7 days in Jinja, Mbale & Nairobi Itinerary

7 days in Jinja, Mbale & Nairobi Itinerary

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7 days in Jinja, Mbale & Nairobi Itinerary

Start: Kampala, Uganda
bus:  1​h 30​min
1
Jinja, Uganda
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Mbale, Uganda
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
End: Moshi, Tanzania

2
nights
Jinja, Uganda

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 4th (Mon): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nile Reptile Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Jinja Art Studio, then steep yourself in history at Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jinja trip itinerary maker app .

Kampala to Jinja is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. November in Jinja sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mbale.

Things to do in Jinja

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
River Rafting & Tubing
Source of the Nile - Speke Monument ©

1
night
Mbale, Uganda

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.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Sipi Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mbale attractions app .

Traveling by car from Jinja to Mbale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Mbale can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mbale

Nature Parks
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Sipi Falls ©
Sipi Falls

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Step out of the city life by going to Nairobi National Park and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Spend the 8th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum.

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Traveling by car from Mbale to Nairobi takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mbale in November: highs in Nairobi hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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