Ssezibwa Falls & Source of The Nile Tour

Single day | tour extension | Uganda

Ssezibwa Falls & Source of The Nile Tour

Duration: Single Day

Maybe you have a short time or before you start you adventure to gorilla trekking? K safaris introduces to you the eastern tour where you will have a mild hike and relaxation in a boat on the Nile and lake Victoria at the same time. This particular tour is different from what you probably would expect to do in one day. You will get out of the car to hike as you hear the sweet sound of the waterfall and birds, then relax on the source of the river Nile as well as lake Victoria as you enjoy lunch. If it is your first time in Uganda, the tour will give you the experience of eastern Uganda in a day.

This particular tour has been executed buy those who have a short time in Uganda and those who have a day to spare before they go on their wildlife and gorilla trekking safari. Others have come for conferences and business trips. They usually arrive in Uganda a day before and spend the whole day adventuring Jinja with its ancient pre-colonial buildings in fact if you want to view Uganda before independence, this would be the ideal tour. You can select places of interest to tailor this tour but some of the popular and interesting places have been included in this tour. Come on let us have some fun as we show you around Eastern Uganda

Jinja Source of Nile River


  • African Craft Shopping at source of Nile
  • Ssezibwa falls Hike
  • Photography and sight seeing
  • Source of the Nile Visit
  • Boat cruise on the Nile
  • Trying out Local indigenous Ugandan food (Whole fish Tilapia straight form the lake)

Trip Summary

  • Drive from the Hotel after breakfast towards Jinja home to source of the Nile
  • Branch off to visit Ssezibwa Falls
  • Drive through Mabira Forest
  • Visit Source of the Nile
  • Boat cruise and birding experience
  • Jinja town tour and coffee
  • Drive back to Kampala with an option of staying in Jinja for overnight

The price includes: 

  • A  car with Fuel
  • English speaking Driver Guide
  • Park entry fees where applicable
  • All activities as per program
  • One meal of choice
  • Bottled drinking water

The Price does not Include:

  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • One Meal
  • Extra Activities

Source of Nile Jinja

A K safaris driver guide will pick you up from your lodging or hotel after your breakfast and you will start your day adventure to the Eastern part of Uganda. This tour will take you to where the mighty River Nile starts its long journey to Sudan, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea and also to mention, you will encounter some of the historical sites important to the cultural kingdoms of Buganda and Busoga. You will branch off to Ssezibwa Falls  for the site and hike. This is a relief from sitting in the vehicle as well as the fresh air as you execute the activities worth exploring.

The adventure just began, you will drive further towards Jinja home to the source of river Nile. Along the way, go through coffee, Tea and Sugar plantations and the colorful roadside fruit/vegetable markets. You will pass through Mabira Forest one of the remaining tropical rain forest then you will continue to the source of the Nile. This is a spot where John Speke first discovered the source of the Nile River. Arrive in time for a sizzling lunch on the river in a relaxed mood. After lunch, go for a short briefing, you will then go for a boat cruise where you will expect to see lots of bird species, the actual source of the Nile river and lake Victoria. After this adventure you will drive back to Kampala or better yet spend a night in Jinja

The Kampala City tour extension is a single day extension tour that suites well with multi-day Uganda safaris and tour packages. Here’s a good selection of tour packages that would go well with the city extension:

5 Day Amazing Gorilla & Chimpanzee Safari

5 Day Luxury Murchison Falls Safari

8 Day Uganda Wildlife & Gorilla Safari

15 Day Wildlife Viewing & Primates Holiday

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