Top things to do

Top Choice Bar in Jinja


Right on the lakeside, Bourbon's open-air thatched bar and picnic tables set on the lawn are one of Jinja's liveliet spots for a drink. There are also DJs in the bar on the hill. Check the Facebook page for upcoming…
Top Choice Cafe in Jinja


Funky cafe that reminds muzungus of back home, with good coffee, baguettes and plenty of artwork on the walls. Also has a beer garden out back.
National Park in Eastern Uganda

Mt Elgon National Park

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

Nurali's Café

Nurali’s is a popular Indian restaurant delivering delicious flavours from the tandoor. It has a great biriyani selection, plus some less reliable Chinese, a few Ugandan greatest hits and creative pizzas, including …
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 …
Arts & Crafts in Jinja

Kilombera Workshop

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. There’s …
International in Jinja

Black Lantern

Bujagali's premier dining destination is set under an elegant traditional thatched-roof and has an extensive menu showcasing dishes from around the world. Spare ribs are a speciality, while tilapia grilled in banana…
International in Jinja

Jinja Sailing Club

A long time coming, the Sailing Club has been completely rebuilt in modern resort style, but this is unimportant once you're sipping a drink on the lawn overlooking Lake Victoria. The menu features Indian, African a…
Arts & Crafts in Sipi Falls

Sipi Women's Craft Shop

Made by local women, proceeds from the quality crafts, clothes and accessories sold here go to the community. They also sell Sipi coffee and honey. It's on the outskirts of town as you approach from Mbale.
Indian in Jinja


This friendly laid-back Nepali-owned restaurant is the first word in authentic South Asian food, from Indian thalis to dhaal bhaat, with some Ugandan dishes also available.