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Uganda Tri-Adventure Expedition

Location: mount elgon national park
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Region: Africa
  • Type: Trekking, Biking, Rafting-Kayaking
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Region: Africa
  • Type: Trekking, Biking, Rafting-Kayaking
About The Uganda Tri-Adventure Expedition

The Uganda Tri-Adventure expedition is not for the faint hearted! During the Uganda Tri- Adventure we will cover almost 300km over seven days.

The tri-adventure expedition includes three days of trekking to Mt Elgon (4321m), Uganda’s second highest peak, 220km of cycling through rural Uganda and one day of kayaking on the source of the White Nile. Each day on the route offers something different and we are always greeted with a smile and a helping hand throughout the journey.

Uganda is an incredibly lush country with an abundance of fresh fruit including avocado, mango, banana, watermelon, passion fruit, jack fruit and many more always to hand.

Trek
The Uganda Tri-Adventure starts off with a three day trek. We will cover 46km taking us to Mt Elgon, (4321m) an extinct volcano and the 4th highest peak in East Africa. The collapsed crater (caldera) on the mountain is the largest in the World.

The route takes us through a wonderful diversity of habitat including montane forest, mixed bamboo forest, sub alpine and alpine. The national park has over 300 bird species as well as blue monkey, leopard, buffalo and elephant.

Bike
Next up on the Uganda Tri-Adventure is the cycling. A three day cycle section covers a distance of 220km on dirt roads. It’s a fascinating route passing through an untouched region of Uganda.

We meet an abundance of friendly locals and pass many schools. We are guaranteed a warm welcome wherever we stop. We will also get a great insight into local farming practice and how Ugandans go about their day to day lives.

Kayak
The final section of the Uganda Tri-Adventure takes us to the mighty rapids of the White Nile. Since the discovery of the source of the White Nile in 1862 this region has always attracted explorers and adventure enthusiasts.

Not much has changed since then and the White Nile still attracts some of the World’s leading kayakers today. Some sections of the river were only first descended by kayaks in this century.

Our kayaking route takes us on a journey through some of the Nile’s remote Islands providing a fitting end to this epic journey.

We will finish our trip with some morning shopping in Jinja before flying back to Dublin.

Why do the Uganda Tri-Adventure with Earth's Edge

100% Financial Protection – Earth’s Edge is Ireland’s only fully licensed (TA:0711) and financially bonded adventure travel company.

All our Uganda expeditions are led by an experienced Irish guide and doctor who travel with the group from Dublin.

Our packages are inclusive of flights from Dublin, in-country transport, a full local guiding & support team, accommodation, all meals on the trek,  trekking permits, a celebratory meal & an Earth's Edge technical tee-shirt.

Our 11 day itinerary includes 2 days trekking, 3 days cycling, 1 day on the river and time to explore Uganda.

We use excellent local guides, cooks and support staff. We have a strict Responsible Travel Policy and ensure our local partners are treated fairly.

Training day – Meet your Earth's Edge expedition leader, your Earth's Edge expedition doctor and your fellow Uganda Tri-Adventure expedition team members two months before departure. Our training day consists of a full brief, a hike, a bike ride & a kayak/raft session in Co. Wicklow.

We have a strict Leave No Trace policy and do everything we can to ensure we leave the trail as we found it. 

Our Uganda Tri-Adventure Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Dublin.
Depart Dublin on an overnight flight for Uganda.

Day 2: Entebbe to Budadiri (1250m).
Arrive in Entebbe and drive to Budadiri at the edge of Mt Elgon National Park.

Day 3: Budadiri to Bumasola to Mude camp (3500m), 10 hrs trekking.
Drive to Bumasola (1770m) and then trek to Mude camp.

Day 4: Mude camp to Wagagai (4321m) to Mude camp, 8 hrs trekking.
Trek to Wagagai the 4th highest peak in East Africa. After lunch on the summit we descend back to Mude camp.

Day 5: Mude camp to Budadiri, 6 hrs trekking & 1 hr biking.
Trek to Bumasola and then cycle to Budadiri.

Day 6: Budadiri to Dube Rock; 5 hrs biking - 55km.
Cycle around Mbale leaving the mountains to reach the traditional flood plans of the Nile.

Day 7: Dube rock to Nabweyo; 8 hrs biking - 82km.
Cycle from Dube Rock to Nabweyo, a long and scenic day.

Day 8: Nabweyo to the Nile; 8 hrs biking, 83km.
Today's route takes us all the way to the Nile where we board a private boat to a remote camp on a river island.

Day 9: Full day Nile kayaking; 6 hrs.
We complete the last leg of our challenge by kayaking on the mighty White Nile.

Day 10: Shopping followed by flight to Dublin.
Have a relaxed morning, go shopping in Jinja and then return to Entebbe. Overnight flight to Dublin.

Day 11: Entebbe to Dublin.
Arrive back in Dublin in the mid morning. Expedition ends.

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