Adventure Travels in Uganda | Adventure of a Lifetime in Uganda – The Pearl of Africa | Acacia Safari Uganda
Are you a water lover? Are you looking to satisfy a wild craze? Are you ready to face your fears? You will find fantastic, exhilarating Uganda adventure travels tour activities at the Source of the Nile – Jinja, popularly known as the East African Adventure Capital. There are few adventure activities located in Murchison Falls and Lake Mburo national parks. The water adventure switches in mere moments from lazy relaxation to crashing through grade five rapids. Adrenalin junkies can challenge the legendary rapids at any time of the year because Uganda is favored by the warm tropical climate all year long.
The major players who operate and provide exciting Uganda adventure travel tour activities in Jinja include Adrift, Nile River Explorers, Nalubale rafting, White Nile Rafting, Dream Balloons, All-Terrain Adventure, Nile Horseback Safaris, and Kayak the Nile. Many adventures travels tour activities in Uganda are suitable for the whole family. Some activities may have age or weight restrictions. Whether you prefer wild white-water rafting exploration, fun family voyage, gentle scenic float trips, golfing, or a few days of exhilarating scenery and multi-sport quest.
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- Bungee Jumping
- White Water Rafting
- Hot Air Baloon Safari
- Sport Fishing
- Mountaineering and Hiking
- Golf Safari
- Horse Back Riding
- Quad Biking
- Cycling and Mountain Biking
- River Boarding or Surfing
- Jet Boating
- Boat Cruise
- Family Float
Mountaineering and Hiking in Uganda
Apart from its popularity with mountain gorillas, the Pearl of Africa is the best destination to experience mountain climbing adventures with various mountains and volcanoes located in different country corners. There are short and long hiking spots to meet your skill, fitness, and expectations situated in World Heritage Sites as Rwenzori National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and Mt Elgon National Park. The mountaineering spots reward hikers with spectacular views of nearby communities, wildlife, and other neighborhood attractions.
Cycling and Mountain Biking in Uganda
Mountain biking and cycling are enjoyable to experience that both exercise your body and enjoy the scenery and beauty with a panoramic view of the lakes, forest, and bird-life.
You can go through different trails to marvel at the bird-life, trees, and cultures, such as the Bujagali ride, Bugembe Viewpoint, and Mabira Forest reserve ride in the East.
In the West, Lake Mburo National Park also provides cycling tours in the park, of which you can enjoy wildlife viewing and beautiful scenery.
Whitewater rafting in Uganda
The Nile is considered one of the safest and yet wildest grade 5 white-water rapids globally, perfect for adrenaline junkies and learners to face the mighty rapids. The trips include huge rapids and beautiful scenery, with time to relax and swim on calmer stretches and let you take a breath, ready for the next section of raging white-water action.
Grade 4 and 5 rapids are usually challenging, and the guide will explain to you about the planned route through, for you to choose if you would prefer to join the safety boat or, where possible, walk around and then rejoin the raft.
Bungee Jumping in Uganda
Challenge your fear of heights by touching the source of the Nile from free-falling from a tall structure 44m into the Nile is not for the faint of heart. It is an unforgettable thrilling activity that will get your adrenaline pumping.
3km upstream from Bujagali Falls, the Nile River and forest canopy views are amazing. You can either use the ankle tie or the full-body harness. Adrift specializes in tandem jumps, water touches, and full-moon jump at most times, including at night. The age limit is 13 years with a weight limit of 235kg, so you can choose to make this dive with a friend.
Hot Air Balloon Safari
Hot air ballooning can only be found at the Murchison Falls National Park and the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda and is handled by the Dream Balloons. Hot air ballooning is a perfect activity for those on honeymoon safari, the adrenaline junkies, and those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
The scenes up there are spectacular, and the air fresh and soothing. The unique spectacular experience of flying in a hot air balloon occurs with one of the following options.
Horseback Riding in Uganda
Horseback riding is an exciting activity to explore the tranquility of nature, wildlife, and birds. This experience can be suitable for all ages, including children and aged persons. The activity caters to people of different skill levels, from beginners to advanced.
You do not have to worry if you have no prior experience. The horses are well trained to react to your skill level, making it easier to enjoy the ride. The guides are professional and well-trained and will take you at a comfortable pace.
