The best Africa safari activities to do in Uganda

Are you adventurous? Is your wild craze burning? Come with me, it’s time to face your fears throughout the fantastic and exhilarating African safari adventure activities right from the east African adventure capital (the source of the Nile) to Lake Mburo national park and Murchison falls national park.

It is easy to find out what’s suitable for you and your family out of the different activities and restrictions that can include age and weight. One would go in for gentle scenic float trips, fun family voyages, white water rafting, golfing, multiple sport quests, and exhilarating the beautiful scenery.

The following are the top adventurous activities you can go in for on your Uganda safari;

  • Sportfishing
  • Ziplining
  • Horseback riding
  • Hot air balloon safari
  • White water rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Quad biking
  • Cycling and mountain biking
  • Bungee jumping
  • Mountaineering and hiking
  • Stand up paddle
  • Riverboarding/surfing
  • Boat cruise
  • Family float
  • Jet boating
  • Golf safari


White water rafting in Uganda

Having the safest and wildest grade 5 rapids worldwide, the Nile is considered perfect for people with a compulsive desire for excitement and adventure to hook up with the might rapids. Compiled with the irresistible beautiful scenery, relaxation moments, swimming on calm stretches, and hitting the huge rapids.

Behold the always challenging grade 4 and grade 5 rapids. The guides briefly explain to you about the planned route and it’s about you to decide whether you are ready to face the rapids or you prefer joining the safety boat that will be dodging the rapids or you walk around and then rejoin the raft.

The activity starts at 9 am where you get safety briefings, helmets, breakfast, life jackets, rafting equipment, plenty of drinking water, spray jackets, and midstream lunch. The age limit is eight years and the children must fit into the adult life jacket, compulsorily walk around two rapids and then rejoin during the grade 3 rapids.

Have a professional guide, kayakers, and a professional photographer ready to capture all the moments on every trip. You are advised to carry a towel, changing clothes, loose clothing, shorts, t-shirts, hats, and sunscreen.

Bungee jumping in Uganda

Now it’s time to kick out your fear of heights as you fall from 44m far and then touch the Nile surely this is not for a faint of the heart. Use either the full-body harness or the ankle tie to jump from 3km upstream from the bujagali falls. The age limit here is 13years and the limit weight is 235kg making it possible to dive with your friend.

Hot air balloon safari

This activity is only found at Queen Elizabeth national park and Murchison falls national park handled by dream balloons. This is one of the best activities for honeymoon safaris, one a lifetime adventure, and adrenaline junkies. Giving you a spectacular aerial view, fresh air, and soothing. The hot air balloon safari come in different packages as shown below;

  • The sunrise/post sunrise hot air balloon safari with or without bush breakfast
  • The sunset hot air balloon safari. This starts at 4 pm and it has no special offer e.g. meals after the ride. these are mainly short rides for many people and students.

Currently, only eight people are permitted to enjoy the hot air balloon.

Children under the age of 6 are restricted from boarding the hot air balloon.

Horseback riding in Uganda

Here you are to enjoy nature, wildlife, and the different bird species as your ride the horse. This activity can be accessed either at jinja or lake Mburo national park. This activity is suitable for all ages. There is no need to worry as this activity caters to all kinds of people including the skilled, beginners, and advanced horse riders. Take with you a professional guide who is ready to take you at a favorable pace.

The horseback riding safari comes in different packages that usually take 1-3hours. These packages include the pony ride, mixed group safaris, advanced rider safari, and the overnight horse safari.

Safety-wise there is a weight limit which is 90kgs.

Kayaking in Uganda

This can be a clear alternative to rafting as you go solo and kayak through the raging river or take it to another level and leisurely paddle on flat water.

This includes an experienced guide, a high flotation life jacket, helmets, spray jackets, drinks, and light snacks.

Stand up paddle

Here you learn from calm water introduction and then move forward to a river trip. Starting from the Owen falls dam and cruising down to bujagali. Here you get a few skills such as basic strokes and rescue techniques and after here the guide leads you through the first rapids.

Are these activities safe?

The companies in charge of these activities aim to provide you with a quality experience full-of fun but in the safest way. They have professional guides and staff who are well trained to ensure safe service provision.

All visitors are well briefed before the activities to ensure safety precautions.


In conclusion, the capital for adventure is surely jinja filled with a variety of activities, and many other different destinations like lake Mburo national park, Murchison falls national park, and Queen Elizabeth national park is verily read to quench your adventurous thirsty.

Are you ready to visit Uganda and go in for the awesome activities mentioned above? Hmmm, contact us today! ADVENTURE IN THE WILD SAFARIS