Airport Taxi Uganda – Transfer from Entebbe to Jinja
Jinja has a lot of things for tourists, so it is not hard to understand why most travelers wish to start from a naturally endowed place once they get to Entebbe International Airport. Jinja is a must on the list of Uganda’s top towns to see.
It is geographically located in the Eastern part of Uganda. Most adventurers know it as the home to the source of the Nile, but for this region has a lot more to explore while in Uganda. It is the biggest town in the Eastern region and most of its people belong to the Basoga ethnic group.
Most of the town area is occupied by industries, but once you go out a bit to its suburbs, there is plenty of hidden spots you should not miss.
How to get there from Entebbe Airport
Are still not sure of how to get from Entebbe to Jinja? You won’t go by plane or walk, but just by an airport taxi. The way is simple just book with Airport Taxi Uganda for your transfer. This is what we offer to our best and we are always here for you. It takes about 6-7 hours for the drive from Entebbe Airport up to Jinja town depending on traffic along the way and speed used.
Depending on the traffic along Kampala – Jinja – Mbale highway the estimated time stated above may be less if the road is clear or more once you find a traffic jam. Traffic is common usually in the morning or late evening, so be more informed about that and plan accordingly for the time of travel.
Where to Stay & Eat in Jinja
Accommodation is something you should not worry about for your stay in Jinja. The town is dotted by many well-facilitated hotels, lodges and guest houses.
These facilities hide their self in different corners of the town. Most of the hotels and other accommodation facilities in Jinja feature onsite restaurants and bars that serve delicious meals and fresh drinks to guests at affordable prices.
What to Do & See in Jinja.
White Water Rafting
If you are an adrenaline lover, Jinja has something for you and this is White Water Rafting. It is offered along the waters of River Nile starting from Kangulumira. In the past two expeditions (Half and Full day) were offered, but after the construction Bujjagali falls, adventurers are allowed to do a half-day experience. This excursion starts in the morning and lasts up to the afternoon for USD 125 per person.
Some parts of Jinja share borders with the shores of Lake Victoria, therefore boat cruise is easy and a must for those who would wish to take in the town’s splendour and lakeside scenery from the waters. Cruises are offered daily at affordable prices and all clients are advised to put on safety gears like Life jackets.
Zip-lining in Mabira Forest
Other than White Water Rafting, you can try Zip-lining in Mabira if you feel an adventure in you. Zip-lining grants opportunities to take in the picturesque landscapes from the ropes and as well feel the calm atmosphere just above the forest canopies.
Visit the Source of the Nile
River Nile is one the longest Rivers in Africa and meanders through some countries including Egypt. Have you have got a chance to visit its source? If not, don’t leave Jinja stepping to the exact location of its source. This is a great experience not to miss once you are in Uganda.
Visit the Local Market.
Ugandan locals are welcoming and one of the friendliest in Africa. You can reach out the local markets, these are the best places to experience the local life and as well try some local food, buy fresh agricultural products, hand made goods or try to speak some Lusoga language.
After the boat cruise, there is a great chance to engage in fishing excursions on the waters of Lake Victoria. This is the protocol “once you catch a fish, you have to live it back to water (catch and release)”. Except you get permission from the officials, you can take one for roasting or cooking.