5 Days Jinja Gateway & Samuka Island Retreat

The white water rafting can be experienced in Jinja district which lies in southeastern Uganda, approximately 54 miles (87 km), by road, east of Kampala. The town is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, near to the source of the Nile River. The nearby Owen Falls Dam regulates the flow of the White Nile and generates electricity. Jinja is the largest metropolitan area in Jinja District, and is considered the capital of the Kingdom of Busoga. Local attractions include white-water rafting, Bunge jumping, wild Nile jet, the “Source of the Nile” and relax to the Samuka islands retreat holiday.

Day1: Kampala-Jinja River Nile (wild Nile Jet)
After your breakfast from your hotel, embark the safari vehicle and transfer to Jinja a town endowed with sports tourism. Lunch at your lodge and after experience the wild Nile jet racing up the rapids at breathtaking speeds powered by 450HP of motor, then sit quietly as our expert pilot explains a little of the magic settings you have reached. An unforgettable experience for the whole family (ages 5-85 years). Dinner and overnight at the heaven lodge or River Base Camp. Meal plan: H/B

Day2: Half Day White Water Rafting & Fishing along the Nile
After breakfast, prepare for Heart-pounding whitewater rafting excitement; unequalled anywhere on the planet! Grade 5 – 31kms – 5/6 hours rafting: our rafting trips are the most popular ride on the Nile – over 40,000 people have rafted safely with Adrift in the last 14-years. Wild or Mild:Choose to raft in the paddle-powered boats for one of the wildest raft rides on the planet, or opt to be rowed downstream by our professional guides in the safety raft. Lunch, Late afternoon fishing excursions departing from Nile River Camp, targeting Nile Perch, Tilapia, Yellow Fish and on occasions Catfish using the following techniques, trawling, spinning and bait fishing. All fishing and safety gear is supplied.

Day3: Visit Source of the Nile-Nile High Bungee
After breakfast, visit the source of the Nile, The Source of the Nile is promoted as one of Jinja’s premier draw cards and tourists are bussed in from Kampala to marvel at the start of this mighty river. In reality there is not a whole lot to see. Before the building of the Owen Falls Dam, this was the site of the Ripon Falls, where the Nile, known locally as Omugga Kiyira, thundered out of Lake Victoria on its long journey to the Mediterranean. Leap over the source of the Nile from one of the most spectacular bungee jumping sites in the world. We specialize in tandem jumps, water touches and full-moon jumps. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B

Day4: Jinja-Samuka islands retreat
Samuka island retreat is a beautiful offshore resort located in Jinja approximately 20 minutes by boat ride from the source of the Nile. Samuka Island offers perfect accommodation in Jinja for both business and leisure travelers. This hotel in Jinja also offers bed and breakfast options for travelers intending to spend one or two nights in Jinja. The Samuka Island has got over 50 species of migratory and resident birds found on Samuka Island. The island is now one of two known breeding sites for long tailed cormorants and little egrets in Uganda. Samuka island retreat is the perfect get away for honeymoon couples seeking a relaxing, peaceful and yet beautiful destination within Uganda. Speed boats to Samuka Island via the source of the Nile are available at the Rumours bar located at the source of the Nile.

Day5: Samuka islands-Kampala
After breakfast, embark the boat to transfer back to Jinja with our lunch en-route and after transfer to Kampala/Entebbe airport for your flight departure