Solo Trip to Uganda!

I’ve decided to visit Uganda, on a solo trip!

Every year, I aim to target one new African country at least! It is my least visited continent it seems when I started looking into my visited countries for some reason! I’ve allocated more time to revisit destinations ive enjoyed which kind of had me allocate less time to new destinations!

So here we go, I’m back at it starting the year with a new one and in Africa; Uganda!

Uganda is located in East Africa, bordered by South Sudan to the North, Kenya to the East, Tanzania to the South, Rwanda to the Southwest and Democratic Republic of the Congo to the West.

You can see the Big Five (African Cape Buffalo, African Lions, African Leopards, Southern White Rhinos, African Bush Elephants) in the country.

A landlocked country with breath-taking landscapes, flora. Winston Churchill named Uganda – the pearl of Africa in 1908, due to it’s vast scale, profusion of birds, insects, reptiles and fascinating cultural heritage making it one of the top destinations for and African Safari.

It is one of the best settings for the adventurous spirit seeking first-hand wildlife experience.

The country is one of the few places on earth where you can still find the endangered Mountain Gorilla. It is estimated that half of their population lives in Uganda(in both Mgahinga and Bwindi Empenetrable National Park).


Visa for GCC Nationals can be obtained on arrival – Always verify this information based on your travel dates as things can change rapidly in the world of travel!

With that said; I always advise to do an online visa whenever the option is available! I did my online visa prior to arrival and immigration went super smoothly! Online visa website: https://visas.immigration.go.ug

I’ve spent a total of a week and compressed a schedule where I visited 2 areas; The Falls and the National Park for the Gorillas! The community and road was long, but I was okay with it because that’s what I wanted basically.

Seasons in Uganda

Uganda has 2 seasons that is Wet and Dry seasons

Dry seasons are June to August & December to February

Average temperatures during this period is around 27°C in the afternoon and 16°C in the morning. However, It will be colder at altitudes above 1,300m/4,265ft, including the gorilla parks.
June, July & August – June and July are the driest months in the south, but it can still rain The far north, including Kidepo Valley, is semi-arid and can experience droughts some years.

December, January & February – Most of the south has less rainfall, but still more when compared to June and July. The North has a clear Dry season with little rain.

Wet seasons are March to May & September to November

Daytime temperatures average approx. 28°C and morning temperatures around 16°C. It will be colder in the gorilla parks at high altituds and warmer in the North.
• March, April & May – There is more rainfall throughout the country during these months, with a clear peak in April in the South. Most days have sunny intervals.

September, October & November – These months are comparable to March, April and May but on average with less rain.

If I were to advise you and if you have more time, here’s a 9 days itinerary!

Day 1-2: Arrival in Kampala Lodge Option:

Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa

Arrive in Entebbe International Airport.
Transfer to your accommodation in Kampala.
Relax and recover from your journey & spend the night

Day 2-4: Transfer to Murchison falls.

Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari takes you to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary & Murchison Falls National Park for big 5 game, boat cruise & game drive for wildlife safari! Its a nice area to do Safari and if you are not interested in game drives and Safari’s, we think you need to skip the falls area!

Day 4-6: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Lodge Options:
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Lodge

Full day: Embark on a thrilling gorilla trekking adventure. Witness the majestic mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Afternoon: Relax and share your experiences with fellow trekkers.

Day 6-8: Jinja – The Adventure Capital Lodge Options:

Wildwaters Lodge

After reaching Jinja, spend the next day taking a boat trip to the Source of the Nile in the morning, and experience the thrill of white-water rafting on the Nile in the afternoon.

More activities in this area could be such as quad biking or bungee jumping.

Overall, combining the destinations is dependant on your time allocated to this trip. The distances between them are not short so make sure you are prepared for the drives especially going up to the Forest National Park. Also, an option is to take flights but some airports could also shut down due to renovations so make sure you check prior to your decision.

Cheers and Enjoy Uganda! Make sure you tag me if you do follow and like this program 🙂

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