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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— 2 nights
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— 3 nights


Jinja — 1 night

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: look for gifts at Jinja Art Studio and then contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jinja planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Jinja is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Amsterdam to Jinja, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone 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.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · 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.

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 do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and 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.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kabale itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Masindi to Kabale takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Masindi in May; daily highs in Kabale reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Kampala.
Wildlife · Parks
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 5h 45 min 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).
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
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Uganda travel guide

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.