Bungee Jumping Jinja

The Bungee Experience | The Nile | Uganda

While in Uganda I did not miss the chance to do the Bungee Jumping Jinja and when I had the opportunity I just jumped, almost!


Bungee, bungee. I dreamed of doing it many times, but every-time I was close to even try it, I changed my mind. Seen it many times in a different concert venues and always was about to do it! But stories like you will get your bones damaged change my mind.

After the amazing experience with the rafting the day before, it was the time to jump! Already booked and paid so there was no turning back.

Breakfast was light cause I did not want to vomit while jumping. After a short wait; yes, I still had 79 kg after 4 months of Africa and my time for the jump has come.

I was in line after 2 mid-aged Americans from Arizona. He jumped first and quick. Then the lady come; he was bound and ready to make the jump. Then she changed her mind and was unbounded. Of course her husband encourages her and he was bound again! On the edge of the jumping platform she changed her mind again! I was..what the fuck lady! I do not have time to wait for you. Finally, she jumped and my turn was to come.

Bounded well, with small steps I was close to the jumping point. I was brave at that time; confident. The guide told me the last instruction and not to look down just to pick a point on the horizon.

Did pick the point, but also looked down FUCK I said! I am not going to to the jump! Took a deep breath, closed my eyes and jumped! Damn it felt great! Opened my eyes after 1 second and I was literally flying. First I thought I jumped very bad, but after seeing the imagines I believe I did quite a decent job on the first bungee jump!

More than 2 minutes with the head upside-down I was in the boat, alive! Second bungee? Don’t know yet, but the guide told me that second and third jump is even harder. We will see about that!

Did the Bungee Jumping Jinja worth it? Yes it did. Would I do it again? Probably yes!

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.