YOUR TRIP - WHAT TO EXPECT
Join us in Uganda to explore a beautiful, unspoilt part of the world. To meet like-minded adventurers and mingle with the local community too. To relax in luxurious surroundings, kayak in a crater lake, rummage in African markets, meet chimps, drink cocktails as the sun goes down, float alongside hippos, and, of course, ride - a lot.
The pinnacle of your trip is the main ride...100 or 200k through the Albertine Rift Valley, while Africa's highest mountain range towers above. This trip, full of special details and a lot of adventure, will be something you never ever want to forget.
Scroll through our gallery to get a flavour of what's waiting for you:
Tuesday 3rd December: Arrive at Entebbe Airport, transfer to Kyaninga Lodge, see details.
Wednesday 4th: Relax, enjoy all the facilities at the lodge and head out on a group cycle. In the evening it's cocktail night!
Friday 6th: Take a matatu into town and explore African markets, test your legs and cycle through local villages with our group cycle, or rest those legs by the pool ready for…
Saturday 7th: Ride the Rift Sportive! Evening party back at Kyaninga Lodge.
Sunday 8th: In the afternoon some of the kids and families from the KCDC will come to the lodge for fun and games!
Monday 9th: Transfers to the airport.
All four accommodation options are based at the incredible Kyaninga Lodge. We have exclusive access to the Kyaninga site and all facilities for your whole trip (apart from the day of the main ride when we'll be joined by other riders, adding to the camaraderie and atmosphere). See the site map below to get to know where you'll be staying, the facilities include:
Marked walks (crater lake walk and forest walk)
Kayaks for the lake
Pontoon for sunbathing and yoga
Sun terraces and loungers
Shuttle into the local town of Fort Portal for shopping and exploring
Scroll through our Kyaninga Lodge gallery below, and scroll down the page to see the four options available:
Accommodation Option 1: Camping - bring your own tent from $835pp
The campsite has beautiful views reaching across valleys and distant villages. There is a purpose built WC and shower block on site. All meals and drinks will be at the HQ building (see map below) for all runners to enjoy together. Gadgets can also be charged in the HQ, it's a good idea to bring a battery pack too.
Get ready to stay at the most beautiful and fun-filled campsite ever! BOOK NOW >>
Accommodation Option 2: En Suite Cottage from $1099pp
These newly built en suite cottages (opening March 2018) look out over the valleys and villages of western Uganda. Enjoy sunrises right from the comfort of your bed through the panoramic windows. You're just a two minute walk from the HQ building (see map below) which is the centre of all the action, including the food and bar! BOOK NOW >>
Accommodation Option 3: Luxury Safari Tent from $1259pp
Stay in a luxury safari tent overlooking Kyaninga Crater Lake and the Rwenzori Mountains - this may be the best view you've ever woken up to. Newly built WCs and showers are awaiting you, as are lockers (with charging points inside) to keep your valuables secure. Each tent has hand-carved wooden furniture and everything you need for a luxurious and comfortable stay.
The safari tents will be brand new so we've no photos of them in situ yet, the second image shows your view. BOOK NOW >>
Accommodation Option 4: En Suite Log Cabin from $2119
Possibly Uganda's most luxurious lodge - there's a reason it's usually $770 a night! Stay in one of Kyaninga's nine cabins with views across the lake to the mountains beyond. Watch sunrise from one balcony and sunset from another. Each hand built en-suite cabin is reached by its own private staircase. The lodge's bar, lounge, pool, terraces and spa are on your doorstep - where a relaxing massage is waiting for you. BOOK NOW >>
Entry to the main ride and all other group rides (except the cycle safari, see below)
Six nights in your chosen accommodation
Airport transfers (inc. bike) from and to Entebbe Airport (at designated times only)
All meals - including post-ride hog roast (dietary requests are catered for)
Use of all facilities at Kyaninga Lodge
A welcome drink on arrival
Unique handmade medal
Water, electrolytes, and food on the course
Regular shuttle service into the local town
Any profit from your entry is donated to the Kyaninga Child Development Centre