Lake Victoria Circuit – 4×4 Self Drive East Africa

Lake Victoria Circuit Tour – Drive around Lake Victoria

4×4 Uganda offers you a great opportunity to drive around Lake Victoria (Lake Victoria Circuit) in one of our 4×4 Cars at the most affordable prices on the market. We can give you a strong 4×4 jeep with a driver or self-drive to explore lake victoria, going through Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and back to Uganda. We also have a one-way rental system where you can rent a vehicle in Kampala and drop it to an agreed-upon part of East Africa.4x4 Car hie with driver in Uganda

East Africa Safari around Lake Victoria – 4×4 Uganda Ltd

Africa is one of the least discovered continents in the whole world. Many people more so from Europe have always perceived it to be a country of half-naked people walking in Savannah planes.

Thanks to international conferences such as Ted-talks that have played a very big role in enlightening people about Africa more so the diversity that lies in over 50 countries across the African continent.

Africa is summarized by four items, Savannah planes, tropics, snow, and wildlife. Though destinations like Madagascar are popular for aquatic tours, most of the African destinations offer the above activities with special offers of the African deserts.

Freshwater lakes are also in abundance on the African continent and for a fun fact, Lake Victoria is the biggest freshwater lake on the African continent and second-biggest freshwater lake in the whole world. So what does it mean for Lake Victoria to be the biggest freshwater lake on the African continent?

Lake Victoria Circuit

Lake Victoria is shared among three East African countries; Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya ranging in the above order according to size respectively. Therefore for you to discover Lake Victoria to the beats, you have to cross at least three borders.


The best Lake Victoria circuit should start in Rwanda. However much Rwanda does not get even a single share of Lake Victoria, it shares its borders with Uganda and Tanzania making it the ideal start and final destination for any Lake Victoria circuit.

Before proceeding to Tanzania, we often recommend you to at least spend two days in Rwanda before crossing the border to Tanzania.

Here are a few things to consider in Rwanda; Kigali city tour, genocide museums and markets, Lake Ihema boat cruise and Akagera national park game drives.


Elephants in Tarangire National Park

Elephants in Tarangire National Park Tanzania

After spending two days in Rwanda, you can then cross over to Tanzania on the third day. You then proceed to Mwanza and Lake Victoria. While In Tanzania; here are a few things places that should not miss on your itinerary: Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro national park, Arusha, and Kilimanjaro among others. And do not miss out spending some time on the beautiful beaches of Mwanza area.

Depending on your budget and interests, don’t miss a visit to Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks

You should plan for more than a week in Tanzania exploring the Northern part of the country before proceeding to Kenya. You should not forget the highlight of birding around Lake Victoria in Tanzania if you are the kind that is drawn in by the birds.


Kenya is one of the biggest safari destinations in East Africa however when it comes to wildlife; it is mainly known because of Masai Maara game reserve. When you cross to Kenya during your road trip; here are a few destinations to consider:

Masai Maara, Nairobi city tour, and any game reserves around Nakuru. This will help you cross over quickly to Uganda within the shortest time possible.


Uganda is often the major highlight when it comes to Lake Victoria circuit; this is mainly because of its outstanding natural green environment that cannot be matched by any other country in East Africa.

Gorilla trekking and Habituation Experience in Uganda

Gorilla trekking and Habituation Experience in Uganda

10 days might be a good start for your Uganda Lake Victoria circuit with the following considerations on your itinerary; Sipi falls in Kapchorwa (should be your first destination from Kenya), Jinja town for the source of the Nile, rafting and several other activities, Entebbe for more Lake Victoria views then proceed to western Uganda parks such as Kibale for chimps and other primates trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for gorilla trekking experience.

With all the game drives in Tanzania and Kenya; I would only recommend one or two game drives in Uganda; most specifically Queen Elizabeth national park and/or Murchison Falls National Park or Kidepo Valley National Park and Lake Bunyonyi views for relaxing before proceeding to Kigali Rwanda for your flight.