Adventure in Uganda
Eco-Adventure in Uganda
Kuchanga Travel's eco-adventure experiences bring you closer to local environments and cultures. We partner with locally-owned and tour operators and visit communities that want us and benefit from us.
White water rafting on the Nile
An adventure not to be missed, Uganda is one of the most spectacular white water rafting destinations in the world. Nile river rapids are rated from 1 to 6, six being for the pros, and you have options for easy, medium and wild rides. This Kuchanga Travel favorite is an exhilarating day trip and always has a safety boat on hand and numerous guides kayaking alongside, just in case. Partner site
Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls is Uganda’s largest national park protects a chunk of untamed African savannah bisected by the mighty river Nile. It is where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. The Nile itself hosts one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of waterbirds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork. In the lush grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope are regularly encountered on game drives, as well as lion. The park's Rabongo Forest is home to chimps and other rainforest creatures. Official site
Chimp Trekking in Kibale National Forest
Kibale is home to a remarkable 13 primate species, including the red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkey. Kibale’s major attraction, however, is the opportunity to track chimps – these delightful apes are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other land animals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a various antelope species. Official site
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest
Bwindi Impenetrable is a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley, this ancient rainforest – one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age – is home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas. The national park has 90 mammal species, including 11 primates, of which the black-and-white colobus. The forest birding ranks with the best in Uganda. Custom tours to see the gorillas must be made 6 months prior to visiting due to park permitting.
Add on to your volunteer service or as a stand alone adventure.
7 days eco-adventure wildlife safari
$2500 for a group of 10. Price varies depending on number of people going and type of accommodations.
Depart Kampala for Kibale Forest National Park. Lunch Break. Afternoon Chimpanzee tracking. (Transit time 5hrs)
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Lunch Break. Afternoon/evening Game-Drive. (Transit time 3hrs)
Sunrise game-drive, transfer to L. Mburo National Park. Lunch Break. Afternoon Boat-ride on L. Mburo and a short-evening game-drive respectively. (Transit time 3hrs)
Safari Walk, check-out and take an en-route game-drive as you exit the park and transfer bank to Kampala. (Transit Time 4hrs)
$1650 per person for a group of 10, $1550 for a group of 20. Price varies depending on number of people going and type of accommodations.
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