Jinja truly is the adventure capital of East Africa and home to the world famous Source of the Nile River. Jinja gets its adventure capital title from the wide range of activities on offer – including whitewater rafting, kayaking, lake cruises, mountain bike rides, horse riding and stand up paddleboarding to name just a few. Jinja – The Source of Adventure is home to all of Jinja’s must-do activities located only 2 hours from Kampala…

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White Water Rafting

Get wet and wild on an inflatable raft on the world famous whitewater of the Nile River. Whitewater rafting on the Nile is all about big volume rapids and beautiful lush river scenery.

Bike Riding

Bikeventures Uganda offers a range of bicycle tours, rentals and events in and around Jinja. Bikeventures tours include historical tours, community tours, nature tours and village tours.

Lake Cruise

Take a journey on the Mvule Boat and explore the secluded shores of Lake Victoria. Paddle alongside pristine rain forest, swim in one of the largest lakes in the world and delight in the Mvule Boat’s unique dining experience whilst floating under the African Sky.

Horse Riding

A horse ride on the banks of the Nile River is a great way to explore the Jinja area. All riding routes offer the chance to see traditional Ugandan villages and witness the stunning views from the hills overlooking the Nile River valley.


Kayak the Nile offer flat water and whitewater kayaking experiences on the Nile River, including guided tours to the world famous Source of the Nile and bird watching experiences.

River Boarding

Experience the Nile River from a whole different perspective with only two fins and a bodyboard! Two companies in Jinja offer riverboarding activities where you get the chance to surf the Nile’s famous waves with expert guides leading the way.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand up paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world. The Nile is the perfect playground to try it for the first time or hone your skills.