We've set out some really nice road trips in Uganda. Great if you would like to experience the privacy and flexibility of self-drive, but 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 ourselves and the places we like to stay when we are road tripping; small-scale, good price-quality ratio and owner-managed when possible.
Or, look at our suggested routes for inspiration only, and use it as a starting point to build your own trip. The sense of freedom to not plan your itinerary ahead but let it unfold when you're there, is true vacation for some of us. And with camp gear in the back of your car, you will always find a place to sleep. Make sure to consult the Before You Travel with important information related to self-drive and independent travel in Uganda
- Follow a carefully designed route
- Stay in hand-picked lodges
- Airport pick up & drop off
- Detailed roadmap & Bradt Travel Guide
- 24 / 7 Roadside assistance
This circuit is an all-time favourite and still among our most popular. Trek the gorilla's and chimps in Bwindi and Kibale rainforest. See the mighty river Nile explode in Murchison Falls. Enjoy plenty of wild life spotting on your self-drive safaris in Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls. Gorilla and chimp tracking permits included.
The Primate Express
Start from Kampala or Entebbe en get up close and personal with your hairy relatives during this exciting road trip covering southwestern Uganda. Trek the gorillas and chimps in Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Kibale National Park. Enjoy games drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Gorilla tracking and chimp permits included.
The Grand Circuit
You understand why Uganda is nicknamed the Pearl of Africa. The southwest is known for its green rolling hills, lakes and the chimps and 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. Visit a traditional Karamajong manyatta in the wild northeast, go wild water rafting on the Nile and relax at the lovely river-side lodges in Jinja.
Uganda & Rwanda
Explore both Uganda and Rwanda on this 16 day round trip. If you're interested in nature and culture alike, this road trip will be right for you. Trek the gorillas and chimps in Bwindi and Kibale rainforest, go on a self-drive safari in Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth. Discover why Rwanda is the land of thousand hills and be moved by its captivating, recent past. Chimp and gorilla trekking permits included.
Wild North East
The North Eastern loop is great for those looking for an off-the-beaten-track adventure with their car hire. See the mighty river Nile explode in Murchison Falls National Park, continue further north and experience the thrill of pure isolation in Kidepo’s endless savannah, discover the culture of the Karamajong, look for some cooling off in the highlands of Mount Elgon, and finish off with a blast in Jinja, rafting on the Nile.