27 days in Uganda Itinerary

27 days in Uganda Itinerary

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Drive to Brussels Airport, 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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Murchison Falls National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fort Portal
— 4 nights
Bus to Kasese, Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kabale
— 4 nights
Bus to Kisoro, Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Kisoro, Bus to Kampala
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Kampala
— 8 nights
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Drive to Entebbe International Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Ostend

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Nile and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jinja planner.

Ostend, Belgium to Jinja is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Ostend to Jinja, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Ostend in December; daily highs in Jinja reach 33°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Masindi.

Things to do in Jinja

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

Masindi

— 2 nights
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Murchison Falls National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Polish Cemetery Masindi and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary).

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Masindi day trip site.

Traveling by car from Jinja to Masindi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Murchison Falls National Park.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

Murchison Falls National Park

— 2 nights
On the 18th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Murchison Falls. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Murchison Falls National Park trip planner.

Drive from Masindi to Murchison Falls National Park in 1.5 hours. December in Murchison Falls National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Fort Portal.

Things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Fort Portal

— 4 nights
A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
Step out of Fort Portal to go to Kasese and see Rwenzori National Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, head outdoors with Kibale Forest National Park, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Portal travel route planner.

You can fly from Murchison Falls National Park to Fort Portal in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Things to do in Fort Portal

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

Queen Elizabeth National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge), contemplate the waterfront views at Kazinga Channel, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Queen's Pavillon. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Katic Safaris.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Queen Elizabeth National Park road trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kabale.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Kabale

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kabale: Kisiizi Falls (in Rukungiri), Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (in Kisoro) and Bugona Tree (in Rubaare). There's more to do: get outside with Lake Bunyonyi and take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kabale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kabale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in December: high temperatures in Kabale hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Kabale

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

— 2 nights
For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bwindi Impenetrable National Park itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of bus and car from Kabale to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Kampala on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Kampala

— 8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kampala side-trips: Entebbe (Entebbe Botanic Gardens, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, &more). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kampala online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kampala when traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in December, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 8:

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.