Fort Portal Town
FORT PORTAL TOWN
Situated on the shores of Lake Victoria and at the Source of the Nile, Jinja is a picturesque town that is an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. At 3986 feet above sea level, Jinja enjoys a pleasant climate all year long and is only 75km from the capital (Kampala) and 115km from Entebbe International Airport.
With a population close to 150,000, Jinja is the largest metropolitan area in Jinja District and is considered the capital of the Busoga Kingdom. “Jinja”, which means “Rock”, originates from the language of the two tribal natives (the Baganda and the Basoga) that lived on either side of the River Nile in the area.
In it's hayday, Jinja was the manufacturing capitol of East Africa. Today, Jinja is a very well-designed town best described as "laid-back", "peaceful" and "tranquil" by its many international visitors. Jinja is quite simply the perfect getaway town.