17 days in Mbarara & Kampala Itinerary

17 days in Mbarara & Kampala Itinerary

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17 days in Mbarara & Kampala Itinerary

Start: Entebbe
Fly + Drive:  4​h
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Entebbe


Mbarara ©
One of Mbarara's popular attractions--Lake Mburo National Park--lies in close proximity to the city, just a short ride away.
Explore Mbarara's surroundings by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park) and Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve (in Bushenyi). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Lake Mburo National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mbarara trip itinerary maker site .

Entebbe to Mbarara is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mbarara can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kampala.

Things to do in Mbarara

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve
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Lake Mburo National Park ©
Lake Mburo National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve ©
Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve


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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jinja (Big Game Mini Golf, Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, & more) and Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Entebbe Botanic Gardens, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll around Gorilla Bookings, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katwe Tourism Information Centre, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kampala trip planning app .

Getting from Mbarara to Kampala by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Mbarara in July, plan for slightly colder days in Kampala, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kampala

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Entebbe, Jinja, Queen Elizabeth National Park
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River Rafting & Tubing