Uganda is nicknamed the pearl of Africa for a good reason and it is amazingly a bucket-list destination for all tourists worldwide including extroverts. It is a perfect destination for adventure seekers on Uganda safari adventures to explore and experience. From primate trekking, wildlife, recreational experiences to mountaineering adventures, Uganda boasts of its countless safari ideas thus guaranteeing everyone an option to choose from.
Visit Uganda and enjoy plenty of exhilarating adventures including bungee jumping, hot air balloon tours, mountaineering, horseback riding, Kayaking, boat cruise, zip-lining, jet boating, sport fishing, Quad biking, and others.
The must-do activities on Uganda safari
Bungee jumping is one of the adventure experiences that take ones breathe away. If this is the kind of challenging adventure that you are looking for then Uganda is the place to visit this 2023. Bungee jumping is best done at the Source of the Nile in Jinja and you jump from higher elevation on a 44 meter tall structure. It is amazing experience that lets you kiss the Nile water. This adventure is strictly done by visitors above 13 years and acceptable weight range is 235 kgs.
Chimpanzee tracking is an absolute primate adventure taking you through incredible exploration of chimpanzees and their behaviors. It comes with a lifetime opportunity to take as many photos as possible. There are many places to visit for a guided chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda including Budongo Forest, Kibale National Park (KNP) with 1500 chimps, Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Kyambura Gorge (Western Uganda) and Kalinzu Forest.
White water rafting
White water rafting is a thrilling adrenaline adventure offered at Jinja, enjoyable on the Source of the Nile River. Visitors can challenge themselves on the different river rapids and grades ranging from one to six. It is a rewarding adventure for adventure junkies on Uganda safaris. Along the lower class rapids, you can experience a relaxed float, swim in the river’s warm pools and those of you who opt for the more challenging class rapids, you will certainly have the breathtaking experience of a lifetime.
The hot air balloon tour
Only 2 locations offer the most thrilling hot air balloon tours in Uganda, and that is Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks. The two destinations are operated by the Dream Balloons, offering unforgettable honeymoon adventures to all adrenaline seekers. Both destinations allow you engage in 2 phases of balloon experiences; the sunrise or post sunrise air balloon tours and sunset balloon expeditions. If you fall within the age bracket of 6 years, and above, you can be part of the thrilling hot air balloon tours.
Experience Uganda’s cultures and traditions
Uganda has the most welcoming and interactive people. Your interaction also includes visiting communities and experience the different ways of life, traditions, cultures and practices of locals. This can be accompanied by dances and music performances, and the must visit communities for unusual cultural experience include the Batwa community, Ndere cultural group, Bugisu communities, Kasubi tomb site, Kabaka’s palace, and others.
Mountaineering opportunities in Uganda are enormous and most importantly, adventure seekers get to challenge themselves in the highest mountain ranges of Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Elgon and the 3 Virunga Volcanoes (Gahinga, Sabyinyo and Muhabura). Climbing Mt. Rwenzori is possible along the designated trails including Muhoma Loop which takes 3 days, the Central circuit 8 days or more, Kilembe trail and Chimpanzee trail. Rwenzori Mountains consists of six snow-capped block mountain ranges: Mount Stanley (5109m), Speke (4889m), Emin (4791m), Luigi de Savio (4626m), Baker (4843m) and Gess (4797m).
Other amazing safari activities include horseback riding, cycling, kayaking, boat cruise, birding, hiking, river boarding/surfing on the Nile River, sport fishing, zip lining, golden monkey tracking, gorilla habituation experience and more.
The best Uganda safari destinations to visit
If you are visiting Uganda mainly to see mountain gorillas, then consider booking a gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Mountain climbing –the best locations to explore include Mgahinga National Park for you to hike the 3 Virunga Volcanoes –Gahinga, Muhabura and Sabyinyo; or visit Mount Elgon, a vast volcano in Eastern border of Uganda and Kenya. For more exhilarating mountaineering adventures, consider booking mountaineering tours in Mt. Rwenzori National Park.