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Christmas Get aways- Jinja, Fort Portal beckon

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th December 2009 03:00 AM

THIS is perhaps the country’s most renowned and acclaimed tourist destination. The old town is endowed with innumerable attractions. It has the historical Source of the Nile, which is a must visit. The Source is surrounded by sprawling tree gardens as w

THIS is perhaps the country’s most renowned and acclaimed tourist destination. The old town is endowed with innumerable attractions. It has the historical Source of the Nile, which is a must visit. The Source is surrounded by sprawling tree gardens as w

THIS is perhaps the country’s most renowned and acclaimed tourist destination. The old town is endowed with innumerable attractions. It has the historical Source of the Nile, which is a must visit. The Source is surrounded by sprawling tree gardens as well as hotels, inns and guest-houses.

Bujagali Falls (4km from the town centre) provides its own thrill, with rafting and kayaking on the spurting white waters of the falls, camping around the place and bungee-jumping.
Even a simple walk around town can be a charming discovery of what life was like decades ago, thanks to the town’s colonial look.

By George Bita
This is a hangoutyou can spend Christmas. Built with a traditional-touch evidenced by the hut-like cottages, the resort is located in Bukaya, Njeru Town Council, about 3Km from the Nile Breweries roundabout.

Its spacious gardens overlooking Lake Victoria can be suitable for Christmas family get-togethers.

The children’s swimming pool can keep the young ones busy as adults sweat out in their own part of the pool.
Solar lighting, spread out in the gardens, ensures merrymaking goes on into the night.

There is an assortment of drinks at the bar with patrons getting attention from the attendants.

Boat rides to and from the source of the Nile are available from the jetty at the lower end of the Resort. Some sport fishing is also carried out.

The cottages for sleeping in are self-contained and have various sizes.There is ample parking space as well as a children's park.

JINJA NILE RESORT
Jinja Nile Resort is part of the Mada Hotels. It is located on the eastern bank of River Nile, offering guests a splendid view of the rapid water flow as it gets to the Bujagali Falls.

There is ample parking space, conference halls and swimming pools both for adults and children. Families can enjoy the place in the serene gardens or balconies of their rooms.

Cottages are in place to avail the much-needed privacy and visits are organised to tourist sites like Bujagali and Itanda falls, further downstream.

KLUGE’S GUEST FARM
By Bizimungu Kisakye

KLUGE’S Guest Farm in Kabahango, Fort Portal is a holiday destination to relish. The farm which is located 15km from Fort Portal town has modern facilities.

The area is surrounded by a natural forest with birds. This is a home to different species of birds to watch for those who intend to spend a quiet but peaceful Christmas holiday away from the urban life.

With in the Forest, couples can enjoy walks to renew their commitments to each other in a quiet and enabling environment.

There is a farm-based cuisine, where fresh milk is got from the farm cows.
The campers can spend days at Kluge’s Guest Farm with access to running water, electricity showers that make life easy and there is a well stocked bar, with a variety of drinks.

At Kluge’s farm, this can be a spring board to visit other areas like the crater lakes, Kibale Forest and the Tea factories. There is also a swimming pool, where guests take swims.


Christmas Get aways- Jinja, Fort Portal beckon

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