June 22, 2024

10 Things to Do in Uganda for the Adventure Seekers

Uganda has got a lot to offer adventurous souls that can raise their adrenaline and satisfy the spirit. It should be noted that most adventure activities can be found in Jinja town which is popularly known as the ‘adventure capital’ of Uganda which makes it ideal for you to tackle all of them. However, the others that are scattered all over the country are also worthy experiencing though a Jinja tour will probably get you a whole lot of options
Here are the adventure activities you can thrill in while on a visit to the Pearl of Africa:
Bungee Jumping
The excitement of taking a jump down into the scenic Nile is an out of this world experience. This is a must do activity for all the thrill junkies who are on a visit to Uganda as the source of the Nile offers one of the most spectacular places to go bungee jumping in the world. You can go for tandem jumps,  full-moon jumps or opt for water touches.
White Water Rafting
Rafting on the Nile will afford you a chance to conquer some of the biggest and hardest rapids in the world while enjoying spectacular views all around you. Itanda is the best destination for rafting in Uganda with upto 9 rapids to overcome which 4 of those are grade 5 rapids. Adrenaline enthusiasts can get quite a thrill from this experience.
Kayaking on the Nile
Kayak down the Nile rapids with a guide behind you to help you paddle through the rapids and also inform you on when to mount your efforts. Kayaking is less intense than rafting but can still give you that much desired adrenaline high and it’s quite exhausting but worthwhile.
Jet boating
Fly over water falls in the boat while going upstream and then down while you spin around and splash. You will also have a thrill out from the near misses or even collisions with the small river islands. Jet boating is a great subsitition to rafting if you are not for those who are not daring enough to raft.
Quad biking
Quad biking along the Nile can take you along different terrains through the villages and crop farms where you can see the locals going about their day to day life. You could even get a chance to interact with them as you bask in the pleasure of biking itself.
Zip lining in Mabira forest
You will get to zip line above the green canopy super skyway of the forest while seeing monkeys below and some of the different species of birds found in the forest. There are 5 zip lines in the forest hoisted at 20m above. This is not only a worthy experience for you but for the community too as money collected from it goes to helping the surrounding community.
Abseiling
A visit to the Sipi falls can have a great climax when you abseil down, 5m close to the main Sipi fall which stands at 100m tall. You will have to be in great shape to do this because the climb up after abseiling isn’t an easy sail. A professional guide is always available to take you through this fun activity.
Rock Climbing
Rock climbing can be carried out at the beautiful foothills of Mount Elgon with high quality equipment under the guidance of professionals.  You can decide to go on easier routes meant for beginners or opt for harder routes with longer climbs as you enjoy the striking scenery behind you.
Climbing Mt. Rwenzori
Adventurous, fit and skilled climbers can go on a 9-12 day trek upto the Margherita peak while enjoying views of monkeys and birds in the moorland and montane of the mountain ranges. You can even get a chance to view the areas surrounding the mountain in Uganda and Congo from the peak if it’s a clear day.
Gorilla trekking
Gorilla trekking in Uganda can be carried out in Bwindi Impenetrable national park which is a home to half of the world’s gorilla population and Mgahinga gorilla national park. The search through the tropical forest, swamps and uphills for the gorillas is quite a memorable one and so is the experience of watching the gorillas interact, eat and play. Everyone who has gone gorilla tracking says this is a one in a lifetime experience.
River boarding, mountain biking, horse riding and taking a ride on a boda boda through the capital city are some of the other adventure activities that Uganda has got to offer. If you r looking for adventure, a tour to Jinja town and the other mentioned destinations will surely get your adrenaline pumping. Call us today on +256-758540071 to speak with the reservations team or send an email to booking@tristarafricaskimmersafaris.com .