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Cycling through Uganda

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Uganda – described by Winston Churchill as the “Pearl of Africa”, is one of Africa’s most beautiful countries.

This biking route follows a large figure-of-eight from the port town of Entebbe and return to the capital, Kampala.

The trip covers a wide range of landscape and terrain with the bulk of the biking on little used dirt and back roads. The route includes using local boats to get across to remote islands both on Lake Victoria and on the Nile River, biking through a National Park amongst the wildlife, through original rainforest and through the rural areas and villages that rarely see foreigners.

The itinerary has been planned to allow time to help on local community projects, try some of the adventure activities near Uganda’s adventure capital, Jinja and to meet and chat with the local people or just sit back and watch life go on in true relaxed Ugandan style.

Written by  Mandy Richards.

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Thanks Mandy Richards for presenting on cycling through Uganda. Winston Churchil has described it as the "Pearl of Africa". There are several routes from the port town of Entebbe and return to the capital, Kampala. I think Mandy likes cycling well. If you want to know more about cycling you may visit

Questions about your trip.

Hey. My name is Michael Wusik and I am currently planning my own trip to Uganda (as well as Tanzania). I will be spending roughly two months, split between the two countries, volunteering on local community builds and in orphanages. Being a seasoned (and fairly die hard) cyclist, it is my very strong desire to use a bike as my primary means of transportation from location to location. In searching for resources, I found this website and your page. I am wondering if you would be willing to get in contact with me ( to discuss your trip, particulars of cycling in Uganda, and possible the route(s) that you utilized. Thanks!

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