TAKING STRESS OUT

It gets pretty frustrating to go to work day in and day out, all day, all week, knowing there is no rest from the stress of a hectic schedule and yet you can’t quit your job. Here is a few things to do that may not take more than a day off your schedule.

WALK

There is nothing as relaxing as a night time walk in the cool breeze. You don’t even have to plan your walk out as this may add to your stress. Just walk and don’t stop until you view the world a little differently.

TRAVEL

If you can get some time off, like 3 days or so; travel somewhere you have always dreamed of going. It could be Hawaii, California, Jinja, Ssese Islands, whatever takes your fancy. Just plan out a trip or get a tour company to plan you a restful trip then go see something new, or do something old from a different place.

BE LAZY

If you are too Tired to even think, take a lazy day. Stay indoors and watch Tv in your pajamas and eat things out of the box and drink canned soda and just don’t leave bed or your couch. You can set your phone to silent or even switch it off so you don’t have to deal with people on this day.

HAVE FUN

Plan something crazy you wouldn’t normally do. Go bungee jumping or rafting, go to Disneyland and take a ride on the Ferris Wheel, whatever stops you from thinking for long. If you don’t fancy being alone take along company and enjoy every minute of that day so you are rejuvenated after.

Go ahead, take some time off before you get burnt out. If you’re in need of travel, book with us and we shall take you there. Contact us here.

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THINGS TO DO IN JINJA

It is a town located a 3 hour drive from Kampala city. It has as many attractions as you could possibly want and even more. Take some time and visit this scenic town for a wonderful weekend.

Bujagali Falls

This is a lovely place to hear tales about the gods and watch men float on the rapids with nothing but a jerrycan to bring them back to safety. It is daring, exciting and  will keep you entertained.

White water rafting

They say you should go rafting atleast once, maybe more if you dare. It takes handling your demons and embracing them to calm your fear and enjoy the exhilaration of fighting to stay afloat in your raft. It’s scary yet might be exactly what you need.

Bungee Jumping

This is done by jumping off a 44m cliff while harnessed from the top. You can opt to let your feet be dipped in the water or be yanked up before. To add a bit of illicit thrill, try a jump in the night. You will enjoy the combination of fresh cool air and the adrenaline as you jump. The best part is you can jump with a friend if you are scared.

Swimming

The former Hotel Triangle, currently called Brisk is one of a few spots you can go to find a large pool to swin in. For a low price, you can enjoy the privacy of the water and work those kinks out for the day.

Visit the Swaminarayan Hindu temple

The main Hindu temple is situated on the way to the show ground from Jinja town. It is lovely to look at and you can take a tour so as to see anything you are curious about.

Boat ride

It would be a plus to enjoy a boat ride while in Jinja Town. You can get one at the Source of the Nile or Bujagali Falls. This is something you can enjoy with friends or family.

We at Sabili Tours would be happy to plan a trip for you to Jinja. Contact us here.

NEW THINGS

We all live and somehow forget what we live for. Routine can pretty much take the fun out of life. One of the things I figured you can do to keep yourself interested is to try new things. There are so many things under the sun you can try and you will like at least half of them. So blow your mind with something new you didn’t expect to do.

Here’s a few suggestions;

Bungee jumping

In Uganda, we do it from Nile High. Leap over the source of the Nile from a height of 44m. Opt for tandem jumps which is simply diving with a friend. If you want to experience this with your partner and hold on tight, this is for you. For  water touches you dive and your feet get to touch  the water before the cord pulls you back up. Full-moon jumps add excitement as you jump during the dark and can see nature bathed in moonlight as you dive into the Nile.

   

White water rafting

Dare the Nile on a raft and see if you have what it takes. You can opt for extreme rafting where you go with just a guide, and a small inflatable raft against the mighty rapids of the White Nile. Nothing like swimming through the rapids and going in and out of your raft to get your adrenaline spiked. You can opt for half day or full day depending on how many rapids you want to cover.

Boat cruise

You can fluke one of these when you travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park or Murchison Falls. Here at Sabili Tours, we arrange the opportunity for our clients knowing it is an experience you don’t want to miss. Feel the breeze on your face and hair as you enjoy watching animals play in water and you can see them up close on the shores.

Biking

Don’t you just like the idea of riding away from it all on a bicycle? I know I do. so get yourself a bike, take time off and ride into the sunset. See where you end up, how long it takes you and how different the world looks with a new mindset… not everything has to fit in a box.

Snorkeling with sharks.

Imagine what it would be like to swim with the sharks and just watch them do their thing. Just find some satlwater, a cave and a cage because they are definitely dangerous.

 

Mountain climbing

The world over has been blessed with mountains. There is Mt. Rwenzori also called the mountains of the moon in Uganda. Climb to the peak and see the elusive top. Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is another nice climb. It could be Mt. Everest or any other you need. However it can be dangerous so do plan this trip with a tour company. Sabili can advise you on which routes to take, what to wear and other precautions.

