1 Day Entebbe Tour Wildlife and Bird Watching

The 1 day Entebbe Tour is an exceptional city tour crafted for you to explore the beautiful Entebbe town which was once the capital city of Uganda. Entebbe City Tour is an ideal family day out the package and the activities done can also be incorporated into a long Uganda safari.

birding tour in Entebbe
birding tour in Entebbe

1 day Entebbe city tour package involves a visit to the Entebbe Botanical Gardens on the scenic shores of Lake Victoria, Uganda Reptile Village, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC), and a sunset cruise along Lake Victoria. Your trip begins and ends in Kampala/Entebbe. All the places can be accessed by everyone hence being a better option when it comes to family families, school trips, and still a better option for adventurers with limited time.

Highlights of your 1 day Entebbe Tour

  • Visit Entebbe Botanical Gardens
  • Bird sighting
  • Photography
  • Wildlife watching at UWEC
  • Exciting sunset cruise on Lake Victoria
  • Exploring the Equator monument

Detailed itinerary of your 1 Day Entebbe Tour Wildlife and Bird Watching

Wake up early to have breakfast and after together with your All Uganda safaris guide, begin your 1-hour drive from Kampala to Entebbe for your city expedition. First, you will pay a visit to Entebbe Botanical Gardens on the scenic shores of Lake Victoria.

This site was founded about 100 years back and your exploration involves sighting a diversity of birds and monkeys. Get to learn more about the different plant and tree species.

Your next visit will be to Uganda Reptile Village to explore over 50 different reptile species and then connect to Uganda Wildlife Education Centre(UWEC) where you will engage in the ‘behind the scenes tour.’

This comes with the incredible sight of different animals including among others giraffes, zebras, Uganda Kobs, bushbucks, lions, leopards, crocodiles, waterbucks, chimpanzees, birds including the elusive shoebill storks, crested cranes, and many more. Note, the majority of the animals at UWEC were rescued from poachers or accidents.

shoebill stork
shoebill stork

In the afternoon/evening, sum up your 1 day Entebbe tour with a sunset cruise along Lake Victoria. This is a 1 and half-hour exciting boat ride and comes with breathtaking views of scenic Lake Victoria, one of the world’s freshest and largest lakes.

Today, your boat trip will involve exploring the Equator monument on one of the stone islands on Lake Victoria. After, get back to meet your Uganda safari guide for drop off at your hotel or place of residence in Kampala/Entebbe.

Tour inclusions

  • Guide fees
  • Fulltime English-speaking Uganda safari guide
  • 4×4 safari van or Land cruiser for a road trip
  • Lunch
  • All the listed activities except the optional ones
  • Bottled water on 1 day Entebbe tour
  • Relevant government taxes

Tour exclusions

  • Tips for guides or other peoples
  • Personal insurance
  • Telephone bills
  • Visas
  • Shopping expenses
  • Alcoholic/beverages drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Hotel /lodge fees after your 1 day Entebbe trip

About Entebbe Town

Entebbe is a small town situated in Uganda on the northern shores of Lake Victoria‘s second largest freshwater body in the world. Entebbe is the nearest town with a few minute’s drive to Entebbe International Airport.

Entebbe means ‘chair’ in the Luganda language, it was named Entebbe because it was the place in which the Buganda chief raised to adjudicate legal powers, and the seat remains a strong cultural attraction today

Entebbe has relatively cool and relaxed atmospheric weather conditions than the Kampala capital city of Uganda, Entebbe city and also the suburb of Kitoro are blessed with markets, shops, Hotels, Bars, and park lots which make a wonderful place to stroll around and stay in.

The town is the official residence of the President of Uganda including the oldest Golf course in East Africa called Entebbe Golf Club which was established in 1900

Entebbe town is rich in biodiversity as it introduces you to primates, different bird species, cheeky monkeys, and squirrels among others you will view on your 1 Day Entebbe Tour 

The town is the start of your Uganda safari as you will take a boat ride to Ngamba Island to see the orphaned chimpanzees, visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre started in 1952 for behind the scene safari programs and studies, and visit the National Botanical Gardens opened in 1898 for the most interested birders including fishing on the Lake Victoria basin, sunset cruise, cheese cruise, visit the Reptile Village among others

Entebbe city comprises of many hotels, safari lodges, and guest houses for travelers on their 1 Day Entebbe Tour such as Boma Guest House, Karibu Guest House, Protea Hotel, Lake Victoria Hotel, African Roots Guesthouse, and Serena Lake Victoria including various Beaches such as Aero, Imperial Resort, Imperial Botanical, Nabinyoonya Resort Beach, Lido, sports like Golfing among others

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