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Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport and Welcome to Uganda!

Arrival at Entebbe our drive/guide will meet you at Entebbe Airport, pick you up, and drive to your hotel in Kampala for overnight.

Fairway Hotel and Spa Kampala

Day 2: Explore Kampala • Visit Kabaka's Mengo Palace • Discuss controversial president Idi Amin and Kamwokya Ghetto visits.

Then around 10:30am, we’ll take a 1-hour bus ride to visit Kabaka’s Mengo Palace, the official residence of the King of the Kingdom of Buganda. Here, we’ll discover an underground prison built by General-turned-President Idi Amin in the 1970s. Amin is a controversial figure in Uganda: Older citizens who lived through his brutal eight-year reign remember him as a savage dictator who massacred as many as 500,000 civilians, destroyed the economy, and supported terrorists. However, younger generations consider him a nationalist and a hero. We’ll discuss this disconnect in detail, and we’ll spend about an hour touring the palace grounds to learn about other local leaders. Afterward, we’ll take a 5-minute ride to a nearby restaurant.
Lunch: At a local restaurant around 1pm, featuring regional cuisine.
At about 2pm we’ll take a 5-minute drive into the heart of Kampala to continue our discoveries of Uganda’s bustling capital, which is home to more than 1.6 million people. We’ll get a feel for daily life when we visit the central bus station, where tuk-tuks and public buses zig and zag among tens of thousands of commuters. We’ll also stop at a local food market, where we’ll witness an assortment of local produce, meats, and dry goods.
After about 1.5 hours to explore, we’ll take another short drive back to our hotel, arriving by around 3:30pm.
Then, you’re free to explore more of the area on your own, relax in your room, or take advantage of the hotel’s

Fairway Hotel and Spa Kampala

Day 3: Visit Mabamba swamp and transfer to Jinja Town

After breakfast you will head to Mabamba Swamp located on Lake Victoria. It is a large tract of marshlands with various channels through it which provides the perfect habitat for countless water birds. Keep your eyes open for the Shoebill Stork and web toed Sitatunga Antelopes. Later you will drive to Jinja.

The Haven lodge

Day 4: Boat ride to the source of the Nile

In the morning after breakfast, you will have a boat ride to the Source of the Nile. There after you will have a city tour of Jinja town. Jinja is the second largest and industrial capital of Uganda. You may visit local markets or some industries. In the afternoon you start your journey back to Kampala.

Fairway Hotel and Spa Kampala

Day 5: End of the Trip and Transfer to Entebbe

Depending on the flight departure timing, last minute shopping before transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight back home.


Transport in a comfortable 4 x4 safari car

Accommodation on Bed/Breakfast

Return transfer from Entebbe

English speaking driver guide

All activities mentioned on the program

Kampala city tour

Boat cruise in the Nile

Complementary bottled mineral water per day


Tips / gratuities

Additional extra activities: 1. Mabamba Entry fees


Add-on Price

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