4×4 Road Trip Journey through Northern Uganda

Uganda is a beautiful country with so much to offer. This little piece of heaven is multicultural and diverse, with variety of wildlife, rugged landscapes, selection of beaches, a pleasant climate and mind-blowing animal and plant life.

One of the best ways of exploring North West Uganda and partaking in the adventure is by road especially with the 4×4 Rooftop tent jeep and camping gears, route guides like road maps. You can take a road trip through Uganda and explore all beautiful sights.

And with the diverse terrain that is often narrow, windy, full of sharp corners and hilly, you will be getting an experience that comes once in a lifetime.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park remains the region’s saving grace. The best all round protected area in the country for wildlife and attractions, Murchison has large populations of lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, hippos and chimpanzees plus its namesake waterfall is world class. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is also popular stopover to see white Rhinos.

On your way to Murchison Falls National Park, you will be able to visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary 170km northwest of Kampala, about 30 years after poachers shot the nation’s last wild rhino in Murchison in 1983.

There are now over 20 southern white rhinos roaming the Savannah and wetland, many of which were born in the wild in Uganda. A guide will lead you on an up-close encounter, either in your vehicle or theirs.

Rhinos by foot brings you within a few meters of these animals. Overnight stays enable one to enjoy an early morning canoe safari in search of one of the oldest birds, the shoe bill, and other aquatic birds in nearby Lugogo Swamp. In addition, one can also enjoy night time walking safaris.

The 4×4 wheel drive jeep easily take you to Murchison Falls National Park for a three-hour launch trip that heads up to the base of the falls and is one of the highlights of the park for many visitors. There are abundant hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes, thousands of birds, including many fish eagles and usually elephants along this 17km stretch of the Nile.

Wildlife drives happens in the Buligi area, on the point between the Albert and Victoria Niles. Just about all the park’s resident species might be seen in the Savannah on the Albert, Queen and Victoria tracks and chances of spotting lions and leopards are quite good.

Murchison offers to see the top of the falls once described as the most spectacular thing to happen to the Nile along its 6700km length, the 50m wide river is squeezed through a 6m gap in the gap in the rock and crashes through this narrow gorge with unbelievable power. There is a beautiful walking trail from the top down to the river and upper stretch of this path offers views of Uhuru Falls which a boat trip will not bring you close enough to appreciate.

In Murchison Falls you can camp at the top of the fall’s campsite, on the river near the falls, this scenic and secluded camp has pit toilets and nothing else. With your camping things, you can prepare yourself a meal and camp on your rooftop tent vehicle.

Kidepo Valley National Park

On the tailor-made Uganda safari route from Murchison Falls National Park, the safari vehicle takes you to Kidepo Valley National Park offering some of most stunning scenery of any protected area in Uganda and for proper arrangements before your visit contact our travel experts and everything will be done and those on what’s app contact Moses: +256751915622 or Mike: +256773241779 for easy and discounted booking.

The rolling short grass Savannah of 1442sq km national park is ringed by mountains and cut by rocky ridges. Kidepo is most notable for harboring a number of animals found nowhere else in Uganda, including cheetahs, bat-eared foxes, aardwolves, caracals, greater and lesser kudus.

There is also large concentration of elephants, buffaloes, bush bucks, giraffes. Lions, jackals, leopards, hyenas and Nile crocodiles. The parks have a lot of activities including game drives in the Narus Valley, nature walks, and cultural tours among others. In this park, there are two campsites where you can camp for your overnight stay with equipped toilets and bathrooms.

Sipi Falls

From Kidepo National Park, you head to Sipi Falls in the foothills of Mt Elgon, is a stunner arguably the most beautiful water falls in all of Uganda. The village overlooks the 99m-high Sipi Falls, the last in a series of three pretty waterfalls formed by the Sipi River as it cascades downhill from the upper slopes of Mount Elgon into the Kyoga Basin.

Serviced by half-a-dozen resorts and lodges that collectively cater to most tastes and budgets, Sipi is a very peaceful and pretty spot, and it makes a most agreeable base for gentle day walks in the surrounding hills, which offer spectacular views to the lowlands further west and – weather permitting – occasional glimpses of the Elgon peaks.

The most popular walking trail, only 20 minutes each way, leads from behind the post office in Sipi trading center to the base of the main waterfall. Walking back to the trading center along the main road, you’ll pass the top of the main waterfall, as well as Sipi Mise Cave, an important local shrine set within a small forest-fringed cavern.

It is more-or-less mandatory to take a guide on walks to the waterfalls, other local hikes and coffee tours. This not only helps you locate some of the sites, but also the guiding fees include a contribution to local landowners for access to the falls.


Famous as the historic source of the Nile River, Jinja has emerged as the adrenaline capital of East Africa. Here you can get your fix of white-water rafting, kayaking, quad biking, mountain biking, horseback riding and bungee jumping. The town itself is a buzzing little place with some wonderful crumbling colonial architecture. Coming from Jinja the Owen Falls Dam forms a spectacular gateway to the town.