bungee jumping

Bungee Jumping in Jinja Town

Jinja town is located close to Lake Victoria and the source of the Nile. Travelers from Gorilla Trekking and those who are from safaris in the Uganda National Parks find the town so attractive and quiet for relaxation.

The river has rapids for white water rafting, forested islands that are good at harboring primates, and over 150 species of birds. The river flowing through Jinja offers various opportunities for fun and tourists can carry out activities like sport fishing, white water rafting, golfing, quad biking, tubing, canoeing, and bungee jumping.

Bungee jumping is done in a few African countries like Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, but the experience of jumping in the longest river in Africa makes it so exciting.

Bungee jumping involves jumping from a platform connected to two tied legs. The participants are tied in two different ways; one is being tied on the ankle with the face looking down; the other is being tied with the whole body floating like a butterfly.

The activity can be done either during the day or night, but the night jumping doesn’t give a clear view of the photos that are supposed to be taken. This is one of the scariest activities to do, but also the most interesting and adventurous one.

Bungee jumping in Jinja starts with registration, which includes payments for the activity at the booking office, and the costs are as follows:

Ugandan citizens pay UGX 200,000.

$100 for East Africans

Foreigners: $115 and that is when you will enjoy the adrenaline activity of jumping from the 44ft cliff with the tied ankle or body to touch the water from the Nile, and at the bottom you will be untied by the guides who will be waiting for you in boats.

Requirements for Bungee jumping

  • The participants must be 13 years of age or older.
  • The minimum weight is 35 kg and the maximum is 260 kg.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to jump.
  • One must be free from diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure, and any other medical disease.
  • For the best bungee jumping experience, one needs comfortable clothes, insect repellents, and sunscreen to protect against the sun.
  • All valuables should be left behind to avoid them falling into the water.
  • No jumping when it is raining.
  • It is important to check with the team that the equipment is functioning and fitting well.