Are you in Kampala or Entebbe, with a day to spare?
Do you want something exciting to do?
There are so many possibilities for one day trips, especially if you don’t mind a very early start. Here are just a few ideas to tempt you, including:
1. Lake Mburo National Park
2. Mabamba Swamp and Mpanga Forest Reserve
3. Mabira Forest and the River Nile
What’s included: Private transport with an experienced English-speaking Driver/Guide, lunch, drinking water, entrance fees, guide fees and all activities as described in the itineraries.
If there’s something else you would like to do, please contact us.
1. LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK – USD$200 for one person, $300 for two people
Lake Mburo is a lovely National Park renowned for its birds, many antelope species (including the elusive Eland and shy Bushbucks), zebras and many others. The boat trip is a great opportunity for seeing hippos, crocodiles and water birds. And you will be able to stop at the Equator and watch the experiment which shows how water flows down a plug hole in opposite directions north and south of the Equator!
2. SWAMPS AND FOREST – USD$150 for one person, $225 for two people
Visit Mabamba Swamp on Lake Victoria to look for the rare, prehistoric-looking Shoebill, other birds and otters, followed by Mpanga Forest Reserve where you will see monkeys, birds, butterflies and other small animals. You will also be able to visit drum makers.
3. MABIRA FOREST AND THE NILE – USD$150 for one person, $225 for two people
Drive eastwards through lush, rolling landscapes with cultivation, sugar and tea plantations. Have a guided walk through Mabira Forest where you will see monkeys and birds. Zip-lining through the forest is an optional extra. Continue to Jinja to see the Source of the Nile as it flows out of Lake Victoria and a memorial to Gandhi where some of his ashes were scattered in the Nile before driving 27 km north to the spectacular Itanda Falls.
4. WATERFALLS – USD$150 for one person, $225 for two people
Visit Ssezibwa Falls (near Mukono), Griffin Falls (in Mabira Forest near Lugazi) and possibly also Itanda Falls (near Jinja), depending on the time you have available. If you are happy with a very early start, get to Ssezibwa Falls in time for breakfast. Then a walk through the edge of Mabira Forest takes you to Griffin Falls. For something completely different, drive on to the spectacular waterfalls on the Nile at Itanda, in time for a late lunch.