Uganda is a country of stunning beauty, and the area around the Nile an exceptionally fertile place, making it an ideal location for a horseback riding trek. You will experience a variety of breathtaking landscapes, and interact with the local people. Ugandan people are some of the most friendly, easy going people in Africa, and Uganda is one of the safest countries in the world. Foreigners are treated with great respect and violent crime against tourists is almost nonexistent.

Gorilla trekking in  Uganda offers a close up experience with these majestic creatures, based out of the Bwindi Impenetrable forest, part of the larger Viranga Mountain area which spans Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo as well.

  Peak Season

June, July , August, September, October

  Timezone in Uganda

East Africa Time (GMT+3)

  International Airports

Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

Climate in Uganda

The majority of the country experiences two rainy seasons, generally from April to May and then mid October to November. Rain is still possible in the dry season and can be heavy, just not as common.

  Average Temperature

85 °F » 60 °F


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Nile Safari

The riding experience in Uganda allows riders to immerse themselves in the African landscapes and the traditional way of life of the local people. Riding near the official source of the River Nile, you move to a variety of well-appointed accommodations along the river... Read more

The Gorilla Extension

In conjunction with your horseback riding safari in Uganda, Tanzania or Kenya, continue the adventure with an extension to Uganda or Rwanda for a once-in-a-lifetime experience viewing gorilla families in their natural habitat. Start and end your trip in either Kigali, Rwanda, to visit Volcanoes... Read more

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I have been on many riding trips around the world and the Nile Safari was special. The hosts and crew made every effort to make this trip memorable and pleasurable. From the moment we arrived, we felt cared for and cared about in such a way that other outfitters pale by comparison.This trip was faster than we expected with longer hours in the saddle. This was a big plus for us, and the performance of the horses was excellent.

Otto, 2018

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Equitours’ Exploratory Ride in Uganda

In February 2018 Mel Fox took a group of Equitours guests on the Nile Safari in Uganda. The outfitters have run this successful business for several years, and this was the first time Equitours joined one of their rides, followed by a gorilla trek. We are pleased to offer this unique perspective of Africa, and hope you enjoy the photo slideshow below from Mel’s trip! ShareRedditEmail0... Read more

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