1 Day Tour-Mabamba Wetlands for Shoebill

1 Day Tour Overview

mabamba-shoebill-bird UgandaMabamba bay has grown into one of the most interesting and spectacular site for bird watching in Uganda.  Apart from Murchison Falls National Park, Mabamba bay is the only place and site (so far rated as the best in Africa and/or the whole world) where the elusive Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) can be spotted at any one time of the day, approximately 38% of the global population of the Blue Swallow (Hirundo atrocaerulea), and the globally-threatened Papyrus Yellow Warbler plus other birds of global conservation concern. It is also a habitat to rare plant species like Scadoxus species. Recently, Mabamba has become one of the strong holds for the migrant Blue Swallow with over 100 individuals recorded every year.  Mabamba has been surveyed in recent years and now boosts of over 260 species with one day’s record of 157 species (Bird Life International)

Day by Day Itenarary details

Day 1: Birding Excursion to Mabamba

Our guides picks you up from your hotel or place of residence early in the morning, transfer to Mabamba Swamp.  Birding is done on traditional canoe; the wetlands are home to a variety of different bird species.   A canoe ride through papyrus swamp will take you at the best spot of spotting the Shoebill bird among other rare Africa birds like those mentioned above. Return to your hotel or place of residence for overnight stay. End of one day tour service.

1 Day Tour Inclusions

 

  • Birding guide
  • Canoe ride for birding
  • Entrance fees
  • Services of English-speaking driver/guide
  • Private safari 4wd safari vehicle with gas

1 Day Tour Exclusions

  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight Tickets Fare
  • Visa Fees
  • Tips

1 Day Tour of Jinja City and the source of River Nile

raftingJinja town is located in the eastern part of Uganda and was at one time the leading industrial center of Uganda due to the presence of a hydro power dam. After this electricity was distributed to other parts of Uganda, Jinja lost its position as an industrial city. Despite of losing the above status, Jinja is still regarded as one of the best places to visit in Uganda. Its about 2 hours drive from Kampala past Mabira forest which is the only remaining large patch of natural lowland tropical forest in central Uganda.

Day by Day Tour Itinerary details

Day 1: One day excursion to Jinja

Option I: Visit the mighty Source of the Nile Depart from Kampala towards Jinja branch off to Sezibwa falls; thereafter proceed to Mabira forest for a guided nature walk in search of forest birds and Primates. Thereafter proceed to Owen falls dam en route to the source of the Nile. After having lunch visit the source of the River Nile on boat. You can choose to have a longer boat ride to the Samuka Islands. Thereafter return to Kampala in the evening. Another option – Full day rafting After early breakfast, you will be picked by our driver from your hotel at 7:30 am and head to Jinja. From Kampala it’s about 1 ½ hours to the spectacular Bujagali Falls. After being briefed about rafting. Rafting starts for 5 – 31kms – 5/6 hours rafting and you will have the chance to watch the local fishermen and the fantastic birdlife. Alternatively choose to go for wild or mild. Here you choose to raft in the paddle-powered boats for one of the wildest raft rides of white-water rafting, or opt to be rowed downstream by our guides in the safety raft. After a buffet lunch you will hit a series of more wild rapids, thereafter return to Kampala.

1 Day Tour Inclusions to Jinja

  • Evening BBQ
  • Buffet lunch at Jinja Nile resort
  • A boat ride to the source of the Nile
  • Rafting
  • Entrances fees to various sites

1 Day Tour Exclusions

  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight Tickets Fare
  • Visa Fees
  • Tips

1 Day Tour to Ngamba Chimpanzee Island

1 Day Tour Overview

chimpanzees Uganda SafarisDiscover first-hand what it takes to care for 49 chimpanzees living in a sanctuary setting where they have 95 acres of forest to roam every day. See how much food they eat, meet the team who care for them and watch chimpanzee social behavior up close from a viewing platform that overlooks the forest.

You will also learn about chimpanzee conservation efforts in the wild and the greatest threats facing their extinction such as habitat encroachment, poaching and the illegal pet trade. If you’re interested in staying for longer than a day, let us know.

 Day by Day 1 day Itinerary details

Day 1 Tour – Ngamba Island Day Tour

After early breakfast, take a visit to the chimpanzees’ island! Entebbe and take a boat ride (23km) from Entebbe to Ngamba Islands. Upon arrival at Ngamba Island, you will be greeted by the duty caregiver of the Chimpanzees and then after you will be able to view and photograph these fascinating apes in their natural environment from only a few metres away! In the afternoon you will take a boat ride back to Entebbe main land and return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. End of Service

1 Day Tour Inclusions

  • Entrance to UWEC
  • Lunch at Ngamba Island
  • Entrance fees
  • transfer by speed boat inside Lake Victoria
  • A return transfer from Kampala

1 Day Tour Exclusions

  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight Tickets Fare
  • Visa Fees
  • Tips

1 Day chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest (Kaniyo Pabidi in Murchison Falls National Park)

1 Day Tour overview

Budongo Forest reserve is located in Western part of Uganda approximately a 4 hours drive away from Kampala as you head to the famous Murchison Falls national Park,covering an area of 793 sq km of which 53% it is a forest and the other area is grassland. This forest reserve is home to different wildlife species such as over 359 bird species, 465 species of trees, 9 primate species, 289 butterfly species, and 24 species of mammals as well as 130 species of moths. Budongo forest is also famous for mahogany trees and a big number of Chimpanzees approximately 600 to 700 chimpanzees.

