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Back in 1862, explorer John Speke declared the (now submerged) Ripon Falls to be the source of the mighty River Nile, making Jinja an instant tourist attraction!
Ejjinja was the local Luganda name for the falls and the village which today, with its anglicised name, is the centre of adventure tourism in the country. It’s just two hours from Kampala.
As the falls are now submerged, there is less to see at Jinja… and lots to do instead! Don’t think of this wider area as only for gap-year backpackers, as a number of stylish upmarket properties have sprung up of late, offering plenty of R&R in amazing locations.
This will be largely dictated by the client’s reason for being there: perhaps just one night for R&R; but up to 3 nights or more for adrenalin junkies!
For general info on Jinja, click here.
For accommodation available in Jinja see the list below, or if you prefer you can jump straight to the Jinja Accommodation Dropbox folder, which contains all the individual resource folders for all accommodation in Jinja.
Jinja offers the following types of experiences. For other locations in Uganda offering these experiences, please click on the relevant buttons below.