33 days in Western Region Itinerary

33 days in Western Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Region travel planner
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Fly
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mbarara
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kabale
— 4 nights
Bus to Kisoro, Drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kisoro, Bus to Mbarara, Fly to Fort Portal
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Fort Portal
— 5 nights
Drive
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Masindi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Murchison Falls National Park
— 4 nights
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Queen Elizabeth National Park — 4 nights

When in Queen Elizabeth National Park, make a side trip to see Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kasese, approximately Kasese away.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Queen Elizabeth National Park online vacation maker.

Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Queen Elizabeth National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mbarara.
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Mbarara — 4 nights

One of Mbarara's popular attractions--Lake Mburo National Park--lies in close proximity to the city, just a short ride away.
When in Mbarara, make a side trip to see Kitagata Hot Springs in Kitagata, approximately Kitagata away. Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Lake Mburo National Park. There's still lots to do: catch a movie at Country Cinema.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mbarara visit app.

Getting from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Mbarara by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in March since evenings lows in Mbarara dip to 21°C. You will leave for Kabale on the 7th (Mon).
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kabale: Bugona Tree (in Rubaare) and Kisiizi Falls (in Rukungiri). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Destinations African Gorilla Limited, head outdoors with Lake Bunyonyi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kabale online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mbarara to Kabale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mbarara in March, expect Kabale to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park — 3 nights

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is known for nature and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sabinyo, trek along Batwa Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mutanda.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mgahinga Gorilla National Park online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Kabale to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on the 14th (Mon).
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Kisoro (Mgahinga Gorilla National Park & Safaris). Spend the 15th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fort Portal.
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Fort Portal — 5 nights

A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
Get out of town with these interesting Fort Portal side-trips: Kasese (Rwenzori National Park & Rwenzori Mountains). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kibale Forest National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Tooro Botanical Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the fascinating underground world of Amabere Caves.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Portal online day trip planner.

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. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in March, things will get a bit warmer in Fort Portal: highs are around 33°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Masindi.
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Masindi — 4 nights

Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Take a break from Masindi with a short trip to Budongo Central Forest Reserve in Budongo, about 54 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Murchison Falls National Park. There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Polish Cemetery Masindi and delve into the lush surroundings at Royal Mile Budongo Forest.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Masindi trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Portal to Masindi in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fort Portal in March, Masindi is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Murchison Falls National Park.
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Murchison Falls National Park — 4 nights

Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Murchison Falls National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Masindi to Murchison Falls National Park takes 1.5 hours. In March in Murchison Falls National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Western Region travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Waterfalls
Hands down the highlight of any Western Region holiday is its colony of 300-plus mountain gorillas--nearly half the world's population. Delve into the one of Uganda's oldest and most diverse rainforests, hike to waterfalls and lakes, and expand your tour with game viewing for buffaloes, elephants, hippos, and more. Abundant national parks preserve the majority of Ugandan species and provide a range of outdoor activities like climbing, hiking, and bike riding, as well as camping.
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