The reserve has 6 groups of Chimpanzees to be habituated and trekked all year round, this means that visitors are always at high chances of seeing these primates. Trekking starts at 7:00 am as you are led by the ranger guides to look for these amazing primates that share a DNA of about 98% with the human beings. Chimpanzee trekking can take you 30 minutes or even a full day, how long it takes is mainly dependant on the location of these primates. The Budongo forest reserve is managed both by the Uganda wildlife Authority (UWA) and the Jane Good all Institute.

Detailed 1 Day Tour itinerary

You will be picked up by our driver guide from your hotel and drive northwards Budongo reserve for chimpanzee trekking. You will go through Masindi where you will enjoy viewing the beautiful vegetation, fell free to take photos as many as you can. The guide will explain to you each and every detail of concerning your trip along the way.

Upon your arrival at Pabidi, have lunch at any lodge/restaurant of your choice as you prepare to go for Chimpanzee tracking. As you track you will be guided by the ranger guides who are skilled and knowledgeable about these primates, during this you will also be able to see various tree species like the mahogany, monkeys like vervet, olive monkeys, snakes and birds can also be spotted.

After trekking, you will start off your journey back to Kampala whereby you will arrive in the late afternoon. Trekking can take a long time sometimes but it is always worth it, being a great experience and time watching these primates.

END OF 1 Day Tour

1 Day Tour inclusions

  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Transport (in a 4WD vehicle)
  • Drinking water during the safari
  • Professional English-speaking guide/driver
  • Touring and photography

1 Day Tour Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Visas
  • Other Personal expenses such as drinks/beverages
  • Extra activities not mentioned in the itinerary

1 Day Tour of Kampala City | Kampala city tours| Kampala Day Trip Tours in Uganda

Our one-day Kampala City tour, is the capital city of Uganda, it is located on the seven hills with a diversity of tourist attractions ranging from religious, cultural, historical and commercial attractions. This beautiful city, Kampala has grown and developed over the years and so has its hospitality and you will automatically feel at home.

Detailed 1 Day Kampala City Tour Detailed Itinerary

Our guide will meet you at the hotel you are residing and after breakfast you will start out on your expedition around Kampala city. You will visit the religious sites such as Gadaffi National Mosque found on top of Old Kampala hill, the Uganda Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo and the Bahai temple- the only temple of this faith in the whole of Africa. In the afternoon you will proceed to tour the Uganda Museum and other cultural sites like the Kasubi Toms, the Kabaka’s lake, and the Lubiri to see Twekobe House in the evening you will visit some the night clubs including club Silk, Angenoir and Imbecap before retiring back to your place of residence/ hotel late in the night.

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1 Day Lake Mburo Safari |Tour in Uganda ( Lake Mburo tour )

This 1 Day Tour to Lake Mburo Safari will ushers you into Uganda’s smallest savannah park that stretches on 370 km2. This little savannah park offers the best at wildlife including the rare antelope species like the eland and impala with a bonus of viewing the beautiful prints (zebras and Giraffes) without having to travel real far. This is also an ideal place for birders with over 350 bird species. Mburo is a small park in itself but given a chance, it can create some of the best memories in the African wilderness without the exhaustion of a long-haul journey.

Highlight for 1 Day Tour to Lake Mburo Safari

  • Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Boat cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Service of English-speaking driver or driver
  • Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle
  • Uganda Equator experience

Detailed itinerary for 1 Tour to Lake Mburo safari

You will be picked up by your safari guide / driver after your breakfast to begin the journey early so as to beat the early morning traffic jam. The first stop will be at the Uganda equator and here you can get some coffee, take pictures at the Equator and buy some souvenirs if you like. We will then continue to Lake Mburo National Park and upon your arrival, you will have lunch and set out for an exciting boat cruise, a good chance to see the aquatic birds and hippopotamus.

Return from your boat cruise ready to end the day with an adventurous evening game drive, good chance to see lots of Antelopes, Zebras, Warthogs, Giraffes and many more if you’re lucky. After your day’s adventure, exit the Park, heading straight to Kampala to be dropped off at your hotel or at the airport for your night flight.

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