The River Nile is the longest river in Africa, spreading over 11 countries – Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, the Republic of Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. The river has two main tributaries – the White Nile and the Bue Nile. Additionally, you can partake in many fun and exciting activities with the whole family in Uganda at River Nile near Jinja. Here’s a guide to what you can do on the River Nile in Uganda.
If you are love thrill, excitement and the adrenaline rush, then you should definitely partake in bungee jumping on the River Nile. You will be jumping from a 40 km height in the midst of the beautiful scenery and nature. You can either use an ankle tie or a full-body harness. The age limit for bungee jumping is 13 years, and the weight limit is 235 kg.
Tourists can ride a horse through the shores of the River Nile and pass by serene farmlands. Enjoy the gorgeous views of Uganda along the way with the natural sights and fascinating birds.
Jet boating is an activity that can be experienced with the whole family, from young children above the age of five to seniors at 85 years old. You will sit in a custom-made 12-seater jet boat, which draws water from under the craft through an intake and into a pump jet inside the boat. Jet boating on the Nile is an exhilarating adventure you can enjoy with your friends and family.
It may surprise many, but you can actually swim in the water of the Nile in Jinja. There has never been any incident of disease or infection, nor are any animals like crocodiles or hippos present in the water body.
Rafting or whitewater rafting involves using an inflatable raft to navigate a water body. The white waters of the River Nile are an ideal location for this water sport. Children, too, can partake in this activity, provided they fit in the adult-size life jacket. You will be given custom-made safety rafts, rafting equipment, kayakers, life jackets, spray jackets and helmets at the venue. It is advised to carry along an extra pair of clothes, towels and some sunscreen.
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