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Isimba hydropower project and White Nile tour, Uganda (12-14 May)


This three-day tour will include a visit to the 183 MW Isimba hydropower project located on the White Nile River, two hours’ drive north-east of the capital, Kampala.

Being developed by the China International Water & Electric Corporation (CWE), the project is scheduled for completion in 2018 and will significantly bolster the country’s energy security. 

The tour will also include a visit to Lake Victoria, the beautiful Kalagala Falls on the White Nile, and a boat tour to the source of the Nile.


Friday 12 May
Arrival in Kampala, Uganda
(Ethiopian Airlines flight ET332 from Addis Ababa at 10:10am, landing at 12:15pm)
Picked up from the airport and transported to Munyonyo Hotel to check in
  Afternoon sightseeing activities in Kampala and around Lake Victoria
Evening Dinner
Saturday 13 May
08:00-10:00  Traveling to Isimba HPP
10:15-11:00 Presentation By CTG-CWE 
11:10-11:50 Visiting Isimba HPP Site
12:00-13:00 Lunch 
13:30-15:25 Travel to and visit Kalagala Falls
15:25-18:00 Travel by boat to visit the source of the Nile River 
Evening Check-in hotel in Jinja and dinner
Sunday 14 May
08:00–9:00 Breakfast at the hotel in Jinja and check-out
09:00–11:00 Travel back to Entebbe / Kampala
11:00–12:30 Introduction to the history of Uganda when passing by the King’s Palace of Buganda
13:00–14:00 Lunch at Faze 3, near Entebbe International Airport 
14:00 Travel to the airport / departure from Uganda

White Nile


The tour will cost approximately USD 500 which includes transport, guided tours, catering and accommodation. Flights are not included in the cost, but we can assist with arrangements.

​Visa requirements

Please refer to this website to check whether you will need a visa to travel to Uganda. Visas can be processed online via this link and the cost is USD 50.  

​Vaccination requirements

All travellers to Uganda must have a valid Yellow Fever Immunisation card.  Other vaccines to consider: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal Meningitis and Rabies.


If you would like to participate in this tour, please send an email to with 'Tour: Uganda' in the subject line, and we will get back to you.  

White Nile
Kagala falls

Study tour
China Three Gorges Corporation logo

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