Day Voyages

ENTEBBE CITY TOUR

Entebbe day Tour exposes you to once the colonial capital of Uganda, is the first town that welcomes any visitor to Uganda from the Airport. Being a quiet town Cooled by breezes from Lake Victoria, beach palm trees, a beautiful botanical garden, good hotels that have beautiful views of the lake and white sand beaches, Uganda Wildlife Preserve-The Zoo.

Early in the morning after breakfast your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe. From your hotel and start your Entebbe tour, the first stop shall be in Entebbe town then traverse to the Botanical Gardens of Entebbe located on the shores of Lake Victoria but a sanctuary for many primates (monkeys), most fantastic tropical plants one can find, walk on the white sand beach and a home for a number of birds for the bird lovers.

Having a variety of primates such as Baboons and monkeys, close to 20 bird species and butterflies, the sight of local fishermen throwing their nets on canoes, as well as the beautiful lake shore scenery you a guaranteed to have a peaceful morning in a relaxing place blown by the cool lake breeze.

PLACES TO VISIT UNDER ENTEBBE CITY TOUR

Ngamba Island Day Trip to see Chimps Feeding.

After a short briefing by the guide, depart from Entebbe Pier the shores of Lake Victoria and travel by boat to the island. The boat takes about 45 minutes to reach the island and crosses the Equator en-route. When you arrive at the sanctuary, you will get a small briefing and then View the morning feeding of the chimpanzees from the visitors platform area along the end of the sanctuary fence.

The climax of this Ngamba Island day trip is seeing the chimps interact with each other and with their keepers is extremely fascinating. Also have lunch, is it is a full day trip, swim, watch the neighbouring fishing village, have birding and other wildlife experiences, sunbathe and rest. In the relatively short amount of time you are there you will be able to see such different personalities among the group, with some whistling for food and others clapping.

After enjoying your stay to the sanctuary, return to Entebbe in the afternoon and have lunch first to a hotel of your choice like Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel, Botanical Beach Hotel or UWEC Picnic Lunch, Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Lake View Hotel and many more. After lunch, go to Uganda Wild Life Education Centre to watch a variety of wild animals in their protected sections and this could take you an hour or slightly more. From here, go to Botanical Gardens where you will see a variety of butterflies & a variety of birds and also enjoy the spectacular of Lake Victoria. Drive back to Kampala to your hotel or home, marking the end of your one-day adventure experience

KAMPALA CITY TOUR 

Kampala City Tour is arranged by Afripot Tours Uganda, this is one of the Short Uganda tours that offer you an opportunity to see the highlights of Uganda`s Capital city on your tour in Uganda. This  tour gives you a glimpse of Uganda cultural sites, Religious structures, business like both up and down town, market set ups, administrative buildings, transportation modes, general infrastructural set up ups colonial modern, meals, hotels and academic centres as well as religious, political and economic history of the pearl of Africa-Uganda.

PLACES TO VISIT UNDER KAMPALA CITY TOUR

The Kabaka`s Lake:
This is the largest man made lake in Africa made by Kabaka Mwanga and was suppose to connect to Lake Victoria as an escape route for the Kabaka in case of any attack to the throne but was not finished and only remained as a royal lake near the palace which is home to some birds and  a fishing sport as well as a leisure to many.

Kasubi Tombs:
This UN heritage site was unfortunately burnt down in 2010 and is still in the process of restoration. It was the largest grass thatched structure in the world and the burial place to several befallen Kabakas/ Kings of the Buganda Kingdom. Once finished to its former glory, we will put it back on our schedule of places to visit in Kampala.

Makerere University:
It is one of the most prestigious multinational Universities in Africa with a rich history and professors who have taught here such as Prof. Mazurui, Author Paul Theroux and Nugugu Wa Thiongo. Her old colonial structures fused with new contemporary ones make it a great Uganda tour destination worthy visiting .

Namirembe Cathedral:
If you tour Uganda then you should visit this doom that was originally built in 1903 by Baganda Kingdom Craftsmen as a large Grass thatched cathedral that was soon burnt down/ struck down by lightning but was replaced by the present doom structure. This Church is part of the Church of Uganda but Anglican and as well known in Uganda most Anglican Churches are very evangelical unlike in the West. This beautiful structure sited on a hill where you can over see Kampala central offers a fascinating view for both local and foreign visitors

Rubaga Catholic Cathedral:
The oldest Catholic Cathedral in Uganda, like Namirembe Cathedral overlooks the city and is a large complex that takes in various functions of the church and surrounded by beautiful trees plus flowers. It is also situated on a hill with a great scenery view on top of the amazing cathedral structure from here one has a great view over Kampala town-Uganda`s capital.

Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine:
This is a memorial place from where 22 Catholic young men/martyrs were officially burnt to ashes after rebelling against Kabaka Mwanga when he ordered them to stop worshiping the missionary`s preached God of heaven but in vain. Every 3rd June the Catholic Church and their counterpart of Anglican persuasion flock this place from all over Africa most of them by foot to commemorate this day in honor of their Religious heroes. present is a wheel believed to have formed by divine/ miraculous power from which believers take lots of holy water for divine healing.There unique architecture of the temple of worship in this place is yet a great tour destination. This is a must see place!!!.
You will have lunch en route as the tour goes on upon your request – included in price along with 2 sodas or one Beer.

