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Discover the traditional kingdoms on Uganda’s White Nile, meet the communities who live along its banks, and experience the rainforests and savannas along its journey through Uganda. During this nine-day trip, you'll learn about the local history and legends of the Nile—the story beyond the explorers.
Uganda is home to one of geography’s greatest landmarks: the source of the Nile. Despite the critical importance of the river to ancient Egyptian civilization, the location of its source was unknown for centuries, known only to the tribes of Busoga and Buganda who lived on either side of its banks. Join us as we journey to the shores of Lake Victoria to see the source of the Nile, and follow the river through the diverse cultural and ecological landscape of modern-day Uganda. Led by an academic and an experienced local guide, we’ll eat local foods (some influenced by the region’s Asian population), admire the beautiful nature reserves and national parks, and discover the heritage of a country made up of 56 tribes—all while getting a sense for what makes Uganda so unique. At the end of the regular trip, you'll also have the chance to fly to western Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest—a UNESCO World Heritage site—and spend a day trekking the rare and endangered mountain gorillas.
Note: There may be some modifications made to the itinerary during your trip, based on government directives and safety protocols.
The cost of this trip is $4,860 ($8,090 if taking the gorilla trekking extension), based on double occupancy.
You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you:
Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.
Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $460 ($800 if taking the gorilla trekking extension). After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll send a separate invoice for the cost.
This tour is fairly active; travelers should be reasonably fit and feel comfortable walking three to four miles each day, and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. Several parts of the tour involve some longer walks, including on uneven ground, as well as boat rides.
You should plan to arrive by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 22, and depart after 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, unless extending your stay to join either the three-day safari or gorilla trekking trip. (Email us for additional details.)
Note that all travelers must have a valid passport, valid for six months after your return date. U.S. passport holders require a visa to enter Uganda. You can check here to see if you require a visa. If you do require a visa, you can apply online at https://visas.immigration.go.ug. Please note that you will need a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate both to apply for the visa, and to enter the country.