Adventure tourism is a type of niche tourism involving exploration or travel to remote areas where the traveler should expect the unexpected. In Uganda, adventure tourism is rapidly growing in popularity as tourists seek unusual holidays, different from other vacations and at Terrain Safaris we can help you arrange a safari of your choice. Uganda is a classic adventure tourism destination indeed.
White water rafting on river Nile;
You might be aware that river Nile is one of the world’s greatest and longest rivers but you may not know that its main source is in Uganda. River Nile doesn’t only meanders in other parts of the country but also pulses with surprising forces. The Source of the Nile which is about 2hr drive(84.0km) from Kampala.
Rafting depends on your choice (safe or exciting), rafting on the White Nile is as spectacular as it is a bit scary. White Nile provides the scenery of beautiful green jungle while paddling slowly along, which makes you feel like you are alone in the wilderness on some far flung expedition. During rafting, you can’t miss glancing the beautiful colored birds, as you peddle through the rapids.
At the Nile, rafting is as safe as any grade v (five) rafting can be, you are entitled to protective gears to ensure your safety for example the helmet and life jacket which are put through your paces before you meet any rapids.
Since Uganda is on the equator, the weather is warm and the flow of the Nile is controlled by the dam so it’s not easily affected by the rains. So in December – February and June to August is the best time to carry out white water rafting.
- Hiking and climbing
Uganda also offers some of Africa’s top hiking and climbing possibilities where serious mountaineers need to look no further than the majestic Mountain Rwenzori in Kasese, which offers a genuine challenge to experienced alpine climbers due to its trio of craggy 5109m glacial peaks. Whereas the fit hikers will meet the six-day loop trail through the Rwenzori’s forest and moonland zones to be as paying as it is demanding.
- Cycling in the shadows of the Rwenzoris with Terrain Safaris.
Some people don’t think of cycling as an adventure because it is seen as a way of life by Uganda’s rural poor folk but if you haven’t cycled around the Rwenzoris in western Uganda. Sauntering through the wilderness with a bike below you and the world all around the scenic views give you second thoughts about a bicycle. It gives chance to explore at your own speed, far from the dusty and heavy traffic highways.
As the morning birds are chirping and the sun struggling to rise above a calm forested hill, surrounded by an extensive green tea estate. Accommodation can be got at Jacaranda hilltop guest house for a night to enable you have early setoff.
Mountain biking can also be carried out in Mountain Elgon National Park where trails run from Sipi trading Centre to Chema hill in Kapchorwa town and this provides best views of the various falls.Read More
Rwanda, the Land of a thousand hills is one of the world’s primate home in Africa. This country located in Central Africa provides a unique scenic beauty of the plains .The must see primates include famous mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park, Africa’s First Park which protects steep slopes of the Virunga Mountains, Chimpanzees in Nyungwe forest one of the oldest on earth dating back before the last ice Age, Golden monkeys, white and black monkeys, Colobus monkeys which are found in bamboo forest areas of Rwanda since they spend most of the time eating bamboo shoots though much less researched.
Coupled with many species Rwanda offers the most thrilling primate tour in Africa which has made it one of the desired destinations of travellers. You can discover the land of Gorillas on a primate safari which will cover the main Rwanda attractions. Are you a fun of primates? If yes Rwanda is the answer for people of primate passion and adventure. Start the trip by taking on a city tour around Kigali this will open your eyes to the beautiful African country. Followed by a visit to Nyungwe montane forest a base of many primates though chimpanzee is the main species and later to volcanoes National park for gorilla tracking an activity with a world heritage status. The drive to the park is 2-3 hours from Kigali ,visit Golden monkeys, Diany fossey tomb, Hike Muhabura and Bisoke, take a nature walk and you should be at the park office by 7.00am local time if you are to trek Gorillas.
Before Embarking on a Rwanda safari ensure that you booked all the trip essentials that is gorilla permits, chimpanzee permits, golden monkey permits, accommodation, transport and all other activities of the tour. Also check and confirm if you have packed the right check list but don’t forget the camera and insect repellant since you going to pass through the bamboo forest during the trek. Ask your travel expert if something is missing or just to confirm. If all are well then Explore Rwanda’s forests in search of the rare primates and for the most awesome experience.Read More