Driving from Entebbe Airport To Jinja
Situated in the eastern region, Jinja is one of the best places for relaxing holidays in Uganda. Driving from Entebbe airport or Kampala to Jinja is an adventure to die for. You will appreciate a lot along the way including views of the stretching sugarcane and tea plantations, Mabira forest, and the renowned Nile Bridge.
Several people including local and international tourists visit this place to enjoy several enchanting activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping, boat cruise, water sliding, tubing the Nile, quad biking, kayaking, and more.
Motorists get to Jinja by use of different roads. If you are one of them, here are the various routes you can use. From Entebbe, you will drive up to Kampala and join one of them.
Kampala – Jinja (Route one)
This is the main route. It is the shortest and starts from the city center and continues straight up to Jinja. You pass through notable towns like Kireka, Banda, Bweyogerere, Seeta, Mukono, Lugazi, Nakibizi, and Mbiko.
Gayaza – Kalaji – Kayunga road (Route two)
From the city, you drive up to Kalerwe roundabout and join this route. You drive through Mpererwe, Kasangati, Gayaza, Manyangwa, and Kalaji up to Bukoloto roundabout. From this point, you leave the road which continues to Kayunga, and follow the route on your right connecting you to the Nile Bridge.
Kampala – Namugongo – Seeta (Route three)
With this one, you need to join the northern bypass either from Bwaise, Kisasi, Kalerwe, Busega or Namungona and drive through Kaliwajjala, Namugongo up to Seeta. From Seeta, you join route one and continue to Mukono, Lugazi, and then the final destination. While in Mukono, you have another option to use the Nyenga – Njeru – Nile road.
Kampala – Mukono – Nyenga (Route four)
Drive up to Mukono at a place called Ewa Antony. From this place, you follow the Nyenga – Njeru road and drive through Kyetume, Kisoga, Nkokonjeru, Nangunga, Lugasa, Buwoya, and Nyenga up to the Nile Bridge. Cross the Nile and continue to your next destination. It may be a hotel, home, or any other place.
Here is some important information. If you hate car traffic congestion, make sure to avoid routes one and three in the morning and evening hours. Route four has traffic jam from Kampala to Mukono. The other section is free from traffic. Route two is the best, but it also experiences some congestion at Kampala – Kalerwe – Kasangati section.