With a local rider/ guide, you will be thrilled by the Bodaboda experience in and around Queen Elizabeth national park. The experience is organized by the elephant home, a community owned and run lodge neighboring queen Elizabeth national park. Besides this tour, this lodge offers self-contained rooms a restaurant, crafts shop and camping grounds.
On a 2-4 Hours Boda-boda journey starting from the Elephant home campsite, you will ride through the Mpondwe road past Kikorongo trading center at the equator. The journey takes you through the farming villages. The ride through the homesteads, maize, cotton and banana gardens is awesome socially since you get opportunities to view the situations of the local life in action. At certain stops you will meet the long horned cattle as you head to the Katwe salt mining lake.
After a tour of the salt mining, you continue through the savannah where you have a great opportunity of spotting wildlife. On this part of the journey, you can be so sure to see so much wildlife; Elephants, buffalos, hippopotamus antelopes and a leopard. Ideally, you will be passing on a public road that is that crosses through Queen Elizabeth national park. It is more like any other game drive road in the park as it is not tarmacked. While you ride, you have chances of taking the unique scenery of the craters in Queen Elizabeth national park, the salt lakes and the birds. You will then exit through the Mbarara Kasese road near Kasenyi gate before ending at the equator. When you reach the equator, take the opportunity of posing for your picture before you return to your accommodation at the elephant home or any other lodge.
The tour gives you very many picture moments; at the salt lake tour, near lake Edward (shared by Uganda and Congo), at the equator, and many other wildlife, cultural or scenic places. The riders/ guides are sourced from the community so it is a great way to give back to the community for the conservation of wildlife. The guide, who doubles as the motorcycle rider has so much knowledge about the local wildlife. It is advisable to wear a helmet. For those sensitive, if you know you will do this in advance, please come with your own helmet in the car.
For more information about this Boda-boda tour, prices and or accommodation, please contact the elephant home campsite or contact us here.