12 days in Uganda Itinerary

12 days in Uganda Itinerary

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12 days in Uganda Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Jinja
— 1 night
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Murchison Falls National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Masindi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Queen Elizabeth National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  5​h
6
Kampala
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Paderborn

1
night
Jinja

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 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Nile. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Cuupa Arts Gallery, steep yourself in history at Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jinja trip itinerary maker .

Paderborn, Germany to Jinja is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern African Time is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Paderborn in December, with highs in Jinja at 33°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Murchison Falls National Park.

Things to do in Jinja

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Source of the Nile - Speke Monument ©
Victoria Nile ©
Victoria Nile

1
night
Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Murchison Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Murchison Falls National Park vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus, car, and flight from Jinja to Murchison Falls National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December in Murchison Falls National Park, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Masindi.

Things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Nature Parks
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Murchison Falls ©
Murchison Falls

2
nights
Masindi

Masindi ©
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Murchison Falls National Park. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Polish Cemetery Masindi and then stroll through Rhino Fund Uganda.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Masindi trip itinerary website .

Getting from Murchison Falls National Park to Masindi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rhino Fund Uganda
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Murchison Falls National Park ©
Murchison Falls National Park
Rhino Fund Uganda ©
Rhino Fund Uganda

1
night
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge), explore and take pictures at Kazinga Channel, and then explore the striking landscape of Queen's Pavillon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Queen Elizabeth National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Masindi to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Queen Elizabeth National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kazinga Channel ©
Kazinga Channel

1
night
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ©
On the 1st (Wed), walk around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and then take a peaceful walk through Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a bit cooler than Queen Elizabeth National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest ©
Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ©
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

4
nights
Kampala

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've now added Wamba Safaris to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kampala: Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre & Entebbe Botanic Gardens). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Adventures Uganda, see the interesting displays at Uganda Museum, and take an unorthodox tour of Kasubi Tombs.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kampala tour planner .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in January since evenings lows in Kampala dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Entebbe
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Walking tours
Entebbe Botanic Gardens ©
Entebbe Botanic Gardens

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