Jinja

4×4 Car Rental – Jinja Town – Self Drive Car Hire in Uganda

Junja Town is one of major towns in Uganda with many tourist attractions. This is why we offer flexible car rental services from Jinja town, meaning, you can start and end your trip in this town. The can can be delivered to any point / hotel or your place of residence around Jinja.

Exploring the historical Jinja town in Uganda

Jinja town is located in Jinja district south eastern part of Uganda, only 80kms away from Kampala. Jinja district is bordered by Mukono and Kayunga districts in the West, Mayuge and Iganga in the East and Kamuli in the North. The town is located on the shores of Lake Victoria near to the source of River Nile and this strategic location makes the town a tourism hub in Uganda because many tourists who are on their Uganda safaris tour Jinja in order to explore the longest River Nile and the third largest lake victoria.

Jinja town is the largest Metropolitan area in Jinja District and it’s considered the capital of Busoga Kingdom. The nearby towns and villages include Njeru, Buenda, Walukuba, Bugungu and Bugembe and all these nearby towns have an interesting culture of the local people staying on those areas and these can be explored and enjoyed by any visitor on his or her Uganda safaris. Jinja has an interesting history which dates back in the year 1908, when Jinja was a fishing village that benefited from language of the two people (Baganda and Basoga) that lived on either side of the River Nile in the area. In both languages “Jinja” means “Rock”. Exploring Jinja enables one to enjoy the nice stories narrated by the experienced guide explaining the past/history and the present Jinja town.

Exploring Jinja Town

Exploring Jinja town is one of the activities travelers planning their safaris to Uganda should not miss because the safaris taken to Jinja are much rewarding due to the various tourism activities such as the river rafting in the waters of the great Nile, boat cruising can also be explored .

Taking boat cruise on the river Nile enables the visitors to enjoy the views of different bird species surviving on the banks of the River Nile and the white fresh waters of Lake Victoria. The whitewater rafting activities in Jinja can be perfectly done half day as well as full day and two days activity. This is mainly determined by the tourists demands and itinerary.

The town also offers the opportunity to tourists to watch wildlife protected at the Buwenge wildlife sanctuary and for adventurous travelers; they can enjoy the visit to a beautiful nine-hole golf course located in Jinja and in this golf course one can enjoy golf games as well as enjoying the views of different green views of the natural beautiful vegetation.

The “Source of the Nile” is famous for the small memorial garden where prominent Pan –Africanist Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were dispersed upon the waters of the Nile. Hence Gandhi admirers can take safaris to Jinja for memorable stories and one can also tour the Jinja’s Hindu temple where a bronze Gandhi bust is housed.

Itinerary Ideas

For a self drive guided safari; You can drive from Kampala in the morning to Mabira forest where you can do some guided forest walks, birding, and zip lining in the morning. You can then proceed to Source of the Nile in Jinja where you can do a boat trip to the source of the Nile. From the source of the Nile, you can proceed to your booked accommodation anywhere in Jinja. (One day Jinja trip)

Alternatively; you can drive to the source of the Nile in the morning from Kampala. This might take you about 3 hours. Explore the source of the Nile with a few activities then proceed to your desired rafting location to the far ends of Jinja. This might take you about one hour from the source of the Nile.

Jinja Highlights

  • Hindu temple
  • Source of the Nile
  • Horse riding
  • Quad Biking
  • White water Rafting
  • Mabira Forest
  • Cultural Tour