Dubbed “the Pearl of Africa”, Uganda is mostly known for its amazing wildlife and primate experiences. It almost has it all regarding wildlife; from the tree climbing lions in Ishasha down to the endangered mountain gorillas in the dense forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga. On another side, Uganda is a safari destination that offers fantastic safari activities that give the best adventure memories. In this article, we give a highlight of the top adventure activities to do on an Uganda safari adventure guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping.
Whitewater rafting Home to the wildest grade 5 whitewater rapids, the Nile is a great place for rafting. The site for rafting on the Nile was named among the safest places for this thrilling adventure. It is perfect for both expert rafters and learners. If you are an adrenaline junkie looking for where to go in East Africa, this is the place to be. Before getting started, the guide will explain how you will go through the raging rapids until you get to the finishing point. Grade 4 and 5 are appropriate for experts because they are challenging. They offer a rough and wild rafting experience on the river.
Bungee jumping Free-falling from a structure about 44m above the Nile to touch the cool waters of the legendary river is such a huge thrill. This is a highly adrenaline adventure not for the faint hearted. They use the ankle tie or a harness for the whole body which firmly holds you up. Age limit is 13 years and weight limit is 235kg which allows you two people to jump together.
Kayaking on the Nile takes you exploring the river solely on a kayak, rushing through the rapids with a double sided paddle. The waters hit the kayak on the front and they splash up in air, you just keep yourself balanced in the kayak. Water hitting it from the sides is capable of throwing you into the water and this is where it gets exciting struggling to get back to a stable position.
Ziplining The most popular place for zip lining in Uganda is the super skyway in Mabira forest which started in 2014. There is a network of 5 zip lines stretching 250meters over River Musamya. The ancient tallest trees enable you to explore the forest and capture the best views plus some sights of the inhabitants like monkeys. Participants are sent up the first tree, then brought through the whole system and finally repelled on a 78m diagonal zip line.
Mountain hiking Uganda has various hiking destinations each offering a unique breathtaking experience. Mountains Rwenzori, Gahinga, Sabinyo, Muhabura and Elgon offer both short and long hikes to meet the skills of both expert climbers and fewer fit adventurers. Hiking to the top of Rwenzori Mountains takes climbers through tranquil topography, coming across different features including rivers and falls to the snowcapped Margherita peak. And those who climb on Mt Elgon and the Virunga ranges enjoy beautiful views of the surroundings. You can book mountain hiking tour in Uganda online today , we offer packages for both novice and expert climbers.
Hot air balloon Up in the air over the savannah plains, watch the numerous big mammals in the Murchison falls national park. Hot air balloon safaris in Murchison are an exhilarating way to watch game in the park as well as the landscape. Tourists are taken near the launch site close to Paraa safari lodge where the balloon is pumped with air. After the briefing, you get aboard the balloon and set off; it rises several feet above the ground and takes you over the plains offering breathing views of the savannah plains, Lake Albert and the Victoria Nile.
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