"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: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
On the hill overlooking the Mighty White Nile as it leaves Lake Victoria, this campsite offers absolutely everything. It... more travel advice
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