Suggested routes in Uganda

Suggested routes

We've personally charted some of the best road trip routes in Uganda. This option is perfect if you would like to experience the privacy and flexibility of self-drive, but with peace of mind about which route to take and where to stay. Each self-drive trip offers a carefully designed set route with stays in pre-booked lodges. All the selected lodges are hand picked by us, and they are the same places we stay when we are travelling in Uganda; small-scale, good price-quality ratio and owner-managed when possible.

You can also use our suggested routes for inspiration, as a starting point to build your own safari in Uganda. The feeling of freedom that comes with not planning in advance and allowing things to unfold when you're there is what vacations are all about, for some of us! And, with camping gear in the back of your car, you will always find a place to sleep. Just make sure you consult our Before You Travel guide for important information on self-drive and independent travel in Uganda.

Accommodated roadtrips

  • Follow a carefully designed route
  • Stay in hand-picked lodges
  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Detailed roadmap & Bradt Travel Guide
  • 24 / 7 Roadside assistance

Uganda 15 days 1675 km

Uganda's Finest

This circuit is an all-time favourite and still among our most popular, with gorilla trekking in Bwindi AND chimp trekking in Kibale rainforest. See the mighty river Nile explode in Murchison Falls. Enjoy plenty of wildlife spotting on your self-drive safaris in Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls. Gorilla and chimp trekking permits included.

Uganda 12 days 1210 km

The Primate Express

Start from Kampala or Entebbe and get up close and personal with your hairy relatives during this exciting road trip through southwestern Uganda. Trek gorillas and chimps in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Kibale National Park. Enjoy games drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Gorilla trekking permits and chimp permits included.

Uganda 24 days 2373 km

The Grand Circuit

You can see why Uganda is nicknamed the Pearl of Africa. The southwest is known for its green rolling hills, lakes, chimps and the rare mountain gorillas. Plenty of game drives can be done in Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and remote Kidepo National Park - the grand dame of all game parks. Visit a traditional Karamojong manyatta in the wild northeast, go wildwater rafting on the Nile and relax at lovely riverside lodges in Jinja.

Uganda 16 days 1565 km

Uganda & Rwanda

Discover both Uganda and Rwanda on this 16 day East African road trip. If you're interested in nature and culture alike, this road trip is the one for you. Trek gorillas and chimps in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Kibale rainforest, go on a self-drive safari in Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Discover why Rwanda is the land of a thousand hills and be moved by its captivating history. Chimp and gorilla trekking permits included.

Uganda 14 days 1500 km

Wild North East

Great for those looking for an off the beaten track adventure with their car hire in Uganda. See the river Nile explode in Murchison Falls National Park, continue further north and experience the thrill of pure isolation in Kidepo Valley National Park, discover traditional tribal culture in Karamoja, cool off in the highlands of Mount Elgon and finish off with a blast in Jinja, wildwater rafting on the Nile.

Uganda 8 days 1150 km

South West Special LOW SEASON

The South West loop takes you to Lake Mburo, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Queen Elizabeth and Kibale national parks in an 8 day round trip. Nature Lodges and Roadtrip Uganda have combined forces to offer you this magnificent safari adventure, for an unbeatable low price. Bookings in April & May only!

Uganda 8 days 1450 km

North East Special - LOW SEASON

The North Eastern loop explores Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo and Karamoja in an 8 day round trip. Nature Lodges, Kara-tunga and Roadtrip Uganda have joined forces to offer you this magnificent safari adventure for an unbeatable low price. Book this low season special deal in April and May only!

Like to discover other countries?

Tanzania

Tanzania is Africa’s ultimate safari destination and a roadtrip paradise. The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar are justifiably popular, but there are so many more hidden gems to explore. Take the road less travelled and hire a 4x4 with Roadtrip Tanzania to drive your own adventure.

Tanzania
Tanzania

Kenya

There is no better place in the world to watch herds of elephants than in Amboseli National Park, and Masai Mara is home to one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the planet. From Kenya's national parks to the Indian Ocean at its Swahili coast, Roadtrip Kenya are here to help you drive your own adventure.

Kenya
Kenya

Madagascar

For the true 4x4 adventurer. Few places on earth offer such an intense kaleidoscope of nature and cultural heritage, and half the fun is getting to these attractions. The endless white, sandy beaches, rain forests, baobabs, the remarkable Tsingy and national parks that only see 100 visitors a year. Combine this with a cultural melting pot of mixed African and Asian cultures and the French influence on the cuisine, and you can understand why we happily obeyed your wishes of adding Madagascar as our latest Roadtrip Africa destination.

 

Madagascar
Madagascar