Weekend Trips

Weekend Trips – City Tours & Weekend Getaways

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Do you have a short time in Uganda but would love to explore and experience Uganda’s wide range of attractions in a single day, Let Travel 256 create a short weekend trip for you at affordable rates that fit your budget and personal needs. Whether you prefer a guide city tour around Kampala or just prefer to relax in a popular getaway destinations in Uganda like Jinja and Ssese Islands. We can arrange 1- 2 days Uganda tours fit for backpackers and travelers with limited budget and time. From game viewing in national parks to adventure sports in Jinja, we provide cheap short trips guided by experienced tour guides in the comfort of a vehicle to ensure you get a wonderful safari experience in the shortest time possible. So when you’re in Uganda for a short time and would love to experience a Uganda safari or excursion, contact us now through info@travel256.com for any inquiries and quotes.

 

1 Day Kampala city Tour

Sightseeing tour features visits to top cultural and historic sites in Kampala including tombs, palace, shrines…

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2 Days Jinja Tour – Rafting & Mabira Forest

2 Days (Night) tour to Jinja; East Africa’s adventure and home to source of the Nile- There are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy including the infamous white whater rafting, bungee jumping, river kayaking, horseback riding, quad biking, boat rides, nature walks among others. Trip features mabira forest tour, boat ride to source of Nile plus white water rafting.

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DAY 1Transfer from Kampala to Jinja
On this day, you will be picked up from your location in Kampala and embark on a 1 hour and 47minute journey to Jinja town. On this journey, you will go through Mabira forest, one of the thickest and largest forests in Uganda, and also through the large tea and sugarcane plantations in Lugazi. This is quiet an interesting journey as there’s a lot to see along the way from the roasted food vendors at Namanve and close to Mabira to the beautiful scenery. Close to Jinja town, you will cross the Jinja Bridge, were Owen falls dam is located. While in Jinja town, you will be driven straight to the source of the Nile…. Here you can go for a boat ride along the Nile, buy some souvenirs from the craft shops around then go for a trip in Jinja town to get familiar with the environment. After this tour, you will check in to your camp, have dinner and spend the night.

DAY 2White water rafting and transfer back to Kampala
On this day, you will wake up to ready breakfast at the lodge after which you will get ready to go rafting. Rafting at the Nile is done either in the morning from9am or evening from 2pm.this being your last day in Jinja, you will be guided to the rafting spot where you will be given the full gears needed and some instructions too. You will then enjoy a half day of amazing fun along the white waters. When this activity is done, you will get ready and set off back to Kampala.

1 Day Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari

You will be picked up from your hotel in Kampala at 6am and immediately embark on a 3 and a half hour drive covering a distance of 235km from Kampala city to Lake Mburo national park. On arrival, you will drive through the park to the offices as you enjoy the different bird species all over the air and on trees. In the park, you may come across many mammals like the zebra, eland, impala, buffalo, oribi, waterbucks, leopard, hyena, topi, reedbuck and defassa. You will later have lunch in the park after this drive.
After your lunch, you will go for an afternoon boat ride along the shores where you will have a closer look some water animals and birds like the crocodile, hippo and many more plus birds like the bare faced go away bird, grey crowned crane and many more. When this ride is done, you will leave the park and start on your journey back to Kampala. Along the way, you might stop at the equator for some photo shot and then continue to Kampala city to you next destination.

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1 Day Sipi Falls Tour

Sipi falls are a series of 3 waterfalls located in Eastern Uganda in the district of Kapchorwa, northeast Sironko and Mbale lying on the edge of Mount Elgon national park near the Kenyan border. These falls area is the starting point for many hikes up Mount Elgon  with the most popular route starting in Budadiri through the Sasa trail to the summit and the descends down the Sipi trail back to the Sipi falls. Hikes around the falls offer stunning views of the Karamoja plains, Lake Kyoga and the slopes of Mount Elgon.

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Itinerary
You will be picked by our driver from your location at 7:00am and immediately embark on a 5 hour drive to Kapchorwa where the falls are found passing through districts like Jinja, Iganga and Mbale. On arrival, you will make a stop at the Sipi river lodge for relaxation and briefing from the local guide.
You will begin the hike near the waterfalls overlooking Sipi river lodge. This trek that lasts about 4 hours, a distance of 7-8kms offers a perfect opportunity to experience different vegetation zones and plant species. The hiking will start from the falls near the lodge, descending into the valley where you will find the remaining two waterfalls with stunning views of the mountains and Karamoja plains passing through local communities across Arabica coffee farms. While at these last two falls, you can relax enjoying the amazing scenery, take pictures of the twin falls at the foothills of Mount Elgon.
After this awesome Sipi falls adventure, you will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will return to Kampala.

 

1 Day Murchison

1 day trip features a visit to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary and game drive in Murchion falls park – Uganda’ largest park

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1 Day QENP

Wildlife trip to Queen Elizabeth national park includes game drive and boat cruise on Kazinga channel.

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