Uganda is a classical adventure tourism destination indeed. Bujagali falls which lies downstream of the source of the Nile, two hours’ drive east of Kampala, is the East Africa counterpart to more southerly adrenaline capital such as Victoria Falls and Cape Town.
Bujagali is the launching point for the commercial white-water rafting route that ranks as one of the most thrilling but also one of the safest in the world, passing through three heart-stopping Grade five rapids in one day. Other activities at Bujagali include Kayaking, Mountain biking, Quad biking, Horse riding and bungee Jump from the cliff above the Nile. In addition spot fishing along the Nile and Lake Victoria is an interesting adventure here where the participating teams fish the largest Nile parch to a tune of 100 – 120 kg together with Tilapia.
Boasting three separate mountain destination topping 4000 meters mark, all protected with in the National parks, Uganda offers some of Africa’s most hiking and climbing possibilities. Serious mountaineering need look no further than the majestic Rwenzori, whose trio of craggy 5000- plus meter glacial peaks offers a genuine challenge to experience alpine climbers while fit hikers will find the six day loop trail through the Rwenzori’s forest and Moorland zones to be as rewarding as it is demanding.
Further East, Mount Elgon, Africa’s eighth –highest mountain offers an excellent and relatively undemanding introduction to Afro-mountain climates and vegetation, culminating in the ascent of a 6km wide volcanic caldera studded with small waterfalls, caves and hot springs. Another estimable hiking destination is the Virunga Mountains, where mountain gorilla tracking can be supplemented by a tough day ascent to one of the three extinct volcanoes protected within Mgahinga National park, the tallest of which is 4127- metres Muhabura.
Whether you need to have the adventure in the park, while on a Uganda safari or do it anywhere, Uganda will always give the opportunity for this