Tourism in Uganda is largely understood as visiting game parks, and that is how it has been sold both locally and internationally. However, a new trend is sweeping through the sector with many locals and foreign tourists opting for activities other than game drives. It is fast becoming a popular adventure not to miss on a Uganda safari.
Activities like bungee jumping, quad biking, whitewater rafting and other activities are slowly gaining popularity in the country.
Zip lining has become popular. It consists of a pulley suspended on a cable between two points, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on a slope and trees to enable a person to propel themselves by gravity.
Places like the Mabira, Kavumba Recreation Centre, Busiika Adventure Park have installed zip lines on their premises.
Experiencing the Mabira Forest canopy just makes you behave like monkeys! The Mabira Forest Canopy Super Skyway is a canopy “zip-line” system that sends you soaring between the tallest trees in the rainforest. Located 44kms East of Kampala City, outside of Lugazi town at the griffin falls camp, the skyway makes for you a great day.
You are led to pass through ancient trees by experienced Sky Captains / Sky guides across a network of 5 zip-lines that stretches 250 metres across River Musamya. Using strict International safety standards with imported climbing gears and art high ropes from America, participants are belayed up the first tree, brought through the whole system and repelled on a 78m diagonal zip.
High up in the canopy one is able to enjoy a view of the forest layers, mammals like grey cheeked mangabey and red tailed monkeys, birds like palm nut vultures, African fish eagles, great blue turacos and the roaring griffin falls, making your zip a memorable day!
The hike back from the skyway takes you past the beautiful Griffin Falls and back to the camp which offers accommodation, meals, mountain biking among others. The take a maximum of 4 hours. Zip-line activities are done from 8am in the morning to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm daily.
On top of Rafting, Bungee Jumping, nature walks, visiting the source of the Nile, Boat rides you add the Zip lining in Mabira, it’s fun and you will never regret. In case you prefer to spend a night there and relax, it is available.
Other accommodations around Jinja include Mabira Forest Camp, Haven lodge, Jinja Nile Resort, Bilkon Hotel and many more. They range from Budget, Midrange and Luxury.