12 days in Uganda Itinerary

12 days in Uganda Itinerary

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12 days in Uganda Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Kampala
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Jinja
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Murchison Falls National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Kasese
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h
5
Kabale
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Ssese Islands
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Kampala

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.
Visiting Gorilla Bookings and Katwe Tourism Information Centre will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Great Adventures Uganda. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Entebbe (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Rubaga-Kathedrale, view the masterpieces at Afriart Gallery, stop by Kampala Fair, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kampala online sightseeing planner .

Toronto, Canada to Kampala is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Kampala, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in January: high temperatures in Kampala hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jinja.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Entebbe, Katwe Tourism Information Centre
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Safaris
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre
Rubaga-Kathedrale ©
Rubaga-Kathedrale

2
nights
Jinja

Jinja ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Griffin Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Big Game Mini Golf, contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Nile, and then take an in-depth tour of Source of the Nile Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jinja trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Kampala to Jinja by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February in Jinja, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Murchison Falls National Park.

Things to do in Jinja

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Victoria Nile ©
Victoria Nile
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Source of the Nile Museum ©
Source of the Nile Museum

1
night
Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Murchison Falls National Park travel route planning website .

Getting from Jinja to Murchison Falls National Park by combination of bus, car, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kasese.

Things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls ©

1
night
Kasese

Kasese ©
Kasese is a town north of Lake George in the Western Region of Uganda. On the 5th (Wed), explore the galleries of Rwenzori Art Centre and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kasese online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Murchison Falls National Park to Kasese takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In February, daytime highs in Kasese are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kabale.

Things to do in Kasese

Parks Nature Shopping
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Rwenzori Art Centre ©
Rwenzori Art Centre

1
night
Kabale

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 6th (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kabale day trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Kasese to Kabale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kasese in February, things will get slightly colder in Kabale: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Ssese Islands.

Things to do in Kabale

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris

2
nights
Ssese Islands

Ssese Islands ©
Observe a quaint community in Lake Victoria, where 84 landmasses make up the Ssese Islands.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Buggala Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ssese Islands road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kabale to Ssese Islands takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kabale in February, with highs in Ssese Islands at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ssese Islands

Parks Nature
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Buggala Island ©
Buggala Island