Nile Explorer - Uganda

Nile Explorer

5 star rating   9 July 2023

Elaine who has been on 11 In The Saddle rides. Amazing to ride fit, well cared for horses in a unique environment | The riding more than met my expectations, riding through plantations, villages (where everyone would come out to wave) and the Mabira forest. The scenery is stunning, very lush and green along the banks of the Nile. I rode Southern Comfort who was just perfect for me, he liked a bit of space (better for photo opportunities) plus he was very responsive and took everything in his stride. He really knew his job and took good care of me. Lots of opportunities for long canters which Moses and Erasmus expertly handled, looking out for us all. Nat and TJ clearly love their horses and give them 5* care which is reflected in the horses who are enjoying the best life.

[Abbie from ITS replies: Many thanks for your feedback on your adventure in Uganda. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the Nile Explorer).

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Holland Park is a little basic which could be spectacular as its location is amazing. Wild Waters is just out of this world luxury. The food was a highlight where there was a good variety of food to suit all tastes.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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Do you have any other feedback for us?

Going to Uganda has been on my bucket list for so many years and I have not been disappointed. I felt that I experienced the "real" Africa. I spent my rest day in the local village (guided by Erasmus) where I was warmly welcomed with a smile and a seat. Life is tough for them but, their culture of looking out for each other goes a long way. I also revisited the school (where I had taken books to earlier in the week) to be met with breathtaking dancing (The Chicken Dance) plus drums and general fun and laughter which was so nice to be part of. Nat and TJ were perfect hosts, having plenty of good stories to tell. They care very much about their horses, staff, community and the bigger picture in Uganda. I wish them all the best for the future.