Travel on Your Own in Uganda

This round trip is the perfect backpacker choice. With this travel proposal, you get a calm start and an exciting day trip in the back seat of a motorcycle before you travel on your own.

This travel proposal is for you who are looking for adventure and especially for nature and great animal experiences. From the back seat of a motorcycle, you will experience Kampala’s bustling city life and hospitable locals. Once out of town, head to the stunning waterfall of Murchison Falls National Park where you can experience lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, Nile crocodiles and, if you are lucky, leopards. You will meet as wild as playful chimpanzees on your hiking trip in Kibale National Park, which has one of the world’s highest populations of chimpanzees. From here, a longer drive awaits and you arrive in Jinja. The city is located at the mouth of the Nile from Lake Victoria and is known as Africa’s number one adventure city. Here you can more or less tangibly throw yourself into fast-paced rafting or kayaking on the Nile and directly literally in a wonderful bungee jump from 44 meters above the river. You can explore the area on horseback or by mountain bike. The landscape along the beautiful Nile is unique and fantastic and the city is beautifully situated and is therefore also perfect for a few days of relaxation before you travel on. In addition, this travel proposal is an obvious choice if you want to combine Uganda with one or more other countries in Africa for a shorter period of time.

Best travel period

The driest time in Uganda is from January to March and June to October and December.
The rainy season in Uganda is from the end of March to May and November.

Note that the weather is unpredictable and very changeable in the mountain areas throughout the year, so it is important to have the equipment in order and always be prepared for rain and cold when you are in the highlands.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia – Arrival Entebbe

Departure from Scandinavia towards Kampala, Uganda’s capital, where you arrive late in the evening. Depending on the airline, there will be one or two stopovers on the way. On arrival you will be picked up at the airport and driven to the hotel, a drive of between 45 minutes and an hour. The rest of the evening is on its own.

Day 2: Experience Kampala from the back seat of a motorcycle

After breakfast at your guest house, you will be picked up and driven to the starting point for a different city tour of Kampala – from the back seat of a motorcycle. The driver also acts as your guide during the day. During the trip, it is possible to freely plan and improvise the program together with your guide and the focus will be on seeing Kampala’s highlights; famous buildings, historical sites, religious monuments. During the drive you will meet the Ugandans face to face and a colorful experience is guaranteed throughout the day. At the end of the afternoon you are back at your guest house and the rest of the day can be spent alone.

Day 3: Kampala – travel on your own

After breakfast, the journey continues on its own.

Overnight stays

Two nights at a guest house or budget hotel in Kampala

Travel on Your Own in Uganda