Horseback riding


Details of Horseback riding

Either a Nile horseback safari in Jinja or the ones in Mbale, Kampala, Entebbe, Kasese or elsewhere – it's the only safari that will bring you back in time – feel like a jungle explorer and unveil the pristine beauty leaving it untouched.

Decide on your riding focus and choose among:

  • Wildlife horseback safari
  • Beach riding holidays
  • Desert riding holidays
  • Scenic horseback safaris
  • Horse safaris for non-riders
  • Horse riding family holidays
  • Sports horse riding holiday
  • Expeditions

These unique horseback safaris offer fantastic riding, either you go around the source of the world’s longest river with lush green rainforests, crossing swamps or gallop up hills to see what incredible scenery lies beyond. Spend a day riding along the banks of the magic Lake Victoria before following the edge of the river to its source in Jinja, Uganda’s adventure capital.

Experience authentic rural Africa, riding through traditional Ugandan villages, wonderful sugar cane and tea plantations and vast open farmland. It is most enjoyable for intermediate and above riders who enjoy hours of fast-paced riding over ever-changing terrain. The dirt roads through the pristine farmlands are perfect for an adrenaline-filled gallop before a cooling horseback-swim in the river.

Short Overview

Horseback riding in Uganda is an unforgettable scenic and cultural experience. Horses always stomp at just the right pace to enable you to discover local Africa and immerse in the traditional culture as you ride through picturesque villages, lush plantations, and mystical and misty jungles. Uganda is home to Africa’s tallest mountain range, the source of the world’s longest river, home of the continent’s largest lake and unique wildlife. Pick a scenery, every will live you overwhelmed from the pristine beauty.

There are horseback safaris tailored for every need. Beginners will be safely guided, advanced riders will get the thrill. Tours are as short as one hour and as long as you might like. Tailor-made tours are available for advanced riders. Very interesting over-night horseback safaris are available, with a completely different insight into African wildlife.

Initially, your riding skills level be assessed; are you a novice, are your skills intermediate, intermediate plus or advanced? You will get a helmet and if you don't have your own closed shoes, some boots.

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