- Nature walks in Mabira Forest
- Birding in Mabira Forest/Samuka Island
- Visit the Source of Nile
- City tour
After an early morning breakfast, you will be driven from your hotel in Kampala to Jinja, a prime destination for Uganda Safaris. On the way to Jinja, you will be driven through Lugazi – a place which was much loved by the ancient Buganda Kingdom kings for resting during their voyages as well as healing. Today, people who believe in the kiganda traditions still visit this place seeking traditional blessings and healing.
The Roadside Market Food Vendors
As you approach Mabira Forest, you will come by some roadside market food vendors selling locally-roasted delicacies such as roasted chicken, beef, goat’s meat and/or beef on skewers, and gonja (plantain) among others.
This forest boasts of over 312 tree species, over 300 species of birds and 218 species of butterflies. Walking underneath this canopy of this great African tropical Rainforest, you will also see different species of monkeys and other wild mammals.
You will thereafter get back into the vehicle and go for lunch at the Sunset Hotel -a lovely restaurant perched atop a hill overlooking the Nile, serving very good food with chicken breast stuffed with spinach, a mouth-watering delicacy. The hotel has Ugandan, Chinese, Indian and Italian dishes.
Trip to the Source of the Nile
After lunch you will take a short ride to the Source of the Nile – a quiet, beautiful place filled with fantastic tropical plants and palm trees. As you walk down the steps toward the Nile, you will be able to smell the flowers there.
As you stand on the Nile, you will hear the gurgling water as you watch native fishermen cast their nets on the longest river in Africa. You will then be taken on a Boat Ride to the actual source of the Nile, and beyond the lake where you will take great pictures for future memories and reference.
After the boat ride, you shall be driven to Jinja town, once the industrial capital of Uganda but today a residential town filled with numerous Indian-styled old structures in which many Indians lived before being expelled by President Idi Amin in the 1970s, some of whom later came back to reclaim their old properties. Jinja is a multicultural town dominated by native Basoga, mixed up with Bagwere, Baganda, Banyankore, Basamya and other eastern Uganda tribes, making it a fusion of a true Uganda town good for any visitor to interact with.
The streets of Jinja town are dotted by many shops and Ugandan crafts-shops. At sunset, you will be driven back to Kampala in time for dinner at your hotel, which will mark the end of the one-day trip to the Source of the Nile in Jinja.
End of Jinja City Tour