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Rafting the Nile

Explore Jinja & Cascading Sipi Falls on Budget

Jinja and Sip falls are some of the reasons for a tour in the Eastern part of Uganda. Jinja s about 120 kilometers from Entebbe and 80 kilometers from Kampala. A drive takes about 2-3 hours along the Kampala – Jinja road. If you desire to explore these two allures below is how you can prepare and enjoy to the best.

Prepare travel documents

Have all your travel documents with you. These include the passport, Visa, and health documents such as the yellow fever and covd-19 certificate. You have to present them at the immigration desk of the Airport. They must be valid. Another thing to arrange s the flight ticket. Try and reserve one that will enable you land at EBB in the morning hours.

Reserve accommodation

Don’t delay to reserve accommodation in advance. Jinja has a wealth of lodging facilities for you to stay. For some recommendations, Jinja Nile resort is a perfect fit. You can stay here for some days as you enjoy the city. In Sipi, don’t hesitate to check out Sipi River lodge.

Pack light

As you pack for the trip make sure to include light things in your suitcase such that you don’t travel with heavy luggage. Leave space for the items you will buy as souvenirs. A light bag is easy to carry as you transit through Airports.

Get a Taxicab at EBB

Don’t hustle with transportation. Get the EBB Taxicab to take you direct from the Entebbe Airport to Jinja. This option is not only cheap, but also flexible, convenient, and quick. The driver will wait you at arrivals with your name. Meet and greet. After start the drive to the tourism city.

First stop in Jinja

From Entebbe your first stop is Jinja. This remarkable city will impress you with its unending charms. A day spent here expose you to a plethora of thrilling activities such as boat cruise to source of the Nile, rafting, bungee jumping, and water sliding. The experience had here’s unforgettable. You can be here for a day or two days.

Proceed to Sipi Falls

After Jinja you proceed to Kapchorwa for the Sipi falls. This three hours’ drive from Jinja is worth it. You reach there and a day spent hiking these three waterfalls will show you plenty of beautiful allures. At Sipi river lodge there’s a good guide who can lead you through this breathtaking adventure. You also tour around and meet the locals, do a coffee tour and enjoy the local brewery.

Return to Kampala or Entebbe.

Next day you start the drive back to the Capital or EBB Airport for your return flight. The distance between these two points is 320 kilometers and it requires about 5-6 hours to finish the drive.

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