Jinja’s claim-to-fame is that it’s the historic source of the Nile River, the longest river in the world. It’s earned the reputation for being East Africa’s adrenaline capital, so if white-water rafting, kayaking, quad biking, mountain biking and horse riding is your thing – you’re in the right place.
Located in South-eastern Uganda and elevated to 3,740 above sea level, this iconic landmark can be explored by boat. If you cross the river to the western bank, you’ll find the Source of the Nile Gardens and Speke Monument. Though the monument recognises the British explorers who first laid claim to the source of the Nile in 1858, it’s now thought that the source could actually be anywhere between Rwanda to Burundi. Like her namesake, the Source of the Nile Gardens are rugged, wild and beautiful in typical African style.