"Jinja - Source of the River Nile" Top 5 Page for this destination Jinja by Zanzibargirl

Jinja Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 143 photos

Jinja is the town located on Lake Victoria - Source of the Mighty Nile River. It has a population of about 45,000 in an extremely well built tight knit community. It is an awesome sight to see where the White Nile begins, as it leaves Lake Victoria on its 3,470-mi/5,590-km journey to the Mediterranean. Nearby the Owens Fall Dam has somewhat diminished the rivers excitement. However, it is still a great place to Raft.

We spent a day rafting Bujagali Falls amoungst the rapids and yes, crocodiles though luckily didn't see any. It was awesmome fun and an extremely cool experience.

The campsite - Nile Rivers Explorers Campsite is a really great place to stay, overlooking Nile it is a great place to pitch your tent. Not only this but they have a great relationship with a Charity group, called "Softpower Education". From the camp you can arrange to do a day of volunteer work, visiting and helping some of the local schools, which was absolutely fantastic. They have had a great impact on several schools in the area, and working with them certainly gave me a feel of the whole community working together, bringing tourists and locals alike into unision.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly amazing community and cool camplace
  • Cons:there is no spice that I can put that Jinja lacks...
  • In a nutshell:Source of the Nile
  • Last visit to Jinja: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Herwig1961's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Hi,Jinja is really lovely.Good tips!

  • Mar 11, 2005 at 12:02 PM

    Hi, Revisiting your pages having returned from Uganda. Ta for pre-trip tip appreciated I used some (I didnt survive the G spot on the Nile!). Thanks again, Neil


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