“Murchison Madness” is a cool nine-day route, with the highlight being a trip through Murchison Falls National Park. According to UG-MOTOBIKE’s top three, Murchison Falls is the absolute number one of the best parks to ride by motorbike! This park borders the Nile delta and Lake Albert. This area provides breathtaking views at sunset and sunrise, check the videos on the homepage and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Why is this route even more favorite? It has a lot of off-road possibilities. This route can be as challenging as we want, depending on your experience. “Murchison Madness” is set up so that we have ample “freedom of movement” between the accommodations. This allows us to adjust the off-road riding to the condition and experience of the group.
We will ride around 1400 kilometers, of which we will ride approximately 25% on paved roads and about 75% on off-road and gravel paths. This route can be ridden all year round.
motorbike, fuel and 3rd party insurance
shared twin room, breakfast and lunch
park entree fees
best motorguide and mechanic in the world
service car plus driver
tips and alcoholic drinks
+/- 1400 Kilometers
Min. 4 riders Max. 10 riders
Intensity route: medium / heavy
Pictures of the route
Itinerary per day:
Kampala – Nakitoma guesthouse (168 km). On this day, we mainly ride on the highway and get out of traffic in Kampala. It gives you the opportunity to become familiar with your bike and traffic conditions. Depending on your wishes, we can end the day with a short off-road introduction of approximately one hour.
Nakitoma – Busingiro eco-campsite (92 km). On this day, we ride about 30 km on the highway, and the rest is gravel road where some meters are elevated. We will end up in a beautiful forest where we will set up our tents next to a ranger camp. It is also possible, during the day, to partake in some chimpanzee trekking.
Busingiro – Butiaba green beach resort (68 km). We head towards Lake Albert; this lake collects the water from the Victoria Nile and is the source of the White Nile river.
Butiaba – Murchison River Lodge (71km). After a day of riding on sandy, dusty and unpaved roads, we will arrive at Murchison River Lodge. This is where we can relax in the pool, and watch the sunset alongside hippos and elephants. This day of resting and relaxation is important to prepare for the following day.
Murchison River Lodge – Murchison Falls Bush Camp (100 km). Here, we will ride through the national park, where we are exposed to beautiful nature and wildlife. We will stay about 24 hours in the park and camp with a park ranger who watches over us during the night.
Murchison Falls Bushcamp – Pakwach (45 km). This day, we will start with a beautiful sunrise ride with gorgeous landscapes and wildlife. It ends with our arrival to a beautiful lodge next to Pakwach: namely, Heritage lodge.
Pakwach – Gulu family compound (homestay) (96 km). This ride is half highway and half gravel. We will stay in a family complex where we will have the real Ugandan experience. This area was a rebel area 20 years ago, and the people here are working hard and tirelessly to move beyond the past and improve their future prospects. The family with whom we stay has mastered the concept hospitality, and usually goes the extra mile to ensure that all our needs are met and that we have a good time. What’s more, they are open and willing to talk and educate us about their past. Very enriching!
Gulu family compound (homestay) – Kafu campsite (180km). This ride passes by the beautiful Karuma Falls and is primarily on the highway. At the end of the day, it is possible to go for a sunset ride!
Kafu campsite – Kampala (192 km). This day is a long ride on the road. When we arrive in Kampala, we will dine and toast to our successful trip, and take the time to share our photos and videos.
+/- 1250 Kilometers
Max. 6 personen
Pictures of the route
Murchison Madness route
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