From jagged mountains in western Uganda to the rugged valleys in the Karamoja region and back to the forest jungles in the southwest, Uganda is home to incredible natural wonders. Therefore your Uganda safari should not be limited to sitting in a safari vehicle for wildlife viewing, going on a simple nature walk and getting on a boat to capture the sunset. Uganda is one of the best African destinations to plan for outdoor activities.
At Mumwe global safaris, we have compiled a list of the best 5 outdoor activities you can plan for your upcoming trip. Take a look through these and make take on a typical adventure tour in Africa.
White water rafting on the Nile
Whitewater rafting is one of the most fun adventure sports one can do on an African safari in Uganda. This watersport activity takes place on the River Nile in Jinja, located east of the country. During your whitewater rafting, expect high adrenaline experience on Grade 3, 4 or 5 for the expert rafters. You are equipped with necessary gear that will keep you safe during the activity. Towards the end of rafting, swim through the cool waters of the Nile.
The whitewater rafting spot in Jinja- which is also the source of the Nile is one of the world’s best rafting destinations. Despite the intensity of the rapids, whitewater rafting in Jinja is a whole definition of incredible outdoor.
Kampala City tour
The three or more Kampala walking tour is the best outdoor activity to do in the central region; a perfect way you can meet the Ugandan people who are ready to share with you how they hustle up all day around the city and also tell more about the beauty of Uganda and some of the history and culture. There are a lot of places you can visit on a city tour in Kampala; Makerere University- the biggest and oldest university in Uganda, Kasubi royal tombs, Kabaka’s palace, the Independence monument, Ndere Centre, Kabaka’s lake and the Uganda National Mosque among others.
Tubing the Nile
Tubing is one of the latest outdoor activities that have been introduced for tourism in Uganda. It has been like another thriller added to the previous adventure activities in Jinja including whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, jet boating and kayaking among others. Tubing the nile is ideal for travelers looking for a relaxed outdoor experience. The activity is a perfect selection on hot days because it gives a chance to float on the flat water even preferably with a drink. Splash the waters and cool your body in this tropical Pearl of Africa. Tubing the Nile does not require any swimming experience.
Kibale forest national park is quite thick, but good news is that the trails are relatively smooth to get through while on a chimpanzee tracking experience. It is the prime chimp tracking destination in Uganda and one of the most popular destinations to see these primates in the wild on the African continent. A walk in the forest to search for chimpanzees starts at 8am and this adventure offers almost a guarantee to spot them because it has an amazing population- more than 1,400 individuals.
Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale is undoubtedly a real outdoor activity that takes you into real nature; being in the surrounding of the deep green forest, whistles of birds and a spot of other primates including monkeys, mangabey and baboon among others.
The time you start cycling, you will testify how good it is as many have done and can tell a number of advantages of this activity. It provides an excitement as you move from place to place in this simple and easy way. Road cycling is the most known type of cycling but Uganda makes it more interesting by offering it in a wildlife nature reserve- Lake Mburo national park. As you enjoy the benefits of cycling including improving circulation and reducing cholesterol levels among others, you will also enjoy the sights of wildlife around the park and scenic views of the hills and vast savannah.
Experiencing the Mabira Forest canopy is one way to get the real treat of the forest by the quick movement from one point to another just like the natural residents there. The first of its kind in Uganda; the Mabira Forest Canopy Super Skyway is a canopy “zip-line” connecting highly tall trees in the rain forest. On arrival for the adventurous outdoor safari activity, experienced Sky Captains / Sky guides lead you to pass across a network of 5 zip-lines that stretches 250m across River Musamya.
High up in the canopy as you go zip lining, visitors enjoy a view of the forest layers, mammals such as grey cheeked mangabeys and red tailed monkeys, birds including palm nut vultures, African fish eagles, great blue turacos and the roaring griffin falls, making your experience remarkable.
If you are planning for a Uganda safari next season and you wish to spend the trip doing outdoor activities, the above list of things to do will do wonders. You can as well add others to your trip such as quad biking, bungee jumping and horseback riding among others. For bookings, contact us through email@example.com or call us on +256-700135510/ +256-414699459.