55 days in Uganda Itinerary

55 days in Uganda Itinerary

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Fly to Entebbe International Airport, Drive to Jinja
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Jinja
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mbale
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kitgum
— 2 nights
Bus
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Murchison Falls National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Masindi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort Portal
— 4 nights
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Fly to Mbarara, Bus to Kisoro, Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Kisoro, Bus to Kabale
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Kabale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mbarara
— 3 nights
Fly
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Queen Elizabeth National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kampala
— 15 nights
Fly

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Jinja — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jinja: Sezibwa Falls (in Mukono) and Our Lady of Peace Cathedral (in Lugazi). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, see Off-Road Tours, soothe aching muscles at The Woody Option Club, and take in the dramatic scenery at Itanda Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jinja online travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Jinja is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Melbourne to Jinja due to the time zone difference. In October, Jinja is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mbale.
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Mbale — 4 nights

Mbale is the type of town which many may pass on their way to the other parts of Uganda, but its low-rise buildings and bustling streets provide a glimpse into local daily life.
Go for a jaunt from Mbale to Kapchorwa to see Sipi Falls about 56 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Explore Sipi Falls. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Mount Elgon National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Sisiyi Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mbale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jinja to Mbale takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mbale are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Kitgum.
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Kitgum — 2 nights

On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Kidepo Valley National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kitgum online attractions planner.

Getting from Mbale to Kitgum by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Murchison Falls National Park.
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Murchison Falls National Park — 3 nights

Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Dream Balloons Uganda.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Murchison Falls National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Kitgum to Murchison Falls National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Masindi.
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Masindi — 4 nights

Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Masindi: Rhino Fund Uganda (in Nakitoma) and Budongo Central Forest Reserve (in Budongo). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Murchison Falls National Park. It doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Polish Cemetery Masindi and delve into the lush surroundings at Royal Mile Budongo Forest.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Masindi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Murchison Falls National Park to Masindi in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car 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 Mountains in Kasese--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kibale Forest National Park, explore the activities along Lake Nkuruba, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Tooro Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Portal trip planner.

Getting from Masindi to Fort Portal by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fort Portal can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park — 3 nights

Step out of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to go to Kisoro and see Safaris, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 27th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and car from Fort Portal to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Fort Portal in October, with highs in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.

Plan trip to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Kabale.
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Kabale — 3 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.
Step out of Kabale with an excursion to Kisiizi Falls in Rukungiri--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Lake Bunyonyi, get a dose of the wild on Destinations African Gorilla Limited, get engrossed in the history at Kwanzi Guest House & Museum - by Grace Villa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kabale trip planning app.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to Kabale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Kabale are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mbarara.
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Mbarara — 3 nights

One of Mbarara's popular attractions--Lake Mburo National Park--lies in close proximity to the city, just a short ride away.
Change things up with a short trip to Kitagata Hot Springs in Kitagata (about 1h 5 min away). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Lake Mburo National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mbarara day trip planning website.

Drive from Kabale to Mbarara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kabale in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mbarara, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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Queen Elizabeth National Park — 4 nights

Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park's surroundings by going to Kasese (Rwenzori National Park & Queen Elizabeth National Park).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Queen Elizabeth National Park online trip maker.

Fly from Mbarara to Queen Elizabeth National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Queen Elizabeth National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Kampala.
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Kampala — 15 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kampala: Entebbe (Victoria Mall, Entebbe Botanic Gardens, &more). Spend the 13th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 16th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kampala planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in November: highs in Kampala hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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