21 days camping trip with roof tent

21 Days

participants: 1 – 2

Camping Trip in Uganda

Experience Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa” in a very special way. Start your adventure in a rooftop camper, experience nature up close and enjoy the fantastic wildlife, country and people on your own. Uganda offers a large network of campsites of all categories, often as part of a lodge whose facilities such as restaurant, pool and sanitary facilities you can use.

The routes of our self-drive trips in a camper with roof tent are tried and tested suggestions. Of course you can organize the trip according to your wishes. Uganda’s campsites do not need to be pre-booked, you will always find an attractive spot. We will be happy to advise you on your choice of itinerary


Toyota Hilux with Alucab Canopy and Roof Tent
complete camping equipment
Individual route planning
Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking


Lodge/hotel overnight stay on the day of arrival and departure
Toyota Hilux Diesel with Alucab Canopy and integrated roof tent
Camping equipment
Cool box, sink, dishes, cutlery, pots, pan,
Gas cooker
Blankets / Pillows / Bedding
Camping table and chairs
Outdoor shower
80 litre water tank


Arrival and departure Uganda
Campsite fees
National Park Entrance Fees
Permits for gorilla and chimpanzee tracking


The routes of our self-drive trips in a camper with roof tent are tried and tested suggestions. Of course you can organize the trip according to your wishes.
Many of the campsites belong to lodges and there is the possibility to eat in the restaurant of the lodge. Campsite fees and meals are not included in the tour price.


Day 1: Arrival day – Entebbe (EBB), Uganda

After landing in Entebbe, you will be met by our driver at the airport and driven to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you can visit the Entebbe Botanical Gardens or take a boat trip to the Mabamba Swamp.


Day 2: Canoe trip into the Mabamba swamp

Today, after an early breakfast, we set off on a boat trip into the Mabamba swamp. The wetlands are located on the edge of Lake Victoria and we take a motorboat into the marshland. As soon as you arrive, leave the speedboat and transfer to a canoe. The Mabamba swamp is home to many other bird species as well as a few specimens of the prehistoric shoebill stork. The shoebill is mainly found in four countries, namely Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Zambia, but is best seen in the Mabamba Swamp.  Around midday we drive back to Entebbe.


Day 3: Vehicle handover and drive to Moroto

After breakfast you will pick up your vehicle. After a thorough briefing, you set off on a well-maintained road past Kampala to Moroto in the north of Uganda.

Day 4: Drive from Moroto to Kidepo National Park

Today we continue to Kidepo National Park, the northernmost park in Uganda. On the way we make a stop in Kotido . The visit to Kotido is a great stopover on your way from Moroto to Kidepo, you will experience the vibrant culture of Nakapelimoru – the largest traditional village in East Africa. You will reach your lodge at Kidepo National Park in the evening.

Day 5: Kidepo National Park, game drive

This morning you will head into the park for your first game drive. Kidepo National Park has so far been relatively untouched by tourism due to its location. The park is characterized by its great biodiversity. There are 28 animal species that are not found in any other park in Uganda. Most game drives take place along the Narus Valley, where the park’s wildlife congregates almost all year round and you have the opportunity to experience the animals up close.

Day 6: Kidepo National Park, 2nd game drive

Today you can choose between another game drive and a walking safari. Together with an armed ranger, you go on an exploration tour into the savannah. The hike takes you along dry riverbeds, over rocky climbs and through scrubland to reach the animals. Most of the hike takes place in the Lamoj Mountains, just a few kilometers from the park’s headquarters. This area is located in the Narus Valley, a prime viewing area for the animals.

Day 7: Kidepo National Park – Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast you continue your journey. Today’s destination is Murchison Falls National Park, and on the way you will have the opportunity to visit the Karamoja nomads . In one of their villages you will gain an insight into the way of life of this centuries-old tribe. After reaching Murchison Falls Park, you will take your first game drive on the way to the Nile ferry. Once you arrive at your lodge, enjoy the view of the Nile from the terrace and listen to the hippos.

Day 8: Murchison Falls National Park, game drive and boat safari

Today we set off early in the morning on our first game drive in the park. Murchison NP offers a wide variety of different animals.  Lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis and of course the Uganda kobs are the best known. Your guide will take you to the most beautiful places and will never tire of answering your questions. The vegetation with the savannah and the riverside forest will inspire you. After lunch, you will set off on a boat safari towards Murchison Falls. Crocodiles, hippos and water birds accompany you on your trip on the Nile to the impressive waterfalls. Just before the thundering spray of the waterfalls, the boat moors on a rock, you enjoy the view of the river and take your photos. If you wish, you can hike along a steep path to the top of the waterfalls from where your guide will pick you up. Alternatively, you can return by boat.

Day 9: Murchison Falls National Park – Fort Portal – Kibale Forest

In the morning you leave the park and drive towards Fort Portal. The route runs along Lake Albert, one of the country’s great lakes. You will have the opportunity to take photos of Lake Albert at a viewpoint. You reach Fort Portal in the early afternoon. After a break in a nice café, you can take a stroll around the market. You will arrive at your lodge in the Kibale Forest in the late afternoon.

Day 10: Kibale Forest National Park, chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp hike

Today you will follow the tracks of the chimpanzees into the jungle of the Kibale Forest with an experienced guide. With a bit of luck, you’ll soon spot the first primates! You observe the chimpanzees and follow them through the rainforest. In the afternoon, we set off on a tour through the Bigodi Swamp. In addition to the countless tropical birds, this swamp landscape is also home to various species of monkeys such as the colobus monkey. The hike ends in a small village on the edge of the swamp, where you will visit a school and have the opportunity to visit a local family.

