Jinja Town

Jinja Town

Jinja town is situated in the Eastern district of Jinja about 81km away from Kampala which is the capital city of Uganda. It sits along the Northern shores of L. Victoria and it is where the mighty R. Nile(World’s longest river) begins it’s 4258 miles long journey north to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Nile River is a popular tourist attraction in Uganda that attracts tourists of all types including adventure seekers, researchers as well holiday makers. There are plenty of thrilling water sports carried out on this river including a boat ride to source of the Nile, white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, river surfing, sport fishing, jet boating, sunset cruise to mention but few

Good To Know

Location

Jinja District

Eastern Uganda

Altitude

800 m - 950 m

Area (km2)

100 km2

Tours
White water rafting is high on many people’s list of things to do while on a trip to Jinja. With some lots of good rapids and a stunning river with high level its superlative, there are some very exhilarating sections with space between to lay back and float along taking in the landscape and enjoying the nature, particularly the many species of birds to be found here.
Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife safari experience where you watch animals on game drive and amazing boat safari on Kazinga Channel.
Challenge the Rwenzori Mountain Range; third highest mountain in Africa. The highest Rwenzoris are permanently snow-capped, and they, along with Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya are the only such in Africa. The Ruwenzoris are often identified with the "Mountains of the Moon" mentioned by Ptolemy.
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