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2 Days 1 Night Entebbe Tour Uganda | Entebbe City Attractions | Entebbe City Tours | Entebbe Town tours | Kampala 2 Day Tours | 2 Days 1 Night Entebbe Tour Zika Forest, Botanical Gardens, Mabamba Swamp, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary | 2 Day Entebbe City Tour Ngamba Island Chimpanzees | 2 Day Kampala Tours

Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (Entebbe Zoo)

This short 2 day Uganda Safari begins and ends in Kampala and visits attractions such as Zika forest, a popular place for bird watching and also home to 140 types of plants, 35 saturniids, 60  moth types, leopards, snakes, and monkeys.

You will also visit Uganda Wildlife Education Center, formerly referred to as Entebbe Zoo where over 50 different animal species are represented by over 200 animals. Here you will be able to observe the animals at close sight as the animal keepers feed them, carry out health checks.  Animals in the center include Rhinos, Giraffes, Lions, Chimpanzees, and over 250 bird species.

The next attraction on the tour is the Entebbe botanical gardens which lie along the shores of Lake Victoria. These gardens offer a great introduction to Uganda’s flora and fauna. Key Birds of the gardens are orange tufted, red chested Sunbirds, and orange weaver.

On the lake and around the shore look for long-tailed Cormorant, common Squacco and black-headed herons, hamerkop, African Open-billed Stork, yellow-billed duck, etc. The gardens are also home to numerous indigenous imported plants, trees, and several monkeys.

After lunch, we visit Mabamba swamp (Mabamba wetland or Mabamba bay) and take a motorized traditional canoe tour to search for the Shoebilland and other birds such as the Angola Swallow, Swamp Flycatcher, Olive bellied Sunbird, Grey-rumped Swallow, Blue-breasted Bee-eater,  African Jacana, African Fish Eagle, etc.  Later we proceed to our accommodations in Entebbe for dinner and overnight.

On Day 2, we take a speed boat about 45 minutes to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary located 23 km offshore from Entebbe, in Lake Victoria Uganda. Ngamba Island provides a haven for rescued or orphaned chimpanzees.

The Island is nearly 100 acres in size and hosts over 50 different types of vegetation that Chimps eat in addition to the supplementary feeding provided by the sanctuary. At Ngamba Island,  observe the Chimps while on a viewing platform during their supplementary feeding times facilitated by the animal keepers.

The chimps come out from the forest at the designated feeding times. They are accustomed to the feeding times and will come close to the fence for supplementary feeding. After the feeding times, you are free to explore the island’s visitor’s area, enjoy the facilities and later travel back to Entebbe/ Kampala.

2 Days 1 Night Entebbe Tour Uganda Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Drive to Entebbe

0800 Hours: Breakfast at your hotel in Kampala followed by a pick up by our driver to Entebbe. Entebbe is a lovely, quaint city about 40 kilometers outside of Kampala.

Our first stop is at Zika forest situated along Entebbe road (25 km’s away from Kampala city). Here we enjoy bird watching and a canopy walk. The forest has over 140 types of woody plants, butterflies, Leopards, Snakes, and colobus monkeys amongst others.

Later we proceed to Uganda Wildlife Education Center [UWEC] formerly referred to as Entebbe Zoo where over 50 different animal species are represented by over 200 animals. They are all housed in large, open-air enclosures, simulating their natural habitat in the wild, with interpretations about each animals’ biography, biological and social information.

The center is a bird watchers’ paradise where one can watch over 250 bird species and for photographers, an excellent close-up photo opportunity for wildlife in an environment very similar to the wild.

We proceed to the Entebbe Botanical Gardens which offers a superb introduction to Ugandan birds. Key Birds of the gardens are orange tufted, red chested Sunbirds, and orange weaver. On the lake and around the shore looks for long-tailed Cormorant, Common Squacco and black-headed herons, hamerkop, African Open-billed Stork, yellow-billed duck, etc.

There is a small ruminate patch of rainforest where Guereza Colobus and vervet monkeys can be observed. Please note that you may need binoculars, an ornithology book for better identification of Uganda birds.

1300 Hours: Lunch is at the Entebbe Imperial Botanical Beach hotel followed by relaxation

1500 Hours: Later we head to Mabamba Swamp Wetlands on the outskirts of Lake Victoria. Here you will see various species of birds including Shoebill Stork, African Jacana, Purple Heron, Black Kite, African Fish Eagle, Pied, and Malachite Kingfisher among others.

Wooden motorized boats are used to ride through the waterways to access different areas of the swamps while looking for the Shoebill, other water birds and also enjoy the panorama of the wetland outlay.

1800 Hours: Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe, Imperial Resort Beach Hotel
Mid-range Accommodation: Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, 2 Friends Beach HotelKaribu Entebbe
Budget Accommodation: Great Wolf Hotel, Peniel Beach Hotel, Sunset Entebbe, Thames Hotel

Meal Plan: {Lunch}


Day 2: Entebbe – Ngamba Island – Entebbe – Kampala

0800 Hours: We enjoy breakfast at the hotel in Entebbe the proceed for our 1 Day Ngamba Island chimpanzee tour which takes you to the only chimpanzee Island (Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary) situated on lake Victoria.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is surrounded by the fresh waters of Lake Victoria and is home to 49 chimpanzees with 22 male and 27 female chimpanzees. Amongst these, 46 are orphaned chimps and the other 3 were luckily born on this Island.

Once we get to Lake Victoria, we shall board a speed boat which will take us approximately 45 minutes of travel on the water to land on Ngamba Island. Once on the Island, you will be taken to the visitors’ center where you will be introduced to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, its history and be briefed about the different activities available.

After the 1100 Hours of chimp feeding, you will be taken through the different centers at the Island eg the chimp food store. The chimp caregiver explains how to store the chimp food and the types of food given to the chimpanzees.

The chimps feed on fruits like pineapples, oranges, tomatoes, apples, watermelons, passion fruits, jack fruits, carrots, cabbage, cassava, etc. which may not be enough from their searches in the forest.

You will also be taken to the Chimp clinic, and be taken through how to care for the chimps, types of treatment offered and their general health status. In the afternoon you will participate in the food preparation activity as one of the behind-the-scenes activities under the guidance of a caregiver.

Later in the afternoon, you will catch your return boat at 1600 Hours Our driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe.

Meal Plan: {Breakfast & Lunch}

2 Days 1 Night Entebbe Tour Uganda Prices

2 Days 1 Night Entebbe Tour Uganda includes:

Bottle water while on the tour + Accommodation of your choice in Entebbe + All Park entry fees to all sightseeing locations + Services of our professional safari driver guide + 1 Permit per Person for the chimpanzee excursion + Return boat transfer from Entebbe to Ngamba Island + all guiding fees + Round trip transportation from Kampala to all the sightseeing and back to Kampala + A visit to Zika Forest, Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Entebbe Botanical Gardens & Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

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Children Aged
3 to 11 Years of Age

1st January 2022

31st December  2022 Request for Rates Request for Rates

Notes


2 Days 1 Night Entebbe Tour Uganda Excludes:

* Visas
* Laundry Services
* Optional Activity fees
* Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
* Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
* International Flights (Arranged on request)
* Beverages/ drinks of personal nature like beers, sodas, bottled water with meals
* Gratuity for your driver guide, site guides, and service staff at all the locations visited
* Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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