Jinja town, home to the Source of the Nile has been a hugely important hub throughout Uganda's history. It is now fast becoming a tourist haven and rapidly growing into it's place as Uganda's second city after Kampala. It doesn't much feel like a city though. With leafy suburbs an abundance of birdlife, and monkeys in the tress you may be forgiven to think you're still on the edge of the rainforest! There a a bunch of great things to do in Jinja - a few highlights below!!
There are so many good places to eat in Jinja. Incredible Indian food thanks to the large Indian community - our favourites are Mohti Mahal (Iganda Road next to coca-cola depot), Lalan (Lubas road opposite and down from the casino), New Welcome (Main Street behind petrol station).
For more of a western flavour go to The Deli (Main Street next to the Post Office) for breakfast or lunch and All Friends Grill (Jackson Avenue) for dinner.
For local food the lunch or dinnertime buffet at New Rendezvous (Main Street opposite Source Cafe) is hard to beat - all the options to choose from, heaps of food, tasty and healthy. Cheap too!!
Take a trip on the Mvule Boat! Jinja's newest activity sees the Mvule Boat sail everyday from it's berth in downtown Jinja. Cruise out onto Lake Victoria to see pristine rainforest, swim, hike and relax. There is food and a bar onboard and plenty to keep you entertained.
The Mvule boat was launched in March 2018 - full details and prices coming soon...
Inspired by Africa Yoga Project, Jinja Community Yoga began in June 2014. Each week we provide a donation based yoga class, and everyone is welcome! This is a great way to get some exercise, de-stress after a hard week at work and make new friends. Aside from the community class, there are several others classes happening in Jinja each week, plus retreats and private sessions are also available. Check out the Jinja Yoga group for more info.