The most popular 3 Days Uganda Safari Destinations: Uganda is home to 10 national parks and 12 game reserves. The people who do 3 days Uganda safaris are those on a business trip and want to have a quick peep on the wildlife of Uganda.
Others would love to have a quick weekend getaway which normally starts on Friday and ends on Sunday evening. Either way all want short Uganda safaris.
Best 3 Days Uganda Safari Destinations
The most visited 3 Days Uganda safari destinations are;
- Murchison Falls National Park
- Lake Mburo National Park
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Kibale Forest National Park
- Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park.
While all other national parks can be visited on these short safaris in Uganda, the above national parks are of major key interest when it comes to wildlife and also the drive to these national parks is relative short.
Drive time in relations to the different 3 Days Uganda Safari destinations
The first on our list of the 3 Days Uganda safari destinations is Murchison falls National park from Kampala and is approximately 6 to 7 hours. During the drive there is a lot to see and do on stop overs.
Among these include;
- Bird watching for those interested in Birds.
- Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which is approximately 3 hours drive from Kampala.
- Sight seeing: Uganda’s country side is good to look at especially seeing the long horned cattle grazing in the country as well as people going about their different businesses.
Therefor a 3 days Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National park must have either one or all the above activities. This makes the drive more enjoyable.
Second on our list of 3 days Uganda Safari destinations is Lake Mburo National Park which is approximately 4 hours. While on the way, there is an opportunity to cross the equator.
This is a key landmark where most people love to stop by and take photos for their memorable experience while in Uganda. There is also souvenir shops where you can shop on your return journey from Lake Mburo national park.
The drive to Kibale forest is an interesting on as the country side is very green with a number of forests and tea plantations to drive through. This presents an opportunity to see a number of forest wildlife like moneys, Baboons and on a lucky day a see chimpanzees crossing the road. The drive is approximately 6 hours.
The drive direction to Queen Elizabeth national park is in the same direction with Lake Mburo national park, though it a bit far of.
The time on the road is approximately 7 hours but once you see the park, it makes you forget the time you have spent on the road. The park is first see while on the cliff of the escapement and slowly you start descending down into the park.
See all the possible number of days you can spend on Uganda safaris in Queen Elizabeth national park.
Lastly and also most important the 3 days Uganda safari destinations is Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park (home of the mountain gorilla and a key gorilla trekking safari destination in the world).
Drive time to bwindi is a bit longer when considered from Kampala which is approximately 10 hours. Though if you consider to drive from Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, the drive time is 4 hours which is relatively shorter.
Thus 3 days Uganda gorilla safari is best done by people who are traveling from Kigali to Bwindi even though it is possible from Kampala or Entebbe.
Even though we are looking at driving to all these national parks, flying is possible to all these national parks if one hates staying on the road for a long time. see our article on the Uganda flying safaris destinations.