The mountains - about 120 km long - were forced up during the creation of the Great Rift Valley. The highest mountain in the range, Mount Stanley, can only be reached by experienced trekkers. It’s peak, Magherita, the third highest in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, rises to 5,109m above sea level. Magherita Peak Africa’s third highest peak however the real beauty is in the climb up the Kilembe route, the forests and valleys the flora is diverse with trees and valleys of ferns. The trees are alive with many species of birds and primates and as you walk up the trail you will see chimp nests high up in the tall trees, if you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the resident chimpanzee as they scamper away.
Mount Elgon came into existence as a result of a volcanic eruption. For hundreds of years, the mountain has never erupted since its formation. With its highest peak, Wagagai, at 4,321m high, Mount Elgon's major features are: plethora of waterfalls, hot springs and the extraordinary caldera, which is about 8 kilometers in diameter. Although Uganda is at the Equator, Mount Elgon sometimes experiences temperatures below freezing point. The blazing equatorial sun and freezing temperatures produces giant vegetation. Climbing is best done in the dry months of June to August, and December to February, but other months are also manageable.
Uganda has over 1,100 bird species, much more than the whole of Europe combined. The tour visits Entebbe and areas around Lake Victoria, Mabamba Swamp and Queen Elizabeth Park. Birders could see up to 450 bird species, as well as other wildlife primates, game. It’s recommended to do birding in the wetter months (march- May and September- November) as most birds breed during this time and are more active and vocal
Birding Tour of Mabamba Swamp, Lake Mburo Park, Queen Elizabeth and Kibale forest park. Visit Mabamba Swamp, Lake Mburo Park, Queen Elizabeth's unique location and diversity; then finish with Kibale forest, the true birder’s haven ; Birders could see up to 400 bird species, as well as other wildlife, primates, game.
There are many different rafting packages that can be chosen based on the experience you want to have – mild or wild! The stretch of the Nile used for rafting is around 30km with rapids ranging from grade 1 – 6 although the rafts only go down grades 1 to 5. The river is beautiful and there can be wildlife to spot along the way – including many species of birds, monitor lizards, fish, as well as local fisherman in their dugout canoes.
It’s the most famous rafting trip, this is the best way to experience the thrills and spills of these World famous Grade 5 rapids that most people have come for.
The first rapids are grade 1-2 which is a nice warm up and helps to build confidence before you have to tackle any of the bigger rapids.
The beautiful scenery of this 30km stretch of Nile, with its smooth stretches and lower grade rapids, are just as memorable as the 12 major rapids you will encounter.
What to expect: big rapids, big chance of the raft flipping, getting thoroughly wet, lots of paddling, and lots of fun.
Don’t forget to bring: light clothing that can get wet, shorts, t-shirt, sun cream. Normal swimmers and bikinis are not suitable for this activity. You will not wear shoes while in the raft.
this day trip includes all of the same experiences as the grade 5 trip, but just a milder ride. This beautiful section of river is day two of the two day rafting trip. Thirty kilometers from the Source of the Nile, the river slows down ending the series of grade 5 rapids, leaving the perfect scenic run for a more relaxed trip.
Remote and un spoilt it is the ideal trip for families or groups who want to experience the rapids on the Nile without flipping the raft.
You can enjoy a meandering trip down this famous river enjoying the warm water, safe pools for swimming, spotting birds and wildlife and fishermen in traditional dugout canoes.
What to expect: medium rapids, little chance of the raft flipping, getting wet, some paddling, and lots of fun.
Don’t forget to bring: light clothing that can get wet, shorts, t-shirt, sun cream. Normal swimmers and bikinis are not ideal for this activity. You will not wear shoes while in the raft.
For young and old travelers as well as families that are less adventurous, this is a great trip for anyone who wants to have a milder rafting experience.
This is the ideal trip for anyone who wants to enjoy the natural beauty of this impressive lake and river system, but is scared of higher rapids.
Enjoy the morning drifting down the river from the very Source of the Nile to Bujagali Falls. On the way you can spot beautiful islands, birds, wildlife and local fisherman in dugout canoes.
Don’t forget to bring warm fleece for cool mornings, camera, and binoculars.
Restrictions Children aged 8 years or over to participate in grade 5 trip.
The Nile High Bungee is a remarkable place for bungee jumps. The thrill seekers have to get prepared to a jump of 44 meters height. This Nile High Bungee was set up using world-leading innovation to make the jump a state of the art personal challenge experience.
Lake Bunyonyi is located in south western Uganda in Kabale District. The lake derives its name from “Small Birds” that inhabit this place. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Uganda and is relatively stable throughout the whole year since it has few waves. Lake Bunyonyi is one lake where you can ride a canoe to visit the twenty nine (29) islands in this lake including floating islands and the punishment island where girls who got pregnant before marriage had been dumped and left to die. Each island has its own history attached so your two-hour-canoe-ride with some of the best field guides can be truly rewarding.