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White Nile Explorer - Ride and Raft


Accomodations for White Nile Explorer - Ride and Raft


Accommodations
This is a progressive ride, so nights will be spent in different locations.

Description
The lodges and areas we have picked for our safaris have a wonderful atmosphere, an ambiance distinctly Uganda: laid back and easy paced, but with all the modern comforts and conveniences of home. All lodges have magnificent surroundings and a swimming pool. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms.
WIFI is available at all locations except for Rainforest Lodge. Internet runs on the mobile phone network and is usually good, but sometimes can fail temporarily. You can get phone reception reliably on just about all areas of our safari, except in the forest where it can come and go.
Power is erratic throughout Uganda, all the lodges do have solar power or generator backup, but there are very occasional times when you can still temporarily have no power.
Laundry is available all lodges except The Haven.

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1 & 2: Holland Park
Night 3 & 4: Rainforest Lodge
Night 5 & 6: The Haven
Night 7: Wildwaters Lodge


Holland Park
The lodgings are right next to the riding stables. They are clean and well-maintained twin or double cottages, with stunning views over the Nile, with a double bed and two singles in each bungalow. The single rooms are set back in the main building and are cool, clean and private.  Each accommodation has its private bathroom and free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. There is also an outdoor swimming pool where guest can relax.


Rainforest Lodge

A beautiful, secluded eco-resort, built to blend naturally into the surrounding rainforest. Stunning luxurious cabins will allow you a great night's sleep and you will find all the luxuries you need for a comfortable stay. The resort is complete with a bar, lounge/dining area, swimming pool and many walking trails, and fantastic staff. There is no internet connection available at this property.


The Haven
The Haven is a peaceful and relaxed River Lodge, a perfect hideaway, located at big rapid on The River Nile.  You enter at the camping area, which is fully fenced and is where the horses happily graze. The restaurant and bar sit in the middle of the compound overlooking the mighty Nile where its width exceeds 500 meters. All rooms are self-contained spacious bungalows with private showers overlooking the river. There is Wi-Fi access available from each bungalow. There is also a small outdoor swimming pool.


Wildwaters Lodge

Nestled in a luxuriant rainforest on its own private island, mid-stream in the mighty Nile, Wildwaters Lodge is breathtaking. Thick riverine forest naturally covers the island and each of the ten timber-floor rooms is nestled amidst the forest with private views over the River Nile and its rapids. The expansive, canvas walled, traditionally thatched rooms each boast private decks with elegant free-standing baths and wash basins carved from the local pink granite. Softly lit with handmade furniture, you can relax in comfort on this island paradise listening to the thunder of the Nile rapids, and the calls of the many species of bird who call the island home. Elevated wooden walkways gracefully link the rooms to the restaurant and bar area and offer an unforgettable walk through the heart of the forest. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas, free of charge.

Room Occupancy
Single supplement is mandatory if we are unable to find another rider to share.

Communication
An international mobile phone will work on roam here. Three of the lodges on the trip have WIFI. Internet runs on the mobile phone network and is usually good, but sometimes can fail temporarily. You can get phone reception reliably on just about all areas of our safari, except in the forest where it can come and go.


Meals
All meals are included from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on the last day. We also have a break in our rides at least every 3 hours, for either morning tea or lunch so horses and riders can have a drink and something to eat.

Mixed menus of local and international cuisine, prepared to the highest standards Uganda can offer. We have a professional caterer we contract for lunches and lodge food is mostly European. All organic meat fruit and vegetables from the local area are used in our cooking.
Breakfast and dinner is enjoyed at the lodges while lunch is eaten while on the ride in beautiful locations.

Water should only be consumed from bottles as tap water is not suitable for drinking. We provide plenty of water each day.
Alcohol is included with lunch and dinner.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to all dietary restrictions if given prior notice.


This trip includes some wine with dinner and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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White Nile Explorer - Ride and Raft
Tour Code: IT-UGRT01
8 days / 7 nights ~$4,000.00
Dates: Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Entebbe
Activities:
Hiking, birdwatching, flat water kayaking, white water rafting, quad bikes, fishing, mountain biking and stand up paddleboards

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