8 days in Uganda Itinerary

8 days in Uganda Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uganda attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kampala
— 2 nights
Bus to Kisoro, Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jinja
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Kampala, Fly to Johannesburg

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Kampala

— 2 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 (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre & Entebbe Botanic Gardens). Spend the 5th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for gifts at Kona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Kampala is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Kampala. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, Kampala is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and car from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Traveling from Kampala in January, expect Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Queen Elizabeth National Park

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Kazinga Channel. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the geological forces at Katwe Tourism Information Centre.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Queen Elizabeth National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in January, with highs in Queen Elizabeth National Park at 35°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Jinja.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Jinja

— 2 nights

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 9th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Nile and then steep yourself in history at Source of the Nile - Speke Monument. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Traveling by flight from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Jinja takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in January since evenings lows in Jinja dip to 20°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jinja

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

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.