The Most Exciting Things to Do in Jinja, Uganda

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Jinja, a town about 81km from Kampala, has rightfully owned the title of the adrenaline capital of East Africa as there are many things to do in Jinja. The main language spoken in Jinja is Luganda, and the district’s economy is one of the largest in the East African region.

Jinja is situated on Lake Victoria’s shores, close to the source of the Nile River. Hence, fun activities in Jinja will consist of a range of water sports. Before you leave for your tour of Jinja, here are a few ideas about fun things to do in Jinja.

Activities to do in Jinja

  • Bungee jumping

Plunge about 44m from a platform above the Nile River. If you want adrenaline pumping action, this is your call.

  • White-water rafting

Explore the Nile by taking on its rapids. Some of the rapids are intense Grave IV and V rapids.  The Nile is one of the best white-water rafting destinations in Africa.

 A raft flips on the rapids of Bujagali Falls.

A raft flips on the rapids of Bujagali Falls.

  • Boat cruise

Take in the beautiful landscape through day cruises on River Nile or on Lake Victoria. Sunset cruises over the lake are magical.

  • Fishing

Test your fishing skills in one of the best fishing spots in East Africa. Fishing tours are offered on the Nile and on Lake Victoria. Your best catch ought to be the Nile perch.

Fishermen on Lake Victoria.

Fishermen on Lake Victoria.

  • Jet boating

Take your family or friends for a motorized trip on the Nile in a speedboat reaching a speed of 90km/hr. The jumps, the wind, the spins, the sprays are unforgettable.

  • Kayaking

Experienced and first time kayakers have a lot to experience on the Nile. There are instructors too who coach first time paddlers before they take on the untamed waters of the Nile.

  • Explore waterfalls

There are so many waterfalls to visit in and around Jinja. They include Ssezibwa Falls and Itanda Falls.

Where to Stay in Jinja

As you think about the most exciting things to do in Jinja, find the best accommodation in this adventure haven. Luxury hotels include Jinja Nile Resort and Gately on Nile Jinja. Other hotels in this town are Nile Village Hotel & Spa, Signature Hotel Apartments, Source of the Nile Hotel, Bohemia Resort and Brisk Hotel Triangle.

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