Quad biking in Jinja: Jinja is an excellent place to spend a couple of days for adventure and relaxation. You could go there before/after a safari to any of the national parks in the country. Quad biking takes you into the warm heart of Uganda. You will get an exciting opportunity to pass through forest and farms, past villages and along the banks of the River Nile on a quad bike. What makes quad biking special in Jinja, is the opportunity to experience the African countryside and mingle with local people as they go about their daily activities.
The quad biking experience in Jinja
Quad biking in Jinja is open to individuals of at least 12 years. There is no limit to the number of participants and the activity can go on for up to four hours. The Quad companies usually provide all the required equipment including guides, overalls and gaggles. The exercise begins with a briefing and free training lessons at the practice circuit for about 30 minutes. One does not need to have experience with the bikes in order to participate. The topics covered are generally about how to manage the bike on the road. Things like how to change gear, maintain stability, remain on track and look out for the young children crossing the road. Apart from general safety measures, participants are also warned about unnecessary overtaking/competition (as tempting as it is) and killing local animals.
At Pamoja Tours and Travel, we offer packages for the Jinja experience, however some of the other safari packages include;
- 7 days Uganda Safari gorilla and chimpanzee trekking (https://africasafaritravellers.com/7-days-uganda-safari-gorilla-and-chimpanzee-trekking/)
- 18 days best of Uganda Gorilla and chimp trekking, birding and wildlife safari (https://africasafaritravellers.com/18-day-best-of-uganda-gorilla-chimp-trekking-birding-and-wildlife-safari/)
- 10 days Uganda Gorilla chimps and wildlife safari (https://africasafaritravellers.com/10-days-uganda-gorilla-chimps-wildlife/)
- 3 day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking flying in safari (https://africasafaritravellers.com/3-day-bwindi-gorilla-trekking-flying-in-safari/
Categories of quad biking
Depending on the results of the training, a trip is designed taking into consideration the ability of the rider. With that bikers are put into three categories – expert riders, beginners and children. Participants are than assigned either manual or automatic bikes. After the briefing and training, bikers are fitted with overalls helmets and other safety equipment. The group then follows the lead biker in an organized line. All paths go through the countryside, but different routes are taken while going and coming back.
What to expect during the quad biking safari
It is very rare to meet vehicles because the routes taken are off the main roads/highways. During the stops along the Nile, watch as women wash clothes by the river banks or little children swim through very powerful currents and rapids with only a jerrycan. The guide will share with you the history of the river, Jinja town and the three power dams along the Jinja stretch of the Nile.
The quad biking package include the following;
Introduction to quad biking, a professional guide, washrooms are available on-site, drinking water and meals, an overall, helmet, banner and glasses.
Tips for planning your quad biking safari
In order to feel comfortable during the activity, bikers need loose/light clothing (preferably a tracksuit or legging). The Quad biking Company can provide the overalls and gumboots to protect against mud and watery surface but you can come with your own. Cameras must be kept in dust and water resistant bags.
The best time to go for quad biking in Jinja is during the rainy seasons of Uganda. The more mud in the ground, the better as sliding makes the activity more exciting. Moreover, during the rainy season, the countryside is very scenic with a lot of activity and beautiful singing birds everywhere. The dry season makes the track very dusty and a nightmare for bikers at the back of the group who may find themselves covered with dust on completion.
Although riding in mud is exciting, it is good to exercise caution. The Quad Bikes have large tires that can throw mud right into the face of the next biker.
If you include quad biking in your Jinja experience, you cannot regret. It is an amazing way of relaxing while enjoying the company of your loved ones and the beautiful surroundings.
Contact Pamoja Tours and Travel for the best adventure package in Jinja. We also offer safari packages in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.