Sample Self Drive Itineraries

3 Short Sample Self Drive Itineraries for Budget Travelers:

Even if you have limited time, there are Sample Self Drive Itineraries for you to explore your favorite destinations in Uganda, Rwanda or Kenya. Our self-drive travel itineraries are designed in a sense that they are flexible suiting the needs of every traveler on an African safari.

Regardless of your tight schedule or budget, we have different options to let you explore and experience the wonders of the Pearl of Africa free of worries.

Our self-drive tour packages encompass all areas of interest –from wildlife, cultural experiences to primate adventures. Check through our sample self drive itineraries and choose the best that suits your travel desires this 2024/2025.

Sample Self drive Itineraries in Uganda:

3 Days Murchison Falls Self-drive Tour.

This is a memorable 2 night/3-day Uganda safari package designed for you to immerse yourself into the wilderness of Murchison Falls National Park, the country’s biggest park.

Embarking on a self-drive road trip to Murchison Falls NP is a great opportunity for you to explore abundant savanna wildlife and interestingly, it brings out the complete big five game safari.

Ziwa rhino santuary

This is because there is a chance to branch off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola to track rhinos. What awaits you on 3 days Uganda self-drive tour in Murchison Falls NP; rhino tracking.

There is only one location to find rhinos in the wild while in Uganda and that is Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This wildlife sanctuary is lying within Nakasongola District, Northwestern Uganda.

Day one of your Murchison Falls self-drive trip includes tracking rhinos at Ziwa with an experienced guide. You set off from Entebbe or Kampala city and within 3-4 hours, you will be at Ziwa and spend at least 2 hours searching for beautiful rhinos, explore in depth how they behave and taking pictures.

There are other numerous mammal species that survive within this sanctuary and include bohor reedbucks, bushbucks, bush pigs, scrub hare, Uganda Kobs, oribis, aardvark, vervet monkeys, common duikers, waterbucks and many birds.

From Ziwa, proceed with your self-drive road trip up to Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP). While at Murchison Falls NP, you have multiple options including visiting the top of the falls or driving directly to your pre-booked safari lodge.

Day two – you have a game drive and boat cruise in the afternoon. The main area of interest for your self-drive game viewing in Murchison Falls National Park will be the Northern section.

A multitude of wildlife can be spotted around this area including the Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, leopards, lions, hartebeest, oribis, Uganda kobs and many birds.

You will relax at the lodge after the morning game drive session. In the afternoon, proceed with the boat cruise with an expert. This will be done on Victoria Nile River, navigating up to the base of Murchison Falls.

Game drive in Murchison falls

This comes with remarkable sight of aquatic species like hippos, crocodiles, water birds, especially kingfishers, fish eagles and many others.

At the base of the falls, there are 2 remarkable opportunities –first you have ultimate time to take pictures of the falls and secondly, take a trek for 45 minutes up to the top of the falls. Note, the hike from the base can only proceed if the water levels are still low.

Day three is specifically set for you to return to Kampala or Entebbe city.

After breakfast, what next will be driving back to Kampala/Entebbe city and marks the end of 3 day self-drive road trip in Murchison Falls Park.

Take note, the available accommodation facilities in and around the park costs as low as USD 35 to USD 500 per person a night.

The budget lodges include Red Chili Rest Camp, Heritage Safari Lodge, Boomu Women’s Bandas and others. Midrange lodges; Fort Murchison Lodge, Sambiya River Lodge, and luxury options include Baker’s Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge, and Nile Safari Lodge.

The other ideal self-drive wildlife safari destinations in Uganda include Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. For adrenaline adventure seekers, consider visiting Jinja for white-water rafting, Kayaking, bungee jumping and more or proceed to Sipi Falls for a rewarding hike.

3 Days Bwindi Self-drive Gorilla Tour – Mountain Gorilla Trekking Adventure.

Reserve this exhilarating 3-day self-drive expedition to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a haven for mountain gorillas, in the scenic landscapes of Southwestern Uganda.

Day 1: Begin your journey with a seamless pick-up and set out towards the captivating Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. As you traverse through the picturesque landscapes, soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure.

Day 2: Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring experience of tracking mountain gorillas alongside knowledgeable guides from Bwindi National Park. Trek through the dense forests, tracking the elusive giants until you encounter them in their natural habitat.

Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi

Later in the afternoon, delve into the rich cultural heritage of the Batwa pygmies, gaining insights into their traditions and way of life.

Day 3: As your time in Bwindi comes to a close, bid farewell to this mesmerizing wilderness and journey back to Kampala or Entebbe, carrying cherished memories of your mountain gorilla trekking adventure.

For those seeking further primate encounters, consider an alternative journey in Rwanda. Explore the renowned Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking or venture into the lush Nyungwe Forest for an enthralling chimpanzee trekking experience.

All these primate safaris commence from the vibrant city of Kigali, promising unforgettable encounters with Rwanda’s captivating wildlife.

3 Days Kibale Self-drive Tour – Chimpanzee Trekking Package.

Book this enriching 3-day self-drive journey through Kibale National Park, meticulously crafted for chimpanzee enthusiasts.

Day 1: Begin your adventure with a picturesque drive from Kampala to the enchanting Kibale National Park. Revel in the scenic beauty unfolding along the route as you head towards your destination.

Day 2: Immerse yourself in the captivating world of chimpanzees with a guided trekking expedition in Kibale. Traverse the verdant forests accompanied by seasoned guides as you seek out these remarkable primates in their natural habitat.

Chimp tracking

Later in the day, explore the rich biodiversity of the region with a guided stroll through the captivating Bigodi Wetland, where a plethora of bird species and wildlife await your discovery.

Day 3: As your memorable journey draws to a close, bid adieu to Kibale and set out for your next destination, carrying with you cherished memories of your chimpanzee trekking adventure and the pristine wilderness of this extraordinary national park

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