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Afrika Dreams in Local Tourists Push

There are very many ways one could enjoy a weekend. Some go to the theatre or concert while others try out wild aenture.

That is where Afrika Dreams Safaris comes in. The travel company will be launching its bungee jumping programme this Saturday. According to the company’s operations manager, Simon Mukisa, the weekend safari is dubbed Catch your dreams.

It is aimed at getting Ugandans to embrace the many tourism destinations in the country, and the activities that come with them, that have previously been sought after by visiting foreign tourists.

“We are trying to let Ugandans in on the activities that characterise some of our best safari packages at an affordable price,” he said.

The actual bungee jumping, he says, will take place at 2pm in Jinja, though before that, all interested parties will have to meet and set off from the company’s office at Kamu Kamu Plaza in Kampala. Adrenaline junkies will have to part with Shs 150,000 which Mukisa says includes lunch and transport.

Mukisa notes that this is the third activity they are organising this year after two others codenamed Access Kampala, which were held in May and June. Bungee jumping is a sport that involves jumping from a tall structure with the feet tied to a large elastic cord.

The structures are usually fixed objects, such as buildings, bridges or cranes. But it is also possible to jump from a movable object, such as a hot-air balloon or helicopter. Many participants get the thrill from the free-falling and the rebound.

When one jumps, the cord stretches for a limited distance downwards, then pulls the jumper back upwards as the cord recoils, and continues to oscillate up and down until all the kinetic energy is dissipated.

Source : The Observer

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