The world’s longest river, the Nile, starts epic journey from Jinja in Uganda. The 6,853km (4,258mi) safari from the source in Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea takes a drop of water 6 months.
Safari is the Swahili word for journey. The Nile’s epic journey from Jinja and through the middle of Uganda has created some of the best adventure activities earning the city of Jinja the title of “Adventure Capital of East Africa”. It is here that you will get some of the world’s best and wildest water sports from whitewater rafting, to river-boarding, kayaking, bungee jumps, to the calmer river cruises. With rapid levels ranging from 1 to 5, the Nile is ideal for individual adventurers, novices and family friendly outings.
Apart from the water sports, one can take to horse rides through the villages, quad bike, or simply walk or bike through the village and the city. In town, the Jinja market, the craft shops, the golf course and a walk with the breeze blowing in your face are a welcome change from the adrenaline high activities.
Though modern and newer structures are coming up, Jinja still has the old small town feel and look with its old administrative buildings, the Hindu temples, and living quarters. At one moment, you are caught up in the past that goes to the mystery of the Nile, and then a in a few minutes walk you are playing golf along the river. To this add the varied cuisine from the diverse population from Uganda, East Africa, Asia and Europe- and everything in between.