A Perfect Day In Jinja; Quad Biking And Dining At The Black Lantern


Ah Jinja. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been here and come back for more. For this trip, we tried to craft a more interesting itinerary. Our driver had a clean comfortable car and managed to get us there in good time and we arrived on a wet morning. Once we were checked in at Nile Porch, we were ready to get active!!

Quad Biking

Very close to Nile Porch, is All Terrain Adventures where we signed up for quad biking and were briefed on what to expect. The roads were still fresh with mud as it had just rained.  We opted for the two-hour ride on manual bikes and were soon navigating the road following our guide’s lead.

It was a fun ride as we got to see a totally stunning Nile view points, passing by the routes that the local around here use. I understood why they offer gaggles and a bandanna, as it can get dusty. By the time we got our bottles of water at the break-point, we were properly painted with dust. At the end of the trip, we both agreed that an hour would have been just as good, at that price!

The Black Lantern

Having worked up an appetite we walked back to Black lantern for lunch where I had the tilapia in banana leaves. There are monkey swinging on trees by the restaurant. Now for the pork loving friends, I was tipped that Black lantern serves a killer pork ribs…ribs that bring travelers come all the way here to prove to Jinja, ribs that leave a long lasting impression. Arthur tried them for dinner and fully agreed!

Relaxing At Nile Porch

You won’t want to leave, as this place is super chill! The views of Bujagali place Nile Porch strategically in nature in a relaxing little corner on an elevated plateau. I have how secluded it feels and most of all, watching the sunrise from the veranda view.

If you enjoy glamping, this is your best option. If you don’t enjoy being in the peace and quiet with nature, this probably is not your cup of tea. The rooms each have a view of the Bujagali, with extra comfortable beds. The shower also has a cool view of the Nile and at sunset there are fishermen casting their nets out in all directions.

Tip: The double rooms are extra cozy/romantic and probably a good idea for you to ask at reception for the exact room you prefer…

When trying to find Nile Porch on your google maps, follow direction to the Black Lantern as they are in the same place!

Whether you decide to dine at Black Lantern or relax at the pool, Nile porch is a good idea for somewhere unique on your visit to Jinja.

Have you been to Jinja recently or to the Black lantern? What other activities would you choose other than white water-rafting?

Your travelling friend,





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