Top Adventure Activities To Enjoy In Uganda

Are you an adventurous person interested in discovering some of the adrenaline-filled activities? If yes, then try visiting Uganda where you will enjoy different activities that will take your breath away. On top of the obvious activities such as gorilla trekking (in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park), Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest, Kyambura gorge, Karinzu forest reserve, Semliki and Budongo forest), game drives and boat trips, there are more adventurous activities you can participate in and they include Bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, , horseback rides, jet boating, kayaking, quad bike safaris,  mountain biking and jet skiing among others.

  • Bungee jumping

If you ever desire to participate in Bungee jumping during your safari in Uganda, just think of Jinja district, Uganda’s adventure capital in eastern Uganda. Just picture yourself plunging 43 meters down into open space before partially immersing into the waters of Nile River. However, don’t try it if you are faint hearted or suffering from high blood pressure or heart disease.

  • Kayaking

Kayaking the Nile is done at Jinja, the adrenaline capital of East Africa with 5 levels of rapids that allow experienced adventurers and novices. If you prefer the more leisurely kayak ride, you can also do it in the calmer waters of the Nile River while relishing the views of the surrounding areas as well as numerous aquatic bird species.

  • Whitewater Rafting

Most adventure tourists to Uganda enjoy whitewater rafting on the Nile River in Jinja. The rapids at Bujagali Falls offer wonderful conditions for adrenaline-filled rafting adventures with individual, group and family packages for tourists of all levels of physical abilities and experiences. Whether you are an experienced rafter or novice, you can enjoy the activity with some packages combining this activity with other adventure activities such as boat rides and kayaking among others.

  • Mountain biking

Mountain biking is one of the thrilling adventures enjoyed by tourists and involves exploring the country’s varying landscapes including plateaus, rolling hills, undulating hills, raised mountains and deep valleys. The foothills of Mount Elgon offer the most wonderful mountain biking experience with trails crossing to the Sipi Falls and the surrounding areas, thus offering breathtaking views. Other areas for mountain biking include areas around Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Mpanga tea estates among others.

  • Horse riding

Horse ride safaris are one of the fantastic ways of exploring the beauty of Uganda especially the banks of the Nile River, riding with the wildlife especially zebras and impalas in Lake Mburo National Park (one of the country’s most spectacular savannah National Parks) and touring Ugandan villages. Nonetheless, there are some horse stables around Kampala that offer shorter rides.

  • Quad bike rides

Tourists interested in Quad bike rides can enjoy it from Bujagali Falls where the Falls and other features such as surrounding villages, forests and farms can be explored in addition to Lake Mburo National Park, the only Park that offers the adventure hence allowing tourists to explore game (zebras, antelopes, buffaloes and Rothschild giraffes) in an extraordinary way. There is nothing as exciting and fun as sliding across the puddles and potholes in mud

  • Jet boating and boat rides

Boat rides are one of Uganda’s top adventure activities conducted on the immense water bodies such as Lakes Victoria, Bunyonyi, Mutanda, Kyoga as well as Murchison falls and Kazinga Channel (Queen Elizabeth National Park). This activity offers rare opportunities of encounter large pods of Hippos and basks of crocodiles like never seen before in addition to beautiful bird species such as the extraordinary shoebill storks, Pelicans, African fish eagles, African spoonbills, cormorants, Martial Eagles, African finfoot and African skimmers among others.

Therefore, instead of traveling to other countries that will offer few activities, you can travel to Uganda to experience small slices of everything Africa offers including adrenaline activities such as Bungee jumping, kayaking, whitewater rafting, quad biking, horse rides and mountain biking for adventure enthusiasts.