Exploring Jinja via horseback is a popular activity, taking you alongside the Nile River and through local villages, tea estates and sugar plantations. There are also sunset rides (US$60) and overnight safaris (from US$265). Riders need to wear long trousers and closed shoes, and there's a 90kg weight limit. Trips depart at 10am and 2pm daily.

To get here, cross the bridge over Owen Falls dam and take a right at Kayunga Rd, from where it's 1km; a boda-boda (motorcycle taxi) from Jinja will cost around Ush12,000 or, better yet, charter a water-taxi from Bujagali Dam.