Below are some examples of possible itineraries for day trips around Kampala, perfect if you are in Kampala for a short stay and want a nice experience. We can offer you a tailor-made safari based on what you want to experience, your budget and time-frame. Remember that all our safaris can be adjusted to fit your wishes, so see these as inspiration.
Day 1: Kampala city tour
Let us show you the bustling city of Kampala. We start from your hotel in the morning and use public transport to get around (option for car if you prefer). Letting you get a true taste of the city of Kampala!
Day2: Mpanga forest experience and shoebills
Enjoy a full day of birding in areas not far from Kampala. Perfect for the birder visiting Uganda with limited time. You get to search for forest species during the guided walk in Mpanga forest in the morning and then continue on for an afternoon looking for the Great Shoebill in Mabamba swamp.
Day3: Entebbe experience with UWEC and botanical gardens
The city of Entebbe doesn’t only have the international airport it also holds UWEC (Uganda Wildlife Educational Centre, the former zoo) and the botanical gardens. This day trip lets you go behind the scenes at UWEC to see the animals of Uganda close up! We then have lunch by the shores of Lake Victoria before enjoying the beautiful botanical gardens.
Day 4: The source of River Nile and Jinja town experience
This day trip lets you visit the source of the mighty river Nile. We visit the beautiful Ssezibwa falls on the way to Jinja and then continue on to go for a boat trip to the point of the source of the Nile.
Day5 Great shoebill at Mabamba swamp
The prehistoric looking shoebill is a bird that interests many visitors (even the ones that are not that into birds). During this day trip we head to Mabamba swamp to hopefully see this strange looking bird. End of the tour.