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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Kampala and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Kampala activities? We have 40 tour ideas.


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City Tours

1 Day Kampala City tour

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 190.00


Kampala City, generally known as the city of seven hills, is the capital city of Uganda, center of commercial life and the seat of government including the Parliament and historical monuments. The City alone offers cultural lovers lots of opportunities to appreciate the countryâ’’s cultural diversity. Kampala city tour will give you the opportunity to traverse the major landmarks in this humble city to... Read More

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City Tours

Full-Day City Tour of Kampala

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 185.00


This tour includes visiting various important touristic sites in Kampala - Capital City of Uganda. This African city has a good reputation, offering visitors cultural and historical highlights, good restaurants and a bit of vibrant nightlife.

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Cultural Tours

Kampala Tour Including Development Project Visits

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 72.00


<p style='margin: 0px;'>Get up close to the city's must-see sights and learn about the development projects growing Uganda's economy on this 2-hour walking tour of Kampala. With a local guide leading the way, look out over the sea of vehicles at the Old Taxi Park, and breathe in the heady aromas at Nakasero market. Then, get a glimpse of the Parliament of Uganda building before traveling to two of the innovative... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Kampala Sightseeing Tour Including Traditional Medicine

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 79.00


<span style='font-size: 11pt;' lang='EN-US'>Discover the local, medical and historical highlights of Kampala on this 4-hour tour, led by an expert guide. Get a glimpse of daily life as you wander along the city streets to the suburb of Katwe, before checking out local spots like Nakasero... Read More

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Day Trips

1 Day trip to the Equator

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 160.00


An Equator is an imaginary line that goes around the planet in the middle and other outer space bodies. It subdivides the planet into two, the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. That is how the North pole and the South pole come about with the 0 degrees latitude.

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Day Trips

Lake Mburo National Park Guided Day Tour from Kampala

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 348.00


This trip takes you to Lake Mburo National Park for wildlife viewing, bird watching, boat ride and guided nature walk. The Park contains an extensive area of wetland and harbours several species of mammals including zebras, impalas, elands, topi and buffaloes. The bird population is also impressive... Read More

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Day Trips

1 Day Jinja source of the River Nile tour

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 250.00


Overview<br />The Nile Source tour is for those who are already in the country either as foreign residents, visitors who have flown in for business and meetings, or citizens who want to enjoy the tourist attractions of their country as part of their holiday to unwind. You will visit the source of the Nile River, participate in the white water rafting and finish with a visit to the historical town of Jinja.<br... Read More

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Day Trips

1 Day ziwa Rhino tracking trip

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 340.00


It is 176Kms North of Kampala off Kampala – Gulu . This Project was founded by the Rhino Fund Uganda and Uganda Wildlife Authority with the aim of re-introducing Black and White Rhinos in Uganda's National Parks. This sanctuary was established to breed black and white rhinos and restore their populations in Uganda's protected areas at a later stage

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Day Trips

Full-Day Lake Mburo Tour from Kampala

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 525.00


Leave Kampala from your place of stay at 6 am to drive to Lake Mburo. Check into park and go on a drive of the park viewing the animals along the 3 hour drive with Uganda Wildlife Authority Guide. Fabulous views of Buffaloes, Zebras, Leopards, a variety of antelopes, warthogs, and one of the few places to view zebras in Uganda.

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Day Trips

Mabira Forest and Jinja Guided Day Tour from Kampala

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 313.00


Meet with with your travel guide at your hotel at 7am and enjoy a transfer to Jinja via the Mukono District. Make a stopover at Mabira forest. Proceed to Jinja reaching the source of the Nile.

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Day Trips

1 Day Jinja and Source of the Nile Tour

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 180.00


Jinja is referred to as the adventure capital of Uganda. But even the non adventurous souls are catered for in this amazing source of the Nile town. It is usually advisable to start the day a little bit early so as to view the elusive birds in the morning and to experience the best early morning cool weather but still thank God for small favors, even if you miss the morning weather it is always cool in the Mabira... Read More

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Day Trips

Full-Day Bird Watching Guided Tour To Lutembe Bay Entebbe from Kampala

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 388.80


This day trip is designed for the purpose of those who are limited with time and budget. Enjoy the birding excursion at Lutembe bay Entebbe and experience bird-life and different species of birds like Lead-colored Flycatcher, African Green Pigeon, Black-necked Weaver, Holub's Golden... Read More

