1 Day Jinja tour: Mabira Forest, Source of the Nile Jinja and Ssezibwa Falls

1 Day Jinja tour adventures you to some of the tourist attractions and acitivities in and around Jinja town, with our first stopover being the historical Sezibwa Falls which are about 7m high with sweet hissing sound. Proceed to Mabira Forest Reserve for a 2 hours guided forest walk, while spotting a number of bird, mammal and plant species. Later on go for a memorable boat ride to the Source of the Nile.

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1 Day Jinja tour - City tour from Kampala - Mabira Forest, Source of the Nile and Ssezibwa Falls

View of the Ssezibwa Falls

1 Day Jinja City Tour

1 day

Departure / Return

Hotel pickup - Your also returned to your hotel.

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Program for the 1 day Jinja 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 water falls which are approximately 32 kilometres 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 kilometres (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 at all the bird species that they come across and the many lizards along 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 safari package

What to pack or carry?

  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera and Batteries
  • A backpack
  • Cap / Hat
  • Light clothes
  • Rain coat
  • Insect repellant

[Optional] - Canopy Zip - lining activity in Mabira forest. (Paid separately by client if interested).

What is excluded in your 1 day safari package

  • Tips and all items of personal nature.
  • All drinks taken at the lodges.

Other related 2 day safari to Jinja

Other optional activities

  • Horseback riding / Safaris
  • Quad Biking
  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Nile Lunch Cruise
  • Tandem Kayaking
  • Kayak Cruise (Source of the Nile Tour) or (2 hours Bujagali Tour)
  • White water rafting
  • Bungee jumping
  • Visiting the Samuka Island

1 day Jinja city tour, source of the Nile Jinja, Day tour from Kampala.

There are other sources beyond Lake Victoria and Uganda that have claimed to be the rightful sources of the great Nile waters but even if they were right, none of them fits the claim as the Source of the Nile in Jinja.

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