Jinja is a great place to hang out for a few days, whether in Jinja town itself or at Bujagali. In fact its so great we have known many people over the years who have come for just a weekend and never left. There is a lot more to Jinja than adventure, there is arts and crafts, the Source of the Nile, a golf course as well as just being a pleasant place to stroll around. Bungee jumping is among the main activities to participate in on your tour to Jinja.
BUNGEE JUMPING OVER THE RIVER NILE IN JINJA
Bungee jumping over the Nile River involves jumping from a platform with a bungee cord connected to two tied legs. Although experience is not required before taking part in the activity, one still needs psychologically set before taking part in the activity. Bungee jumping on the Nile River in Uganda ,Participants are tied in two different ways . There is the ankle tie with your face looking down and the whole body tie allowing you to float like a butterfly. Before the Jump, the instructor counts 1 to 3 before shouting “Bungee” and off you go. The activity can be done during the day or night. Night Bungee jumping has its own thrill but may reduce the quality of views and photos taken. What make Bungee jumping special? Diving down a tower and touching the river Nile provides one the most spectacular views imaginable. The main thrill comes from falling freely then rebounding softly over and over before finally touching the waters. It is one of the scariest things but also most adventurous activity one can do in their lifetime.
How Bungee Jumping is organized in Jinja.
Bungee jumping in Jinja starts with registration of participants (including making payments) and signing the waiver form. While registering, participants can choose to go for the long or short jump. The long jump goes all the way down enabling one to touch the river Nile itself while the short jump stops midway. Bungee jumping on the Nile river in Jinja. After registration participants are called out one at time for briefing while the others wait for their turn or cheer on from a balcony. Before jumping, the individual is dressed up in the right jumping gear. Both legs are tied with a single rope to allow the participant fall freely letting the bungee hold him/her smoothly as they touch the Nile. First-time jumpers are strongly warned against looking down at the 44 cliff before jumping. Those afraid of heights may find the experience overwhelming but the knowledge that thousands of people have made a similar dive safely in the past should be enough consolation. Even so, closing the eyes or looking straight ahead is highly recommended for it will help one remain composed and not chicken out. Bungee jumping on the Nile river. Once you are about to take the plunge, the feeling is difficult to describe. Your heart beats and your mind tells you not to take the leap but eventually you do and its over in minutes. The initial fall/descent takes a few second as the rope bounces back and forth before finally settling down at the bottom of the river. By this time the fear is gone and you begin to realize how amazing the whole thing is. Most people want to do it again and again (if not for the cost) after this first experience. After reaching the bottom and touching the Nile, Guides at the bottom will be waiting with a boat to untie them and take them to a safe waiting place to recover and relax.
The safety of Bungee Jumping in Jinja.
Before taking part in the activity one must sign a form removing all liability from the company if anything goes wrong. Nothing will go wrong!! Bungee jumping is a very safe sport and no accident has ever occurred since the activity was introduced more than 10 years ago. The crew has also put in place safety procedures to ensure that the activity is as fun and as safe as possible. The company follows the New Zealand/Australian standards for bungee jumping. The equipment used are comparable to best elsewhere in the world. The jumping cords are made with high quality latex rubber made by the best underwear makers in the world. All equipment are tested thoroughly before use and records kept to ensure that they are within their working life time.
In order to ensure safety, management hires highly trained and experienced professional crews. The company also hires international consultants annually to review safety procedures and make any safety recommendations.
Requirements and Important Information about Bungee Jumping over the Nile River.
⦁ Participants must be free of any heart diseases such as high blood pressure or any serious medical condition in order to participate.
⦁ One must be at least 13 years old to engage in Bungee jumping.
⦁ The minimum weight for participating is 35 kilograms. The tower supports weights of up to 260 kilograms.
⦁ Because the maximum weight is 260kg, those who are afraid to jump alone can go with a friend and jump at the same time.
⦁ Pregnant mothers are not allowed to take part in the Bungee jumping activity.
⦁ To have the best possible Bungee jumping experience, you need to have good hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, insect repellents and Sunscreen to protect against the sun.
⦁ All valuables including jewelry need to be left behind to avoid any loss while jumping.
⦁ The code used to tie the ankles can lead to bruising or swelling. Have some oil to apply on the ankle area when need arises.
⦁ It is important to ensure that you take some photos for memories of such beautiful moments of the experience.
⦁ Participants are allows advised not to jump on a rainy day because the ropes can easily get slippery
⦁ People doing the activity for the first time are advised not to look down before jumping . If you do so, you may lose your confidence and open room for fear. Many have opted out after looking down at the 44 meter cliff. It’s that intimidating.
⦁ Before jumping, it is important to check with the team that the equipment is functioning and fitting you well. Check that the equipment is worn out in any way and if so, have it replaced and proceed.