Top things to do in Jinja

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 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…
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 …
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 …
Gardens in Jinja

Source of the Nile Gardens

On the western bank of the river you'll find the pleasant Source of the Nile Gardens and Speke Monument – a pillar commemorating where the British explorer first laid claim to the historic source of the Nile in 1858…
Cafe in Jinja

Source Café

A magnet for expats seeking reliable wi-fi (not free but cheap and fast), this attractive cafe does excellent French-press coffee, baked goods and sandwiches. The porch with mosaic tiles is a good place to watch the…
International in Jinja

Jinja Sailing Club

Completely rebuilt in a sleek and modern resort style, this waterfront restaurant serves a long list of Indian, African and Western classics, with vegetarian options. It's also a good destination to enjoy cocktails …