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Relaxed Boat Ride

October 6, 2018

Life is short boats are cool. Try a new Adventure on the Mvule boat 🙂


Experience Lake Victoria in a unique and magical way. The Mvule Boat is a magnificent 50 ft wooden boat that will take you on an unforgettable adventure; in luxury and style! Your journey will embark from Jinja (Uganda) where you will step on board the vessel and get comfortable for your day of exploration ahead. We will serve you tea and coffee in the morning plus fresh snacks on the first leg of your journey. Our fully stocked bar has ice cold drinks on offer so you can sit back, sip on a drink, relax and take in the beautiful scenery.

You will encounter huge jagged rock cliffs, lush forests and untouched islands. You will also be able to get a glimpse into the local culture of the people who live in these remote fishing villages. There is a huge variety of birds on Lake Victoria. We provide a set of binoculars and bird identification books for your use. We will often see large monitor lizards, monkeys and if you are lucky, a family of fresh water otters! Our destination is a breathtaking rainforest that overhangs the lake shoreline. This rainforest really shows off the beauty that Uganda has on offer!

We find the perfect spot and moor up the boat so you can jump in and go for a refreshing swim or have a go at paddling one of our Canadian canoes. We slowly cruise alongside the rainforest as we prepare your lunch. Our lunch is a pretty unique experience in itself. You get to choose your own ingredients and mix and match them with different sauces. We will then cook your food in front of you whilst floating on Lake Victoria. After a full day of adventure you can enjoy the fresh fruit, biscuits, tea and coffee we serve on your journey back to Jinja.

Make sure to take your cameras!



9:30 – Departs at 10:00 RETURNS AT: 3:30 – 4:30 (Weather dependent)

Pricing: 80 USD PER PERSON – We accept Cash Only – USD and UGX.

Groups of 10 people or more: 50 USD per person

Family: 2 adults, 2 children: 200 USD per family


What is included? What is on board the boat?

  • • Nibbles on the way to the destination
  • • Comfy lounge beds that are under shade
  • • Full delicious lunch at the destination
  • • Stocked bar
  • • Free tea and coffee
  • • Sundeck on the front
  • • 3 beers, 3 sodas and free water all day
  • • Toilet
  • • Canoeing
  • • Warm blankets on board in case it gets chilly
  • • Bird Books and binoculars
  • • Charging points
  • • Chess, backgammon, cards on board the boat.
  • • Life jackets, first aid kit, fire extinguishers.

What shall I bring with me?

  • • A Smile
  • • Camera if you wish to take photos
  • • Sun cream and hat for the sun and maybe a jumper for if it clouds over.
  • • Medication if you have any medical conditions.
  • • Cash for any extra purchases from our bar.
  • • Swimming attire, towel and a change of clothes if you wish to swim and get wet!


Safety: Your safety and comfort is paramount to us. We travel between the mainland and Buvuma Island so we are well protected from large lake swell. We are always close to landmass and should a medical emergency arise, we have multiple evacuation points. Phone signal is available for the duration of the journey. On the boat we supply lifejackets for all clients and crew members plus life saving rings. We have a fully stocked first aid kit and fire extinguishers on board. We also carry a second engine on the boat in case of engine failure. We always assess the weather conditions and may have to delay your journey if there is a large electrical storm on the lake.


The Name:

The Mvule Boat is the name of our company. Our wooden boat is made from timber from The Mvule tree (which is commonly found in Uganda). This hardwood timber was used to make the keel and the supporting frame of this boat as it is strong and durable. The hull of the boat is made from the Makebu tree which is found in Sothern Sudan and Congo. It is a strong but lighter hardwood. It is used as it has a long life span especially when submerged in water. This beautiful boat is named Kaya, in tribute to a very good friend and beautiful person who sailed away to a new adventure, on the undiscovered shores of the sky.


For details and registration contact Lorna at pascqalorna@gmail.com or info@mcu.ug



October 6, 2018