If you are looking for an adrenaline-pumping adventure, then you have come to the right place. There are numerous activities in and around the Source of the river Nile and the country that will get your adrenaline pumping. These include white water rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, Kayaking and many more. These activities are operated by experienced and competent operators who ensure an amazing experience on your Uganda safari. Some activities are suitable for everyone while others may require certain restrictions. For instance, some of these activities are suitable for persons with special needs.
Free-fall from a tall structure into the Nile is an adrenaline-pumping experience that will challenge your fear of heights. This dive is 3 kilometers upstream from Bujagali Falls and offers spectacular views of the Nile River and forest canopy. Adrift specializes in tandem and water touches.
White Water rafting
The river Nile has spectacular grade 5 rapids which are considered the wildest yet the safest around the world. Rafting in Uganda offers amazing grade 3, 4 and 5 rapids with amazing scenery as you go down the Nile. You are briefed and given the necessary guidelines before embarking on the adrenaline filled adventure. You are equipped with helmets and life jackets and safety boats are available to pull you out of the water when you are tossed out by the rapids.
Hot Air balloons
Hot air ballooning in Uganda can only be found in the Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Murchison Falls National Park. This activity is a great way to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon. You get to explore and enjoy the savannah grasslands from the air. The hot air balloon safari is a flight that takes place at 7:00 am in the morning and 4:00 pm in the afternoon. Only eight passengers are allowed to fly in the balloon. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to fly.
In Uganda, abseiling is only done at the Sipi falls in the Eastern part of the country. Here, you are harnessed to sturdy structure and repelled down a 100m waterfall. As you slowly abseil alongside the falls, you will enjoy the views of the lowlands and the thrill of the safari activity.
Horse riding safaris
Horse riding safaris are done in the different parts of the country. Around the Nile, you can embark on a sunset ride on the shore of the Nile. In Lake Mburo national park, horseback safaris take you in the wilderness for game viewing. You can explore the crater lakes in Fort portal on horseback. This activity is ideal for all ages. It can be enjoyed by people with varying levels of experience.
The Super Skyway is a zip line system that’s situated in Uganda’s Mabira Forest. It’s a 45-minute drive from Kampala and is one of the most stunning natural attractions in the country. During your time with the system, you will be able to experience the diverse flora and fauna of the forest as you zip line over the canopy of the forest
Quad Biking is an exciting and challenging experience that can be enjoyed by everyone. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a novice, this activity will give you the confidence to conquer any obstacle course. It is done around the villages around the River Nile.
Mountain biking and cycling
Mountain biking and cycling are great ways to exercise and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. There are numerous trails in Uganda that can take you through the country’s forests and lakes.