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Little Essentials

Although we go out of our way to make your time in Jinja as simple as possible, there are just some things we can't do for you.

Jinja Post Office Jinja Market Nile Supermarket

Money Change

Although Nile River Explorers accepts payment in foreign currency we do not have a license to change money. There are however numerous banks along Main Street that will change money, generally though only the Forex bureau's will change traveller's cheques.

Banks

Open

  • Main Street
  • 09:00 - 17:00 Mon - Fri
  • 09:00 - 13:00 Sat

Interlink Forex Bureau

Open

  • Cnr Rippon & Iganga Rd, 1st floor
  • 08:00 - 17:30 Mon - Fri
  • 08:30 - 15:00 Sat

Trend Forex

Open

  • Jinja Post Office
  • Cnr Main Street & Bell Ave
  • 08:30 - 17:00 Mon - Fri
  • 08:30 - 13:00 Sat

ATM's

Nile River Explorers accept most major credit cards however payments by credit card do incur an 8% surcharge so depending on you own bank charges, it may be more economical to withdraw the money in local currency. Stanbic, Standard Chartered and Barclays all accept Visa Card
Mastercard is only accepted at Stanbic

Location

Open

  • Main Street near the Post Office
  • 24 hours / 7 days though they do tend to run out of money towards the end of the weekend

Internet

Many of the cafes and restaurants in town offer free internet if ours is not available for any reason.

Location

Open

  • Many along Main Street
  • 7 days

Post Office

Both NRE Adventure Central & Explorers River Camp offer postal service for airmail letters and postcards however anything larger you will need to go to the post office yourself.

Location

Open

  • Cnr Main Street & Bell Ave
  • 08:30 - 17:00 Mon - Fri
  • 08:30 - 13:00 Sat

Supermarkets & Markets

If you are staying at Explorers River Camp, there is a range of toiletries and other necessities available for purchase in the Booking Centre.  However if you can't find what you are looking for, there is also an enormous number of small supermarkets in Jinja. In any of these you will be able to find most of the little essentials in life.

Location

Open

  • Many along Main Street & several around the market area
  • 7 days a week