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White Nile Explorer - Ride and Raft

Itinerary for White Nile Explorer - Ride and Raft

Sample Itinerary- subject to changes

Note: Our safari has set accommodation which is all pre-booked, however sometimes we do swap our riding days or activities around due to weather or to accommodate various situations. Uganda tends to get small intense storms that may not last long and effect small localized areas. We can potentially find ideal riding conditions each day. We will cover all the rides on the itinerary, it may not be in the order described. Please be aware this flexibility is to get you the best riding or activity conditions possible each day. 

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival 
Pick-up in Entebbe, Uganda for 9:00am then transfer to Jinja. Lunch and pre-departure chat on a River Nile boat cruise. In the late afternoon, we go on a warm up ride to try out the horses. We ride around the local village and along the banks of the River Nile.
Riding: Approx. 1.5 hour 
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Holland Park Jinja  (Please note single rooms are further back from the river at this lodge).

Day 2 (Monday): Sugar and Tea Plantations Ride
Ride through various plantations and villages, over some hills with stunning vistas of the countryside. Picnic lunch. Fabulous views and open terrain, rural villages, and sugar and tea plantations. Long canters are possible for those who want to indulge.
Riding: Approx. 4 hours 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Holland Park

Day 3 (Tuesday): The shores of Lake Victoria Ride
We truck our horses to our start point and visit our local school while the horses are being moved. Feel free to bring any primary age books you can spare to donate to the library! We then ride around an enormous peninsula that lies in Lake Victoria with lunch overlooking the lake. We pass by views of the source of the Nile and Jinja town. We ride to an end point and then travel to the lodgings by vehicle, where the horses stay with us.
Riding: Approx. 5-6 hours 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Rainforest Lodge

Day 4 (Wednesday): Forest explorer ride
Today, we ride across Mabira forest and surroundings with a morning tea stop on the way in the thick jungle. We will be looking for rare forest primates (a subspecies of Grey cheeked Mangabeys) that are only found in Mabira forest. There are also lots of spectacular birdlife. Late lunch back at the Rainforest Lodge. In the late afternoon you can relax at the pool, get a massage back at the lodge, or wander the forest.
Riding: Approx. 3.5 hours 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Rainforest Lodge

Day 5 (Thursday): Rainforest Lodge to The Haven
We ride through the Mabira forest and then into the tea plantations where we stop for lunch. Another couple of hours in and out of the forest until you arrive at the Haven lodge. Great spot for a swim in the river or at the swimming pool while overlooking some stunning white water rapids.
Riding: Approx. 5 hours 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: The Haven

Day 6 (Friday): Rafting/adventure sports or rest day and swimming the horses
Today you can head out to experience some of the most beautiful white water rafting in the world (warm water thrills and spills). Please note rafting is optional you may prefer to rest or do some of the other adventure activities in the area. Quad Biking, Bungee Jumping, Kayak school, Mountain biking or a birding trip on the river.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: The Haven

Day 7 (Saturday): Swimming with Horses and Ride to Wild Waters Lodge
Optional up early for swimming your horse in the Nile. A beautiful bay with a sandy bottom, no hippos or crocs, then back for breakfast at the Haven. For your final ride we will be riding to a lookout for a bird's eye view of the Nile before stopping for a drink at another stunning vista overlooking the Nile. A fast paced ride to finish at Kalagala Falls. Say goodbye to your horse and board a boat to a breath-taking lodge. Located on an island in the middle of the Nile with massive white water all around the lodge. Enjoy the pool in the afternoon that is actually a part of the Nile.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Wildwaters Lodge

Day 8 (Sunday): Departure day
Drop off at the airport after 2:00pm.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Our safari does give riders the chance to swim horses in the River Nile. It is an optional part of the ride. We swim the horses in the river where there is a sandy bottom, and no crocodiles or hippos. 
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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
Hiking, birdwatching, flat water kayaking, white water rafting, quad bikes, fishing, mountain biking and stand up paddleboards

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