1 Day Jinja City tour – Sezibwa falls and Mabira forest Uganda

1 Day | bird watching tour

This 1 Day Jinja City tour – Sezibwa falls and Mabira forest Uganda takes you to explore the source of the world’s longest river, at Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa. Secondly, before the arrival of the disruptive forces of colonialism, Jinja was the mother of all fishing villages. Anew cable suspension bridge opened on October 2018. For adventure lovers, Jinja is Uganda’s adventure capital. 

Explore majestic Sezibwa falls, where Buganda’s cultural heritage meets natural beauty.

Experience freshness of tropical forest teaming with singing birds, butter flies and nature at Mabira forest. This forest is known for providing natural purified fresh air that you will probably not find anywhere near Kampala

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  • Forest Walking tour of Mabira forest 
  • Sightseeing at Sezibwa falls
  • Motorized boat ride to Source of river Nile
  • Shopping at handmade crafts
  • Travel by private car 
  • Fully narrated tour by local guide.
  • Interact with the local people and learn about their way of life
  • Pickup and drop-off from Entebbe/ Kampala hotels
  • Private guide ensures a personal experience
  • Upgrade to 2 days Jinja adventure tour, participate in water rafting, quad biking, tandem kayaking, biking

Need To Know

  • This tour starts; 07:00 Hrs
  • Tour Ends; 18:00 Hrs
  • Reserve Now & Pay on arrival 
  • Free cancellation
Uganda Martys trail namugongo catholic shrine

Uganda Martys trail namugongo catholic shrine

What to expect – 1 Day Jinja City tour – Sezibwa falls and Mabira forest Uganda: Itinerary 

7 am; meet your private guide at your hotel. Transfer by private car heading to Jinja City, eastern Uganda.

Pass by Namugongo Martyrs shrine and Museum, probably Africa’s most important place of Christian pilgrimage.

Stop at Sezibwa falls; this nice little stop on the way to Jinja city tour, is hidden by the sugar plantations. After 50 minutes on the Kampala-Jinja highway is Kayanja trading center turn right onto a murram road and drive for another 1.5 km before you reach the falls. 

Sezibwa means ‘it can’t be blocked’, an amazing cultural site with a lot to see and do for nature lovers. Learn about this legend involving twins and its cultural significance for the local Buganda kingdom.
Enjoy an hour sightseeing walk giving you a chance to learn about the many tree species surrounding area. 20 butterfly species to be seen here.

With 135 bird species in the area, it a bird lover’s paradise for those who enjoy bird watching. The birds that can be seen include the Mourning Dove, African Harrier Hawk, African Pied Wagtail, Mouse birds and Sunbirds. Duration; 1 hour

Pass by Lugazi sugar estate, plantations. 

Stop at Mabira forest, Immerse yourself in nature in a 1-hour forest walking tour.

Mabira forest is one of the remaining tropical forest closer to Kampala, fully regulated as a forest since 1932.  Local guides will share amazing knowledge on unique fauna and flora, learn how close to 70% of oxygen in greater Kampala City is supplied largely by Mabira forest. This is a tropical Paradise! Walk in the forest and enjoy some fresh cool breath or have lunch at forest lodge or a highway restaurant. Mabira forest is the home of nature. You will be fascinated to hear songs of different bird species, enjoy crickets sing all the away!

The friendly people around the forest who are naturally welcoming, grow a lot of fruits; from tasty bananas, avocadoes, mangoes to fresh jackfruit. If you love eating organic fruits, on a road trip to jinja remind your driver guide to stop for organic natural fruits of your choice.

Stop at Jinja source of Nile gardens, take a boat ride to the actual source where the might Nile starts a 3 months journey to Mediterranean Sea in Egypt.

Finish your day with shopping a souvenir for your family and friends. Later transfer back to Kampala/ Entebbe.

Pickup point 

Traveler pickup is offered – We will pick you up from any hotel or apartment in Kampala/Entebbe. Please include the address of your accommodation when booking. 

Pick-up time will be 7 am. We will send a message 24 hours prior departure by email or text to inform you on the specific pick-up time at your hotel as well as the name of your guide and the telephone number.

End of the 1 Day Jinja City tour Uganda

what’s Included:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Kampala/Entebbe. 
  • Pick up time will be 7 am. 
  • Professional local Guide.
  • entrance fees, round-trip hotel transport.
  •  Boat ride to actual source of nile
  • Forest Walking tour of Mabira forest 
  • Sightseeing at sezibwa falls
  • Activities and entrance fees
  • Small group tour to ensure personalized experience. 
  • Tour Starts 7am:

What’s Excluded:

  • Flights, Visa for Uganda and travel Insurance
  • Food and drinks, Gratuities 
  • Tips/donations and personal expenses.

Additional information 

Confirmation will be received by email at time of booking within 24 hours or WhatsApp.

Not wheelchair accessible. 

No minimum number for booking. 

Good for Solo travelers. Most travelers can participate

8 people maximum to ensure a small-group tour.

Pickup time will be sent via email or WhatsApp to you a few days prior to your tour.

Infant seats available however send us reminder request by email.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1 child is free of charge. 2 or more children get 50% discount, based on the price of two adults.

Reserve Now & Pay on arrival 

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