The 5 Best Outdoor Adventure Activities in Uganda

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Many people want vacations where you eat, drink and relax, and other times they look for a little more adventure to challenge their life. Uganda is a place where you can find both and summers are great time to visit though it has a lot to offer year round. While on a Uganda safari you can find out why natural beauty is magical. If you an adventure seeker, here are the top 10 things to do in Uganda.

1. White Water Rafting

The River Nile has many rapid waterfalls with stunning views, rapids that make water spot a great amazing adventure in Uganda. If you’re looking for a perfect day trip on the Nile, White Water Rafting is something that can’t disappoint.  To do rafting in Uganda make sure you spend your previous night in either Kampala or Jinja.The adventure kicks off in the morning around 9.00am and ends at 4pm. Dress in light clothes, carry enough sun cream, no need to have hiking boots ,sandles can do. Join others on the journey to explore the Nile beauty. You don’t have to be experienced to enjoy the activity but you should be brave and ready to face the fast moving rapids of different falls.

2. Bungee Jumping

When you go rafting don’t forget to experience Bungee Jumping in Jinja a famous adventure capital of Uganda. All you need is a minimum of two days  to experience the Nile historical resources which include source of the Nile, Bujagali falls, Itanda falls, Kalagala falls and the styled Indian buildings .Just to take you back Bungee jumping and White water rafting at the 5 grade rapids of the Nile is another unforgettable in Uganda.

3. Mountaineering

Mountaineering is a top rewarding adventure enjoyed in Mount Elgon and Mount Rwenzori the famed World Heritage Sites offering opportunity to see nature at its best. Be the one to witness the wonderful views of rainforests, bamboo forests, alpine vegetation and clouds in close range. Trekking Rwenzori and Elgon is incredible and unique because of you feel, see and relax in nature. The ascending bit will put a smile on your face passing through various vegetation, valleys, and glaciers.

4. Gorilla Trekking

Uganda also known as the pearl of Africa has many incredible tour adventures but gorilla trekking is one of the most loved and outstanding forest jungle experience you can never find anywhere other than Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. I believe no adventure seeker can miss to track mountain gorillas in either Bwindi impenetrable forest or Mgahinga National Park. The time is now to grab the opportunity of spending time with endangered mountain gorillas and live with happy wildlife memories that last for life. Uganda’s prime tourists attraction “Mountain Gorillas “ are trekked daily Monday –Sunday  in groups of eight  and tourists must follow the gorilla trekking rules and regulations for safety purposes. Pack right and dress right for the trek as advised by gorilla trekking specialist. Being fit is a must because the activity is quite challenging.

5. Hiking

Hiking might not be the main tourist attraction for travelers to Uganda but it’s still one of the best way to experience the beauty of landscape, birds, animals and people. While mountain Ruwenzori fame for best hiking trails, there are so many others worth to be explored including Sipi Falls, Mgahinga national park Volcanoes, Lake Bunyonyi islands, Mountain Elgon etc.

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