DMCFinder Feature: Goldrock Safaris’ Jinja Tour and Mabira forest Hike Package

Goldrock Safaris ltd is a specialized travel company that offers tailor-made safaris and luxury journeys to the most exclusive holiday destinations for irresistible vacation and enriching wildlife experience in the natural habitat across Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda (East Africa).



If you are visiting Uganda on a business trip unable to take long Uganda safari,  you can take this 1 day Jinja tour to see a bit outside of Kampala to three main sites. The tour starts after an early breakfast preferably 6.30 am in the morning from Kampala or Entebbe to avoid the traffic jam. You will be driven through tea plantations, sugar plantations and colorful roadside fruit and vegetable markets. On two stops you will see several Ugandans selling roast meat as a quick snack for travelers in buses and taxis.

Day 1: Hiking Mabira forest

Your next stop will be  Mabira forest  the largest rain forest nearest to Kampala city. You will start with payment at the Eco tourism center after which you will be given a local guide to lead you through. After learning about the duration of the walk, the guide will choose one of the many forest trails where you will take a hike through the forest. On the trail, you will learn about the different medicinal trees and how people lived and survived on the forest. You will encounter different bird species, beautiful butterflies, red-tailed monkeys jumping from one tree to another and hopefully sight the Uganda Mangabeys on a good day. It will take like one hour. This will take us around 5hrs – 6hrs. You may after engage in Zip lining at a personal cost. You after break off for lunch and later board for Jinja. You will check in at you hotel and after decide either to have Jinja evening walk or to relaxe for your next day’s event.

Lunch at Grafin falls camp



For any adventure traveler with a thing for waterfalls, there is something unique and majestic about being around those foamy watery edifices plunging down the rocks as we saw when we visited Busowoko falls found in Bususwa/Bukongo village, Budondo Sub-county, just after Namavundu forest, 19kms off Jinja City (Approx. 81kms by road), East of Kampala.


It is a hidden gem that has since been flooded by travelers and one that offers a fresh experience as you view part of River Nile, the longest river on earth, flowing on its three -months journey to the Mediterranean Sea.


Until four years ago, this land that is home to Busowoko Falls and Beach had been an abandoned forested landscape.


But today, that thought has long been discarded and tourists from all walks of life converge here to ‘make love’ to the graceful rushing waters of the Nile in Busowoko, one of the last waterfalls on the Upper Victoria Nile, as others have disappeared under its backed up water.

Accommodations and dinner at the hotel of booking


DAY 3: Boat ride on Source of River Nile – Jinja


On arrival in Jinja, you will start with lunch after which we shall enjoy a boat ride on River Nile as it starts exiting Lake Victoria. This is will be the last site on this adventurous Jinja tour with a boat ride to the “Source of the Nile” at the now submerged Rippon Falls. This is where the Nile starts its 4000 mile journey to the Mediterranean Sea traversing various countries along the way. The boat rides take between thirty minutes and two hours depending on the available time. Listen to your local site guide tell you stories of the ‘source of the Nile’ as believed by the locals. Jinja is also known as ‘the adventure capital of East Africa’ because of the many adventure activities carried out on the Nile and along the Nile which include water rafting, kayaking, jet boating, bungee jumping, squad biking and horse riding along the Nile. You are free to stay longer and enjoy these many activities or arrange to return for the same. You will after arrange for the traveling back to Kampala.


Tour includes ($1200) ONE PERSON ($1000) for a group of 5 and above

  • Ground transport
  • Bottled water
  • Mabira forest hike
  • Entrance of Source of River Nile
  • Boat trip
  • Lunch
  • Service of an English-speaking guide
  • All mentioned activities EXCEPT for the optional ones

Tour excludes

  •  Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  •  Insurance
  •  All other personal activities NOT mentioned above


To check out all other amazing packages like a 4-Day Gorilla Trip, a 5-Day 4-Night Maasai Mara Safari, among others, click here.


Author: Deb Davad

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