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Top Choice Cafe in Jinja

Deli

This industrial-chic deli and cafe is just the trick for homesick travellers. Tasty espresso drinks, brownies, lovely oversized salads, nachos and sandwiches on crusty fresh bread have patrons lining up. Seating is …
Top Choice Indian in Mbale

Nurali's Café

This popular Indian restaurant delivers delicious flavours from the tandoor. The chicken tikka masala is melt-in-your-mouth good, plus there's excellent palak paneer and naan with big chunks of garlic. Add to that f…
Top Choice Bar in Jinja

Bourbon

Right on the fast-flowing water, this open-air thatched bar with lounge divans and tables on a floating pontoon boat is the most ambient drinking establishment in Jinja. It's also lively, with DJs and late nights on…
Wildlife Reserve in Eastern Uganda

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Located 23km southeast of Entebbe in Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, or 'Chimp Island', is home to over 40 orphaned or rescued chimpanzees who are unable to return to the wild. Humans are confined…
International in Jinja

Black Lantern

Bujagali's premier dining destination is set under an elegant traditional thatched-roof overlooking the water. The extensive menu showcases dishes from around the world. Barbecued spare ribs are the house speciality…
Arts & Crafts in Jinja

Kilombera Workshop

Many of the colourful cotton textiles (place mats, table runners, bedspreads) for sale around Jinja are made on hand-operated looms at this Nile-side workshop. Visitors are welcome to stop by and watch the process. …
International in Jinja

Gately on the Nile

The restaurant on the back porch of the popular boutique hotel of the same name exudes the atmosphere of a Balinese garden. The fusion menu serving butter chicken, burgers and Thai specialities shows plenty of inter…
Arts & Crafts in Jinja

A Bernadette

Young NYC fashionistas have partnered with local women to create well-made recycled bags and accessories in fun, bold designs. Items are fair-trade certified and available for online purchase. The shop is in Source …
National Park in Eastern Uganda

Mt Elgon National Park

Spread out over the slopes of a massive extinct volcano, Mt Elgon National Park is a good place to spot various primates and lots of birds, including the rare Jackson's francolin, alpine chat and white-starred fores…
River in Jinja

Source of the Nile River

The birthplace of the mighty Nile river (or one of them anyway…), here the water spills out of Lake Victoria on its journey to the Mediterranean flowing fast from the get-go. It's estimated no more than 5% of water …