Uganda and the Mysteries of the Nile - May 22, 2020 - Atlas Obscura Trips
Photo Credit: Changing Horizons
Photo Credit: Changing Horizons
Photo Credit: Changing Horizons
Photo Credit: Changing Horizons

Uganda and the Mysteries of the Nile

from $4,435 USD per person for 9 days, 8 nights
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  • Max Group Size: 12
  • Moderate
  • Overland Adventure

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, despite the efforts of many to find it. 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—from its traditional kingdoms to the rainforests and savannah. 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.

  • Expeditionary history and the source of the Nile
  • Three of Uganda’s traditional kingdoms
  • Changing and dramatic landscapes
  • Local delicacies


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Additional Info

Activity Level

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.

Arrival & Departure

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.)

Dates and Prices

May 22–May 30, 2020
Shared Room
$4,435 USD per person
Single Room
$4,910 USD per person
The total cost of this trip is $4,435. A $500 deposit is required to hold your space. The deposit is non-refundable after three days. The final payment of $3,935 will be due by February 21, 2020. All reservations will be final after this date and subject to our cancellation policy. By submitting your deposit, you agree to the trip’s Terms & Conditions. For travelers wishing to have single accommodations during the trip, an additional $475 will be due at the time of the final payment.
  • Eight nights of hotel accommodation.
  • The company of an experienced international tour leader and an expert local guide.
  • Private transport throughout the trip.
  • Admission to all proposed activities and events.
  • Airport arrival transfer.
  • Transportation and flights to and from Entebbe, Uganda.
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including alcoholic beverages.
  • If applicable, applying for a Uganda visa.