Activities To Do On River Nile Jinja

Activities To Do On River Nile Jinja

If you are adventure seeker on Uganda safari, Jinja is that one most exceptional place you should count a must on your bucket list. It is remarkably the experiential adventure capital of East Africa and situated suitably around the White Nile and Lake Victoria-eastern Uganda just a few hours’ drive from Kampala. While here, you have opportunity to take part in variety of thrilling adventure experiences. Regardless of your age, a visit to Jinja has at least something for you to enjoy. Among other exciting experiential things you shouldn’t miss to take part in this particular part of Uganda include;

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  • White water rafting

Incredibly, this is one of a few most breathtaking adventures you won’t miss to take part while on Uganda safari in Jinja. This experience takes you through the breathtaking scenery, warm water of the Nile and it is such a lovely experience.  It takes you through challenging Nile rapids that leave you when you are thrilled and filled with lots of joy. On this adventure, you get wet but never will you forget the experience of rafting through the Nile. As well, you can take it easy with a family float for you and children. This adventure can take you about a day or even 2 via varied sections of the Nile. This water sport gained fame in the 1950s and evolved from individuals paddling about 3 meters to 4.3 meters rafts with double bladed paddles/oars.

  • Bungee jumping  

This adventure is done on River Nile and offers visitors a chance to kiss the water of the mighty Nile about 40 meters from the high ground. It is such a breathtaking experience not for faint hearted. It is such an incredible outdoor extreme sport and conducted in Jinja comprising of off a tall structure that is connected to a large elastic cord. The tall structure is normally a fixed object like a building, bridge or rather crane. When you jump, the cord stretches and the person flies upwards as the cord recoils and then oscillates up and down till all the kinetic energy is dissipated. It is a rare experience of its own.

  • Jet boating

Equally, this is one of kind adventures that is conducted on River Nile-Jinja and rewards travel endeavors with the most exhilarating experiences. It takes you through challenging rapids on high speed boat.

  • Kayaking

Kayaking is incredibly a few most thrilling experiences that you shouldn’t miss to take part while on a trip in Jinja. Ideally, it is amazing way for one to experience the mighty Nile and its adjacent areas of local communities, farmlands as well as several bird species as they feed on fish. On kayak, you enjoy the ideal weather and rapids. This adventure is different from the usual canoeing especially by the sitting position of paddlers and number of bladed on the paddle. The kayak is a small and narrow watercraft that is propelled by means of a double bladed paddle.

  • Swimming

If you love swimming then a visit to the Source of the Nile in Jinja won’t leave you in regrets. The area is free from bilharzia and many other infectious diseases as well as crocodiles and hippos.

  • Squad biking

This adventure takes you through the countryside and offers you a chance to view the daily activities by Ugandans in this part of the country especially while they are in their gardens.

  • Horse riding

This takes you via the River Nile banks in the nearby local communities and paths via farmlands. While here, you have a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery in this particular part of Uganda.

  • Sunset cruise

Set off for a sunset cruise with your snacks and drinks and have a lovely experience on the white River Nile. Interestingly, there are many cruises that you can take part and you will have drinks. It is also possible for you to embark on a private sunset cruise particularly for you and your group. The sunset cruises usually kick start at 6:00pm and end at 7:00pm where you spend about 2 hours on the River.

  • Mountain biking

This is conducted along the River Nile and beyond. It has gained fame with many tourists taking part on it. It can be done by families plus their children as well as people of all ages. The biking tours usually come with experienced guides who are knowledgeable on how to fix a bike in case of any break down.

In conclusion, if you are looking for the most breathtaking adventures to take part then consider source of the Nile at Jinja a must to visit while you are on Uganda safari and you won’t be left in regrets. With the above listed adventures, we believe that you won’t be left out of choice this coming holiday.