Described as ‘the Pearl of Africa’, Uganda really does have so much to offer visitors. To compliment the beautiful landscapes and wonderful culture, there are a number of very special experiences to be had- from seeing wildlife in its natural habitat, to exploring the country’s stunning locations.

We offer five different options to help our runners make the most of their time in this amazing country, by extending their trip either before or after the 7-day adventure. All of them come highly recommended by our previous participants…

 

#1 Gorilla Trekking – Come face to face with man’s closest relative in the African Rainforest. Breathtaking and humbling – an astonishing experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. Extend your trip by 3 days/2 nights.

 

#2 Gorilla Trekking & Safari at Queen Elizabeth National Park – Spend time up close with a family of Mountain Gorillas in the jungle (as above), but also include a safari with Africa’s largest and most spectacular wild animals, including tree-climbing lions, elephants, hippos, buffalo and more. Extend your trip by 5 days/4 nights. (I did this option in 2015 and it was incredible!! 🙂 )

 

#3 Safari at Murchison Falls & Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Meet Uganda’s only surviving wild Rhinos, before witnessing the phenomenal wildlife that has made the spectacular Murchison waterfalls their home – including crocodiles, elephants, lions, giraffes, and more. Extend your trip by 3 days/2 nights.

 

#4 Adventure at the Source of the Nile – A true ‘Out of Africa’ experience – take flight in a bi-plane over this incredible river and enjoy some flight aerobatics. Then, keep the adrenaline pumping by taking part in some white water rafting, getting swept up in some serious category 5 rapids! Extend your trip by 3 days/2 nights.

 

#5 Cycling amongst Zebras at Lake Mburo National Park – See these beautiful, peaceful animals in the National Park. Plus this place is also home to 350 bird species, impala, buffalo, oribi, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and more! This is the perfect extension if you’re short on time, or even add it onto a Gorilla Trekking extension if you like. Extend your trip by 2 days/1 night.

 

Many people only come to this region of the world once in their lives, so why not extend your incredible 7-day adventure by a few days? And turn your trip into the holiday of a lifetime.

For more information on all the adventures mentioned above, check out our Extensions Brochure by clicking here.

 

Already keen? Then why not complete our booking form here. Questions? – as always drop us an email at runners@ugandamarathon.com – we’ll be more than happy to help. 🙂

 

 

 

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