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The Pearl of Africa Motorcycle Tour Uganda

Welcome to "The Pearl of Africa Tour," an enchanting journey through the heart of Uganda, a land teeming with natural wonders and vibrant wildlife. Get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of this beautiful country as we embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will leave you mesmerized.

Key information

  • Terrain: a mix of tarmac, gravel, dirt, and sand
  • Bike: rental bike (BMW R1250 GS or BMW 850 GS)
  • Mileage: 1500 kilometers / 932 miles
  • Daily rides: 250 kilometers / 155 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: helmet, biking jacket, and trousers, gloves, and biking boots or decent walking boots (required to bring your own)
  • Meals: all meals

Meet the instructors

Jordan, Ali, & Joseph
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  • Starts in Kampala and ends in Lake Victoria
  • Spend riding to the Murchison Falls National Park
  • Enjoy a dramatic landscape of crater lakes cupped under steep hillsides
  • Enjoy a 3-hour boat safari at Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Ride to Lake Bunyonyi which is in southwestern Uganda
  • Enjoy the almost Caribbean atmosphere
  • 9 nights accommodations

Skill level

  • Intermediate

6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German
Group size: 2-6 participants
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African Moto Adventures tries where possible to offer the most authentic experiences to their guests. Their accommodation has been carefully selected for its authenticity, cleanliness, and overall guest experience.


The tour takes you on an unforgettable odyssey through some of Uganda's most iconic destinations. You begin with a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a true masterpiece of biodiversity. Prepare to be amazed by the incredible diversity of wildlife as you venture through the savannahs, forests, and wetlands. Keep your camera ready as you encounter majestic lions, graceful elephants, and the elusive leopard, among other fascinating creatures.

Next, brace yourself for a breathtaking encounter with the powerful Murchison Falls, where the Nile River surges through a narrow gorge, creating a thundering spectacle of water cascading into the river below. Feel the spray on your face and witness nature's raw might at this awe-inspiring wonder.

One of the highlights of our journey awaits as you embark on a Gorilla Trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Prepare to be humbled and inspired as you trek through dense forests in search of these gentle giants. Coming face to face with a family of mountain gorillas is an extraordinary and emotional experience, and one that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on your heart.

But your adventure doesn't end there. Throughout the tour, you'll be captivated by the warmth and hospitality of Uganda's people, as you engage with diverse cultures and traditions. From bustling markets to tranquil villages, you'll gain insight into the rich tapestry of this nation.

As you journey through Uganda, the team of experienced guides and wildlife experts will be by your side, providing a wealth of knowledge and ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the trip. Their priority is to offer you an authentic and immersive experience that will create cherished memories to treasure for years to come.

"The Pearl of Africa Tour" promises an unparalleled blend of wildlife encounters, stunning landscapes, and cultural discoveries. So, if you're seeking an adventure that will touch your soul and awaken your sense of wonder, join us on this extraordinary expedition through the jewel that is Uganda. Let's explore together!


Day: 1 - Arrival Kampala

You will arrive in Entebbe and take delivery of rental bikes. Spend the rest of the day taking in a couple of sights in and around the area, you will have a group evening meal at the hotel's beach restaurant with a chance to get to know your fellow adventurers and guide, any doubts concerns or questions now’s the time.

  • Accommodation: Victoria Lake Beach Hotel

Day: 2 & 3 - Murchison Falls

Today will be spent riding to the Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park sits on the shore of Lake Albert, in northwest Uganda. It’s known for Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap over a massive drop. Park wildlife includes (but is not limited to) elephants, Lions, Giraffe, and hippos, and there are chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi mahogany forest. The Lake Albert Delta is home to rare shoebill storks.

Your first night will be at red chilli rest camp. Here you will board a boat for a 3-hour safari up to the falls expecting lots of hippos elephants and crocs. Your second night will be wild camping in the park allowing us to do morning and evening game drives on your motorbikes, (accompanied by your armed ranger) and spend the night around a campfire enjoying the African sounds and having a BBQ.

