This 1 Day Entebbe Adventure : takes you the prettiest and most charming town of the lake. This was described by Sir Frederick Treves in 1913 who arrived at Entebbe fresh from the ports of Mwanza and Kisumu.
Additionally, Entebbe was the capital of Uganda during the colonial era and it derives its name from a Luganda phrase “Entebbe za mugala”. This literally means the headquarters “seat” and it was named because it was the place where the Banda chief sat to adjudicate legal cases.
In addition, Entebbe is best known to Europeans as the home of Entebbe International Airport. This was also the main Airport of Uganda which was officially opened on 10th November 1951. Furthermore, it was the same Airport the Queen of England Elizabeth II departed Africa to return to England in 1952.
Entebbe city is basically one of the tourist attractions in Uganda, the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre protects native animals. Close by is the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary which protects orphaned chimps, the attractive beaches and much more.
- Chimpanzee tracking
- Swimming at the Equator
- Boat cruising
- Reptile experience
- Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary
- Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
- Uganda reptile village
Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary
After having your morning breakfast, you will be driven to Entebbe. Your first activity will be cruising to Ngamba Island which is surrounded by the fresh waters of Lake Victoria. Additionally, it is a home to 49 chimpanzees and the 3 were luckily born on this Island.
You will have a chance to clearly observe and feed these playful apes. Listening to the sound and observing how the chimpanzees call out for food which is quite an amazing an experience. If you are keen enough, you will notice that the boat engine will use more energy in order to sail past the Equator line. You will also see the Chimpanzee clinic and they will also explain to you the different foods given to the chimps. Later, you will have lunch then proceed to Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
This is the center where wildlife education is combined with leisure. Here you will not only observe the exciting indigenous species, but will also have a comprehensive interactive interpretation and briefings. Over 120 bird species can be watched ranging from the famous African fish eagle, the Great blue turaco, Giant kingfisher etc. It is also a fun and exciting place to see and learn about the animals of Uganda and the ecosystems. Animals here include; lions, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, reptiles, bird species and much more.
Entebbe is the presence of many beaches where one can go and have a wonderful experience such as Imperial Resort Beach. Here, you will find many exotic trees, plants and rare birds.
All in all, if you love photography then this is the best spot that you should not miss out. Here you will also enjoy mystical sunsets, sun bathing or water sport activities. You will also have a tour in the caves along the beach and these have been made into creative bars due to their unique features.
Uganda Reptile Village
Here will come across 50 reptiles with 20 different species on display. These include; cobras, boom slangs, skinks, monitor lizards, tortoises and the most poisonous snakes in Africa the Gabon viper. You will enjoy the thrilling experience of watching these slow but fun animals when they are feeding on their vegetables. You will also enjoy adventurous activities like sport fishing as well as canoe cruising in the man-made river stream which is three kilometers.
End of Tour
- A professional driver/guide
- Transportation including fuel
- All activities (included in the itinerary)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Round Atrip transfer
- Bottled drinking water
- Entry fees
- International flights
- Personal items
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Other optional activities in Entebbe
Visit the craft markets
Visit to the Botanical Gardens
The gardens is an attractively laid-out mix of indigenous forest, cultivation and horticulture. It is also a highly attractive destination to birdwatchers. However, the gardens offers an excellent introduction to Uganda’s birds. These include; slender-billed weaver, red-chested sunbird, gonolek, grey-capped warbler etc. Primates include; Vervet monkeys, and black and white colobus not to mention but a few.
The Swamp is one of the best places in Uganda to spot the highly sought-after shoebill in its natural habitat. A narrow water channel extends inside the swamp allowing the birders to visit it by boat. More so, half day trips can be organized to visit this swamp.
Entebbe Golf Club
The open expanse of the 18-hole golf course sloping towards Lake Victoria is Entebbe’s most distinctive feature. Furthermore, the place remains green throughout the year because of the cool weather from the lake and good rains throughout the year. However, Golfers should try early morning or late afternoon starts to avoid the heat of the day.
This small wetland on the eastern side of the Kampala-Entebbe Road is notable for seasonal Palearctic. Over 109 water bird species have been recorded and these include; squacco heron, papyrus gonolek, white winged terns etc. Over 24 regionally threatened species have also been recorded here such as slender billed gull, greater cormorant, winged black terns, northern brown-throated weaver and much more.
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