Uganda is made up of up to 111 districts with Kampala being the capital city and the nation has been sub-dividing the districts since 2005 as a route of controlling resources from being dispersed especially to the top towns ignoring the remaining parts of the district.

Nearly every district has something to give to a tourist, be it a famous national park, water source, mountains, or cultural place, you will ever discover something unique you haven’t noticed before but if you are preparing to self-drive Uganda and even can’t make a selection of what districts to visit, down are the top 5 district cities that will offer you a complete adventure of Uganda culture, wildlife, sports, and entertainment all in a single safari while delivering you the most suitable lodging possible at cheap costs.

Kampala City – Number 1 on the list is Kampala, the capital city and the most active destination in Uganda loaded with a combination of local cultural places, economic businesses, and some of the finest nightclubs and hangout places in East Africa. The majority of the roads are in suitable condition and the communication mechanisms are steady so you should have difficulty driving yourself around the city. The protection and stability in the city added to the several gas stations guarantee you can have a suitable and secure drive anywhere. Leading tourist attractions to visit include Buganda kingdom sites, Uganda museums, Ndere Cultural Center, Cathedrals, Local markets, Mosques, Night clubs, and Casinos many others.

TipAvoid driving at night and don’t forget to obey the road traffic signs.

Jinja town – Located 81 km from Kampala city in the Busoga region is Jinja town considered the adventure City of East Africa, it’s one of the leading destinations for relaxation, leisure, and water sports. The calculated location of the town is around the river Nile (the world’s longest river) only adds taste to what is already a charming district. If you are seeking adrenaline-pumping land and water sports? Then search no further than Jinja, there are a ton of cheap activities to experience during your self-drive road trip and these contain White water rafting, Bungee jumping, Quad biking, Kayaking, Market expeditions, Community tours, and Jet boating, and many other activities. The streets are clean and safe so you won’t have to stress about anything.

Mbarara – Located in the western region of Uganda around 290 km by road from Kampala city is the Ankole kingdom’s stronghold. Mbarara town is considered an excellent ground for any traveler wishing to tour national parks in the west such as Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park, and Queen Elizabeth national park. If you want a complete adventure of the Ankole culture and history, then you have to go down to Mbarara where you will discover the Nshenyi village and Igongo cultural museum. The roads are also in suitable condition and the traffic is minimal so you can be assured a relaxing drive through. The lodging available is budget and mid-range so you don’t require to stress about where you will finish the night.

Kisoro  – Located in the corner of Uganda near Rwanda approximately 43 km from Kabale town Kisoro, the most suitable place for tourists curious in tracking mountain gorillas and hiking. If you are preparing a self-drive Uganda and visiting Kisoro beginning from Kampala city, then be prepared for an 8 to 9 hours long trip that will take you via Masaka, Mbarara, and Kabale. The mornings and nights are ever cold as the town is surrounded by multiple mountains so travel along with a coat or two and a scarf for your convenience. Bwindi national park home of the Gorillas is the most famous tourist attraction place around but you can even visit the local residents of the Bakojo and Batwa or actually try out mountain hiking on one of the cliffs. The lodging here is cheap and provided in guest houses, motels, hotels, safari lodges, and camping areas.

Gulu – Earlier destroyed by the LRA rebel fighting, Gulu has grown to become one of the leading developed and securest districts in Uganda with some of the most suitable hotels, universities, and local tourist attractions. It’s an excellent destination for travelers hoping to do a safari in Kidepo Valley national park and Murchison falls national park with both parks simply a few kilometers away from the town. Other destinations to visit are the IDP camps and local Acholi communities that will offer you a complete flavor of the Luo culture through their extraordinary music and dance performances. The roads are in fine condition and there is accommodation available on nearly every corner.

If you are preparing to self-drive Uganda this season but are always confused about which districts and towns to visit, then you should think of the above-mentioned 5 if you are looking to get the most suitable feel of what Uganda has to deliver. To rent a 4×4 car online today, just get in touch with us via or call us now at Airtel;-  (+256-707457134 ), MTN;-  (+256-774784213), WhatsApp:-  (+256-775694186) to speak with our reservations desk.

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