56 days in Uganda Itinerary

56 days in Uganda Itinerary

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56 days in Uganda Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Jinja
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Mbale
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kapchorwa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Nakitoma
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Masindi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Murchison Falls National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Kasese
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Kabale
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + bus:  2​h 30​min
11
Mbarara
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Kampala
— 10 nights
Fly + taxi:  30​h
End: Kelowna

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Nile River. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Itanda Falls, contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nile Reptile Park.

Plan my Jinja trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Kelowna, Canada to Jinja is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelowna to Jinja is 11 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mbale.

Things to do in Jinja

Parks Nature Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Itanda Falls ©
Itanda Falls

4
nights
Mbale

Mbale ©
Mbale is the type of town which many may pass on their way to the other parts of Uganda, but its low-rise buildings and bustling streets provide a glimpse into local daily life.
Get in touch with nature at Sipi Falls and Tororo Rock. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Sisiyi Falls and have fun at Nyero Rock Paintings.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mbale attractions planner.

You can drive from Jinja to Mbale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Mbale are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Kapchorwa.

Things to do in Mbale

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tororo Rock
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Sipi Falls ©
Sipi Falls
Tororo Rock ©
Tororo Rock
Sisiyi Falls ©
Sisiyi Falls

4
nights
Kapchorwa

Kapchorwa ©
Kapchorwa is a town in the Eastern Region of Uganda. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Elgon National Park and Sipi Falls. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sebei Cultural Center.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kapchorwa day trip planning tool .

Drive from Mbale to Kapchorwa in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mbale in July, with highs in Kapchorwa at 28°C and lows at 14°C. You will leave for Nakitoma on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Kapchorwa

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mount Elgon National Park
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Mount Elgon National Park ©
Mount Elgon National Park
Sipi Falls ©
Sipi Falls
Sebei Cultural Center ©
Sebei Cultural Center

3
nights
Nakitoma

Nakitoma ©
Nakitoma is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Rhino Fund Uganda.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nakitoma online visit planner .

You can drive from Kapchorwa to Nakitoma in 7 hours. Traveling from Kapchorwa in July, Nakitoma is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Masindi.

Things to do in Nakitoma

Wildlife Parks
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Rhino Fund Uganda ©
Rhino Fund Uganda

3
nights
Masindi

Masindi ©
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Take a break from the city and head to Murchison Falls National Park and Royal Mile Budongo Forest. Go for a jaunt from Masindi to Budongo to see Budongo Central Forest Reserve about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Polish Cemetery Masindi.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Masindi visit planner.

You can drive from Nakitoma to Masindi in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Masindi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Murchison Falls National Park.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Budongo Central Forest Reserve
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Murchison Falls National Park ©
Murchison Falls National Park
Royal Mile Budongo Forest ©
Royal Mile Budongo Forest
Budongo Central Forest Reserve ©
Budongo Central Forest Reserve

4
nights
Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Murchison Falls and Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Murchison Falls National Park attractions website .

Drive from Masindi to Murchison Falls National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off toKasese.

Things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Murchison Falls ©
Murchison Falls
Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls ©

4
nights
Kasese

Kasese ©
Kasese is a town north of Lake George in the Western Region of Uganda. Step out of the city life by going to Kazinga Channel and Rwenzori National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kasese side-trips: Kibale Forest National Park (in Fort Portal) and Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge) (in Queen Elizabeth National Park). Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Kibale National Park. There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Semuliki National Park.

Plan my Kasese trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Getting from Murchison Falls National Park to Kasese by combination of car and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Kabale.

Things to do in Kasese

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Fort Portal
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Kazinga Channel ©
Kazinga Channel
Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park
Kibale Forest National Park ©
Kibale Forest 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Virunga Volcanoes. There's lots more to do: get outside with Lake Bunyonyi, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kabale online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Kasese to Kabale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kasese in July, with highs in Kabale at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Things to do in Kabale

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Batwa Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park online trip planner .

You can drive from Kabale to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in 2.5 hours. August in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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4
nights
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ©
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is known for nature and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip site .

Traveling by car from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Mbarara on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Nature Parks
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Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest ©
Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Mburo National Park and Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Kitagata Hot Springs.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mbarara trip app .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Mbarara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, Mbarara is a bit warmer than Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Mbarara

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kitagata Hot Springs, Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve
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Lake Mburo National Park ©
Lake Mburo National Park
Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve ©
Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve
Kitagata Hot Springs ©
Kitagata Hot Springs

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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Kampala side-trips: Entebbe (Entebbe Crafts Village, Victoria Mall, & more). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Kidepo Valley National Park. Spend the 23rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, examine the collection at Uganda Museum, and don't miss a visit to Uganda Martyrs National Shrine.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kampala trip builder .

You can drive from Mbarara to Kampala in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In August, daytime highs in Kampala are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kampala

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Entebbe, Kidepo Valley National Park, Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary
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Safaris
Kidepo Valley National Park ©
Kidepo Valley National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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