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Jinja- A more relaxed tour visiting the falls.
8:00 am, Departure From the hotel to Jinja
9:00 am, Ssezibwa falls are found in Mukono district, about 37kms along Kampala Jinja highway. They are on the Ssezibwa River which flows from the wetlands between Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga, West of Victoria Nile in Buikwe District northwards through Mukono District into Lake Kyoga in Kayunga District. At Ssezibwa, hissing sounds from the waterfalls welcomes you to this natural atmosphere. Ssezibwa is a local idiom implying “something endless” The good-looking and sacred Ssezibwa Falls have long been one of the favourite natural reserves for Buganda‟s Kabakas .Many people flock the area for blessings for wealth and prosperity,marriage
12:00 pm, Estimated time of arrival in Jinja. You will proceed straight to the Source of the Nile. The River Nile is the second longest in the world. It is 6400 miles long and it originates in Jinja town, Uganda and ends in the Mediterranean Sea. You will have lunch, after lunch you will be taken by boat to the actual point where the river starts. After this, go back to land and proceed to Bujagali Falls.
3:00pm, Your driver will drive you several kilometres downstream from "The Source", the White Nile takes its first big step down along the 6.300 kilometre journey to the Mediterranean Sea. Also labelled the Victoria Nile through Lake Kyoga, over Karuma
and Murchison Falls and into the top end of Lake Albert. It is referred to as the Albert Nile to the Sudanese border where the label changes to Bahr el Jebel. Past Juba and into the biggest swamp in the world, the longest river eventually meets up with the Blue Nile in the centre of Khartoum. About one eighth of the flow reaches Egypt and eventually joins the Mediterranean Sea. The cascade that forms the first big step is called Bujagali Falls, „Budhagali‟ in Lusoga, the language of the Basoga people who live in this area on the east bank of the Nile. Here the river is split into 7 channels and the roar of a million litres per second, fills the air. For thousands of years this site has been visited by humans and the beauty of the place must have been a big attraction.
After scenic views head back to Kampala, sightseeing enroute, if time allows enroute to Kampala, you may visit Mabira forest which is a 20 km drive from Jinja. This is a rainforest that is 306 km2. You shall stop at this forest for a brief viewing and a photo opportunity reaching Kampala in the late evening, Drop off as you may have discussed by your guide during your discussion.
Included: Transport in a comfortable 4WD, Entrance fees to Source of the Nile and Bujagali, Boat ride, Tour guide, lunch.
Excludes: Air fares, Visas, any items of personal nature, drinks, tips/gratuities & shopping
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