Quad Biking and Horseback riding in Jinja – Costs, Safaris & best time to book a trip
Jinja is the adventure capital of East Africa for a good reason with travellers offered opportunities of quad biking and Horseback riding during Uganda Safaris. There are several exceptional Quad trails through banks of River Nile and small villages to ride on a fully automated 4-wheeled Quad Bike (ATV).
Quad Biking in Jinja
Jinja is undeniably one of the best destinations for short tours or perfect to spend several days after a wildlife and gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable, Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison falls National Parks, making it possible to tour the key tourist sites in the City of Jinja. With this adventure conducted in a number of places in the country, Jinja is extraordinary because there are opportunities of exploring the raw countryside, interact with the local people to see a number of exciting activities such as fishing, watch locals work on sugarcane plantations, the pristine banks of Nile River and verdant forests.
How Quad biking is conducted in Jinja
Anyone interested in undertaking quad bike tours in Jinja has to be at least 12 years old and interestingly, there is no limitation to the number of people taking part in the activity although it lasts between one and four hours. Besides the 4-wheeled Quad Bike (ATV), participants are provided with overalls, guides and goggles.
These adventures begin with briefing and free training lessons for 30-45 minutes, involving how to maintain stability, how to drive around the murram road, how to alternate gears, how to remain on-track and safety purposes for the other road users-people, motorbikes, and animals crossing. Experience is not required to take part in Quad biking because there are options for children, beginners and expert riders. You will see locals going about their daily routines-children happily waving, women tending to their gardens or carrying babies on their backs and fetching water among others.
How much doest Quad biking in Jinja costs?
This activity is very affordable and costs between $50 and $100 depending on the route taken and number of hours spent.
Requirements for Quad biking/what to carry for Quad biking in Jinja Uganda?
Participants are advised to carry light clothes (especially tracksuits, leggings, short-sleeved shirts), camera, waterproof backpack and sunglasses while the company organizing the activity provides gumboots and overalls for protection against morning dew and mud on the roads. Besides Jinja, Quad biking is also conducted in Lake Mburo National Park where visitors explore the savannah plains, forest, beautiful valleys and shores of Lake Mburo.
Horseback riding in Jinja
Horseback riding is another adventurous activity offered in Jinja City, Eastern Uganda. There is no better thrilling way to explore Ugandan’s rural life, verdant tea estates, sugarcane plantations and breathtaking views of Nile River than riding a Horse. The activity is mainly organized by “Nile Horseback riding safari, a foreign-owned Company and boasts of properly trained horses and experienced guides/instructors.
Conducted for 1-3 hours, horseback riding in Jinja is done in three sessions-mornings, afternoon and evening in addition to having weight restriction (90 kilograms). Whether it is your first time or an expert rider, you are sorted because training lessons are first provided prior to actual rides through the countryside.
How much does horseback riding in Jinja cost/fees?
Horseback riding in Jinja costs between $40 and $80 per adult depending on the total time of riding as well as session. Children are charged only $20 for short pony rides while sunset rides for adults cost about $60. Advance booking is advised for horseback rides because if high demand for horses during some months of the year. Horseback rides are also conducted in Lake Mburo National Park where participants can ride among zebras, Defassa waterbucks, elands, impalas, buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, bushbucks, warthogs and many others.
Besides quad biking and horseback riding, Jinja is known for other riveting adventures that include bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, canoeing, boat rides to the source of the Nile and many others.