We arrange 1 Day and half day trips to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sancutary, Entebbe, Kampala and Jinja. We also cater for clients who do not have much time to do a safari to the Nationals around Uganda, thus we organize 2 Days short trips go to Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Kibale Forest & Mt Elgon National Parks.
- Champanzee viewing at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
- Sight Seeing and birding at Botanical Gardens and Mabamba Bay Swamp.
- White Water Rafting at the source of the Nile – Jinja.
- Bungee Jumping at the the source of the Nile – Jinja.
- Quad Biking at the the source of the Nile – Jinja.
- Visit to cultural sites (Buganda trail) and Religious sites (Namugongo Matyrs shrine, historical churches and mosques) in Kampala.
- Game viewing and Launch cruises, boat trips in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo National Parks
- Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
- Sipi Falls nature walks, sight seeing at Mt Elgon National Park.
A DAY TRIP TO JINJA – THE SOURCE OF RIVER NILE (WORLD’S LONGEST RIVER)
As you drive towards the Eastern part of Uganda, you will find Jinja town. On your way, you will have your first stop in Mabira Forest Reserve. Here, you will be able to see and learn about various plants, animals, birds and butterflies. The forest has nature walk trails that are suitable for different categories of people, considering age and abilities. You will then visit the source of the River Nile, the place where this longest river on planet “Earth” begins it’s majestic journey to the Mediterranean sea. There is a spot where John Speke is reputed to have first documented the source of this great river. You will continue to Jinja Nile Resort or Black Lantern restaurant where lunch will be served and in the afternoon, you will take a visit to the magnificent Bujagali Falls. On our way back to Kampala, you will stop at Ssezibwa Falls, one of the Buganda Heritage sites.
ADVENTURE EXCURSIONS IN JINJA
White Water Rafting: Experience the adrenaline rush of white water rafting in this spectacular location. Bujagali Falls fosters some of the best rapids this world has to offer and can accommodate any level of a rafter.
Bungee Jumping: This is a very good adventure on the Nile High Bungee, a 44m plunge into the Nile River, at its source.
Quad biking: You will visit special places near the source of the Nile, as you quad-bike besides the river.
The Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) is a fun and exciting place for both leisure and education tours. Make it a must to see and learn about the unique animals of Uganda, all in their natural settings that depict the three ecosystems in Uganda. Take some time to learn about how they live, eat, play and communicate. Activities include a walk through UWEC’s 1000 meters forest where you will able to see the interesting shoe bill stork bird, monkeys, birds, butterflies etc. There are over 200 species of birds including the Weaverbirds, Sunbirds, and Kingfishers.
Other interesting places to tour in Entebbe include;
The Botanical Beach Gardens: The gardens are located just a few minutes drive from Entebbe international airport. The place offers opportunities for both leisure and learning on how to care for the environment.
Entebbe Resort Beach: Also near the Airport and on one of the beaches on Lake Victoria, the Resort beach offers various opportinuties for relaxation. You can take a visit to the caves and see how beautiful nature is, take a walk by the lake side or even chill by the pool side.
Kigungu Landing site: This landing site is where Fr. Simeon Lourdel and Br. Amans Delmas, the first catholic missionaries landed on 17th of February 1879. To the memory of this, a church was constructed at the site and there is also a monument by the water side. Catholic faithfuls pay prigrimage to this place to commemorate the arrival of these two french missionaries every 17th February each year.
Kasenyi landing site: A traditional fishing village where most of the residents survive on fishing. The landing site is located in a bay, 5.5km away from the Kampala-Entebbe highway. It has various boat landing areas, a fish factory and more to that, a recreational beach.
DAY TRIP TO NGAMBA ISLAND CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY
After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the shores of Lake Victoria to meet your 9.00am or 12:45 launch. The boat trip will take about 45 minutes across to Ngamba Island, crossing the equator en-route. On arrival at the island, home to 39 chimpanzees, you will be given a short introduction and briefing on the sanctuary. You will return to the mainland for lunch before going on to the Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre where some of the country’s ecological zones have been replicated to foster different types of animals. You will return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
KAMPALA CITY TOUR
Being the capital city of Uganda, Kampala can offer evrything that you need. A tour of this city offers a wide range of activities including(but not limited to); sight seeing, shopping, entertainment and of course eating. You can choose one of our trails(below) for the Kampala city tour or both, depending on the time you have;
Buganda heritage trails – For this trip, you will visit the following places:
Kasubi Royal Tombs: The huge grass-thatched hut that houses the remains of the former Buganda kings is also a United Nations(UN) Heritage site. Unfortunately, it was burnt in 2010 however, it is being restored to its former glory.
Wamala tombs: Where a grass-thatched hut houses the remains of Ssekabaka Ssuna, one of the ancient kings of the great kingdom.
Lubiri – Mengo: This is also known as the Kabaka’s Palace. You will drive or walk from Bulange, where Buganda’s parliament seats through the Royal mile and you enter the palace through Wankaaki, the main gate. You will talk a walk around Twekobe (the King’s house), Empuku (Amin’s cave), as well as the Wankaaki gardens.
Kabaka’s Lake: The largest man-made in the whole world! It was dug by men during the reign of Kabaka Mwanga, one of the former kings of the mighty kingdom of Buganda.
Naggalabi coronation grounds: The place where all the kings of Buganda are crowned, hence the heart of the kingdom.
Katereke prison: A place that is historically known for betrayal and murder.
Sight seeing tour – You will visit; Religious places such as the Bahai temple, Namirembe and Rubaga cathedrals, the Uganda Martyrs’ shrine -Namugongo, Old Kamapala mosque.
You will also be able to vist the Uganda museum, Makerere University(one of the most prestigious Universities in Africa), National Theater & Ndere Center for cultural performances.
This trip will also enable you to do shopping in places like the African Craft market on Buganda road, Nakasero fruit market, and if you need to do second hand , shopping, Owino( St. Balikuddembe) market has it all.
As a means of giving back to the community, we advise you to visit an orphanage, The school of the blind and deaf, hospital, babies’ home or slum projects.