SOLO TRAVEL IN UGANDA
At Ajabu Tours we welcome and cater to all kinds of travelling, including solo travellers.
Depending on your activities during your stay in Uganda, our country is not difficult to travel around in single handedly. We have comfortable global busses, that can take you almost anywhere you want in the country. However if your a bit more adventurous and want to get that local experience you can take the matatus, which are fully packed mini busses that you can see all over Eastern Africa.
If you want to go on safari tours in the national parks in Uganda, you need a driver and a professional tour guide. We therefore suggest that you join a group, to minimize the expenses, as well as getting to know some new people. Many of our tours as well have a minimum requirement of people before it can take place. If you contact us with your budget and prefered sights, then we will try our best to arrange a group that correspond to your wishes.
If it is safaris and hiking that have lured you to Uganda, the best region for a solo traveller would be Western Uganda. Here you’ll find most of the country’s National Parks and reserves as well as an extensive amount of different activities.
The ideal place to base yourself in Western Uganda would be around Lake Bunyonyi. From here you can enjoy the outdoor activities connected to the beautiful lake and the surrounding areas. This area is also placed close to Bwindi forest where you can trek Gorillas, given you have attained a permit, and Lake Mburo national park. For an outstanding hiking experience, you can go hike the Virunga volcanoes; Mount Sabinyo, Muhabura and Gahinga. All of these are placed in the Southwestern part of Uganda near the border to Rwanda. You will have to pay for a ranger, packed lunch, drinking water and porters. The views from the top are breathtaking!
HIGHLIGHTS OF WESTERN UGANDA
If you prefer adventurous activities on lakes, Eastern Uganda would be a great fit for you. Here we would suggest you could base yourself in Jinja, where you can go boating, kayaking or white water rafting on the nile. For a solo traveller the place is also ideal to stay because of the high amount of tourist you can meet in the towns bars and restaurants and they have some fantastic guesthouses.
If you like to combine the city life with beautiful nature scenery, Central Uganda is the place for you to stay. Here you can stay in the capital of Uganda, Kampala, where you can visit the Kasubi Tombs, which is on the unesco list, Baha’i Temple, Gadaffi Mosque as well of having a rich nightlife environment.
If you feel like village life is more suitable for you, we suggest you try Masaka. This beautiful city is only 2,5 hours away from Kampala with a global bus. It is a small town with beautiful scenery and surroundings. The pace is slower compared to Kampala and you can find many exciting projects around the city.