Jinja lies in southeastern Uganda, approximately 54 miles, by road, east of Kampala. Set alongside the source of the River Nile, Jinja is not only Uganda's second-largest town it's also extremely rich in history. It's known as East Africa's Adventure Capital with plenty of thrilling activities on offer along with the gentler pursuits of sundowner cruises and paddleboarding.
Jinja is becoming a hotspot for those seeking an adrenaline rush; developing into one of the world's best sites for white-water rafting and providing all manner of other activities to keep people entertained; from kayaking, sailing, quad biking, horse riding, water skiing and even bungee jumping.
Other attractions include a large brewery; a private sailing club on the shores of Lake Victoria and a 9-hole golf course, originally laid out in the 1920's. It famously had a local rule allowing a free drop of the ball if it came to rest in a hippo's hoof print! The course has tremendous views of the Nile and Lake Victoria and the second green is within a 'lob wedge' of the source of the Nile. Bird watchers may wish to head to the forests of Buvuma Island on Lake Victoria, approximately 25 km from Jinja.
The properties found on holidays to Jinja are comfortable and take advantage of the pretty surrounds with charming lakeside situations.
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