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

Jinja Town is one of the 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 car can be delivered to any point/hotel or your place of residence around Jinja.

5 Door Rav4 From US$45/Day

Game Safari in Kidepo Valley National parkAre you planning a budget self-drive safari to Jinja city, 4x4Jinja has got you covered with well serviced first-generation Rav4s. The car is mostly recommended for 3pax and 2pax in case of a self-drive camping safari. It has also been a great companion for lone travelers Ask Quote

V8 With Double Rooftop Tent

Mountain Gorilla Safari in UgandaCamping safaris offer some of the best self-drive Adventures in Uganda. The Land Cruiser V8 with a double rooftop tent is often recommended for 4pax safaris. It offers enough space for your luggage. Make your reservation to have it delivered to you at the Entebbe airport. Ask Quote

Land Cruiser V8 From US$90/Day

Rhino Tracking - Big 5 Safari in UgandaThe Land Cruiser V8 is very special and comfortable. It can overcome all the tough terrains of East Africa. The car is recommended for family self-drive hires. Contact us today to have the car delivered to you at Entebbe airport parking. Ask Quote

Prado Pop-up Roof From US$70/Day

Land Cruiser Prado with Safari RoofThe best of Uganda game drives often require a pop-up roof for the best wildlife views. A Land cruiser with a pop up roof is recommended for 3pax self hires. It is also recommended for 2 pax and lone travelers attempting tough terrains. Ask Quote

Prado with Rooftop tent From US$90

African Elephant on Uganda Tour
The Land cruiser TX/TZ with a rooftop tent is also available for hire from Kampala, Entebbe international airport, or any other location. To save your time, you can make your reservation before arrival to have the car delivered to you at your lodge in Jinja or upon arrival in Entebbe. Ask Quote

Rav4 2pax camping From US$55

Budget Camping Safari
A Rav4 with ground camping is highly recommended for 2pax considering relatively rough terrains. It is not available for Kidepo national park safaris and Tanzanian safaris but available for all other locations including Jinja city. Ask Quote

Exploring the historical Jinja town in Uganda

Jinja town is located in the Jinja district southeastern 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 the source of the 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 in those areas and these can be explored and enjoyed by any visitor on his or her Uganda safaris. Jinja has an interesting history that dates back to the year 1908 when Jinja was a fishing village that benefited from the 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 a 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 morning. You can then proceed to the 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.

Things to Do In Jinja: Jinja Highlights

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