Self drive safaris is one of the unique and best way to experience the Pearl of Africa while taking a drive on your own. You can road trip on own pace as you explore Uganda from the city to the remote areas and delight in your own adventure. Uganda truly being a beautiful country, it is blessed with a wide range of stunning adventure activities that you need to experience while on your self drive safari in Uganda. This kind of adventure is extremely thrilling, fascinating and charming as you wander through the intriguing safari destinations where you encounter unique exhilarating wildlife at your own discovery and get lost in the eye catching landscape beauty sceneries of the Pearl of Africa.
So if you decide to rent a car in Uganda for self drive road trip, then you should try out these 5 exciting adventure activities before you leave Uganda.
White Water Rafting
This is one of the top exciting adventure activities you need to experience if you an adventure lover. The activity is only done on the Rapids of River Nile in Jinja – the adventure capital of East Africa. It is paramount to note that the activity has become key highlight on Uganda safaris this season. White water rafting is experienced on different rapids like grade 2 and grade 5, Grade 2 prepares you to get ready for charming grade 5.This wonderful activity co-exists together with other adventurous activities like tubing, bungee jumping, horse riding and all these offer long-lasting memories. You are interested in a white water rafting adventure in Jinja, you are required to pay a cost from USD $140.
Horse riding in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo national park is the only safari park in Uganda where you enjoy a Horseback riding adventure as you wander around the park’s beauty. This activity gets you close to the unique stunning wildlife found here namely; the Burchell’s zebras, impala antelopes, elands, warthogs, Rothchild giraffes among others. In the park, horse riding is conducted at Mihingo safari lodge- one of the leading lodges offering excellent services. The lodge has about 7 horse plus about 4 pornies for children and this note it is one of the adventure activities you can jointly enjoy on a family vacation. The price of horse riding ranges from USD $50 per hour per person.
Rent a car and drive over into the corner of Uganda for a chance to encounter the incredible mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking is famously known as the top adventure safari activity in Uganda, it is best done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park that is home to almost half of the remaining gorilla population in world about 500 individuals recorded here. There are about 19 habituated families found in the different sectors of the park like Buhoma, Ruhiji, Rushaga and Nkuringo sector. To take part in the gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you are required to pay USD$ 700 per person per day.
If you are a nature and adventure lover, mountain climbing is one of the adventure activities you need to try out when on a self drive road trip in Uganda. Mountain climbing in Uganda is popularly best done on Mountain Rwenzori which offers strenuous hikes but is fascinating at the end of trekking experience Mt Stanley and Speke which give you chance to catch glimpse of the snow-capped mountains of the moon. Whilst Mount Elgon gives you a great opportunity to experience the Wagagi peaks. Groove on the changing vegetation zones perfect ideal for camping adventures as you feel, touch and experience true African nature. You are planning to enjoy mountain hiking on your self drive safari in Uganda, don’t forget to carry all your hiking gears including a trekking permit, you can hire some of these from a travel agency just to enhance unforgettable memories on your safari.
PLanning to self drive Uganda this season and want to spice up your trip with an adventure-packed activity, the above 5 activities should give you the experience you are in need of. To book any of the above Uganda safari activities today, simply send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us now on +256-700135510 to speak with the reservations team.