8 Days Horse Safari in Uganda – (7 Nights). A Multi Days Horse Safari in Jinfa (8 Days/7 Nights)
On our 8 Days Horse Safari in Uganda – (7 Nights), We would like to introduce you to Uganda’s first multi-day horse Safari ride, with the Nile Explorer on horseback. We will offer you fabulous riding around the source of the world’s longest river, the River Nile. We pass through traditional Ugandan villages, areas of crops and jungle, the edge of Lake Victoria, sugarcane and tea plantations, swamps, rain forest areas, and of course the edge of the River Nile at its source in Jinja Uganda.
The views are spectacular and there are a multitude of bird species, monkeys galore, and if you are really lucky some of the more elusive animals, like mongoose and antelope. We do require experienced riders for this safari as the route and length of this ride are physically demanding.
You need to be able to canter for extended periods and be competent riding in English saddles. You will be in the saddle for roughly 4-7 hours per day. “Terrain so diverse and spectacular you will be amazed”.
Details of 8 Days Horse Safari in Uganda – (7 Nights)
Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe International airport.
Pick up from the Airport. From there you will transfer to Holland Park. Your accommodation is located adjacent to Nile Horseback Safaris. Relax and enjoy the view across the Nile.
Accommodation: Holland Park cottages
Once all the luggage has been loaded into the safari truck and everyone has been introduced to the crew, we will begin riding, heading up the edge of the Nile River. This section of the ride encompasses villages, jungle, farms, and a visit to the Speke Memorial at the official source of the Nile.
In the afternoon you have the option of a swim before taking a sunset cruise around Bujagali lake. This evening will be at Holland Park once again.
Day 3: Riding along the Edges of Lake Victoria.
We leave early today and meet the horses on the edge of Lake Victoria, before embarking on a fabulous ride around a huge peninsula. The lake is the largest in Africa, more of an inland sea, where the birdlife changes dramatically and the terrain opens up more.
We ride along the lake, winding around bays and up hills before we eventually stop for lunch at a spectacular viewpoint. After a big day’s riding, we move to the Rainforest Lodge.
After a truly unique experience staying in the Forest bungalows, we will saddle up early and head into the rainforest. Massive avenues of trees guard the dirt tracks, monkeys chatter overhead and the local villagers will stare and laugh in amazement, many of them never having seen horses before. There are amazing birds, orchids, creepers and vines, and various distinct sections of the forest.
Monkeys like Vervet and Red Tails chattering away at our passing. After a picnic lunch in the forest, we will eventually head back towards the river passing through more forested areas and sugar and tea plantations. We stay the night at The Haven, overlooking a spectacular rapid on the Nile.
Spacious luxurious rooms await, your horses are rested in their boma at the Haven as you prepare for a different kind of adventure tomorrow. Luxury room at The Haven
Day 5: White Water Rafting Day.
This morning we are going to go for a day of white water thrills and spills! Heading off from just above the Haven, we load up in our rubber rafts before braving some of the biggest white water in Africa. White water rafting the Nile in Jinja Uganda.
The river is termed relatively safe though, as the water flushes into big ponds below each rapid, and if you do fall in the water is beautifully warm. You’ll be back at the Haven tonight, with the horses, and a well-deserved night’s sleep. If rafting is not your thing there are a multitude of other activities to choose from or simply relax at The Haven.
After a leisurely morning relaxing at the Haven, we ride back to the Nile Horseback Safaris premises, stopping en route to swim the horses in the river.
We ride sections on the banks of the Nile and meet plenty of enthusiastic villagers on the way. Finally, we reach home and the end of your River – Jungle – Village – Lake horseback safari. This afternoon you will stay at Holland Park again to rest and relax, with a massage!
Day 7: Have a Boat Cruise at the Source of the Nile
Have the Visit to the Ultimate River Nile the Start of the Lodgest River in the Whole World.
Day 8: Drive to Entebbe or Kampala.
Drive to Kampala, Visit the Craft Markets and Continue to Entebbe for your flight.
End of 8 Days Horse Safari in Uganda – (7 Nights)
Excluded: Airfares, visas, vaccinations, items of a personal nature, beverages, transport outside of stated, optional activities, curios, and tips.
IMPORTANT: We do not use Western saddles as often used in North and South America.