  • Accommodation: safari tent and wild camping

Day: 4 & 5 - Fort Portal

A dramatic landscape of crater lakes cupped under steep hillsides, the area south of Fort Portal offers travelers a scenic retreat ideal for long walks and road cycling, You will spend 2 nights at Crater Lake and the options are to visit a tea plantation, visit a local village and spend time learning about African crafts and skills, ride to the far congo border with the chance to join a chimpanzee trek.w

  • Accommodation: camping (fixed safari tent option available at extra cost)

Day: 6 & 7 - Queen Elizabeth Ntl Park

Today you will ride to the park and enjoy a 3-hour boat safari Queen Elizabeth National Park is in southwest Uganda. Leopards roam the Mweya Peninsula, which lies beside Lake Edward. Nearby Lake Katwe is a huge volcanic explosion crater. Boats on the Kazinga Channel float past hippos and Nile crocodiles. Chimpanzees inhabit the Kyambura Gorge. Trails lead to bat caves in the central Maramagambo Forest.

The Ishasha area is home to tree-climbing lions and shoebill storks. You will meet your ranger and explore the park on your motorbikes looking for the lions and leopards a truly unique experience only available with African moto adventures, and enjoy an evening drink watching hippos walk past your accommodation. The next day will be an early start to get the best game drive in Uganda you will return to camp for lunch, and you will ride to the Ishaha sector of the park to see the incredible tree-climbing lions, being on a motorcycle means you can get to places the safari land rovers cant and with your ranger leading the way it will be an unforgettable experience.

  • Accommodation: Room in Block

Day: 8 & 9 - Lake Bunyonyi

Today you ride to Lake Bunyonyi which is in southwestern Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale, and it is close to the border with Rwanda. The lake appears on the 5,000 Ugandan shilling note under the title "Lake Bunyonyi and terraces" Here you have 2 options 1 to explore the lake and its amazing scenery including a canoe trip or for the real adventurers (2 get up very early and ride to Bwindi impenetrable national park meet your guide and do a gorilla trek depending on the location of the gorillas this could take from 30 min to 4 hours and is physically demanding, but often the words once in a lifetime experience are used when what they mean is amazing experience but trust African Moto Adventures "this is once in a lifetime!"

Day: 10 - Lake Victoria

Today you will ride to the hotel on the shores of Lake Victoria relax enjoy the almost Caribbean atmosphere chance to unpack your bikes relax share pictures and stories, and have a last meal together before leaving the pearl of Africa

  • Accommodation: Hotel Room

Bike rental deposit

African Moto Adventures asks that all guests hiring a bike bring with them a credit card. African Moto Adventures will take the credit card details of each guest and hold them until the bike is returned to the shop and any damages are noted down and charged (the maximum charge for bike damage or loss is 1000 GBP).

Riding gears

The riding gear is not included and African Moto Adventures recommends all guests bring with them a helmet, biking jacket and trousers, gloves, and biking boots or decent walking boots. There are a small number of riding gear available for hire from African Moto Adventures' partners in Africa but these are limited in supply and are often already rented out.

Your responsibilities

  • To advise African Moto Adventures of any illness, infirmity, allergies or dietary needs that may affect your touring holiday.
  • You must hold a valid Full UK motorcycle license for more than two years (if less please ensure a member of staff is aware)
  • Be a competent rider
  • Valid UK passport (ensure visa not required if non-UK)

Skill level


  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Please note that this tour is physically demanding and will require you to have some off roading experience.

Available motorcycles: (extra Costs for bike*)

  • BMW R1250 GS
  • BMW 850 GS
  • Yamaha T7 Tenere*
  • Kawasaki KLR650*


Jordan Kelly




You will visit various places in Uganda.

  • Day 1: Arrival - Kampala
  • Day 2: Kampala - Murchison Falls
  • Day 3: Murchison Falls - Fort Portal
  • Day 4: Fort Portal - Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 5: Qenp - Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 6: Lake Buyonyi - Lake Victoria


You will be served daily meals during this tour. You will have a selection of vegetarian, vegan, and non-vegetarian food as well drinks (coffee, soda, tea, and water) while on this tour.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Boat cruises
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Hiking
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • White water rafting on the Nile

What's included

  • All meals
  • Fuel
  • Park entrance fees
  • Park ranger and guide fees
  • On bike safari
  • Boat safari
  • Sena communications device
  • Motorcycle rental
  • Shower and facilities at all camps
  • 9 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Ctivities not specified
  • Riding gear i.e. helmets, jackets, etc.
  • Tents, sleeping bags or mats
  • Airfare
  • Travel visas
  • Meals not specified
  • Drinks
  • Travel and personal insurance (compulsory)
  • Security deposit on bike hire (refundable)
  • Gorilla permit (ask for details)

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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