Mabamba Swamp Bird Watching:

After breakfast your guide/drive will pick you from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe for a Mabamba Birding Tour. Mabamba Swamp found in Kasanje Sub-county in Wakiso District, about 50 kilometres southwest of Kampala. The site is the most accessible for spotting Shoebill Stork in the whole world. The Birding excursion is done on the canoes in bog channels.

Using a local boat you will sail on the calm waters of the swamp.  A canoe voyage through papyrus swamp in the Mabamba Bay will take you to the unscathed attractiveness of the wetland, where you will have the highest chance of seeing Shoebill and other papyrus specialist birds like Saddle-billed Stork, Malachite Kingfisher, African Jacana, and other swamp specialties. Mabamba Swamp birding Tour will offer you with an opportunity to make acquainted with one of Uganda’s stunning swamps.

1 DAY JINJA TOURS

Early morning after breakfast you shall be driven from your Kampala hotel traverse to Jinja destination through Lugazi a favorite place of rest and healing for the Kabakas of the Buganda Kingdom, people who believe in kiganda traditions still come to seek the old ways at this place. For a visitor, these falls will as you approach Mabira Forest which has over 312 tree and plant species, the forest has over 300 species of birds and over 218 of butterflies,  different types of monkey and other mammals in this Forest.

 White Water Rafting

Uganda’s white-water rafting industry is comparatively new – the first drop of the river by a paddler was in 1996, and the grade 4 and 5 extend of rapids on the Nile have since been developed into a world-class rafting destination possessing some of the most prevailing and constant rapids on earth. The powerful volume of water creates horrible rapids that provide an unforgettable rafting experience equivalent to that of the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. Home of the white-water rafting industry is the city of Jinja, located at the source of the River Nile, the longest river in the world. Bujagali Falls downstream of the Nile’s basis, and close to Jinja, has been vaunted the ‘adrenaline capital’ of Uganda, offering not only white water rafting, but also bungee jumping, kayaking, mountain biking and river boarding.

White water rafting is high on many people’s list of things to do here. With some lots of good rapids and a stunning river with high level its superlative. There are some very exhilarating sections with space between to lay back and float along taking in the landscape and enjoying the nature, particularly the many species of birds to be found here. There are four rafting companies offering day trips and two-day trips covering (45km) with overnight camping. Adrift Adventure Company and Nile River Explorers have been in service since 1996, Equator Rafts started in 2002 and Nalubale Rafting begun operating in 2005.

Top quality safety equipments and highly qualified and experienced guides run the largest rapids possible. Total rafting is for 25 km of river including some of the best rapids in the world. You don’t have to do all the side runs, except if you want to. The river is graded 4+ to 5 and provides one of the finest day rafting trips on Globe! Massive standing waves leap from the clear blue skies and rock walls tremble from the power of the booming rapids. Be among the first to be familiar with the incredible adventure and excitement of the Nile water rafting from this point of Bujagali falls.
Carry a swimsuit, a pair of sandals and shorts to wear on the river. You will get wet, so bring a change of outfit. Amenities exist for cameras to be protected from the while on the river. Don’t forget sunglasses, sunscreen, and a grin.

The White Nile has up to 7 times the volume of the Zambezi. The raft bursts through vast walls of the White Nile and drifts through warm pools in the Equatorial sun shine.
Note:
 Clients do NOT need any earlier rafting experience. The guides train the clients on all parts of safety and organize them for unforgettable experience.

SIPI FALLS TOUR

The Sipi Falls is comprised on 3 water falls that are positioned at the Mount Elgon foot hills in the district of Kapchorwa appearing as the largest water fall to the east of Uganda. The Sipi falls tour involves a magical hike which opens you the sights of the Mount Elgon, the Bagisu farmlands and settlement along with the plains of Karamoja.

1 Day  Sipi Falls Tour

After breakfast at your hotel in Kampala get on the drive to Eastern Uganda at 6:00am. Drive through the out skirts of Kampala following Jinja road 80km enjoying the early morning moist sights of the Lugazi sugar cane plantations, the Mabira Forest before arriving in Jinja town which is one of the major cosmopolitan towns in Uganda whose neighborhoods shelters the historical source of the Nile River – the longest in the whole world. You continue on the drive for 39km to arrive in Iganga exploring the impressive sugar and Rice plantations and the natural swamps with flowing streams. The drive will take you to Mbale town 109km from Iganga and eventually, you proceed to Sipi falls 48km from Mbale. Upon arrivial you get on the Sipi falls hike. The hike allows you to explore the three water falls that stretch to 85m, 75m and 100m accordingly. The hike duration depends on the fitness levels but cannot exceed 4 hours even for the first time hikers.  The trail to the falls presents an opportunity for you to enjoy amazing sceneries of the Elgon Mountain with its range of cliffs that small rivers plummet to form falls, the outstanding hills, sights of Kenya across the border, the Bagisu farmlands with their extensive coffee plantations and the flat plains of Karamoja.  After exploring the falls and taking photos, go to Sipi River Lodge for lunch after which you drive back to Kampala

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