the nature walk is just amazing.
You will walk for over an hour under tree canopies without spotting the sky. There are very many primates that you will see on the way, beautiful forest birds, and great temperatures.
Afternoon session: Visiting the Ripon Falls / Source of the Nile & Birding
We continue to Jinja town and have lunch at the Sunset Hotel or any other place or hotel you may wish. Then prepare for the afternoon drive to the Ripon Falls which was formerly called the source of the Nile, and continue to the real source of the Nile and see where the Nile originates from.
If you are a bird lover, this is a must-place for you. Return later at 4:30 pm and drive through the Jinja one Main Street and get back to Kampala.
Not forgetting that you may decide to relax by the source of the Nile with some drinks and ask your guide to pick you up later on. The guides are all professional, they will point out all the bird species that they come across and the many lizards along with the River Nile source.
When you get to the point where the Nile river dramatically separates from Lake Victoria, the stream of water will start running towards the North forming the Victoria Nile co-joining with the Albert Nile in the Murchison falls National Park to the Southern Sudan to meet the Blue and White Nile and continue through Egypt to the Mediterranean sea.
What is included in your 1 day Jinja city tour 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 the client if interested).
What is excluded in your 1 Day Jinja city tour package
- Tips and all items of personal nature.
- All drinks taken at the lodges.
End of the 1 Day Jinja City Tour
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