Famous as the source of the Nile River, Jinja has emerged as the adrenaline capital of East Africa. Here you can get your fix of white-water rafting, kayaking, quad biking, mountain biking, horseback riding and bungee jumping. The town has a lush location and is the major market centre for eastern Uganda. It’s a buzzing little place with much Indian-influenced architecture.
Coming from Kampala, the Owen Falls Dam forms a spectacular gateway to the town, but don’t take pictures, as people have been arrested for doing so, even though there are no signs informing people of this law.