Jinja

Jinja:

Jinja is a capital city of Uganda of the District of the same name. The city has 93,060 inhabitants according to 2005 census data. It is located in the southeast region of the country on the shores of Lake Victoria and has grown as a sports and fishing center. Currently, some industries that operate within the food and textile environments have also been developed.

Jinja is situated along the northern shores of Lake Victoria, near the White Nile source. This city sits at an average elevation of 1,203 meters above sea level.

In 1954, the Nalubaale Power Station was inaugurated, which feeds on the taking of the Owen waterfalls that artificially expanded Lake Victoria, submerging the Ripon waterfalls. That since its discovery by John Hanning Speke in 1862 was considered the sources of the Nile River.

Through WIEGO, and in collaboration with Nurturing Uganda, a project has been developed that is allowing Jinja women to support themselves and pay for education for their children.

Jinja is the second-largest economy of Uganda. Earlier, factories and industries chose Jinja as its base as Owen Falls Dam power station was nearby. Since early 2000, the economy of Jinja has picked up steadily. The major economic activity takes place in the central business district.

Uganda is a great unknown in Central Africa. A country that opened up to tourism not many years ago and that has a bit of everything. National parks were to see African fauna, geographical landmarks such as the Nile fountains, always green equatorial landscapes and the intense life on its roads, towns, and markets that one expects to find in the heart of Africa.

If we look back in the history of the Jinja, it was planned under colonial rule in the year 1948 by Ernst May who was a German architect and also an urban planner. He may also design Kampala for an urban planning scheme that he was called “neighborhood units”.

In Jinja, there are 3 methods of public transportation – Special hire taxis, matau, and Boda Boda. You can go anywhere in the city easily but make sure you agree on the fare before your ride begins.

If you are visiting Uganda, you should now miss visiting Jinja as there are so many things to do and so many attractions to see.

Things to do:

– Bungee jumping

– White-water rafting

– Boat cruise

– Fishing

– Jet boating

– Kayaking

– Explore waterfalls

What are the attractions?

– Itanda Falls

– Source of the Nile

– Victoria Nile

– Bujagali Falls

– Griffin Falls

– Nile Reptile Park

– Cuppa Arts Gallary

Best time to visit:

The best times to visit Jinja for ideal weather are April 30th to October 14th based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA. Also, if you are visiting Jinja for rafting, you should come during the dry season which is from January to February and June to September.

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1 Day (Half Day) Hiking Trail for 6 Hours
fixed Rate USD
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1 Day (Half Day) Carnivore Feeding Tour
fixed Rate 100.00 USD
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1 Day Cheetah Feeding & Wildlife Game Drive
fixed Rate 100.00 USD
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1 Day (Half Day) San Tribe Cultural Tour
fixed Rate 90.00 USD
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1 Day (Half Day) Okapuka Game Range Drive
fixed Rate 75.00 USD
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2 DAY SOSSUSVLEI SAFARI TOUR NAMIBIA
custom Rate 260.00 USD
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2 DAYS ETOSHA WILDLIFE SAFARI NAMIBIA
fixed Rate 250.00 USD
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2 DAYS SPITZKOPPE HIKING TOUR
fixed Rate 260.00 USD
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2 DAYS SWAKOPMUND ACTIVITY TOUR NAMIBIA
fixed Rate 270.00 USD
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2 DAYS SWAKOPMUND ACTIVITY TOUR (Accommodated/Lodging)
fixed Rate 320.00 USD
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2 DAY SAN TRIBE CULTURAL TOUR (Camping)
fixed Rate 250.00 USD
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2 DAY SOSSUSVLEI SAFARI TOUR (Camping)
fixed Rate 300.00 USD
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