Float in the dead sea

It’s one of the saltiest waters in the world so boasts of no animal life but its water has healing properties. Go give your body a boost by lying there doing nothing. I t beats hot water springs.

Horse riding

Doesn’t matter if you race or just do it for your own pleasure. The landscape looks different when viewed from the back of a horse. Take the horse by its reins and live.

 

FAVORITE DESTINATION FOR 2014

In 2014 we embarked on Around Uganda in 7 trips as a way of promoting popular destinations in the country. We arranged these trips at subsidized prices so as to attract as many people as possible and show them the beauty of Uganda. Some of the places visited were Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Murchison falls, Ssese Islands and Jinja for rafting and Bungee jumping.

Lake Mburo

It is the nearest park to Kampala with the drive taking about 5 hours. You get to see the Equator on your way there and enjoy a scenic route. Some of the activities there include a game drive, horse riding so you can see game from the back of the horse and a boat drive to see the water loving animals. It is also the smallest park though it has over 350 bird species. It is well known for Zebras.

QUEEN ELIZABETH

This is about a 7 hour drive from Kampala  and located in Western Uganda. You get to cross the equator and some activities for this trip include game drives and boat rides. It has plenty of elephants so you will have a look as much as you please.

 

SSESE ISLAND

This is an opportunity for a romantic lake side holiday away from the hustle of town. You can walk along the shores, take a boat ride and go enjoy viewing the other islands.

JINJA

Located in Eastern Uganda, it is a 3 hour drive from Kampala. It is the hub of bungee jumping and rafting. You can go here when you are feeling adventurous.

 

  

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Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. – See more at: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/lake-mburo-national-park#sthash.JtsHpvCE.dpuf
Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. – See more at: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/lake-mburo-national-park#sthash.JtsHpvCE.dpuf

BUNGEE JUMPING FOR YOU

 

Have you ever jumped off a cliff or wanted to? Like really step off a ledge and drop, hoping you will find your wings and soar. Bungee jumping is one of those things you want to try at least once in your lifetime; Twice and more if you dare. It’s liberating and relaxing to just take the plunge and know that before you hit rock bottom, something will hold you back and you can fly back and forth over and over again.

Now would be a good time to scream out all your frustration with life and not receive weird looks like you’re crazy. It’s a time you can be exhilarated about nature and life. It’s taking a key and letting out that crazy person you know exists in your head but no one else hears.

In Uganda, we have a 44m plunge into River Nile at Nile High Bungee. From a steel platform which soars above the cliffs which tower over the deep, fast-flowing river, you take your thrilling jump. The view from above is scary and of course you get the jitters but it is much safer than you would think.

After the Bungee, you can explore the river in the wild Nile Jet. With a tandem jump, two people can be strapped together at the ankles and jump at once which is less scary for those that need someone to hold their hand. For water touches, you have the option of a rope long enough to allow you to be dunked in the river.

Full moon touches involve jumping into the darkness while plummeting towards the waters. This is the stuff adventures are made of. You can jump whatever time of the day you please, just don’t miss the date with your adventurous side.

STUCK ON UGANDA

This beautiful country that we live is is tucked away in East Africa. It’s called the pearl of Africa because it’s precious and rare like an expensive jewel. Ironically it is relatively cheap to live here. Many people live on delicacies like rolex ( omelet rolled in chapattis), deep fried cassava, Kikomando( chapatti with beans) and pancakes which have affordable prices and are delicious to boot. Other foods people eat include matooke, rice, posho( made from maize flour), beans, peas and all sorts of meat.

Uganda is landlocked but has the River Nile where people like to go white water rafting and Bungee jumping. It has lakes and rivers that people use for water and fishing. It’s snow capped Rwenzori mountains, numerous hills and enchanting waters are part of why it is called the pearl.

The friendly people are on a map of their own with strangers going out of their way to help give you directions, or smile and chat for a while. They will greet you, chat animatedly for a while and wave at you like a best friend as you leave. It’s a country where your neighbors will welcome you with a meal and you can visit without scheduling like a business meeting.

The fruits will make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise with bananas, pineapples, watermelon, mangoes, apples, oranges, guavas, pears, passion fruits and other succulent fruits. You can eat your fill and still want more.

The culture is rich with over 80 tribes and languages spoken. English is spoken in the major towns and urban areas. The currency used is the Ugandan shilling which can be got from forex bureaus in major towns at set exchange rates.

The warm sun that shows up every day is a plus, another gift of tropical climate. Uganda has two dry and wet seasons with the dry period being December to February and May to August. It does rain, even during the dry season, just as it shines during the wet season, the two weathers cohabiting like an old married couple.

With the crested crane as her National symbol, 10 national parks with zebras in Lake Mburo, elephants in Queen Elizabeth, lions in Murchison falls, Mountain gorillas that are in Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Uganda is a place you need to visit, enjoy the nature and take a cup of tea with your neighbor.