Day trips in Uganda are the shortest tours or excursions intended to visit specific places. Day tours in Uganda are very affordable and are the best option for travelers on a small budget or those that have limited time in the country. Day tours help travelers do specific activities and in many cases, single activity or two can be done on these day tour trips. We have all the capacity to help travelers make the best day trip choices based on our expertise and here are some of the most popular Uganda day tours to choose from
Kampala is Uganda’s capital and the biggest city in the country. Kampala is home to very many historical, religious and educational sites that have the history of the country.
A one-day tour around Kampala is a great way of understanding not only the people of Kampala but the whole country since Kampala hosts peoples from almost all parts of the country.
The best places to visit during a Kampala city tour include markets like Owino, Nakasero, and many others. The Uganda Museum is home to most of the artifacts from the country and the best stop to learn about the history of Uganda.
If you are interested in educational history a visit to Makerere University which is the oldest in the country is great. Religious places like the Bahai temple, Namirembe church, Old Kampala Gadaffi mosque and Uganda Martyrs shrine in Namugongo are good places to visit.
You can choose how to tour the city which can be either on foot, by car or on bike, the adventure is of your choice.
Jinja is Uganda’s former industrial city and the host to the source of the Nile River which is the longest river in the world. The Nile River is one of the best places to have a white water rafting experience. A jinja city tour can be planned with only a white water rafting experience and a visit to the city or a boat cruise to the source of the Nile River.
A visit to Jinja city is an experience of the old architecture that the city had during the colonial days. The buildings that lost their beauty are still so artistic.
A one day visit to jinja can be planned without a white water rafting experience but combined with a tour to Ssezibwa falls and Mabira forest.
Mabamba wetland is a hotspot for birders in search of the elusive shoebill stork. The Shoebill Stork is a rare bird species that are endemic to Africa with many possibilities of sighting in Uganda.
A 1-day tour to Mabamba wetland can be started either from Kampala or Entebbe with a drive to the site which is on the shores of Lake Victoria-Africa’s largest freshwater lake.
The birding experience alone is amazing since you watch birds on a canoe with a local expert paddling through the swampy waters. Here you can also see several other bird species including the papyrus gonolek and kingfishers.
Lake Mburo National Park is the closest national park to Uganda’s capital of all the 10 national parks. Being close it takes a short drive time to reach the park, unlike others. To reach the park it takes about 2-3 hours and this makes it possible to have a day tour of the park.
The park is known to not host dangerous or meat-eating animals and therefore the slogan “whispers of the wild”. This makes it a good place to have a nature walk. Activities to do in Lake Mburo National Park include nature walks, biking, game drive, boat cruise, birding, or quad biking.
You choose the activities you want and these are planned for your trip. The day tour to Lake Mburo also includes a visit to the equator line with an experience of standing on the world’s centerline.
Ngamba Island is a chimpanzee sanctuary on one of the islands of Lake Victoria. The Island is home to about 50 rescued chimpanzees from all over the country. These chimpanzees were rescued from poachers and brought to the island where they are protected.
This is the nearest place to see chimpanzees in Uganda without having to go on a chimpanzee trekking safari. A visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is amazing as you take a boat cruise to the island through lake Victoria and crossing the equator then spend the day interacting with the chimpanzees.
Have you been wondering how to have an adventure, wildlife, or sightseeing tour in Uganda on just a day tour? The worry is no more, just choose where you want to have your tour and we shall advise accordingly.
Day tours can be done by a solo traveler, family, or group at very affordable costs. A day trip can be undertaken during a safari to Uganda or before and after a delegation conference or other kinds of visits.
We also plan other kinds of short and long safaris in Uganda and these include gorilla trekking in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking tours, birding safaris, and Uganda wildlife tours. These we customize to our clients’ interests and as well can be tailored to other destinations in East Africa.
Here are some of the recommended itineraries that tourists can choose when going on the East Africa safari.