Would you like to go rock climbing in Uganda? There are several places where you can try out your skills. From abseiling to hard rock climbing, there are several places that you will enjoy trying this new adventure.
Jinja, the adventure seekers’ paradise of Uganda, with its world’s tallest bungee-jump is one of the best places to go rock climbing. In addition, the town offers the planet’s gnarliest kayaking, and even rafting on grade five rapids. Though there are lots of rocks along the shores of Lake Victoria where you can try out your skills, Wajalla, north of Jinja is a wonderful place. The place consists of scattered granite domes of various sizes, offering options from two-pitch crags, to bolted sport routes (put up by previous Hot Rock visits), to the most phenomenal bouldering.
Mount Elgon National Park
Mount Elgon is another amazing destination to go rock climbing in Uganda. Rock climbing takes place outside the park at Sipi Falls. There are 14 climbs requiring various levels of rock scaling techniques, and all equipment can be hired from the Sipi Falls Tourist Guides Association. According to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) the toughest is a 35m climb while the easiest is 15m. Both hikes command a picturesque view of the main falls and the Karamoja plains.
Organizing a Rock Climbing Adventure
There are several tour operators who specialize in organizing these mountaineering activities; walking, trekking, paddling, biking, and of course, rock climbing.