Discover the heart and soul of historic Mukono city on a walking, mountain bike or car tour to the city’s top sights and exclusive visits to the district’s hidden gem. This is a budget friendly adventure tour in Uganda which has a social impact and makes a positive difference in the places you visit.
Wander on foot or bike to the central busy markets, waterfalls, nature forests; explore the lesser known culture sites along the way. Learn about the ancient history and modern charm of this bustling urban hub at a pace perfect for cultural discovery.
Historically, Mukono was one of the centres of civilization in Uganda. At the advent of the colonization in Africa, big Christian missions, hospitals, schools and colleges were established in Mukono.
In 1890, Bishop Tucker of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) from England established the Christian Mission and a hospital on Mukono hill. He also established the Bishop Tucker Theological College, which is now the Uganda Christian University (UCU).
In 1902, Bishop Henry Hanlon of the Catholic Mill Hill Missionaries from England established the famous Namilyango College.
In 1908, Uganda was declared “the Pearl of Africa” at Mukono on the hill which is known by the locals as “Ggulu” – “Heaven”. One early morning in 1908, when Sir Wilson Churchill, former British prime minister was on a tour of this part of Africa, he woke up to a very clear morning African weather.
He stood on that hill and looked eastwards. He saw undulating hills of Kyaggwe County, valleys, green trees and grass, which he had not seen anywhere else in Africa and he declared, “This is really the Pearl of Africa.” Mukono is the main gateway to Uganda from the east African coast.
- Ideal for families and adventure enthusiasts
- Explore the unique hustle and bustle of Mukono
- See historical monuments in this beautiful side of Uganda
- Visit bustling markets for a closer look at Ugandan culture
- Take a nature walk in the forests, watch birds
- Go sport fishing at the fishing villages
- Enjoy the sunset at the waterfalls
- Go for the ninja warrior experience
- Customized Tours and transfers
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- All applicable entrance fees
- All meals included while on tour
- Expert English-speaking local guide(Professional Safari Escort is available upon request at an extra cost)
- Service charges and government VAT tax
- Unlimited tours and adventure activities
Day 1: Sport Fishing, Adventure explosion, City tour & sightseeing
Meet with your tour guide at your hotel at 7:30am and start your excursion either by foot, motorbike, mountain bike or car (depending on the adventure). You can start the tour from our beautiful guest house in Mukono town.
Head to the fishing village to explore your imagination and test your adventure spirit on the waters of Lake Victoria. Here you can enjoy sport fishing activities which is an all year round adventure. En route expect to see beautiful banana plantations, small roadside markets and truly hospitable locals.
After the morning fishing adventure, you can head to the adventure park for ninja warrior experience. The main activity consist of a climbing wall which is 13 metres high, right beside the climbing wall is the highlight and main activity at adventure park: The high ropes course. For those familiar with the TV-show Ninja worrier, you have a slight idea of what consists of the high ropes course. It basically consists of 2 levels and each level has 11 obstacles.
The Adventure Park showcases a lot of physical art as well as offering an utmost adventure on the island struck by undefined Uganda vegetation of the most pristine and yet little known destination, a haven of all top events to have an experience with.
The high ropes course was designed for both amateurs and experienced participants of all ages and abilities, from the most thrilling tree top adventures to the shores of Lake Victoria with killer sightings observing a defined landscape.
Travel back to Mukono town and explore the city, bustling markets, historical monuments, and historical religious centres, learn a bit about the history of district.
Relax at the local bar, dance your night away or enjoy our nyama choma or roasted fish evening.
Day 2:- Mabira Forest Walk, Ssezibwa Falls & Nyama Choma
Early breakfast, then depart by road east of Mukono city to Mabira forest to continue your amazing tour. We start the tour with an early morning nature forest walk. Our guides are trained to give you a comprehensive forest experience. We offer forest walks for any skill level, from a long and adventurous trek into the back country to a gentle meandering stroll through our well maintained trails. It’s difficult not to run into one of the 3 species of monkeys native to the forest on your 30 minute walk to Griffin Falls. You will also see rich populations of birds and butterflies and giant, ancient trees.
Mabira forest boasts of 315 species of birds including the rare ones like the Nahan’s francolin, Tit Hylia, Yellow and grey longbills, Purple-throated cuckoo shrikes, Illadopsises, Jameson’s wattle eyes. 46% of Uganda’s forest birds can easily be seen in Mabira than any other forest in Uganda.
Canopy Super Skyway
Experiencing the Mabira Forest canopy just makes you behave like monkeys! The first of its kind in Uganda. The Mabira Forest Canopy Super Skyway is a canopy “zip-line” system that sends you soaring between the tallest trees in the rainforest.
You are led to pass through ancient trees by experienced Sky Captains / Sky guides across a network of 5 zip-lines that stretches 250 metres across River Musamya. Using strict International safety standards with imported climbing gears and art high ropes from America, participants are belayed up the first tree, brought through the whole system and repelled on a 78m diagonal zip. High up in the canopy one is able to enjoy a view of the forest layers, mammals like grey cheeked mangabeys and red tailed monkeys, birds like palm nut vultures, African fish eagles, great blue turacos and the roaring griffin falls, making your zip a memorable day!
The hike back from the skyway takes you past the beautiful Griffin Falls. Zip-line activities are done from 8am in the morning to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm daily
Set off to your evening adventure at Ssezibwa falls. Sezibwa means ‘it can’t be blocked’. It is a tourism and cultural site with a lot to see and do for nature lovers. It is 200 metres at the point where the water drops then it continues its flow and finally empties at Lake Kyoga.
With 135 bird species in the area, it a bird lover’s paradise for those who enjoy bird watching. The birds that can be seen include the Mourning Dove, African Harrier Hawk, African Pied Wagtail, Mouse birds and Sunbirds. You can also enjoy a forest walk which gives you the chance to learn about the many trees that can be seen in the surrounding area including their medicinal value. For the adventurous, climbing to the top of the falls and watching the water drop down from the bridge that has been constructed at the top is an activity you would not want to miss.
The spectacular waterfalls are believed to have been born by humans many hundred years ago. The falls are one of the most spiritual and cultural centers where many natives flock for blessings, wealth, and fortunes. A traditional healer performs ceremonies for those seeking love, children, a successful business deal or a good harvest. The Falls are on the Ssezibwa River which flows from the wetlands between L.Victoria and L. Kyoga.
En route expect to see beautiful tea and sugar plantations. After the activities, proceed with the journey to Kampala arriving late in the evening. This tour can be done any time of the year.
End your Mukono city tour with a traditional Ugandan coffee/tea, and head back to our guest house in Mukono or Kampala.
What’s not included:
- Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes.
- Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
- Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided while on tour.)
- Laundry services
- Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary
- Please bring hat/ umbrella and be prepared for rainy season or high temperatures during summer season. Drinking water is highly encouraged during summer months.
- Starting point: Mukono town (anywhere within town pickup can be arranged), SunTrack Guest House or Collin Hotel.
- This group tour departs with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8. If there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, you will be notified 48 hours prior to departure and will be offered an alternative or full refund.
- This is just an inspiration itinerary. We customize your tour based on your budget, interests, desired adventures and group size. Contact us with your details and we’ll design your memorable tour!