Menu Close

Weekend Getaways in Uganda

Weekend Getaways in Uganda

Top 5 Best Weekend Getaways in Uganda from Kampala City

There are many places you can visit in Uganda during the weekend. This blog outlines the top 5 most affordable but adventurous Weekend Getaways in Uganda that starts in Kampala. Whether looking for Romantic places in Uganda or family friendly short holidays, you are in the right place.

List of the Weekend Getaways in Uganda

  1. Jinja City 

There are many places both on your way to Jinja and in Jinja city that are worthy trying if you are looking for adventure. Jinja is known to be the place where the longest river in the world starts from and it is the only place where White-water rafting happens in Uganda.

Among the places and activities, you can experience while on Jinja city tour include; boat cruises, rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, fishing sites, cycling, cultural experience, visiting factories and on your way, there is Mabira forest, tea and sugar plantations visit and Ssezibwa falls.

Recommended weekend tour package to Jinja: 2 days Jinja City Tour

  1. Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison falls is 4 hours away drive from the capital, Kampala. The largest park in Uganda offers the opportunity to spot variety of wild animals in their natural habitat. The park hosts mammals, birds and different species of primates.

The park is also popular for being the home of the world’s strongest falls, the Murchison Falls. When you undertake a trip to Murchison falls, you enjoy among others; Game drives for wildlife viewing, boat cruises to the bottom of the falls, visiting the top of the falls, hiking, sport fishing, bird watching, primates watching and chimpanzee trekking.

Suggested Weekend Getaway in Uganda: 2 Days Murchison Falls Safari

  1. Lake Mburo National Park

The smallest savannah national park in Uganda is also the nearest Uganda National Park from Kampala city. Lake Mburo is just 2 hours drive away from the capital of Uganda towards South west.

Lake Mburo National Park besides its size is a home to thousands of mammals such as Zebras, antelopes, Giraffes, buffaloes, lions and warthogs among others. The park offers Uganda safari activities such as; game drives, horseback riding, cycling, amping, bird watching, fishing safaris and boat cruises.

Recommended Weekend tours to Lake Mburo: 2 Days Lake Mburo Wildlife Tour

  1. Entebbe Town

The international gateway to Uganda is no home to the only international airport in Uganda. The 1st Uganda capital city has a lot to offer when it comes to adventure, from sandy beaches to forests to Zoos and resorts.

Among the must Visit Places in Entebbe town are; the beaches, Uganda Wildlife Education Center (Entebbe Zoo), Botanical gardens, Zika forest, Mabamba Swamp for birding, Entebbe Reptile Village, Lake Victoria for boat cruises, and Ngamba Island, (although this is not in Entebbe but usually included on Entebbe city tour plan).

Recommended Weekend Getaways in Uganda, Entebbe tour plan: 1 Day Entebbe City Tour 

  1. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

There isn’t any other place in Uganda where you can see the endangered Southern White Rhinos in their natural habitat that is not Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The ranch is located in Nakasongola district just 180km away from Kampala.

Activities offered at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and wildlife ranch are not limited to on-foot Rhino tracking, there is also canoe riding, shoebill trekking, guide nature walk and birding safaris. When you spend the night over, you will get the chance to view the Milky way and also to enjoy campfire.

Our top Weekend Getaways in Uganda to Ziwa: 1 Day Rhino Trekking Tour or 2 Days Ziwa Rhino Tracking Tour

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary


You can visit Short Uganda Safaris for more ideal Weekend Getaways in Uganda that starts from Kampala and or other towns and countries.

The packages shared are best pick for people on business trip in Uganda who would like to spare a day or two to experience the Pearl of Africa. These Weekend Getaway in Uganda are also suitable for family trips as most of the places shared allow entry for children and do not require strong physical ability to experience them.

In case one prefers a longer holiday vacation, all these tour plans can easily be added (tailored) with other destinations/activities in order to get the best of Uganda safaris.


1 Comment

  1. Mat

    Interesting places to visit, I am fortunate to have visited 3 out of the 5 places listed: Murchison falls national Park, Jinja and Entebbe town.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Group Tour Alert!!

Join an epic 12 or 15-day Ugandan adventure this July 2024 with our open group tours, starting from just USD 2,860 and discover the unparalleled beauty, wildlife, and culture of Uganda.

Inquire Now!!


This will close in 20 seconds