Entebbe, often a brief stopover for many travelers before their next flight, offers a plethora of activities for those with a few hours or a day to spare. As the main gateway to Uganda through Entebbe International Airport, the town is only a 15-minute drive away, making it an accessible hub for adventure. Entebbe has transformed into a budding tourism city in Uganda, making its adventure excursions all the more enticing. These excursions are perfect for travelers who want to make the most of their time before embarking on gorilla and wildlife safaris or catching connecting flights.
Nestled 23 kilometers from the mainland, Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria is operated by CSWCT, providing a new lease of life to orphaned and rescued chimpanzees. Often, these chimpanzees struggle to integrate into their natural habitat, leading them to find solace on this island – a secure and nurturing environment. For visitors, the island offers a chance to interact with our close relatives, the chimpanzees. Both morning and afternoon sessions allow guests to partake in chimpanzee feeding and engage in informative talks led by caregivers. These discussions shed light on the conservation status of chimpanzees, the threats they face, ongoing efforts, and future strategies. Morning boat departures are at 8:45 AM, and afternoon departures are at 12:45 PM. Make Ngamba Island a highlight of your Entebbe adventure excursions.
The renowned UWEC Zoo, a favorite among both local and international tourists, serves as a prelude to Uganda’s national parks. With animals residing in semi-natural settings, the zoo provides a glimpse into what awaits during gorilla and wildlife safaris. Activities here include general game viewing, behind-the-scenes programs, “keeper for the day” experiences, and up-close interactions with chimpanzees. Particularly for those with limited time in Entebbe, these activities are a great option to immerse oneself in wildlife encounters.
Within walking distance from guesthouses in Entebbe, the Botanical Gardens are a haven for bird enthusiasts, primate observers, and plant admirers. Knowledgeable guides are available to lead visitors through the gardens, offering insights into the rich biodiversity. A small beach adds a relaxing touch to the experience, providing an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll lasting two to three hours, complete with the option of enjoying a refreshing drink.
Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, beckons visitors to indulge in boat cruises and canoe rides. These excursions reveal different facets of the lake, with opportunities to explore islands inhabited by primates like monkeys, catch breathtaking equatorial sunrises and sunsets, and even opt for tailored wine and cheese cruises upon request.
At Trek Africa Tours, we orchestrate captivating Entebbe adventure excursions at a reasonable cost. Reach out to us for more details about crafting your ideal day or hours-long excursion in Entebbe