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The Chimpanzee Close Up Experience at UWEC Entebbe will give you a chance of meeting your closest cousin without a barrier in between. This is done at the Uganda wildlife Education Center (Zoo), this center is commonly known as Entebbe Zoo which was opened in 1952, by the Colonial Government in Uganda, as a reception Centre for wild animals that were found as casualties (sick, injured, orphaned, confiscated from illegal trade and other educational reasons. The zoo is found on the showers of Lake Victoria with forested cages of wild animals for tourism and education. The zoo attracts both domestic and foreign tourists to have 100% chance of seeing the animals, some of the animals are Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Crocodiles, Leopards, birds like shoe bill and many others. The Uganda Entebbe Zoo is one of the places you can visit in Entebbe city on your holiday.
About the Chimpanzee Close Up Experience at UWEC Entebbe
Subject to provision of valid health proof, participate in the chimpanzee integration experience. In company of a keeper, you will take the individuals on a walk at island moat.
Observe them enjoy life on trees, learn, adapt living with other chimps in a forest-like environment. The purpose is to help new rescued chimpanzees slowly build confidence and trust of other chimps who in turn become their long term allies. Integration is a long and continuous which is undertaken on schedule, by our keepers. We are happy to share this experience and take you on for one hour in a controlled enviroment.
Listen to the chimp caregiver talk about how they came to their history, how they came to the centre, behavior and challenges. Be ready to be groomed by the infants and return a favor through carrying or grooming them.
Chimps enjoy rough trickles and can be rough. Your guide will help interpret the different different sounds, gestures and advise on how to behavior whilst with your cousins.
Imagine a chimp hold their cup of porridge, peeling a banana or asking for more food! Find out all these and much more through participating in this unique once in a life-time experience!
Fees: Make a contribution of $ 290 and be sure you have helped us maintain them as well as saving those in the wild!
Dates and Time: The activity is arranged Monday to Sunday, early morning at 7.30 am. The activity starts with a brief introduction by one of the keepers.
Reservation & Health: Prior reservation and health clearance is a MUST! Chimpanzees have regular health checks and update vaccinations. This is aimed at avoiding cross transmission of diseases.
Entebbe is a tourism town for both locals and internationals as it has a lot to do and see, it is a beautiful destination worth spending some time as part of your Uganda holiday.
Other Top Things to do in Entebbe
Boat cruises on Lake Victoria
Boat cruise on Lake Victoria in Entebbe is a must do activity while your stay in Entebbe town, Why not treat yourself to a Lake Victoria sunset cruise, cheese and wine cruise? With Lake Victoria as one of the largest lakes in the world and beautiful to relax on. There are afternoon cruises by boat out towards the equator line or local islands to view the sun over the horizon. Watch the fishermen cast their nets and enjoy the snacks and drinks provided on board. You can enjoy this as your wait to take your international flight out to end your trip in Uganda.
Visiting the Entebbe Botanical gardens
Nature walk is one of the interesting things to do in Entebbe city on your holiday. The Entebbe Botanical Gardens established in 1898 are situated on the northern shores of Lake Victoria virtually on the equator. They are referred to as the National Botanical gardens, it’s one of the many botanical gardens in the country. The gardens have a diverse of species of plants of the tropical, sub-tropical and temperate zones, besides several shrubs and other plants regenerated naturally over the years. It is also a home to different species of monkeys, birds, reptiles. It is a safe and has attracted different visitors for birding, picnics and other activities. Take a day trip to the botanical gardens on one of the days in your holiday.
Chimpanzee experience at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Ngamba Island is currently home to 49 orphaned and confiscated chimps, rescued from the illegal pet and bush meat trade. Despite their initial trauma, chimps living at Ngamba have a safe and semi-natural environment in which to recover and eventually thrive over their long lives of up to 60 years. This island has 95 acres of natural forest where the chimps roam and forage daily. Their diet is supplemented multiple times per day much to the delight of visiting tourists who are able to observe the feeding from a viewing platform. The chimps also have the freedom to stay in the forest at night or return to nighttime enclosures where they can build nests and receive an evening meal. Spend your time with you loved one on the Island visiting the chimps.
Mabamba shoe bill Day Excursion in Entebbe
Most swamps around Lake Victoria in Entebbe harbor lots of birds and shoe bill can be spotted in some, Mabamba swamp is one of the biggest swamps on Lake Victoria and can easily be accessed from Entebbe using a motorized boat or a canoe ride that takes you around the swamp. Shoebill stork can be spotted here as well as other birds, you can either go on in the morning or evening or even do both to have a good shoot about the shoebill. You can as well take a shoe bill trip at the Entebbe Zoo (Uganda wildlife Education center)
Relaxation on Entebbe Beaches
Visiting the beaches is a highlight of every one’s honeymoon in the city, the beaches lineup straight from Entebbe international Airport as you drive on the shores of the Lake, some of the beaches are Protea Hotel Beach, white sand beach, Lido Beach, Aero beach, Imperial Beach and many others. These beaches cool breezes from the Lake, views and Sand for games. You will relax and enjoy the cool breezes from Lake Victoria, amazing food and good music.
Day excursion to the Equator crossing point on Lake Victoria
Lwaji Island on Lake Victoria in Entebbe is crossed by the Equator Line, it has plenty of bird life, vegetation and the island is uninhabited, the Equator Island has a wide view of the lake, the Entebbe Airport runway and the other surrounding islands. The atmosphere and breeze around us was pleasantly refreshing as tourists always take sunset cruises to the to the equator line on Lake Victoria. Most of Lake Victoria in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania is south of the equator. But the equator runs through the northern part of the lake and therefore a small part of the lake (near Entebbe, Uganda) is in the northern hemisphere. You will take a boat ride from Entebbe to have an adventurous budget experience. You can as well spend your time visiting local markets, churches as well as clubs for night life experience in Entebbe city.
Where to stay in Entebbe?
Entebbe is one of the Major cities in Uganda with a variety hotels where to stay, you have a number of choices for you to select where to stay, there are number of options ranging from budget to Luxury lodges, all with a service worth your money paid and offer honeymoon Packages. You can stay at in hotels such as the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel, 2 Friends Hotel Beach Hotel, Imperial Beach Hotels, Protea Hotels Entebbe, K Hotel Entebbe, Imperial Golf View Hotel and many more. Depending on your budget, you will get comfortable and safe Hotels to stay in as you enjoy your stay here in Entebbe.
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Eco Adventure Safaris offers great day trip deals in Entebbe as well as gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us here about the Chimpanzee Close Up Experience at UWEC Entebbe.