11 days in Uganda Itinerary

11 days in Uganda Itinerary

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Fly to Entebbe International Airport, Drive to Jinja
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Jinja
— 1 night
Drive
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Masindi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kabale
— 1 night
Bus
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Kampala
— 3 nights
Fly

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Jinja

— 1 night

Adventure Capital of East Africa

Travelers looking for an adrenaline boost flock to Jinja, a bustling town on the shores of Lake Victoria, known as the source of the White Nile.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Nile and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jinja online tour itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Jinja is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Jinja: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Masindi.

Things to do in Jinja

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Masindi

— 2 nights
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Murchison Falls National Park. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Polish Cemetery Masindi and then stroll through Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Masindi day trip planning website.

Drive from Jinja to Masindi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Masindi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kabale.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kabale

— 1 night
The sleepy market town of Kabale in Western Uganda, although meagre in sights of its own, boasts close proximity to several national parks, just a couple of miles from the border with Rwanda.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kabale trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Masindi to Kabale in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. Traveling from Masindi in May, expect Kabale to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Kampala.

Things to do in Kabale

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Kampala

— 3 nights
Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Take a break from Kampala with a short trip to Katwe Tourism Information Centre in Queen Elizabeth National Park, about 6 hours away. Spend the 7th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque and stop by Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kampala visit planning website.

You can take a bus from Kabale to Kampala in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kampala when traveling from Kabale in May, with lows around 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Uganda travel guide

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Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.