Uganda’s eastern district of Jinja is home to the source of the Nile River which has for long been known as the longest river in the world. There several memorable activities in Jinja source of the Nile that a tourist on a Uganda safari can do and alongside the river Nile waters is Quad biking in Jinja source of the Nile.
Quad biking is one of the thrilling adventures conducted along the tracks and trails on the eastern bank of the Nile River connecting to the adjacent small villages and farms stretching along the downstream to Bujagali falls. The activity involves a ride using the well maintained semi-automatic and automatic Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha quad bikes ranging from 80cc to 450cc along with well-trained and experienced guides who live in the nearby villages.
For Jinja source of the Nile tours, when you opt to do quad biking, you can do it any time of the day starting at 8:30am up to 5:00pm and not beyond 7:00pm unless for the twilight safari. Quad biking in Jinja source of the Nile does not usually require a minimum number of bikers, even a single biker can go for the activity with a guide. For every type of ride, there is a free training and practice ride before the actual ride where the rider has to learn all the basics before they go for the ride. It’s a matter of the riders’ choice on either to do a scenic ride on the river banks or take a challenging ride along the trails.
Categories of Quad biking in Jinja source of the Nile
Quad biking categories are designed according to the rider’s ability ranging from scenic rides to challenging ones. All ages are catered for when it comes to quad biking including the kids, experts and the elder’s quad bike.
- Kids quads
These are designed for kids between 7-12 years who are supervised as they ride in designated circuits with a guide accompanying them at all times. The older kids can go for 1-2 hours ride meanwhile those who can’t ride on their own can ride along with a family member or a guide.
- Twilight quad biking
This is the only quad biking category that is conducted late in the evening from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. The ride takes you along the eastern banks of the Nile river as you watch the sunset at the banks of the Nile river.
- River ride quads
This is one of the scenic rides that stretches to the source of the Nile and takes about 1 hour.
- Explorer ATV quad biking
This is one of the popular quad biking categories that takes 2 hours following the trail to the river downstream close to Bujagali dam passing through farmlands and rural forests of Uganda.
- Trailblazer quad biking
Taking about 4 hours along the trails in the kyabirwa village downstream along the Nile river this is one of the long quad bike experiences offering the chance to visit less visited places.
You can also opt for a full day quad biking safari along the banks and many more challenging trails. For a 2 days quad biking experience, you spend a night at the Hairy Lemon island but this may require a minimum number and early booking.
When you safari Uganda, taking time to visit the source of the Nile is as much rewarding as you could imagine. For prior booking from the service providers you can contact a Uganda tour operator to handle your booking.
How much fun do you think you can have at the source of the Nile. Your imaginations are just as good as mine, there’s a lot, try quad biking and you won’t regret.