Best Half Day Kampala Highlight Tour

Do you have a short time to visit Kampala? Do you wish to cover as much as possible in a relatively short time? Kampala sightseeing tour is one of the top things to do in Uganda. A walking tour is not an option for you or someone in your party?

Getting a good overview of Kampala in the morning is mission impossible if you are on your own. And that’s without speaking about all the planning, timing, admission purchases…

We designed this 4-hour chauffeured tour where you can visit 3-4 sites that combines the comfort and efficiency of a private driver with the knowledge and personal touch of a private guide, to show you the top Kampala tourist highlights: Kasubi Royal Tombs, Kampala Central Mosque, Uganda Museum, Independence Monument, Namirembe Cathedral, Kabaka’s Palace, Ndere Cultural Centre,St Mary’s Cathedral Rubaga, Bahai House Of Worship with your Kampala private guide.

If this is your only chance to explore the city, Kampala sightseeing tour is one of the best tours you can take: you’ll leave with a great overview of what the city has to offer. And if you are staying, you’ll have a wonderful base to decide how to spend the rest of your time in the city and what you want to explore next.



This private tour of Kampala is perfect for those wanting to get a good overview. You will see more sites and activities as much as possible in a short time.

HINT: Add one or two extra hours to see more sites or include a great tapas lunch.

If you are traveling with children, this tour is kid friendly because they get t variety of things to do as well as not energy demanding. Plus if you are 4 to 6 people, you won’t have to split in two taxis as you’ll all fit in the same minivan.

Things to do in Uganda.

Gorilla Safari

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Famous as the historic source of the Nile River, Jinja is now the adrenaline capital of East Africa. Get your fix of white-water rafting, kayaking, quad biking, mountain biking and horse riding in a gorgeous natural setting with crumbling colonial architecture during your African safari .

The river Nile is the longest River in the world which covers about 6696km long and pours its water to over nine countries. However, it’s more centred to Uganda as well as Egypt and other Countries include Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zaire and Ethiopia. This African safari is thoughtfully put together and includes all transportation, a river boat cruise, lunch, and entrance fees.

Day 1

Depart from Kampala, heading east to Jinja town passing the coffee, tea and sugar plantations. First, stop at the submerged source of the Nile next to the Owen Falls Dam and Masese fishing village on Lake Victoria. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the Nile shores. After lunch return to Kampala in the afternoon stopping at either Ssezibwa Falls or Mabira Forest to see primates, birds and butterflies and natural forest.

Package Activities – $150 per person

The Safari package for Jinja city tour includes

  • Transport -En-route lunch
  • Entrances fees to various sites
  • A boat rides to the source of the Nile
  • Guide/Driver Allowance

The Safari package for Jinja city tour Exclusions:

  • Airfare and Uganda Visa
  • Luxury drinks and Laundry
  • Tips to local guides and Telephone
  • Personal insurance and Porter fee
  • shopping bills and cigarettes.

Source of the Nile


Sezibwa Falls

Bungee Jumping

Water rafting

It challenges you and have you screaming for more, and if you get too close it will suck you in and spit you straight back out again. ( extra USD 150)

Ziplining at Griffin Falls

The Mabira Forest Canopy Super Skyway is a canopy “zip-line” system that sends you soaring between the tallest trees in the rain forest. ( extra USD 100)

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Uganda blessed with lots of wildlife in over 10 National game parks and wildlife reserves, is truly destination of choice for a vacation.Short Uganda Tours will offer you a lot of places to visit for the day. For instance if you are working in Kampala and have a day off, you can take a one day sightseeing tour in Kampala. A day visit to the source of the Nile is possible and a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary. Also a sun downer cruise on Lake Victoria is always a rewarding trip after the day’s hustle. If you are working in Gulu, 1 day wildlife tour to Murchison falls is a great choice. 1 day tour to Queen Elizabeth National park if you are in Mbarara Town. Contact us on +256772221880 or

1 day City Culture tour with Experience Africa Adventures

1 day City Culture tour

Visit the craft centers
* Attend traditional cultural galas
* story telling sessions
From $80 pp

sightseeing tour in Kampala with Experience Africa Adventures

1 day Kampala city tour

sightseeing tour in Kampala will involve visiting the Uganda museum, Kasubi Tombs, Makerere University, Nakasero market, craft markets, Namirembe Cathedral, Kibuli Mosque, Kabakas lake. From: $70 pp

Visit the source of the Nile with Experience Africa Adventures

1 day River Nile Express tour

Jinja is the adventure capital of Uganda.Visit the source of the Nile,enjoy a boat ride on lake Victoria, bungee jumping and white water rafting on the bujaggali water falls.View More From: $150 pp

1 day Ngamba chimps visit with Experience Africa Adventures

1 day Entebbe tour

Entebbe offers the best place for wildlife and birding experience in a single day. 1 day Ngamba Chimp Sanctuary and also zoo which house a couple of wildlife. From $120 pp

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you rich. Everyone hates packing but this ultimate packing list will make your life easy. Your vacation packing list to Uganda will be so simple since it has a beautiful weather. In Uganda it rains and shines at the same time in one day. Learn how to pack like a pro for 1 week in Uganda. Always remember Africa adventure travelers will be amazed with the magic they see in Africa. Some Africa adventure travelers end up staying longer that’s why we encourage you to pack at least clothes that last you a week.

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears-Cesare Pavese

Our ultimate packing list will incorporate the below information for your decision making while packing for a 3day, 5days, a week travel or a month. Learn how to pack like a pro for your Uganda trip.

