29 days in Uganda Itinerary

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Kampala
— 9 nights
Fly
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Ntungamo, Bus to Kisoro, Drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kisoro, Bus to Mbarara, Fly to Fort Portal
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Fort Portal
— 4 nights
Drive
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Masindi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kigumba, Bus to Kitgum
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Kitgum
— 1 night
Bus
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Murchison Falls National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jinja
— 4 nights
Drive to Kisumu, Fly to Lagos

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Kampala — 9 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 (Victoria Mall, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, &more). Spend the 10th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Make the 14th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the exciting artwork at Afriart Gallery, see the interesting displays at Uganda Museum, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kampala trip planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Kampala is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Lagos in December, things will get slightly colder in Kampala: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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Queen Elizabeth National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Queen's Pavillon, then explore the activities along Kazinga Channel, and then appreciate the views at Katwe Tourism Information Centre. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge) and then take in the awesome beauty at Katic Safaris.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Queen Elizabeth National Park travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gahinga, then explore the activities along Lake Mutanda, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sabinyo. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Batwa Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mgahinga Gorilla National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of car and bus from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In December, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a bit cooler than Queen Elizabeth National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bwindi Impenetrable National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Fort Portal.
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Fort Portal — 4 nights

A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
Step out of Fort Portal with an excursion to Rwenzori National Park in Kasese--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Tooro Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Lake Nkuruba, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Fort Portal trip website.

Getting from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Fort Portal by combination of car, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, Fort Portal is somewhat warmer than Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Masindi.
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Masindi — 2 nights

Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. On the 28th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Murchison Falls National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Budongo Central Forest Reserve and then stroll the grounds of Polish Cemetery Masindi.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Masindi day trip planning website.

You can drive from Fort Portal to Masindi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Masindi, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Kitgum.
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Kitgum — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kidepo Valley National Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kitgum journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Masindi to Kitgum in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Murchison Falls National Park.
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Murchison Falls National Park — 2 nights

On the 31st (Sat), admire the sheer force of Murchison Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Murchison Falls National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a bus from Kitgum to Murchison Falls National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Murchison Falls National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Jinja.
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Jinja — 4 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.
Jinja is known for adventure, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the galleries of Cuupa Arts Gallery, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Itanda Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jinja trip planner.

You can fly from Murchison Falls National Park to Jinja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. In January in Jinja, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Uganda travel guide

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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.
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