Safari to Africa with an OAPFebruary 19, 2023
How to book a gorilla trekking SafariFebruary 19, 2023
Eco Adventure Safaris Limited is a responsible tour operator in Uganda offering Responsible Uganda Safaris. 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.
Travel smart. Achieve more with Eco Adventure Safaris.
Eco Adventure Safaris a responsible tour operator in Uganda our mission is to create life-changing and impactful adventures which begin the moment you arrive in Africa. We are on a journey to transfer the normal way of how to explore Africa, that is on all our trips in Africa you have an optional opportunity to take part in activities mostly life changing and giving hope to the communities as well conserving for future generations such as planting a tree, volunteering and Packing for A Purpose among others. From our airport meet and great, welcome services to our private and group transfers to safari destinations your Adventure safari is well planned and managed. We have a strong concern on conserving the environment on all our trip we discourage where possible no to pack non-recyclable items and carry reusable items like water bottles among other important aspects to protect the environment.
Things to do on Responsible Uganda Safaris
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. Contact us in advance to book you an awesome boat experience in Entebbe.
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.
Day Trip to 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.
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.
Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi is one of the great places for canoeing, this is an interesting activity that you will enjoy as you on your holiday to Lake Bunyonyi with your Partner. You will use non-motorized boats to traverse the lake and visit different Islands and communities leaving on these Islands. You can do the cruise any time of the day and chill on the waters of Lake Bunyonyi, you will take photographs for this amazing adventure on your vacation.
Hiking around the Lake and Scenery
Lake Bunyonyi is one of the beautiful lakes in Africa, great for relaxing, best scenery and sightseeing. You will enjoy short hikes around the Lake for unforgettable experience. There are guided hikes to the neighboring villages that expose you to the African Culture, you can as well have nature walks around the lake.
Batwa Pygmy Village experience
Lake Bunyonyi Islands are also home to the Batwa Pygmies and Bakiga tribes where you will have the local community encounter and how they survive on the lake. The organized groups will perform cultural dances, sing songs and recite poems, they have a rich history about their lifestyle which they will demonstrate when you Visit. Cultural experience is one of the best encounters on your holiday in Uganda.
Lake Bunyonyi is among Uganda’s best birding spots with over 200 bird species some of these are migratory birds, bird species on Lake Bunyonyi include; the grey crowned crane, the white tailed blue monard, the herons, the African Harrier Hawk, the egrets, slender-billed baglafetch, levillant cuckoo, levillant cuckoo, and the cardinal woodpeckerGray crowned crane(Uganda’s National bird), Giant Kingfisher, Giant Heron, Shoebill stork, Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, Nightjars, Marabou stork, Black headed lapwing, Back-bellied Bustard ,Swamp Fly catcher, Giant Heron, Secretary Bird among others
Mutanda Island trip
This trip can be arranged will at the resort in your free time, Mutanda Island boat trip takes you 2-3 hours to the burial place of Kyangushu will be followed by Mutanda Island, the biggest and the only inhabited one. There are amazing views of Congo border, Lake Mulehe and Bwindi impenetrable forest. You can also participate in this trip with other residents at the Resort to reduce costs and make more enjoyable.
Volcano Hike in Mgahinga National Park
For those interested in Hiking, Lake Mutanda is close to the gahinga Ranges namely; Mountain Sabyinyo, Mountain Gahinga and Mountain Muhabura and you can make a choice of climbing one of the mountains depending on your fitness. Mountain Sabinyo is at 3,669m and takes about eight hours to cover the round trip, following a steep ridge up to the peak, Mountain Gahinga which is the smallest with 3474m takes around six hours to ascend and descend, topped by a swamp-filled crater and giant lobelia. Mountain Muhavura is the highest peak at 4,127m, and this 12km round trip takes around eight hours. Once at the top, hikers are rewarded on a clear day with views of the Virunga Volcanoes, Lake Edward, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountain .Volcano Hiking experience gives you an opportunity to see different tree species, spot birds, Forest Elephants, Primates and Gorillas if you are lucky enough in Mgahinga National Park.
Golden Monkey tracking in Mgahinga National Park
Golden Monkey tracking is also a must do activity that can be done in the environs of Lake Mutanda while on your trip. Golden Monkeys are also rare primates in the world and Uganda is lucky to have them remaining in Mgahinga national park. Golden monkey tracking is one of the primary activities in the park that make Mgahinga gorilla national park a distinct destination. There are two communities of golden monkeys habituated for trekking, golden monkey trekking permit costs USD100 as per the Uganda wildlife Authority Tariff. The trek starts early morning at 7:00am with briefing at the park headquarters about the dos and don’ts while in the forest. Later you start your walk into the forest with park guides and Rangers until you find the golden Monkeys and you are allowed to view them for one hour. In East Africa, the golden monkeys are only found in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda
Gorilla trekking in Uganda Compared to Rwanda and Congo, are you planning to visit Africa for Gorilla Trekking, Gorilla Trekking in Africa is only done in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo which host the four national parks that are home the only remaining mountain gorillas. In Congo you as well have an opportunity to see the Eastern Lowland gorillas which are found in Kahuzi Beiga National Park. Gorilla Trekking in Africa is one of the once in a lifetime experience that attracts many travelers to do during their visit to Africa. Despite the high costs, time and discomfort from booking to doing the hike through the forest to search for these endangered apes watching gorillas in their natural habitat in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo is one of the best wildlife experiences every traveler would do on his/her safari.
Why book Responsible Uganda Safaris with Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing Responsible Uganda Safaris. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. 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 about Responsible Uganda Safaris.