7 days in Uganda Itinerary

7 days in Uganda Itinerary

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Fly
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Kampala
— 3 nights
Shuttle
2
Jinja
— 1 night
Drive
3
Fort Portal
— 1 night
Drive
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Kabale
— 1 night
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Baha'i Temple and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Kampala side-trips: Entebbe (Aero Beach, Victoria Mall, &more). And it doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Good Glass, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kampala tour itinerary builder tool.

Kigali, Rwanda to Kampala is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 1 hour. In August in Kampala, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Jinja.
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Jinja — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by shuttle from Kampala to Jinja takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort Portal.
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Fort Portal — 1 night

A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then stroll through Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Portal itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Jinja to Fort Portal in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Jinja in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Fort Portal. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kabale.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get outside with Lake Bunyonyi.

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Getting from Fort Portal to Kabale by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kabale when traveling from Fort Portal in August, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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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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