Horseback Riding In Jinja


Explore more of the adrenaline capital’s beauty as you take part in horseback riding on your visit to Jinja. This is indeed an amazing activity that enables the visitors explore the world’s longest river Nile.  This activity takes the visitors past the banks of the river, tea and sugar plantations, different birds along with scenic views of hills. An Austrian company called Nile Horseback Safari manages horseback riding. This company is fully licensed to provide horseback riding experiences to Ugandans to their expectations.

Do not get scared that you might be left out because taking part in horseback riding does not require any experiences. All you need are the basic skills on how to control the horse and these are provided by the company before your embark on a horse ride. Furthermore, the horses are well trained and healthy to respond to the command of the rider. They also have saddlebag and mounting blocks for easy climbing.

Horseback riding sessions in Jinja.

According to Nile Horse Safari, horseback riding is organized in 4 sections per day. These include morning shift that starts at 10:00 am, afternoon shift at 2:00 pm, evening shift at 4:00 pm and late night rides for experienced riders. Each session contains a maximum of 6 people and led by 2 guides one in the front and the other at the back to make sure that no one is left behind.

Besides, children are also in for a treat as the company offers short rides. These are provided to those embarking on the activity for the first time and long rides for skilled and experienced children.

 Horseback riding costs in Jinja.

Pricing of the rides depends on one’s willingness to ride. The costs of those who go for short rides is lower than those who go for long rides. A horse ride costs an adult 40 USD, 50 USD, 60 USD and 90 USD for 1 hour, 1.5 hours, 2 and 3 hours respectively.

An overnight ride costs 60 USD for 90 minutes with individuals not more than 2.

Pony rides cost 70,000 UGX per kid for 30 minutes and 120,000 UGX 1 hour.


 For the safety and welfare of the rider and the horse, horseback riding should be done at a minimum weight that does not exceed 90 kgs. This rule has been greatly enforced by Nile Horse Safari, Jinja hence the rider ought to abide by it.

Packing list.

  • Closed shoes that are comfortable enough.
  • Camera with durable batteries to take memorable pictures.
  • Long sleeved shirts and trousers.
  • Sun screen protection from the sun and a helmet.
  • Bottled drinking water to quench your thirst.

How to book for a horseback riding permit.

Booking a horseback riding permit is quiet simple. You can option to book direct from Nile Horseback Safaris or through a trusted tour operator like one and only Chosen Expeditions and Tours via a call or email. Some little information will be taken from you like age, month and later check for permit availability from which you will make a deposit to acquire the permit. You are therefore advised to book in advance to do away with inconveniences.


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