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Day Trips

Gorilla Tracking Day Tour from Kabale

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 938.00


This is a no-frills, no-fuss tour ideal for travelers on a budget or have limited time in Uganda but still want to experience this unique adventure that makes Safari in Uganda at par with its neighboring East African countries. There is nothing more exotic than starring in a real African jungle adventure. You get the real Ugandan atmosphere as you move through the bushes and watch the gorillas swing through the steady... Read More

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Day Trips

Lake Bunyonyi Canoe Trekking Day Tour from Kabale

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 220.00


Lake Bunyonyi is a must-see attraction in Uganda. The lake encircles 29 islands of various shapes and sizes including floating islands and the punishment island where young girls who would get pregnant before marriage would be dumped and left to die. Here, you will embark on a canoe trek to enjoy its serene ambiance and breathtaking views, which has made this place synonymous to paradise. After lunch, we visit the local... Read More

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Day Trips

Lake Bunyonyi and Kabale Boda-Boda Day Tour from Kabale

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 98.00


Using Africa's very local motorcycle taxi called Boda-Boda, you and your guide will embark in this value for money tour. You get to immerse in the local community in the city of Kabale, then enjoy the serene and breathtaking views of the famous Lake Bunyonyi, which is the highlight of the... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Uganda Kibale Forest National Park: Guided Hiking Day Tour from Kampala

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 743.00


Pass through traditional Ugandan Villages, head towards the Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, where you'll enter Uganda's famous tea plantation region. Continue on to the Kibale Forest for Chimpanzee tracking and make the best of your stay while in Kampala.

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Multi-day Cruises

4 Days Murchison Falls Safaris

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 3500.00


Experience this Luxury fly in Safari to Murchison Falls National Park, Great game drive, private boat trips to the Victoria delta, launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. amazing sun downer. Great for Families, couples and Honeymooner - Experience Luxury in the Wilderness!

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Multi-day Tours

Exploring the Crater Lakes Region in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 840.00


Kibale Crater Lakes in the Rweteera Safari Park are an ideal base for tourists visiting Kibale Forest National Park, Semliki Game Reserve and Semliki National Park, and Mountain Rwenzori National park. one of Uganda's most rewarding destinations to explore.

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Multi-day Tours

7 Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 4780.00


This amazing adventure takes us to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda's mountainous far south-western tip where you will have the opportunity to track Mountain Gorillas. <br><br>Bwindi Impenetrable forest is home to one of the richest ecosystems in Africa. Mountain Gorillas are some of the world's most endangered apes. It is estimated that there are only about 880 left throughout the world. Almost half of... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

12 Day Rwenzori Trek with Safari

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 12 days
Priced From: USD 4727.40


The Rwenzoris, or the “Mountains of the Moon”, have a celebrated beauty. Shrouded almost perpetually in mist, they have a seducing, eerie quality that led to many wondrous tales about them through the ages.<br /><br />Rwenzori is known primarily for its challenging hiking and climbing possibility with a unique among East African Mountains. Rwenzori is not Volcanic in Origin, but it rises directly from... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

10 Days Classic Uganda Primate Tour and Community Work

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 10 days
Priced From: USD 7353.00


This Classic Primate tour combines the safari highlights of Uganda such as the exciting chimpanzee tracking in the African rain forests of Kibale National Park, with an optional full day chimpanzee habituation experience, impressive Game drives in the vast African Savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

7-Day Best of Uganda Gorilla Safari and Wildlife Experience

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 5400.00


This 7 day Uganda trip includes a 3 day gorilla safari and 3 day Kidepo Valley National Park that takes you to Bwindi, the impenetrable forest and home to the mountain gorillas, one of the most endangered apes in the world. Kidepo National Park is rated one of the best parks in Africa. Most of the... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3 Days Trip To Murchison Falls

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 864.00


Enjoy a 3 day safari through Uganda, during which you will visit Murchison Falls National Park to view scenic waterfalls and a sunrise game drive where you can see various wildlife, including buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs, lions, primates, and birds. Enjoy a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile for photographic opportunities, and visit the top of the falls.

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Multi-day Tours

3 Days Gorilla Trekking to Bwindi

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 1620.00


Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest that is a true African jungle. It is so called because the dense undergrowth, vines and other vegetation makes it almost impenetrable. The mysterious atmosphere is awesome. Enjoy a 3 day safari through this dense forest.

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Multi-day Tours

7 Night Safari: Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth Lake and Mburo

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 2700.00


This is a great Ugandan adventure safari that explores the best areas with a lot of sight see during the entire safari. You will visit Entebbe via Kampala, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Kanyanchu Tourist Center, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Gorillas, Equator Via Kampala and back to Entebbe.

