Adventure activities to do in Jinja 2024 – 2025 : Jinja is located in the eastern part of Uganda and it is one the places to visit to enjoy a variety of adventure activities during tours in the country.

Some of the adventure activities which are carried out around Jinja include the following;

  1. White water rafting

White water rafting is one of the popular adventure activities which tourists engage in during their tours around Jinja.

The activity is done along the River Nile and during the white water rafting experience; tourists navigate rapids along the Nile at different levels which go up to Grade 5. Beginners and experienced rafters can engage in the rafting adventure when visiting Jinja.

In Jinja, the white water rafting experience can be done as a half day tour or a full day adventure. Safety equipment is provided during the activity and s training is also done before tourists engage in the activity.

There are different locations in Jinja where white water rafting can be done including the Itanda falls. The white water rafting experience along the Nile for a whole day stretches across a distance of about 21 kilometers with about 8 rapids encountered along the way.

  1. Bungee jumping

Bungee jumping in Jinja is an exciting adventure which involves plunging from a height of about 44 meters into the River Nile.

During the bungee jumping experience, tourists can enjoy views of Jinja and the Nile from the tower before jumping. A rope or a harness is attached to the ankle or body of the jumper before they jump from the tower.

After plunge into the River Nile during the bungee jumping experience, tourists are picked up by a boat which waits nearby.

  1. Kayaking

Another adventure activity which is done in Jinja is kayaking which also involves navigating the rapids of River Nile.

The type of kayaking during which tourists are flipped over in the boat is called tandem kayaking and is done by two people including the tourists and the guide. The activity also involves paddling against the rapids.

Kayaking in Jinja is also a full day activity and is the perfect way to adventure along the Nile. A double blade paddle is used to move the kayak from one point to another on the Nile.

  1. Quad biking

Quad biking in Jinja is another exciting adventure that tourists can take part in when visiting the areas around River Nile.

During the quad biking experience, tourists explore the terrain of Jinja along different dirt tracks and they pass through plantations and rocky roads while enjoying the views of River Nile and the surrounding villages.

Tourists go through a briefing before they engage in the quad biking adventure before the riders are grouped according to their riding capabilities to begin the activity. These rides can be done around the River Nile banks and also around the forests where tourists can enjoy beautiful views of the area.

  1. Horse riding

Horse riding in Jinja is another exciting activity that tourists engage in when visiting the town. This activity is the perfect way to explore the countryside and enjoy views of the Nile.

Tourists can also enjoy the views of the scenery surrounding River Nile and the villages and plantations while on horseback. The duration of the Uganda horse safaris in Jinja varies and is also priced differently and can be done by both adults and children.

Adventure activities to do in Jinja 2024 - 2025
horseback riding in Jinja

Some of the tracks followed during the horse ride in Jinja include the 1kilometer track through plantations and hills which goes up to the waters of the River Nile.

  1. Zip lining

Zip lining during tours in Jinja is an experience which is commonly done on the way to Jinja in the Mabira forest.

Mabira forest is a tropical rainforest which is located along the Kampala-Jinja highway and is one of the best places to enjoy zip lining as well as other activities like guided forest walks, seeing different primates and also bird watching.

Tourists can engage in the zip lining experience at different times of day including the morning and afternoon hours during which they can enjoy views of the forest canopy and also move from one point to another by zip line in the Mabira forest.

  1. Tubing on the Nile

Another adventure activity which is done when visiting Jinja is tubing on the Nile which is among the new activities to do around during tours in Jinja.

Tubing on the Nile is a more relaxed adventure during which is done on the calm waters of the Nile but can also be done on the fast waters. During this activity, tourists sit on tubes or tires which float on the water and they are sometimes connected together and can be done as part of a group tour in Jinja.

This activity does not require prior skill and can be done by anyone and is safe to do when visiting Jinja.

  1. Cycling

Tourists visiting Jinja can also engage in cycling or mountain biking around the surrounding villages around the Nile river.

This activity involves exploring different parts of Jinja including the town where tourists can also interact with the locals and get to know more about their culture. The cycling experience also takes place in the steep areas of Jinja where tourists can view the Nile, Jinja bridge and plantations among other things.

This activity can be done as a private experience or part of a group tour in Jinja.

  1. Boat rides

When visiting Jinja tourists can also enjoy boat rides along the River Nile which can be done in the morning or afternoon and evening hours.

The source of the Nile in Jinja is popular for boat rides along the Nile and during this activity, tourists can enjoy views of the surrounding area, see different bird species and learn more about River Nile. Tourists can also enjoy craft shopping when visiting the Nile and also go to the Mahatma Gandhi monument.

The boat ride on the source of the Nile can go up to 2 hours and is done by local guides.

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