Book this 3 days Ngamba and Lake Mburo safari for a thrilling Chimpanzee and wildlife experience in Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Lake Mburo National Park respectively.
Day 1: Ngamba Island – Full Day Excursion
Depending on your location in Entebbe, you will meet your driver to connect to Ngamba Island Sanctuary – located 23 km offshore from Entebbe. Set off with the early morning boat at 8:00 am to Ngamba Island – the home of orphaned chimpanzees. The journey, on water in a traditional motorized boat/speedboat takes 90 minutes / 50 minutes each way.
You will be welcomed at the island, with a welcome-drink. Thereafter you will be directed to the visitor’s center where you will be given an introduction to the project, its history, island residents and their plight. You will receive an educational orientation by a chimpanzee caregiver and view 2 feedings of the chimpanzees. You have an opportunity to feed chimpanzees from the visitors’ raised platform area along the edge of the sanctuary fence.
You will have lunch at the Sanctuary since visitors are not allowed to carry packed lunches & drinks to the island, later afternoon drive to Kampala at 3:00pm. Dinner and overnight stay at Sheraton Hotel/Urban City Hotel/Forest Cottages.
Day 2: Pick up and transfer to Lake Mburo-boat trip
Your driver will pick you up at the lobby for a transfer to Lake Mburo national park as early as 7 am and embark on your transfer to Lake Mburo national park, this is a 5 hours drive with en route at the Equator and lunch in Mbarara town. Later in the afternoon, head for your boat trip on Lake Mburo to explore water animals including crocodiles, hippos and different bird species like Fish Eagle and the rare shoebill stork. Return to your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight stay at Mihingo lodge (Luxury), Rwakobo Rock (mid range), Eagles Nest lodge (budget)
Day 3: Morning game drive and return to Kampala/Entebbe
After an early breakfast, explore the park’s beauty with a morning game drive in search of animals that can be found like the Zebras, Elands, Impalas, Topis, and Buffaloes. After 2-3 hours game drive, connect to transfer back to Kampala. Depending on your departure flight time, you will be dropped at Entebbe airport.
End of 3 Days tour