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Multi-day Tours

3 Day 2 Night Bwindi Gorillas Trek

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 2188.00


A Gorilla trek within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a highlight of all visits done in Uganda and certainly mountain gorillas are the major reason as to why very many people visit Uganda. On the other hand, Uganda is recognized as a very safe and more so secure country in which you can see these Gorillas in a serene surroundings.

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Multi-day Tours

6-Day Uganda Cultural Tour From Kampala

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 1945.00


This cultural tour will start by our professional guide picking you from the airport in Entebbe which is the only international airport for Uganda and then takes you to the lodge in Kampala for an overnight and Dinner. Early morning, you will start you tour with the breakfast at the lodge as you prepare to go see and study about the Buganda culture at the Bulange, the tour will also take you through Kasubi tombs one of... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

5 Day Glimpse of Gorilla And Lake Mburo Safari From Entebbe

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 3212.00


Our very new product developed for visitors that wish to have a relaxed Gorilla Safari experience combined with an excursion to Lake Mburo National Park. It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 2529.60


This amazing adventure takes us to Bwindi 'The Impenetrable Forest' in Uganda's mountainous far southwestern tip where you will have the opportunity to track Mountain Gorillas.Bwindi 'the impenetrable forest' home to one of the richest ecosystems in Africa. Mountain Gorillas are one of the world's most endangered apes. It is estimated that there are only about 880 left throughout the world. Almost... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

Gorilla Habituation Experience

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 3968.40


Trekking Mountain Gorillas is a lifetime dream for many travelers to Uganda and Rwanda. The Habituation Experience gives you an opportunity to spend up to 4 hours with Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.Dian Fossey's original focus on the study of Mountain Gorillas, she pioneered Gorilla Habituation, identification, tracking, range mapping and other primate research techniques in use... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

4 Days Fly in Double tracking Gorilla safari

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 3482.40


This is your chance for double Gorilla tracking, visit two different Gorilla families on the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and enjoy stunning views of the Virunga volcanoes and the Albertine rift valley escarpment at Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge.

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Multi-day Tours

4 Days Flying Gorilla Safari From Uganda

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 2700.00


This tour offers you the chance to encounter the mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and at the same time enjoy stunning views of the Virunga Volcano chain and the Albertine Rift.You will have the chance to meet and interact with the local people in the area if you are interested.

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Multi-day Tours

7 Days Classic Primate Uganda Adventure

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 3358.00


This Classic Primate tour combines the highlights of the country including exciting chimp walks, wildlife viewing and of course the unforgettable gorilla tracking. An ideal safari for those who do not have too much time for travelling.

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Safaris

Lake Mburo National Park Safari Day Tour from Kampala

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 384.00


On this day tour, visit Lake Mburo National Park for wildlife viewing, bird watching, a boat ride and a guided nature walk. The park is home to numerous animals including zebras, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles and several species of birds. You can even stop at the equator so you can stand in both... Read More

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Tours around Kampala

Kampala City Tour

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 150.00


Explore Kampala the political and commercial hub of Uganda its capital and largest city with 1.2 million inhabitants.

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Jinja City Tour

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 Day
Priced From: USD 162.50


Get to know Jinja. This city was previously the industrial capital of Uganda. It is best known for the source of the Nile at the now submerged Rippon Falls. Join us to see the source of the Nile River and see its surrounding environment.

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Tours around Kampala

White Water Rafting in Jinja

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 Day
Priced From: USD 212.50


Have an exhilarating and memorable experience white water rafting on the Nile River in Jinja.

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Tours from Kampala

Entebbe Tour and Ngamba Chimpanzee Island

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 1 Day
Priced From: USD 231.25


Visit Entebbe. This sleepy town has great views of the second largest lake in the world. Entebbe was the colonialists administrative center and has many buildings that date over half a century ago.

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Walking Tours

Kampala Walking Tour Including Refugee Community Visits

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 56.00


Get a glimpse of local life and meet Uganda's refugee community on this 2-hour walking tour of Kampala. With a local guide at your side, wander the capital's lively streets and experience the city as a local does. Visit a women's training center and find out how it empowers East Africa's refugees,... Read More

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Kampala and Kisenyi Slum Walking Tour

Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 56.00


Get a snapshot of daily life and meet inhabitants from the city's largest slum on this 4-hour walking tour of Kampala. With an expert guide leading the way, stroll through the bustling streets and discover the Ugandan capital through the eyes of a local. Visit the Ugandan Parliament building, peruse the stalls at two city markets, admire the elaborate architecture of Kampala Hindu Temple, Lubiri Palace and Uganda National... Read More

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