Day 11: Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elisabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will travel towards Queen Elizabeth National Park. The hilly crater landscape with its more than 50 lakes and green pastures is reminiscent of the landscape of the Swiss Alps.  The slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains on the right-hand side of the road complete the magnificent picture. Kasese, the last town before Queen Elisabeth National Park, offers the opportunity to do a little shopping, after which your first game drive begins. After an exciting game drive, you will reach your lodge in the evening

Day 12: Queen Elisabeth National Park, game drive and boat safari

Today you start early for a morning game drive in Queen Elisabeth National Park. The extensive park lies at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon. Lake Edward and Lake George are located within the park. In the national park you will go on an adventurous game drive with all that the African animal world has to offer. You will find lions, buffalo, hyenas and also the Kobe antelope, which is native to Uganda. The Kazinga Canal connects the two lakes. Crocodiles and hippos live here, as well as a large number of bird species, some of which can only be found in this area. In the afternoon you go on a boat safari on the canal where you have the opportunity to see these animals at close range.

Day 13: Queen Elisabeth NP – Game drive and tree lions in Ishasha

After breakfast, you will go on another game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Around 3000 elephants live in the park. The tour then continues to the south of the park, to the Ishasha region. This area is known for its tree-climbing lions. Ishasha also provides a habitat for leopards, hyenas and hippos

Day 14: Ishasha – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today’s drive takes us to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The endangered mountain gorillas live here. The population of animals has increased from around 800 to 1100 in the last 9 years. This is largely thanks to tourism, whose payments contribute to the protection of these unique animals. The gorilla families are carefully guarded and their names such as Otaka, Elsa or Nyakina will soon be familiar to you.

Day 15: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, gorilla tracking

Today you have the opportunity to go gorilla tracking. Here in Bwindi Impenatrable NP, the gorillas and chimpanzees have their common habitat – nowhere else will you find both primate species so close together. After a briefing by the rangers at the entrance to the national park, you start your hike in the rainforest. To begin with, you will walk with your guide and a ranger on a well-maintained hiking trail slightly uphill into the park. On the way, the guide will answer your questions about the impressive vegetation of the rainforest and the way of life of the primates. Depending on the location of “your” gorilla family, you then head off the beaten track and cross-country through the bush. The ranger leads the way, you follow him and then suddenly you are standing in front of the gorilla family. You have 1 hour to observe and photograph the animals before heading back. Alternatively, you have the option of going on a hike in the surrounding area or visiting a Batwa community. But you will certainly regret it if you don’t visit the gorillas.

Day 16: Trip to Lake Mutanda

After breakfast, you set off in the direction of Lake Mutanda. The lake is located on the southern edge of Bwindi National Park and offers the opportunity for many activities.

Day 17: Activities at Lake Mutanda

Today you have various options to organize the day, you can take part in a guided hike to one of the surrounding villages, or you can go on an approx. 6-hour excursion, start with a boat tour on Lake Mutanda, go on a hike to one of the surrounding villages, learn about the everyday life of the villagers. Alternatively, you can book a canoe tour on the lake or simply enjoy a day at the lodge.

Day 18: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Lake Mburo National Park, game drive

After breakfast, we continue to Lake Mburo National Park.  Numerous rocks and hills alternate with small valleys. Once in the park, you will go on a game drive. Here you will find zebras and antelopes together with the impressive Ankole cattle.

Day 19: Activities in Lake Mburo National Park

Today you set off on your first game drive. In Lake Mburo NP, the Ankole cattle with their horns are particularly striking. Zebras, impalas and reedbucks can often be seen outside the park boundaries. The lake after which the park is named is home to crocodiles, hippos and a large number of rare birds. Here in Lake Mburo National Park it is permitted to go on a foot safari. Together with an experienced ranger, you go on an exploration tour. The guide will show you the footprints and tell you which animal was on the move here. Alternatively, you can go on a boat safari on the lake, where you will be amazed by the many hippos, crocodiles and birdlife. The lodge offers the possibility of a riding safari for an extra charge.


Day 20: Lake Mburo NP – Entebbe

After a hearty breakfast, we will go on a final game drive through the park before heading back to Entebbe. Of course, we will stop at the equator for a souvenir photo.

Day 21: Departure day – Entebbe Airport (EBB)

The last Depending on the departure time, day one of your Uganda trip offers the opportunity to take a city tour in Kampala or to visit the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe. Your driver will take you to Entebbe Airport or to your connecting program in time for your departure flight.


Carpe Diem Guesthouse

catering: breakfast
stay: 3 nights

Location: Carpe Diem is located above Entebbe with a fantastic view of Lake Victoria. In the quiet garden you can enjoy the sunset over the huge lake.  Facilities: The cosily furnished rooms have a private bathroom, each room can be booked as a single, double or triple room. Wifi is available in all rooms and in the garden. Restaurant: Breakfast is served and international cuisine with French accents is served throughout the day.  Activities:  Excursions to the surrounding area, e.g. to the Entebbe Botanical Garden, can be arranged


Karamoja Safari Campsite

stay: 1 night

Kidepo Campsite

stay: 3 nights

Murchison River Lodge Campsite

stay: 2 nights

Kluge’s Guestfarm Campsite

stay: 2 nights

Mweya Campsite Queen Elisabeth NP

stay: 2 nights

Enjojo Lodge Campsite

stay: 1 night

Bwindi Buhoma Campsite

stay: 2 nights

Lake Mutanda Campsite

stay: 2 nights

Lake Mburo Campsite

stay: 2 nights