Adrenaline Activities in Uganda

White-water Rafting

Get wet. Scare yourself. Have an immense amount of fun. The rapids of the Nile river as it surges north from Lake Victoria have become one of Africa’s premier white water rafting destinations. Even the construction of hydro-electric dams can’t change this.

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Kayaking and Canoeing

The waters of the Nile at Jinja don't have to be experienced in the turbulence of a rafting excursion, it is also possible to kayak the white waters (experienced kayakers only please) or explore the calmer waters by canoe. This contrasts the excitement of white water rafting perfectly

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Mountain and Quad Biking

After a few hours cooped up in a vehicle on the road, there is little better than getting on your mountain bike as the sun is just starting to drop and heading off with your guide to explore the savannah on two wheels. Mountain biking is available in the lands bordering Lake Mburo National Park and is a wonderful way to get close to plains wildlife like zebra and antelope without concerning them. You also work up an appetite for dinner.

Jinja isn't all about the water - you can also explore the riverside on half day quad bike excursions as part of your pre or post safari stay

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Bungee Jumping

Jinja and the Nile aren’t just famous for white water rafting, thrill seekers can also throw themselves from a height, confident that the bungee elastic will jerk them back to safety. This is not right for everyone, but it is certainly exciting.

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Hot Air Ballooning

A relatively new development in Uganda, hot air balloon flights are now available from the Paraa sector of Murchison Falls National Park. Take off at dawn to rise above the savannah, the waters of the Nile and Lake Albert glistening below. Sound good?

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Horse Riding

Lake Mburo National Park has one solitary lion, but it does have an excellent stable and beautiful horses based at Mihingo Lodge. This is the only place in Uganda that you can ride horses and it provides a lovely way to experience the woodlands and grasslands of Lake Mburo National Park.

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Fishing

If you are a keen fisherman and can't stand the thought of going two weeks without your rods, then be re-assured that Uganda has some great fishing, whether you are in the rapids of the Nile River in Murchison Falls, the headwaters near Jinja or looking for rainbow trout in the Sipi river.

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