Horse riding in Uganda is a wonderful and cultural experience. Guests ride through beautiful and varied scenery, while coming across many interesting features along the way. Enjoy immersing yourself in the traditional Ugandan culture as you horseback ride through Uganda’s local villages. Horse safari through pristine farm lands, famous for growing crops and stunning sugar cane and tea plantations. Pass areas of wild pristine Uganda, traversing exciting jungle and rain forest terrain. Furthermore, experience riding along the banks of the River Nile from its source in Jinja Uganda.
Uganda lies to the North and West of Lake Victoria. Uganda boasts stunning mountainous terrain, and the famous River Nile running through it. Experience varying and diverse wildlife within its lush rain forests, most noteworthy, the chimpanzees and gorillas.
The River Nile
The iconic River Nile is a lifeline for huge swathes of north-eastern Africa. Consequently, it is generally regarded as the longest river in the world. The Nile is thought to be 6853km long; an ‘international’ river as its resources are shared by eleven countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt.
The Nile’s waters, is what primarily fills Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. The lake lies mainly within Tanzania and Uganda but has a border with Kenya. The vast area is 69,484 square km of fresh water. The only total that exceeds this is by Lake Superior in North America. Consequently, this stunning area homes a huge variety of flora and fauna and is one of Africa’s greatest treasures.
Our polo safari option situates itself in Kakira, one of East Africa’s largest sugar estates. Lake Victoria and the surrounding 25,000 acres of sugar cane, creates the stunning backdrop for the polo pitch. Due to the breath-taking location, Kakira is an ideal place for beginners and more experienced players. Therefore, players can indulge in the sport without the formal atmosphere of some of the Polo Clubs around the world.
The unique experience of combining a polo holiday with safari activities to some of East Africa’s most stunning locations, is what makes playing polo in Uganda so unique. In addition to polo, you can choose to trek deep into the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in search of the famous mountain gorillas. You can follow a pack of lions in Murchison Falls National Park (available on request), or navigate the thundering rapids while rafting near the source of the River Nile.