The last two days of 2016 were incredibly amazing. I travelled to Jinja town with three wonderful ladies and got to share in a fun and tranquil all girls getaway.
We set off from Kampala just before 8am on Friday morning and were in Jinja by 10am. In Jinja, we spent the morning driving around the town and looking at the different accommodation options available. Content, we settled for K&K Guest House which I must say, is a true GEM for both its coziness and affordability. I’ll definitely be visiting the guest house again.
Our next stop was Jinja Sailing Club. The club is absolutely stunning and the massive view of The River Nile truly welcomes you to Jinja town. We put in our lunch orders and immediately set off on a half hour long boat cruise on The Nile.
The ride was fun, hilarious and quite informative. We got to see several bird species on the riverbank, a floating village as well as great historical sites like the monument of the great Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi, in honor of his decision to have his ashes sprinkled in The River Nile. What’s more, we saw the location of the former Ripon Falls as well as the actual source of The River Nile.
After the boat ride and a delicious and filling lunch, we drove over to Jinja Nile Resort for drinks and a dip in the pool. The weather was perfect for a swim and I was anxiously looking forward.
The resort has a lovely pool as well as a very charming view of The Nile. I remember thinking, wouldn’t it be nice if someone created an infinity pool to maximize the view? Currently, you cannot see The Nile while you are swimming. Bummer.
Eventually, the sun went down and I danced and posed next to the stunning deep blue lights at the entrance of the resort (thanks Lois!).
Next, we set off to The Black Lantern restaurant to further indulge in the famous pork ribs that I had heard so much about! The pork ribs were truly delicious and definitely worth it.
After a long and amazing day, we finally retired to the guest house for the night. We woke up the next morning to a delicious homely breakfast after which we hit the road back to Kampala and arrived just in time for the night’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.
How did you say goodbye to 2016? Have you been to Jinja? What do you love most about Jinja? I look forward to your comments in the reply section below. Xx.