Visualize your trip

  • Always check weather of the Area you are visiting. Travel guide to Uganda
  • Establish your planned activities
  • coordinate your packing to avoid over packing

Put your essentials together

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  • Toiletries: deodorant, toothbrush/toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, face lotion, face wash, hairbrush, styling products, contact lens case/solution, hand sanitizer, razor/shaving cream, feminine hygiene products, and lip balm.
  • Pack clothes to last you a week: bring 2-5 pairs of shorts or pants, 3-6 tops, a light jacket (or a heavy jacket, depending on where you are traveling), and 2 formal outfit if you are planning on attending a nice restaurant or event. If you are going to the beach, pack 2-6 swimsuits/trunks.
  • Pack night wear: Bring 1-3 sleep outfits for the week and a light sweater.
  • Prepare foot wear carefully: 2 pair of comfortable shoes for walking, 1 pair of dress shoes or flats (optional), 2 pair of sandals and sneakers/trainers.
  • Pack under garments: Bring 4-5 pairs of underwear, 4-5 pairs of socks, 2-3 undershirts/bras, and any slips
  • Choose your accessories carefully for easy coordination: sunglasses, scarves, hats, jewelry, ties, and belts
  • Pack electronics: cell phone charger, voltage adapter, video/MP3 player, earphones, camera, electronic reader
  • Don’t forget your medications/ mini first aid box: Painkillers, antibiotic and burn ointments

Packing your Luggage

  • Gather your luggage and everything you want to pack in 1 place.
  • Roll your clothes to save space
  • Download electronic versions of books and magazines to save space
  • Keep a small bag of essential items at hand if you are flying

Hope the above information makes your vacation amazing and memorable.

Most popular tours: 3 days Murchison Falls National Park, 3 days queen Elizabeth National park, Ngamba Island chimpanzee Sanctuary, 5 days Gorilla Safari in Uganda

My Uganda Gorilla Safari was an exciting and memorable experience that i have so far had in 2019. From getting face to face with man’s closest cousin (Gorilla), I also learnt how to speak like one ”Uh uuh” to enjoying the gorilla music.This is one of the most incredible experiences I advise not to missout on your trip to Uganda.

The Uganda Gorilla Safari started at 6:30am by road and it took us 71/2 hours to get to our destination. Our guide Paul of Experience Africa Adventures  informed us that we shall have two stopovers. The purpose for that is to have lunch, stretch legs and freshen up.On arrival we were welcomed to a slice of luxury at our door step, we loved every aspect especially the complimentary message. The Buhoma lodge exceeded our expectations in all ways adding a slice to the Uganda gorilla safari.


Accommodation at Buhoma lodge

Early in the morning, we headed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where we were welcomed by our guide Herbert. In Bwindi there are three areas to view gorillas that’s Buhoma trail, Rushaga trail and Nkuringo trail. You will need closed shoes like sneakers or trainers or boots, raincoat and a packed lunch.

silver buck feeding

Bwindi is 131 square kilometers big with 480 mountain gorillas that cross over to its sister forests of Mgahinga in Democratic Republic of Cong and Virunga NP in Rwanda. During the Uganda gorilla safari you learn that they don’t respect borders and keep crossing from country to country. Uganda has the largest number of gorillas in the world than Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Cong.

We set off for our Uganda gorilla safari on the Nkuringo trail after a 10 minutes briefing about the dos and don’ts. The group has 19 members lead by a silver buck as the alpha male, however, Uganda has 30 families. Only 13 families are habituated and they are the only ones trekked.

Health is paramount during the trekking activity and if you have flu then they won’t admit you for gorilla trekking.This is because we share the same gens and gorillas are 99% close to humans and suffer from the same diseases as us. During the trip the guide is equipped with a gun for safety since we will encounter other wildlife like forest elephants. The purpose is to scare them away when they head our way.

Much as it’s tedious tour the rewards are immense and you need to be physically fit to take part in the gorillas safaris. The Uganda Wildlife Authority found a solution for those that can manage to go through the hi-caps. There porters and stenches they carry you on and throughout the trip. At some point you will need the porter to assist you with your cargo at $15. Each of the members in the group was given a walking stick to use in case they fail to climb the hills.

As we kept on moving we saw very many bird species and if you are a birder this is a great haven. Herbert kept on listening to the radio call for any hits about where the gorillas have been spotted. On asking him, he informed us that a group of rangers are sent to the forest before trekking starts to trail the gorillas.

After walking for one hour and 30 minutes, the briefing started to sink in, I needed a porter but I thought it was a waste of money. I cling on my walking stick as if there is no tomorrow. The good news came in that the gorillas had been spotted. We took a shortcut it was steep and covered with dense vegetation but the stick was handy on this trail. As we get closer, Herbert advised to drink enough water since as we get closer there will be no eating. You will only spend one hour with the gorillas then head back.

Oh Jesus, it’s so close to me ohohooooh. This made the tour so amazing and memorable experience I had in Uganda. The name of the gorilla is Namuhago known for the big lady in the family. I took so many pictures of gorillas from those climbing trees, taking care of their babies to those feeding. Herbert started explaining to us the gorilla vocalization meanings which is associated with different behaviors. Gorillas scream, hoot, roars and growls each has meaning in their gorilla world.

The guides have also over time learnt what the different vocalization means. When a gorilla screams wants to be had in the dense vegetation. During feeding when you hear “Uh, uh,uh uh uh” it means my friend back off. Did you know that gorillas sing, this happened and it was so amazing listening to the ‘’mwaah mwahwah hwah hwah hwah hwah’’ . My heart remained on this Uganda gorilla safari till next time