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How to Spend 3 Days in Kampala

How to Spend 3 Days in Kampala

Uganda’s vibrant capital boasts easy links across the Pearl of Africa, as well as top sightseeing opportunities of its own. With three full days in Kampala, you can get a taste of it all, from intimate city tours to safari excursions. Here are our top tips for getting the most out of your time here, including several day-trip options.

Day 1: Curious about Kampala

Begin your Uganda visit by getting your bearings in Kampala on a comprehensive sightseeing tour, and gain insight into the bustling city’s past and present. Maximize your time with a full-day itinerary, ticking off several highlights in just one day and enjoying included round-trip hotel transfers; for a broader perspective, benefit from tours that include admission to the Uganda National Museum. If you have some free time before sundown, take aboda boda (bicycle or motorcycle taxi) to the summit of Kololo Hill for sweeping city panoramas. Top off your day in one of Kampala’s air-conditioned malls for dinner and drinks away from the tropical heat, then hit Jinja Road to experience the city’s lively nightlife.

Day 2: Scenic Surroundings and Sanctuaries

You needn’t travel far to immerse yourself in Uganda’s great outdoors, with several tours visiting top attractions fewer than two hours from the city. Geographers can head east to discover the source of the Nile or set off in the opposite direction to find the equator. Those looking for a break from the crowded city can explore Lake Victoria’s secluded shores by bike or Mabamba Bay Swamp in search of elusive bird species. Alternatively, nearby wildlife sanctuaries offer a uniquely intimate glimpse of Uganda’s native fauna, including chimpanzees, rhinoceroses, and lions. Return to town early enough for a street food supper, sampling specialties such as the “rolex,” then head to the Ndere Centre to catch a traditional dance and music performance.

Day 3: City Escape

Take advantage of the capital’s convenient links to the country’s wider reaches to enjoy a full day away from the city. Choose from a range of top destinations to gain a deeper appreciation of Uganda’s natural scenery or rich culture. Lake Bunyonyi and its terraces offer idyllic green vistas ideal for relaxation, while Kibale National Park, known for its wealth of rainforest landscapes and wildlife, offers more active excursions. Opt to observe traditional African safari species in their natural savannah habitats, such as Lake Mburo National Park, or instead visit traditional towns such as Fort Portal for immersive cultural experiences. After a busy few days, consider spending your last night in one of Entebbe’s high-end hotels or laid-back hostels to ensure swift and easy access to the nearby airport for your international flight.

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Lake Mburo National Park Safari Day Tour from Kampala

Lake Mburo National Park Safari Day Tour from Kampala

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A day tour to Lake Mburo National Park is perfect for visitors who want a taste of Uganda’s wildlife in just one day. This tour takes you directly from your Kampala hotel to the park for a boat safari, guided hike, and game drive, offering three ways to see animals like giraffes, hippos, and more in the wild.
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Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala

Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala

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As you leisurely cycle through Uganda’s beautiful countryside, stopping to sip a drink on a white-sand beach and chat with locals, you might forget that the bustle of Kampala is just 30 minutes away across Lake Victoria. This cycling tour leaves the city behind and covers 12 miles (20 kilometers) of quiet island roads, offering a tour that truly gets you off the beaten path.
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Lake Bunyonyi and Kabale Boda-Boda Day Tour from Kabale

Lake Bunyonyi and Kabale Boda-Boda Day Tour from Kabale

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Traveling by moto-taxi not only lets you experience Uganda like a local, but also saves you money on transportation so you can spend it on more sightseeing. This guided tour from Kampala packs your day with sights and activities, including a visit to Lake Bunyonyi, the Rubanda hot springs, and the city of Kabale, all accessed by boda-boda motorcycle taxi.
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Full-Day City Tour of Kampala

Full-Day City Tour of Kampala

The largest city in Uganda, Kampala can present itself as chaotic sprawl to first-time visitors. Touring the city with a guide helps you cut through the noise and get to the city’s core. Visit top Kampala sites like the Nakasero Market, Independence Monument, Gaddafi National Mosque, and more along with a guide who tells you about the sites as you pass.
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Full Day City Tour Of Entebbe and Uganda Wild Life Education Centre

Full Day City Tour Of Entebbe and Uganda Wild Life Education Centre

Pick up from your place of residence as early as 8:00 A.M, and travel to Entebbe, our first stop over is the Independence Monument. After the Independence Monument, continue to Gadafi Mosque then Kabaka’s Lake. From the Kabaka’s Lake we proceed to the Uganda Wild Life Education Centre. The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre popularly called Entebbe Zoo . The animal sanctuary has lions, giraffes, snakes, chimpanzees and many more animals on display, plus children's rides & a play area.  After the Uganda Wild Life Education Centre we proceed to have lunch at one of the restaurants in Nkumba University and have a tour of the University. We will conclude the day by taking a short tour around Entebbe town. We will start from the Mayors’ gardens and proceed to tour Entebbe Airport. After the Entebbe Airport we will return you back to your Hotel.
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Uganda Kibale Forest National Park: Guided Hiking Day Tour from Kampala

Uganda Kibale Forest National Park: Guided Hiking Day Tour from Kampala

A long day trip to Kibale National Park from Kampala is made feasible when you visit with a guide. Head out of the city and through Uganda’s countryside—the drive will fly by as you guide points out tea plantations, the Rwenzori Mountains, and more. When you arrive, spend the afternoon tracking chimpanzees, looking out for wildlife, and learning about traditional village life.
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1 Day ziwa Rhino tracking trip

1 Day ziwa Rhino tracking trip

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See some of the world’s only remaining Southern White Rhinos on this guided tour to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary from Kampala. A guide treks with you through the reserve and tells you all about rhinos and the sanctuary’s current conservation efforts. After your hike, enjoy a 2-course lunch before returning to your hotel.
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