For all risk and adventure lovers looking for an adrenaline trip to Africa, a safari to Uganda is the answer to all your questions. There are lots of heart-pounding adventures that you can take within Uganda. From white water rafting the Nile, paddling the Nile waters in Jinja to hiking the high mountains of the Rwenzoris, there are lots of adventure activities for both the young and the old;
- White Water Rafting
The Nile River, the longest river in the world is a magnet for those looking for wild white-water rafting in Africa. Rwanda offers either a half-day or full-day white water rafting to those who want the wrestle the wild waters of the Nile. Depending on how adventurous you are, and for those who are scared of being washed away by the waves, you can choose a boat that doesn’t turn over. This all experience is enthusiastic where you can plunge down Grade-5 rapids.
If you want to try out something new you can choose to go kayaking along the Mighty River Nile. You can even try the white-knuckle jet boat ride offered by several tour operators who offer jet boating. You can choose to either go for a half-day or take a full day depending on how energetic you are.
- Bungee Jumping
For those who prefer a different kind of plunge, you can opt for bungee jumping on Bujagali Falls which will leave you as brave as a lion after almost hitting the rocks covered with water with your face first. Bungee jumping is carried out near the Nile River Resort, in Jinja, the adventure capital of Uganda.
- Hiking and Mountaineering
Uganda is one of the best places to go hiking in Africa. On a holiday through Uganda, mountain climbers can test their endurance on the world heritage listed site of the Rwenzori Mountains. Though the Rwenzoris are not the highest in Africa, they offer the best experience to mountain climbers given their difficulty. The Rwenzoris are compellingly described as the ‘mountains of the Moon’ gifted with different peaks like Margarita rising over 4000m, and the stunning views of the equatorial mist as your hike to the top. Apart from the Rwenzoris, there are several other mountains you can go hiking in Uganda. Many travelers decide to go hiking in Mount Elgon National Park located along the borders of Uganda and Kenya or the dramatic Virunga volcanoes where the borders of Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda meet.
5. Gorilla Tracking
Go on an amazing gorilla trek in Uganda’s Bwindi Forest or Mgahinga National Park. This is one of the most exciting adventures in Africa. You will meet the rare mountain gorillas up-close in the wild of Uganda.