Kampala, Source of the Nile Tour 1 Day

Kampala, Source of the Nile Tour 1 Day

This 1 day day trip to Jinja is the best day tour for travelers that wish take a quick vacation away from Kampala as it offers the popular visit to the source of the River Nile in Jinja, and also provides some fantastic places to visit and activities to do along the Kampala – Jinja highway.

The trip sets off from Kampala at 7:00am prompt, 6.30am if from Entebbe or outside Kampala. Set out along the Kampala Jinja road to eastern Uganda. After close to forty minutes of drive on a smooth paved road we will branch off at Mbalala trading center, taking a dirt road and driving for another 5 minutes to reach the Sezibwa Falls which will provide our first adventures of the one day trip.

The Sezibwa Falls are a small beautiful waterfall set in a tranquil environment, surrounded by forest, and bush land that teem with birds and small creatures such as monkeys and reptiles. The area is a cultural heritage site of the Buganda Kingdom. There is a legend told that the Sezibwa River was born by a human and was helped to flow by spirits which now stay at the Sezibwa Falls.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Trip to Jinja From Kampala

Day 1
Trip to Jinja From Kampala

The trip sets off from Kampala at 7am prompt, 6.30am if from Entebbe or outside Kampala. Set out along the Kampala Jinja road to eastern Uganda.

We will take a tour around to enjoy the beautiful waterfalls, scenery and wildlife, and hear from the caretakers about the spirits and cultural practices at the Sezibwa Falls.

After lunch you will set out for an hour boat trip to visit the source of the River Nile, the highlight of the day trip! Enjoy the beautiful greenery along the River banks and shores of Lake Victoria. Observe plenty of water birds such as pelicans, egrets, kingfishers, cormorants and herons.

The Source of Nile occurs at the edge of Lake Victoria, and bubbles can be seen at the water surface here indicating the spouting water coming from the underground before being joined by water from Lake Victoria to begin its 4000 mile journey to the Mediterean Sea.

This source is the biggest contributor of water to the River with 30 percent, and other comes of Lake Victoria and other sources.

After the Source of the Nile boat trip we will depart for Kampala where we expect to arrive by 7 – 8 pm.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.