Active Adventure Safaris in Uganda
Uganda offers a range of active adventure safaris that cater to thrill-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. You need to book that flight and get down here to Uganda! A place where people travel to live to the fullest, experience, and discover great adventures.
Things to do on an active adventure in Uganda
The town is famed as the adventure town and the Source of the Nile Origin, Jinja is a must-stop for the active adventurer. Activities include; Getting Wild with the Rafting, Bungee Jumping over the Nile taking a dip from the 44m platform. Horse riding to explore the Nile up close, Tour the community villages taking in sights of hills, plantations, and amazing scenery, Mountain Biking along Bujagali Falls, Quad biking off the beaten tracks into nature, Boat cruises along the Bujagali Falls, Take in that fresh air and just live!
Mt. Elgon National Park and Sipi Falls.
Mt. Elgon is believed to be one of the World’s Largest Mountain Caldera and is Uganda’s Second Highest Peak. There are four routes up the mountain, the most common trail is the Sasa Trail which takes 3-4 days to the summit. Other trails include The Sipi Trail with its spectacular Tutum cave hidden within an extensive forest. The Piswa Trail is best for wildlife viewing and the Suam Trail Suam River takes you through the steep and spectacular Suam Gorge to the hot springs on the eastern side of the caldera.
The Sipi Falls is a sight to behold, situated on the upper slopes that cascade down the mountain foothills by over 7 km from 4 series of waterfalls. Rock climbing at Sipi is along 14 routes with various levels of rock scaling ranging from between 15m- 35m. Mountain Biking Trails from Sipi Trading Centre with views of the waterfalls. Embark on a Coffee Tour nature walk that offers visitors a chance to learn the whole process.
Kidepo National Park– This True Wilderness is off the beaten track and it’s been nominated for the World Travel Awards amongst Africa’s National Leading Park 2017. The attractions include; the Narus Valley, Kidepo Valley, Kanangorok Hot Springs, and Mount Morungule. Hike to Mount Morungole, Explore Kidepo River a sand river covered with Borassus Palm forest, and learn more about the IK and Karamojong Communities, Birdwatching will be worth it as the park has some endemic species, and explore the Narus Valley, the park’s prime game viewing area.
Murchison Falls National Park on the Shore of Lake Albert.
Start this journey with a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Trekking. The Mighty Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap over a massive drop creating the magical – Murchison Falls. The hike to the top of the falls along a walking trail and the Boat Cruise upstream both present spectacular sights of the falls and rich wildlife. The Lake Albert Delta is home to rare Shoebill Storks, Nature walks in the southern part of the park, and Rabongo and Kaniyo Pabidi / Budongo forests offer Primate and Bird watching expeditions.
Fortportal region famed for its tea estates, this region lies in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon.
This region is dotted with crater lakes all surrounded by hills. Take a hike at Lake Nkuruba to encounter different species of primates and birds, and visit the Mahoma Falls. Meet the local people as you walk through their villages, learn about the customs of the Batoro tribe and enjoy the panoramic views. Explore the Kihingami Wetlands for birdwatching, Stopover at the Amabeere Caves, and discover the hidden waterfall.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park offers a Mystical Challenge. Take a nature walk/hike to the foothills of Rwenzori Africa’s- Tallest Mountain Range or challenge yourself to Mountain Climbing with the various hiking options that lead to the Rwenzori peaks. Get the true meaning of “Mountains of the Moon”. The most common is the 6-day loop taking in all vegetation zones and the glacier peaks.
Queen Elizabeth National Park – the Ishasha Sector is ideal for getting off the beaten track with a game drive in search of the Tree Climbing Lions. Don’t miss the sundowners! Explore the Kasenyi Plains through Wildlife Research Tours like the Lion Experiential Project as you participate in monitoring the pride in the park, using locator devices and learning habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings, and behavior. Explore Maramagambo Forest’s shady canopy with a hidden Bat Cave. In the East of the park lies Kyambura Gorge (the valley of the apes) worth a stopover not only because of the Chimpanzees but the scenery as well.
The Gorilla Highlands Region with Bwindi Forest, the home of the Mountain Gorillas will offer you an experience of a lifetime during your Gorilla Tracking or Gorilla Habituation Experience. Get to contribute to the conservation of Gorillas. Explore any of the 5 trails for primates, birds, and scenic views, the Munyanga River Trail, River Ivi, and Waterfall Trail are most favored.
The Scenic Lake Bunyonyi part of the highlands comprises of 29 islands with amazing views of steep hilly areas that will leave you feeling magical on misty mornings. Get ready for the 5-hour Canoe Trekking Expedition, the highlights include the Africa Explorer Cultural Village, The nursery school. Visit the Craft Centre and learn more about making ties and dyes, baskets, earrings and necklaces, and hats among others). Assuming you are recharged and have extra batteries for your cameras, click away people, this is one of the best scenic areas in Uganda.
The Mgahinga Gorilla National Park offers a memorable authentic experience of the Batwa Trail Community, learn more about their livelihood. Take a hiking chance on either of the 3 Volcano Peaks Mt. Gahinga, Mt. Sabinyo, and Mt. Muhavura which offer amazing views of the Virunga Ranges. Track the Golden Monkey a rare and endangered species.
Lake Mburo National Park is a favorite for walking safaris along the hyena track for a 2-hour hike that offers the opportunity to sight forest birds and mammals. Get to participate in Horse Riding, Community Visits, and Night Game drives in the park.
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