Keepers of the White Nile

Northern and West Nile

Journey to the north

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Northern and West Nile

KEEPERS OF THE WHITE NILE

In 1869, the khedive of Egypt began his conquest to control the Nile. He sent a succession of Europeans to complete his mission: Sir Samuel Baker, Emin Pasha and General Gordon. They built military forts along the territory they claimed, although the Nile was never theirs. The West Nile became the property of the Belgians Congo, Equatoria and finally the British. They built forts, churches and prisons, and left behind them martyrs and mass graves, a testament to their attempt to rule the White Nile.

Spend six days exploring the history that they left behind. Travel to Gulu, visiting the imperial stations, including Fort Patiko. Journey on to the West Nile, which has witnessed the rescue of Emin Pasha, the rule of both Belgium and Britain, and the rise and fall of the region’s most famous son, Idi Amin. Visit the landmarks and listen to the stories of the men who traversed the White Nile.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Welcome to Uganda! Arrive at Entebbe Airport, and transfer to your hotel for the night.

Overnight: Boma Hotel

DAY 2: GULU

Journey up to the north, to the town of Gulu. After lunch, visit the remains of Sir Samuel Baker’s fort at Patiko, before returning to Gulu.

Overnight: Churchill Courts Hotel

DAY 3: ARUA

Cross over the Nile, and head to Arua, After lunch, spend the afternoon touring the town and learning the history of this colonial town, including a visit to the mass grave at the Ombaci Catholic Mission.

Overnight: Golden Courts Hotel

DAY 4: ARUA

Travel north to the town of Maracha, to see the fort built by the Belgians when it was part of the Congo Free State. Then head to Yumbe to visit the the Basilica. Next stop is Koboko, the home town of Idi Amin, before returning to Arua.

Overnight: Golden Courts Hotel

DAY 5: NEBBI – MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Journey south, visiting the ‘smallest church in the world’, and the Alur Kingdom Palace. Enter the National Park and tour Idi Amin’s former state lodge.

Overnight: Murchison River Lodge

DAY 6: ENTEBBE

After a morning game drive, return to Entebbe.

Want to extend your stay in Murchison Falls National Park?  Add on a safari, fishing, boating or bird watching to this itinerary.

 

 

 

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DAILY ITINERARY

DAY 1

Entebbe

DAY 2

Entebbe – Gulu

DAY 3

Gulu – Arua

DAY 4

Arua – Maracha – Yumbe – Koboko

DAY 5

Arua – Nebbi – Murchison Falls National Park

DAY 6

Murchison Falls National Park – Entebbe

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • ALL DRINKS INCLUDEDYES
  • LUNCHYES
  • SITE ENTRANCE FEES YES
  • ACCOMMODATION NO
  • TRANSPORT TO/FROM KAMPALANO

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About Changing Horizons

Changing Horizons is a tour company which specialises in travel to sites of historical interest in East Africa.

Our tours take you to places that are identified with past events and experiences, such as sites of great discovery, like the source of the Nile, or sites of great sacrifice, like the shrine of the Christian martyrs.

Contact Details

How to book and get further information

Email: bookings@changing-horizons.com

Business registration number: 197182

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