Horseback Riding in Uganda – is one of the adventure activities you can do besides Mountain Gorilla tracking, Chimpanzees tracking; Bird watching, Cultural encounters and Wildlife experiences in Uganda and many other activities depending on your budget time and interest. Uganda, the Pearl of Africa has got much more activities in different locations in the country although the above listed are the famous activities done in different National Parks. Besides Gorilla tracking, Chimpanzee tracking, Wildlife safaris and many others, Horse riding is yet another interesting activity to explore and enjoy the beauty of Uganda and all that makes up a magical experience on your visit which in most cases, travelers in Uganda have missed in many of their safaris in Uganda.
Horseback riding in most cases is a complement to other tourism activities; it is done as a way of refreshment and enjoys the unique rides through local villages, tea plantations, valleys, hills, and National Parks. Horse riding can be done by one traveler or a group of travelers riding together at the same speed. For the case of First-time riders, they are taught how to move the horse hence there is no need to worry in case you do not know how to move the horse, there is no experience needed for any person having interest in taking part in horse riding. Alternatively, travelers with experience in horse riding can ride together at high speed with plenty of cantering. Interestingly, horses are trained and hence know what to do and when. Always before the start of the activity visitors are given a simple briefing that will help you during your horse ride with no difficulty faced.
Horse riding is operated in two shifts every day, the starting time for all horse-riding activities is 10:00am for the morning shift and 2:00pm for the afternoon shift. The reason for morning and evening rides is to help travelers enjoy the magical sundowner and sunsets. The riding time for the horse depends on the traveller’s choice depending on his/her time and budget. Riding can be for a short time but others can go for 30 minutes to three hours depending on the client’s interest and ability to ride.
Horseback riding in Uganda is done in different places and different locations including one of the National Parks.
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is the best place to ride a horse as you explore and enjoy the beauty and wildlife of Lake Mburo National Park. Horse riding in lake Mburo is offered by Mihingo lodge, horse riding is one of the exceptional experiences every traveler should not miss during any of his/her visits in Uganda purposely Uganda safaris in Lake Mburo National Park. Here travelers ride through the Savannah vegetation of Lake Mburo National Park to explore different spots within the National Park. During the horse ride, visitors get an opportunity to spot different attractions which include; Lake Mburo, Rivers and swamps and local communities. Riding lasts for four-five hours where by travelers are exposed to spectacular views of different wildlife grazing in the fields, hunting, and browsing in the National Park. The maximum number of people allowed for each trip is 6 people per one shift, which is the great opportunity for group travelers to enjoy the horse ride together as a group, friends or family. While on your horse riding through Lake Mburo National Park, expect to see a variety of attractions and wild animals, which include Zebras, Impalas, Common eland, African buffalo, Leopards, Waterbucks, Warthogs, Bush backs, Giraffes and Hippos among others. For birders, expect to see the endemic bird the African fin foot, Yellow-winged swamp warbler, Yellow-rumped tinker bird, Papyrus gonolek and a Shoebill among others.
Jinja Horseback Riding
Enjoy your Horse riding along the River Nile the longest River in the World. Travelers can enjoy exceptional Nile horse riding adventure at an affordable rate. Travelers to Jinja have a chance to ride across and to the source of River Nile. The ride starts from the source of the Nile passing through local communities and local tea farms this will give you a lot of fun and an exceptional experience that you encounter after the Horse riding. In other words, horse riding is one the activities that will help you explore the banks of River Nile, Jinja town and hills overlooking the Nile River valley.
Horse Riding Cost
The cost for horse riding at the source of the Nile is USD40 for one hour, USD50 for one and a half hours, USD60 for an hour and half sunset adventure, USD60 for 2 hours riding adventure and USD80 for a three hours ride. The fee paid for the activity is worthy the experience, fun and enjoyment that one feels his or her participation in horse riding in the River Nile.
Horse Riding Tips
Travelers taking part or having interest in horse riding adventure, are advised to consider the following tips seriously during the horse ride.
Sit upright and relaxed. Do not sprawl
Do not hold the saddle horn
Keep your eyes where you are going
Take full control of the horse
Properly wear the horse-riding gear
Be gentle and free with the reins
Mount the horse with confidence
Horse riding is one of exceptional adventure travelers will encounter after the activity which last for a lifetime. Book a horse-riding safari to Uganda today with Great Adventure Safaris, we are a safari company based in Entebbe and we are here to help you book the activity for your experience and an all-inclusive safari in Uganda National Parks. Come to Uganda and take part in horse riding where you will enjoy this exceptional venture at affordable rates to meet every client interest and budget. We will make this magic happen for you and all you need is to contact us and you will absolutely love it.