Encounter Africa Safaris organizes day trips to see sights and sounds of Uganda before or after your gorilla and or wildlife safari. Day trips are recommended to those that have some spare time before or after their safari. Many tourists arrive in Uganda with early flights and find themselves in Entebbe or Kampala with some spare time. We have put together suggestions on how to spend your pre tour time in Entebbe or Kampala.
Day trips in Entebbe Town
Entebbe town has several optional excursions for those staying in Hotels and Guest Houses in Entebbe. You can choose to visit the Botanical Garden located at the shores of Lake Victoria. It is in a walk able distance from Guest Houses like Boma, Karibu, Airport Guest House, Lake Victoria Hotel, Gately Inn, African Routes Guest House among other Accommodation properties in Entebbe. It is one of the best place to enjoy nature walks while spotting some rare birds and primates in Entebbe. Read more
Ngamba Island Day trips and boat excursions
Day trips to Ngamba Island run in the morning at 8:45am and in the afternoon at 12:45pm. These day trips are all bout orphaned chimps that are rescued from wildlife traffickers and taken to Ngamba Island for rehabilitation. At the island one is privileged to listen to an informative talk from one of the care givers and also view chimps feeding. The boat excursion is about 45 minutes from Entebbe main land and you get a chance to stop at the equator crossing in Lake Victoria. Read more
Day Trips at UWEC Zoo
Started as a Zoo, the center has expanded to become a Wildlife Education Center where one can spend some time viewing animals in a semi natural setup. Varieties of animals do exist at Uganda Wildlife Education Center and include, elephants, lions, giraffes, chimpanzees, snakes, rhinos and so many others. Because of this, so many activities have evolved and clients are free to participate on any. Activities at Uganda Wildlife Education Center include chimpanzee close up, behind the scene program, keeper for the day and general wildlife viewing. Read more
Entebbe road markets
Entebbe is one of the few towns in Uganda were roadside markets are organized. Many traders flock these roads with their merchandise to sell to by passers and such becoming a popular activity in Entebbe. The most popular road market is the one organized in Kitoro town every Friday. If you are looking for any type of commodity at affordable prices, join our day trips every Tuesday.
Kampala City tour and day trips
At one time referred to as city of seven hills, Kampala has expanded to cover almost all hills around. There is so much to do in Kampala and what you get to see depends on time at your disposal. Kampala city tour may give you an opportunity to visit markets, shopping malls, Buganda cultural buildings such as Kasubi Tomps, Lubiri, and cathedrals and Mosques in the city. Uganda Musuem and Bahai tempo are other places of interest and ofcourse if time allows, you can also visit Namugongo Martyrs shrine. There is a lot to see and for more details, contact us.
Jinja day trips and source of the Nile
The once industrial capital of Uganda in the early 80’s Jinja town boosts of tourist activities that include white water rafting on the Nile, Kayaking as well as visiting source of the mighty River Nile…read more
Encounter Africa Safaris welcomes you to our day trip program and should you have some spare time before, or after your safari, we are glad to organize for you one of our programs