Bash Fahad Mutumba
If you are newly engaged or married, there is even more to be thankful for this holiday season than usual. To make your first Christmas as a couple truly magical, here are some activities to engage in.
Christmas time is family time. It is that time of year when you get together with your closest friends and family, often in the village, for prayers, food and celebration of life in general. But what if you want to spend this particular Christmas with your new spouse? Here are some ways you can bond with the love of your life over Christmas.
About 46 kilometres from Kampala is Griffin Falls Camp, a place with multiple adventure activities. Located in Mabira Forest, 10 kilometres from Lugazi Town, you can engage in activities such as zip lining, hiking, nature walks, camping, birding and mountain biking.
ou can zip line at Shs60,000, have a forest walk at Shs10,000, do archery at Shs50,000, track mangabey monkeys at Shs70,000 and partake in bird watching at Shs100,000. Camping will cost you Shs15,000, but indoor accommodation is also available at Shs100,000 per night.
By far the most thrilling aspect about Griffin Falls is the zip line, befittingly called Mabira Forest Canopy Super Skyway. The Mabira Skyway is a system of zip lines that takes you between six tree-top platforms while sending you soaring above the highest trees in the forest, over the Musamya River, and among the birds.
There is also an option of zip lining together as a couple.
Julius Serubambula, a tour operator with Smile Tours and Travel, says the clothes recommended to wear are trousers and boots or closed shoes.
Almost an hour’s drive from Griffin Camp, you can also engage in bungee jumping although it is rather costly. Bungee Uganda is located three kilometres from Jinja Town and has other activities including quad biking, horseback riding and camping.
For a standard 160-foot leap, a solo bungee costs about Shs200,000 while you will part with She 400,000 for the 300-foot mega jump.
As a couple, you can opt for a tandem bungee, where two people are strapped together. This costs anywhere between Shs600,000 and Shs800,000. Click to read more…