Popular Routes – Uganda

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Uganda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Uganda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Uganda.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Uganda.

Popular Routes in Uganda

Popular Routes Where Wildlife Viewing Is a Major Part of the Tour

If you are visiting only Uganda, there is one obvious loop to follow. You can naturally go in two directions, but most tours will follow this itinerary.

The Wildlife Circuit (1.5 to 2.5 weeks)

After arriving at Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport (EBB), you can spend the night on the shore of Lake Victoria or head out immediately to Lake Mburo National Park if timing permits.

  • Lake Mburo National Park (1 to 2 days) offers a range of activities including game drives, horse riding and boat trips
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (2 to 3 days each) are the two parks offering gorilla trekking
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park (3 to 4 days) is Uganda’s most popular savannah reserve
  • Kibale National Park (2 to 3 days) is the best place for chimp trekking in Uganda
  • Murchison Falls National Park (3 to 4 days) offers excellent wildlife viewing and boat trips on the Nile
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only place in the country to see rhino


Popular add-ons:

  • Kidepo Valley National Park for true remote wilderness appeal
  • Mount Elgon for climbing the mountain
  • Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve for excellent birding including shoebill
  • Rwenzori Mountains for an amazing mountain challenge
  • Jinja for adventure activities such as white-water rafting and bungee jumping

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