Jet Boating on the River Nile
Jet boat up the River Nile Rapids at breathtaking speeds and enjoy the wild 360 degree spins at the River Nile without being immersed in it except a bit of spray. It was an unforgettable, fantastic experience for the whole family from 5-85 years on a custom-made 12-seater jet boat.
You don’t need any swimming experience, and a professional jet boat pilot will guide you. The trip package includes; high-flotation life jackets, helmets, spray jackets, light snacks, and drinks. You can also enjoy a threesome package that provides white water rafting, bungee jumping, and jet-boat.
River Boarding or River Surfing on the Nile
River boarding is a memorable experience for serious white-water enthusiasts. The Nile has eight major rapids for which you will experience different skill challenges depending on the water levels. The trip entails rafting and river boarding. You can relax during flat sections and safely raft the fewer rapids that are considered unsafe for river boarding.
Some rapids form waves that you can try surfing. Every trip includes a safety raft, kayakers, and professional photographers to capture those memorable moments.
Boat Cruise on the Nile
The Nile River is the world’s longest river and can be explored with a 2-hour riverboat cruise which usually starts from the newly formed Bujagali Lake, between Owens Falls Dam and the Bujagali Dam. The spot is at the Source of the Nile, in Jinja. You will be able to see beautiful scenery, birdlife, and animals. You can enjoy lunch cruises or even a breathtaking sunset cruise offered by Nile River Explorers, Noah’s Ark, and Nile River Camp.
At Murchison Falls National Park, the launch trip upstream from Paraa to Murchison Falls’ foot presents a fantastic display of wildlife and bird life.
Sports fishing in Uganda
In the Nile River, Jinja, sports fishing (catch and release) can be explored by first-time or experienced anglers. They usually target species like Nile perch, tilapia, yellow fish, and catfish using the following techniques, trawling, spinning, and bait fishing.
All fishing gear, camping equipment, safety gear, and drinking water are supplied. However, fly fishers will need to bring their gear. More serious fishers can look for big Nile Perch using GPS, fish-finder, the latest rods and reels, the latest lures, and an experienced and capable skipper.
Floating Safari along the Victoria Nile
This is a relaxed and mellow ride for family or young children. It is an ideal trip for younger children to get a chance to float and swim down a peaceful stretch of the river. Drift down calm green pools in the sunset while getting up close to the remarkable birdlife along the Victoria Nile.
You can also take the houseboat safari with the capacity to accommodate 8 people and has 2 crew members who will also provide the meals. You will relax and enjoy fishing, scenery landscape, primates and birdlife.
Zip-lining in Mabira Forest
The Mabira Forest Canopy Super Skyway was started in 2014 by Aaron Blanchard from Carnation WA. It is located at Mabira Forest, 45 minutes from Kampala on the highway to Jinja. The zip line system is a canopy tour of the Mabira forest, where you will soar between the ancient tall trees.
While up there, you will experience a unique perspective of Mabira Forest, primates like grey-cheeked mangabeys and red-tailed monkeys, a variety of bird species, and the roaring Griffin falls.
Quad Biking in Uganda
All-Terrain Vehicle Quad Biking is an exhilarating “all ages, all levels, all adventure” muddy adventure to be experienced by the whole family. The packages are tailor-made to suit different abilities, from easy, scenic rides to tricky, challenging sections.
The package includes a professional guide, protective clothing, and refreshments. Even without experience, you will be trained and can enjoy the scenic sights of the River Nile. There are also multi-day packages for game-viewing and adventure safaris at Lake Mburo National Park.
Golf Safaris in Uganda
Golf safari has increasingly been a popular tourist attraction with a great climate to enjoy all year. You will enjoy a unique golfing experience while visiting this fascinating country. You will get courses that comprise a good range of 18 holes in ‘rolling parkland’ with beautiful greens, very few steepish slopes, broad tree-lined fairways, bunkers, a burn that meanders throughout, and professional cardies.
Most of the holes are well-designed, with the burn coming into play quite appropriately, several thought-provoking doglegs, and some well-positioned bunkers. Some courses are right at Lake Victoria or near the National Park.