Free Jinja Walking Tour (3 Hours)

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Arthur
Registered on November 14, 2018

I'm Arthur - my friends call me Zaasa. I was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda. I have had the opportunity to live in a different country for a year, and to travel to different global destinations over the years. From the experiences I had and the people I met on these travels, I was inspired to find ways of sharing the best bits of day-to-day life in Uganda's main cities (Kampala, Jinja, Entebbe) with guests that are visiting Uganda. I founded Immersionug with a group of friends: We are a team of young people that are passionate about our country and want to share the awesome aspects of Uganda like our food, our hospitality, our diverse culture and nature with visitors that seek a taste of local day to day experiences. I worked for eight years in Uganda's leading brewery and the home of our best known beer, Nile Special, and I am a beer enthusiast. I have hosted countless house parties, boat cruises and I am always hanging out with friends on the weekends. I have also hosted countless visitors to Uganda in my home via couch surfing and have hang out with guests on many occasions. I have visited most of the capitals in Western Europe and spent a year in Edinburgh, Scotland. I am excited to be able to share many of my favourite activities in Uganda's cities, with other like minded visitors.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Discover Jinja, the land of the Source of the Nile. Meet up with our friendly local guides and fellow travellers for this shared experience.
Together, explore the lively streets, monuments, secret venues and markets of Uganda's most scenic town.
Stops visited will include: 

  • Source Cafe 
  • Madhvani House 
  • Main Street Art and Crafts 
  • Jinja central Market 
  • Rolex joint (local food restaurant) 
  • War Cemetery Rippon falls/ Railway bridge 

Guests have the option to take a forty minute boat trip on the Nile to visit the source of the Nile and other attractions on lake Victoria (bird-watching, islands) for 200,000UGX (55$) per ride (a ride can accommodate up to 18 passengers)

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  • Meeting point:
    Bell Ave Jinja Uganda
    Bell Ave Jinja Uganda
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    At the main street entrance of Jinja Main Post Office; will be wearing a shirt with the immersionug logo and carrying an umbrella with "Free Tours Start Here"

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jenna 26 Jan 2022

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Travelled in group - Jan 2022
Onesmus was a fantastic guide. We booked super short notice, only an hour before and quickly got a response. We got to see all of the highlights of Jinja plus a little more. He was more than happy to accommodate our special requests. I definitely recommend him.
Adam 04 Mar 2020

Great tour. Quick way to see the city and the source of the Nile!
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.