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White Nile Explorer - Ride and Raft


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Meeting: Jinja
Airport:   Entebbe      
Transfer: Kampala
Pick-up/ drop-off is from Entebbe International Airport (EBB) or from hotels in Entebbe for 8:30am on Day 1. On the last day, clients are dropped off at the airport after 2:00pm.
Level: Fitness Level (Click for legend)    Moderate
All paces - lots of canters and gallops. 4 to 8 hrs per riding day. Rider must be able to control a horse at a canter.
Participants: Min 4 participants Max 8 participants
(per group)
Max Capacity 25
Riding helmets are mandatory for this ride.

Riding Experience
All clients must be able to do rising trot for long distances, as well as canter. We can help with less experienced clients by splitting the groups, and have many trails and guides for that purpose but you must be a minimum of strong intermediate riders. Thethe route and length of this ride is physically demanding. You need to be able to canter for extended periods and be competent riding in English saddles. We do ride for at least 4 hours a day (sometimes up to 6) so riding fitness is essential. Many people bring seat savers (bumnahs) and are happy they did!

Terrain & Environment
We ride a huge variety of trails, some winding tracks over steeper ground, hacking up hills to see the magnificent views. Then through dense jungle and over grassy tracks. Every day is different from the day before, the constant change of scenery is a photographers dream. Many people think a ride in Africa will have large wild animals, but in this area, we have an incredible variety of rarer and smaller species of animals, many of which are unique to this area.

Pace
We understand that our clients have different preferences on what they would choose for the pace of the safari. For this reason, we regularly split groups as we have 1 guide per 2 clients. Riders who wish to take it easy are able to ride at a leisurely pace, while those up for a faster paced ride, can also branch from the group at certain places on the rides to indulge in some fast canters and gallops. 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.

Horses
We have 20 beautiful horses, from 17hh down to 13.3hh. All our horses are well-schooled, responsive, very fit and we pride ourselves on having the right horse for everyone. Most of them are also eventers that compete regularly in Kenya. We own Irish Sports Horses, Thoroughbreds, American Saddlebred crosses and Ethiopian ponies.
We have a Canadian veterinarian, fully trained in horses, to assess the animal. In the case of lameness, a new horse is brought to the scene and the injured animal taken home for treatment.

Guides
This safari is led by Natalie who is assisted by Ugandan riders, grooms and other staff. Natalie is and an expert horsewoman from England. She has years of eventing, pony club, trekking, and stable experience and is a very able lady.
All our guides are trained to replace loose or lost shoes, and all horses are checked by the farrier prior to departure.

Equipment
Riding helmets are mandatory and we suggest people bring their own helmets and chaps, although we can provide them free of charge if necessary.

Safety and Emergency Procedures
Uganda is one of the safest countries in the world.
We consider the safety of our riders and horses to be the top priority. All riders are briefed before we set off. All staff and guides are first aid trained, both for human and horses. A fully stocked first aid kits follows us on safari and we have 24-hour access to doctors and clinical facilities.
We have a very good mobile telephone network and have access to it at all times on the ride. All guides carry mobile phones, which have fully charged batteries and phone credit. In the event a rider or horse cannot be moved we immediately contact home base, who locate us from pre-determined GPS points enroute. A vehicle is sent to the scene of the accident, with a doctor if deemed necessary.

Non-Riders
We do offer a simultaneous trip doing motorbike riding for non-riding clients. You can always contact us for further details on that.

Your hosts
Natalie arrived in Uganda in 2000 and fell in love with the beauty of the country and the wonderful people. She met TJ in 2004 and they then purchased a piece of land on the banks of the Nile and carved out home and stables from scratch. Along with daughter Kya, now 13, they breed, train, compete and instruct in dressage, show jumping and cross-country disciplines. Natalie also is an Equine Osteopath and as well as riding gets to judge competitions as well.



Passport and Visa Requirements: Passport valid for at least six months from date of entry to Uganda required by all nationals referred to in the chart.Passport NoteEntry may be refused to passengers not holding sufficient funds, ret. more
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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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