Bungee Jumping at Jinja source of the Nile is one of the activities done on the River Nile in Jinja which is also the adrenaline capital of East Africa. Nile High bungee jumping in Jinja Uganda offers such an amazing experience for those adrenaline lovers who do not fear heights. Jinja, a capital in the Eastern region of Uganda is on the shores of Lake Victoria formerly the most industrialized town in Uganda.
However, the closure of the industries left the town quieter making it an ideal spot for relaxation by tourists on day trips to Jinja, weekend getaways, or relaxation after a long Uganda safari tour from undertaking activities like gorilla tracking, chimpanzee trekking, bird watching, game drives or boat cruise safaris.
Bungee Jumping in Jinja is such an experience as you get to jump to the world’s longest river as you jump from a high platform with a bungee cord with two tied legs. To have the bungee jump, you do not need experience, however, preparing psychologically is very important.
When getting tied to have the bungee experience, an individual can choose from the two types of tie which are the ankle tie where your face looks down, and the whole body tie which allows you to float like a butterfly.
The bungee is on a 44 m cliff.
Bungee jumping is very special as you drive down a tower and touch the River Nile with the most spectacular views imaginable.
Before going for the bungee jump, you start with registration and signing the waiver form and it’s during this time when the participants can choose to go for the long or short jump. The long jump goes all the way down enabling one to touch the Nile River while the short jump stops midway.
Each individual is briefed about the experience, dressed in the right gear then both legs tied to allow you to fall freely letting the bungee hold smoothly while touching the Nile.
While taking the plunge on the bungee jump, you are strongly advised not to look down, even so, closing your eyes or looking straight ahead is highly recommended for it will help you remain composed and not chicken out.
The best consolation for first-time visitors should be the fact that many people have done the activity successfully before. The Initial fall or descent takes a few seconds as the rope bounces back and forth before finally settling down at the bottom of the river.
After touching the river, guides with a boat will be waiting on the River to untie the rope and take you to a safe place to relax from the experience.
Bungee Jumping is safe and no accidents have occurred ever since the activity started therefore very safe to undertake during a Uganda tour to Jinja the source of the Nile.
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