Our journey through the authentic East Uganda takes us through a rugged landscape with high altitudes. We start our adventure in the capital city of Kampala and then head to Jinja, known as the adventure haven of the country. In Jinja, we can conquer the rapids of the Nile delta during a rafting trip. Then we visit Kapchorwa, located on the former volcano “Mt. Elgon” and are surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Nakapiripirit and Moroto, home to the Karamojong tribe.
Next, we take an exciting “game drive” through Kidepo National Park, known for its abundance of wild animals, including 77 species of mammals and approximately 475 bird species. This area is also the location of a significant paleontological discovery, the remains of Ugandapithecus major, a 20 million-year-old ancestor of primates.
The route is approximately 2000 kilometers and consists of 30% paved roads and 70% sand and gravel paths, making it a challenge to drive through this landscape by motorcycle. The trip lasts 10 riding days, including arrival and departure days, and is most pleasant between August and February, when the climate in Northeast Uganda is most semi-dry.
Accommodations are hotels and/or lodges, with the option to wild camp with the guidance of a wildlife ranger.
motorbike, fuel, 3rd party insurance
shared twin rooms, breakfast and lunch
snacks and soda
park entree fees
best motorbike guide and mechanic in the world
service car plus driver
ancient tribe visit
rafting the Nile
tips and alcoholic drinks
highlight city tour in Kampala €130,-
boat ride to Murchison falls €35,-
singleroom supplement €185,-
+/- 2000 Kilometer
Min. 4 riders - Max. 10 riders
Level: intermediate to experienced
Pictures of the route
Day 1: Entebbe to Kampala – airport transfer to hotel, approximately 50 km.
Day 2: Kampala to Jinja – mainly highway with some traffic in Kampala. Drive in the morning, raft in the Nile delta in the afternoon, approximately 120 km.
Day 3: Jinja to Kapchorwa – mainly highway, last 40 km on winding gravel roads, approximately 265 km.
Day 4: Kapchorwa to Moroto – rugged roads and beautiful long descent, approximately 285 km.
Day 5: Moroto to Kotido – vast savannas, rugged twin-tracks, and a visit to the Karamajong tribe, approximately 100 km.
Day 6: Kotido to Apoka Kidepo Valley NP – enter the national park and enjoy the wildlife, approximately 150 km.
Day 7: Kidepo Valley NP to Gulu – long ride on rugged roads, last 80 km on asphalt roads, approximately 285 km.
Day 8: Gulu – rest day with various activities to choose from, such as relaxing by the pool, visiting the old slave market, or shopping for souvenirs in the city.
Day 9: Gulu to Murchison Falls NP – mostly highway to the park, challenging twin-tracks and sand roads in the park with plenty of wildlife. Option for camping. Approximately 250 km.
Day 10: Murchison Falls NP to Masindi – optional morning Nile boat trip to spot crocodiles, elephants, and hippos. Relaxing ride, approximately 140 km, to end the day with a chimpanzee trek.
Day 11: Masindi to Kampala – last day on the motorcycle, long day on the highway with a relaxing break at Ziwa to stretch your legs in the presence of rhinos. End the trip with a farewell dinner of pizza and beer.
Day 12: Kampala to Entebbe – airport transfer from hotel.
The Extreme East Route
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