Test your adrenaline: Bungee jumping in Uganda
Bungee jumping is an extreme sport that raises your adrenaline levels and puts the body in panic yet it brings you lifetime excitement. It is usually defined as getting over fear or taking another step in life. This is why some refer to it as taking a leap of faith.
Just like kayaking, white-water rafting and tubing, bungee jumping requires an open mind, explorative and curious mindset. The sport is overwhelmingly interesting if the individual attempting it, is looking for new challenges and solutions to the gravity of the circle of life.
Bungee jumping may be described as sport involving an individual jumping from a great height while connected to a special large elastic cord by the legs or body.
This is usually done to provide support and accommodate the body weight of the jumper so that they are completely safe from falls or any other risks.
The launching pad is usually erected on a tall structure such as a building or crane, a bridge across a deep ravine, or on a natural geographic feature such as a cliff.
There are many reasons why you should go bungee jumping, especially if you have been experiencing difficulty facing and overcoming fears. This activity will provide you with confidence to face them head on.
There are many places to go bungee jumping in Uganda, but the best experiences are on the Nile in Jinja. Consider some of the service providers below for a thrilling experience:
Bunjee jumping has been on a halt since the lockdown, but Adrift management confirms they have resumed their activities. Adrift, a travel and tours service provider is one of the most recommended for this activity. They are based in Jinja and specialize in jumps and rafts. Their equipment is ISO certified and they have a highly trained team. The costs range from $140 for foreigners and Shillings 250,000 for Ugandans. Information from their website states that the minimum weight for the activity is 40kg and they advise you to wear comfortable clothing, preferably pants and sports shoes for safety.
This is another trusted safaris and tour service provider that specialises in this activity. They are located in Jinja, the hub of fun activities about 3kms from the amber court roundabout. Other activities to do while there are camping, quad biking, tubing, and kayaking in the Nile River. Bungee Uganda also provides an exquisite dining experience with a bar and restaurant space. Feel free to check out their website for more information.
Also, here are some of the most important factors to consider before bungee jumping;
Weight is an important factor and before you attempt to jump, confirm with your jump master if your weight is accommodated for personal safety.
Believe in yourself; you need it more than ever.
Wear comfortable clothes.
Don’t believe the myths.
Come with an adventure mindset
Bring a friend. Two heads are better than one.
Don’t be insecure; trust the jump master.
Observe your surroundings carefully.
Carry a camera to capture the unforgettable moments.
Bungee jumping is an extremely adventurous sport but one of the scariest too. This is why people who are overweight, pregnant and victims of blood pressure are not advised to engage in the activity. However, if you get the guts to try, go in fully and make the best memories there will ever be.