19 days in Mbarara, Kabale & Fort Portal Itinerary

19 days in Mbarara, Kabale & Fort Portal Itinerary

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19 days in Mbarara, Kabale & Fort Portal Itinerary

Start: Kampala
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Mbarara
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Kabale
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Mbarara
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Fort Portal
— 11 nights
+3
bus + Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Kampala

1
night
Mbarara

Mbarara
One of Mbarara's popular attractions--Lake Mburo National Park--lies in close proximity to the city, just a short ride away.
To find out how to plan a trip to Mbarara, use our trip itinerary maker.

Kampala to Mbarara is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Mbarara are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will leave for Kabale on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Mbarara

Nature Parks Outdoors
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nights
Kabale

Kabale ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, get outside with Lake Bunyonyi, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kabale trip planner .

Take a bus from Mbarara to Kabale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mbarara in October, with highs in Kabale at 28°C and lows at 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Mbarara.

Things to do in Kabale

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
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Lake Bunyonyi ©
Lake Bunyonyi
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park ©
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Mbarara

Mbarara ©
Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Lake Mburo National Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mbarara road trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Kabale to Mbarara in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mbarara when traveling from Kabale in October, with lows around 20°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Fort Portal.

Things to do in Mbarara

Nature Parks
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Lake Mburo National Park ©
Lake Mburo National Park

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Fort Portal

Fort Portal ©
A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
Get outdoors at Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary and Rwenzori National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Portal side-trips: Kasese (Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Kibale Forest National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nkuruba, take in nature's colorful creations at Tooro Botanical Gardens, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Fort Portal online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mbarara to Fort Portal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Fort Portal sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Portal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kasese, Lake Nkuruba
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 31:
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Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary ©
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary
Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park
Enchanted Uganda Safaris ©
Enchanted Uganda Safaris