At Mt. Elgon national park last Friday, a group of Irish mountain bikers took to the trails ordinarily used by hikers visiting this mountain and forest national park following Uganda Wild life Authority initiative of use of mountain bikes at the Park.
UWA is considering inviting an investor to put up zip lines or a canopy walk similar to the one in Rwanda, another adventure activity that is likely to do very well.
Uganda was for 2012 the destination of the year by Lonely Planet Guides and the 50th anniversary celebrations too brought added interest for the country, even though tourism promotional budget given to the Uganda Tourism Board is the least of all 5 East African Community member states.
The upper Nile valley below Jinja has been turned into a hub of adventure activities with bungee jumping, rafting, river boating, quad biking, mountain biking, horseback safaris and lots more, drawing ever larger numbers of tourists seeking that something different after completing a conventional big game safari or gorilla tracking in Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks.
Mt.Elgon national park is a trans-boundary ecosystem shared with neighboring Kenya