2-DAY MTB SAFARI AT LAKE MBURO

distance: 20-50km

500m climbing

100% off-road

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2 days of riding


The Trip
Have you ever been cycling between zebra and antelopes? Well, this is your chance! Lake Mburo is a small but very beautiful national park at a 4-hour drive from Kampala. The park hosts many species of wildlife like: hippo’s, buffaloes, Uganda kob, water bock, etc.

 

The tour includes some wonderful rides on the park border where there is plenty of wildlife to be found. The tracks will offer you a thrilling ride through a truly magical landscape. The rides can be adapted to the experience and fitness level of the group, varying from beginner to advanced. Accommodation will be in safari tents on a hill with a beautiful view of the area.

Detailed itinerary

Day 01: Airport Pick-up

Our drivers will pick you up early in the morning and take you to Lake Mburo, one of Uganda’s smallest National Parks. During the 4-hour drive you will slowly see the environment changing from a busy urban area into a green and peaceful setting. On our way you will pass the equator. There’s ample time for some pictures and a coffee and snack. You will reach your accommodation around lunchtime, which you can enjoy from a terrace with a magnificent view over the park. After lunch we will do an 20-40km ride on the borders of the park. Plenty of chances to spot wildlife like zebra’s, Ugandan kob, water bocks or a warthog. The loop will end at the accommodation where you will have diner under the stars. Sleep with the sound of roaring hippo’s on the background.

Toughness Distance 62km
Technicality Elevation +905 / –1315 m

 

Day 02: Explore Kampala

On the second day we will start cycling pretty early to be able to see as much wildlife as possible. Did you know that Lake Mburo also houses a family of giraffes? A group of 16 species was released in 2016 to help getting the fauna of the park back to its original state. Maybe you will spot one of these majestic animals. Today’s ride will be 20-40km and tailored made to your experience and fitness level. We can enjoy our packed lunch during the ride or make sure to be back at the camp around lunch time. There is time to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature, before we head back to Kampala.

 

Toughness Distance 50km
Technicality Altimeters +621 / –547 m

What is included

The mountain bike adventure includes:

Transport to/from Lake Mburo

1 night full board accommodation in a basic room/tent with shared facilities

Bike and helmet rental for 2 days

English speaking guide/driver

2 guided mountainbike rides

The mountain bike adventure doesn’t include:

Tips for staff

Personal health/third party/travel insurance

Drinks during and after meals

Costs for optional activities

Single room or private facilities

Park fees

Hiring a ranger

Accommodation

Day 01, 02 and 09: Cozy guesthouse

You will stay at a small and quite AirBnB in Kampala. This is an excellent place to slowly get used to the Ugandan vibe. It’s run by Red Dirt so technical support and feedback are within a hand’s reach.

Optional activities & Costs
Optional activities:

Activity
Price
When

Bodaboda city tour

USD 45,-
Day 02

Lake Victoria MTB tour

USD 45,-
Day 02

Hike caves & waterfall

USD 30,-
Day 03

Boat safari

USD 50,-
Day 04 or 05

Night game drive

USD 100,-
Day 04 or 05

Chimpanzee tracking

USD 115,-
Day 05

Full day game drive

USD 125,-
Day 05 or 06

Half day game drive

USD 100,-
Day 05 or 06

River hike

USD 5,-
Day 06

Tea plantation tour

USD 25,-
Day 06

Gorilla tracking

USD 625,-
Day 07

Boattrip Lake Bunyonyi

USD 40,-
Day 08 or 09

Visit Batwa Tribe

USD 40,-
Day 08 or 09
Other tour costs

Activity
Price
When

Bike and helmet rental

USD 210,-

Accommodation upgrade to single room

USD 250,-

Accommodation upgrade to room with private bathroom facilities

USD 30,-

Backpack or Camelbak rent

USD 35,-

GPS device rent (Garmen Extrex 20)

USD 35,-


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Mountain bike, Weekend Trips
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