39 days in Uganda Itinerary

39 days in Uganda Itinerary

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39 days in Uganda Itinerary

Start: Kampala
bus + Drive:  5​h
1
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Kabale
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Mbarara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Queen Elizabeth National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + bus:  2​h
5
Fort Portal
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Murchison Falls National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Masindi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Jinja
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Kampala
— 10 nights
End: Kampala

4
nights
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Batwa Trail (in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park) and Kisoro (Safaris & Virunga Volcanoes).

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bwindi Impenetrable National Park day trip planning site .

Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kampala in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kabale.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kisoro, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Batwa Trail
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:
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Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest ©
Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest
Virunga Volcanoes ©
Virunga Volcanoes
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ©
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kabale: Kisiizi Falls (in Rukungiri), Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (in Kisoro) and Bugona Tree (in Rubaare). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Lake Bunyonyi, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kabale trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kabale in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Kabale, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Mbarara.

Things to do in Kabale

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bugona Tree, Kisiizi Falls, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Lake Bunyonyi ©
Lake Bunyonyi
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park ©
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Safaris

2
nights
Mbarara

Mbarara ©
One of Mbarara's popular attractions--Lake Mburo National Park--lies in close proximity to the city, just a short ride away.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Mburo National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mbarara trip planner .

You can take a bus from Kabale to Mbarara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kabale in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mbarara, with lows of 20°C. You'll set off for Queen Elizabeth National Park on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Mbarara

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Lake Mburo National Park ©
Lake Mburo National Park

4
nights
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park ©
Get out of town with these interesting Queen Elizabeth National Park side-trips: Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve (in Bushenyi) and Kasese (Rwenzori Art Centre & Queen Elizabeth National Park).

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Queen Elizabeth National Park trip site .

Traveling by car from Mbarara to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mbarara in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Queen Elizabeth National Park, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Portal.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kasese, Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Kazinga Channel ©
Kazinga Channel
Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve ©
Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve

4
nights
Fort Portal

Fort Portal
A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
Get out of town with these interesting Fort Portal side-trips: Kasese (Kibale National Park & Rwenzori National Park). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Portal trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Fort Portal in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Fort Portal, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Murchison Falls National Park.

Things to do in Fort Portal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kasese
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park
Rwenzori National Park ©
Rwenzori National Park
Walking tours

3
nights
Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park ©
Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Dream Balloons Uganda.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Murchison Falls National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Fort Portal to Murchison Falls National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Fort Portal in September, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Murchison Falls National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Masindi.

Things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Murchison Falls ©
Murchison Falls
Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls ©
Dream Balloons Uganda ©
Dream Balloons Uganda

3
nights
Masindi

Masindi ©
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Change things up with these side-trips from Masindi: Rhino Fund Uganda (in Nakitoma) and Budongo Central Forest Reserve (in Budongo). Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Murchison Falls National Park. It doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Polish Cemetery Masindi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Masindi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Murchison Falls National Park to Masindi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Masindi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jinja.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rhino Fund Uganda, Budongo Central Forest Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Murchison Falls National Park ©
Murchison Falls National Park
Rhino Fund Uganda ©
Rhino Fund Uganda
Budongo Central Forest Reserve ©
Budongo Central Forest Reserve

4
nights
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.
When in Jinja, make a side trip to see Tororo Rock in Tororo, approximately 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, browse the exhibits of Cuupa Arts Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Big Game Mini Golf, and steep yourself in history at Source of the Nile - Speke Monument.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jinja trip website .

Traveling by car from Masindi to Jinja takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Kampala.

Things to do in Jinja

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Tororo Rock
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Source of the Nile - Speke Monument ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

10
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Entebbe Botanic Gardens, & more). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, delve into the lush surroundings at Gorilla Bookings, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and contemplate the long history of Kasubi Tombs.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kampala trip planner.

Take a bus from Jinja to Kampala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Kampala are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Entebbe, Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 16:
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Safaris
Walking tours

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