Jinja is a town in Eastern Uganda, on the shore of Lake Victoria. The source of the Nile at Coronation Park is marked by a garden and a monument honoring British explorer John Hanning Speke.
The Owen Falls Dam and Bujagali Dam both span the Nile. Farther north on the river, Itanda Falls is known for its white-water rapids. East of Jinja, on Lake Victoria, Samuka Island is home to birdlife, including little egrets. Jinja District has an area of 767.7square Km of which 701.9 square km is land and the rest (65.8 Square km) is covered by water bodies. Jinja is the source of the mighty River Nile the world's longest river, which winds its way from here through Sudan and Egypt to the Mediterranean. Jinja is the second largest city and second busiest commercial centre in Uganda. Jinja was established in 1907. Dubbed The 'Adventure Capital of East Africa', Jinja never disappoints. Jinja is the "Adventure Capital of East Africa", with a wide range tourist activities like bungee jumping, white water rafting, horse riding, polo and quad biking.