Leading 6 Great Places To Visit On A Uganda Self Drive Trip

Uganda is a country located in East Africa and despite being landlocked, Uganda is the leading bio and cultural place. Uganda harbours 331 mammal species with 7 endangered species and 17 threatened, approximately up to 1060 bird species, and about 50 indigenous tribes making it the perfect African safari destination for all kinds of tourists.

The number of travellers to Uganda like to visit the national parks and game reserves but they are not affordable places given the fees of leading activities and accommodations. But that shouldn’t prevent you from exploring Uganda as some places are pocket-friendly and perfect for travellers arranging a budget safari in Uganda alone, as a couple, family or small groups.

6 Great Places To Visit On A Uganda Self Drive Trip

Leading 6 Great Places To Visit On A Uganda Self Drive Trip

1- Kampala city – This is the capital city of Uganda, and is the biggest business centre in the country mainly used as a ground for travellers to explore the rest of the country. But that’s not all you will see in Kampala as it’s an excellent place to test the culture of Uganda exploring the leading cultural and religious places at amazingly affordable costs that go from US$ 6 to 30 per person. Some of the leading cheap destinations to visit in Kampala city include Kasubi tombs, Bahai Temple, Ndere Cultural Centre, Uganda Museum, Martyrs Shrine, Gaddafi mosque, Namirembe Cathedral, and Idi Amin’s torture chambers among many others.

2- Entebbe City – This attractive lake-side city is forever the first place travellers fly in and get an opportunity to explore since it’s home to the Entebbe International Airport. Located approximately 36 km from Kampala city, Entebbe is one of the affordable places to visit in Uganda where you will discover both cultural and wildlife experiences.  Some of the places you will be visiting while in Entebbe will vary from US$ 10 to 40 per person and some of the leading known Things To Do In Entebbe include the Uganda Zoo, Reptile Village, Botanical gardens, beaches, Lake Victoria water experiences, and the neighbouring off-shore Ngamba Chimpanzee island.

Leading 6 Great Places To Visit On A Uganda Self Drive Trip

3- Jinja City – Is located approximately 81 km east of Kampala city on the northern coast of Lake Victoria. Jinja city is dubbed as the Adventure Capital Of East Africa. Jinja is one of the tourist destinations gifted with bunches of experiences both on land and water activities, and surprisingly, some of the activities are affordable and excellent for all kinds of travellers. White water rafting is costly depending on the package or the number of people doing the same activity but you can go for the half-day rafting experience which is much cheaper. Other affordable Things To Do In Jinja include;- the Source of the Nile experience, Sun-downer boat cruises, Horseback riding, Bungee jumping, Quad biking, tubing and speed boat trips among many others.

4- Ssese Islands –  This is another cheap place to visit while you are in Uganda is the Ssese Islands, which has approximately 84 islands located in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria. Locals and tourists love to visit this island for honeymoons, exclusive beach parties, camping safaris, couples or family getaways – the cheap lake-side facing hotels will offer you some of the ideal accommodations on the island. There are several thrilling cheap things to do when you are on this island and these include horseback riding, swimming, fishing, biking, sunset boat cruises and a boat trip to the neighbouring Ngamba islands.

5- Sipi Falls – Considered one of the leading attractive falls in Uganda, the Sipi Falls are a series of three waterfalls strategically located on the hills of Mountain Elgon. A hike to the falls gives tourists a chance to get attractive sights of Lake Kyoga, Karamoja homesteads as well as coffee plantations owned by the Bagishu and the Sabiny people. Some of the perfect activities to do when you tour Sipi Falls include rock abseiling, hiking, bird watching, and cultural visits among many others all available at affordable rates that will fit your budget.

6- Lake Mburo National Park – If you are preparing for a short-budget Uganda safari, then the ideal option will be Lake Mburo given it’s the nearest park to Kampala and Entebbe. This implies you won’t have to use a lot of fuel when driving there and the activities vary between US$ 30 to 50 per person making Lake Mburo the most affordable park to visit in Uganda. Leading Things To Do In Lake Mburo include morning and evening game drives, boat cruises, bird watching, horseback riding at Mihingo Lodge, and nature walks.

So if you are preparing to Explore Uganda on a budget but would like to get a memorable culture and wildlife safari, then you should think of one or more of the above Leading 6 Great Places To Visit On A Uganda Self Drive Trip. You can rent a 4×4 car in Uganda for Self Drive or Car Hire In Uganda With A Driver, simply get in touch with us by sending an email to info@fkcarrentaluganda.com or Call/WhatsApp us now at;- +256-707457134  to speak or chat with our reservations team.

By Faizo