The Source of the River Nile is the longest river globally, also known as the Father of African rivers that flows into the Mediterranean Sea. The White Nile and the Blue Nile are their two major tributaries. It starts its journey to Egypt from Lake Victoria in Jinja town located in eastern Uganda. The River Nile brings in extensive tourist visits every year as several outdoor sporting activities are conducted on this river. Here are some of the best things you must consider doing if you are around the mighty River Nile.
1) White Water Rafting
One of the most famous adventurous attractions on the River Nile is White Water rafting. This rafting is conducted and attracts tourists all year round due to the equatorial weather in Uganda. A thorough briefing is given before you indulge in this rafting and enjoy the mighty river’s explicit scenery and rapid currents. The difficulty level of the rafting is picked based on individual preferences.
2) Swimming and Kayaking
After White Water rafting, the Nile River takes you to a water pool where you can swim and enjoy the natural beauty of wildlife. Swimming in the River Nile in Jinja is safe as it is free from animals like crocodiles and other infectious reptiles. It is one of the best ways to soak up the heat and enjoy rain sprinkles, depending on the month you visit this place. You can also opt for kayaking on this river to experience the Nile and its surrounding communities.
3) Jet Boating
Jet boating on the Nile is an activity you should not miss if you love to participate in extreme sports. Jet boating is different from White Water rafting as it allows you to pass through the rapid currents of the Nile at various speeds, racing through its waves. This activity is fun, exhilarating and safe.
4) Bungee Jumping
If you are a thrill-seeker and want to challenge your adrenaline rush, bungee jumping is the best pick for you. You can undertake this activity alongside several other adventurous activities. In fact, bungee jumping overlooking the River Nile is a part of one of the most popular packages of Bushman Safari known as the Adventure Capital Tour. Activities like White Water rafting and zip-lining are also a part of this package.
5) Quad Biking And Horse Riding
These activities are conducted on the shores of the Source of the Nile. Quad biking and horse riding allow you to explore and experience the neighbouring communities, their farmlands and natural vegetation around. Both these activities are calming and rejuvenating.
You can be a part of several other activities on and around the River Nile. If you are unaware of how to go about this and wish to experience various safaris along with spending time at the River Nile, Bushman Safari in Kampala provides the option of customizing your tour package accordingly. This can give you a chance to explore the River Nile and various other adventurous activities, natural life and tourist attractions in Uganda.