Most tourists travel to Uganda for the gorillas, but after paying for flights of over USD 1,000 one wouldn’t wish to stay in Uganda for just 3 days. In addition to gorilla tracking, one may decide to visit other places/ national parks in Uganda. Some of the adventurous activities to include in your itinerary are ;
Rafting and Bungee jumping on The Nile;
Rafting is done on one of the longest rivers in the world and you can choose to do a 2 days or a day’s or even half day adventure. While in Jinja you can also chose to add bungee jumping on your list and this gives you a chance to dive over the source of the Nile from one of the most spectacular bungee jumping sites in the world. Tandem jumps, water touches and full-moon jumps can be done at the site.
Quad Bike rides and Game drives,
Quad bike rides, do not segregate in age, and they also do not require experiences. They can be organized along the river Nile in Jinja and also Lake Mburo National park. Where by you get to search for wildlife on a quad bike.
Horse Back Safaris
These can be done in Lake Mburo National park and it gives better views of the animals, to include zebras, elands, warthogs, Bush backs, Buffaloes, Impalas and many more. The longest ride, takes you around 4 hours and its takes you up to the hilltop viewpoints.
Mountain Cycling Uganda
This can be done in two National parks that is Bwindi and Mt Elgon National park. Cycling in Bwindi is done along the well maintained 13 km trail to Ivi river and the trail gives you an opportunity to see animals like the bush backs, colobus monkeys and the red tailed Monkeys. The guided round trip will take you around 7 hours and all the returns from this activity are for the community neighboring the Park. The Mt Elgon cycling trails starts from Sipi trading centre to Chema Hill in Kapchorwa town. It should take 1.5 hours and provides views of various waterfalls and the Karamoja plains. You do not need to carry your bike from home! Bike for hire are available.
Forest Walk while Holding Hands with Young Chimpanzees
This can be done in Ngamba island – the chimpanzee sanctuary in Entebbe. It is a 3 hours walk that takes you through this forested island on Lake victoria while holding hands and carrying some of the young chimpnzees at the time on your back. This guided walk is interesting as you walk hand in hand with the chimps as they touch your hair, and also try to clean your Nails. It starts at 8 am and requires you to have spent the night on the island. The activity requires you to be immunized against certain diseases. The checklist to be provided on request.
Include these activities in your Uganda tour program and you will not regret your decision.