Entebbe Botanical Gardens
The Tours Start right away from Botanical gardens and within walking distance from Wave Expeditions Uganda offices that is Located just 5km from the Entebbe International Airport.The botanical gardens were established in 1898 and are home to over 320 varieties of exotic plant species and an abundance of bird life and mammals.This beautiful rain-forest zone was used in the original ‘Tarzan’ film in 1940.
Also within walking distance, you can reach UWEC, which is a Centre for breeding, recuperation and rehabilitation of Ugandan animals that have been rescued from poachers and illegal traders or from injury in their habitats. These animals are released back into the wild when possible by UWEC who also work to educate the people of Uganda about the importance of our local animals and conservation. you can always inquire from Wave expeditions for more details about tours.
Fees vary from the inclusive but usually $100 a person is charged therefore discounted due to hours of the tours.
I.e. if you have to visit UWEC. (Uganda Wildlife Education center for extended excursion.
Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary Tours
Founded by Jane Goodall in 1998 this island is a refuge for over 45 rescued chimpanzees. There are various options for trips to and experiences on the island. Packed lunches for your day can be supplied on request.
Fees for the Tours
1 Person USD 366
2 Persons USD 188 per person.
Day trips tours inclusive: speed boat, entrance fees & guiding fees.
Mabamba Swamp Tours
Mabamba Swamp is one of the best places in Uganda to spot the highly sought-after shoebill in its natural habitat. Regularly featured on tourism brochures are these appealingly rare birds with their pre-historic features and over-sized yellow bill. Bird watching here is archived mostly by a canoe, where you will navigate waterways comprising lily pads and papyrus swamp. Amongst the 260 species in the region, other notable birds include the papyrus yellow warbler, pallid harrier and blue swallow.
Your desired tours can be organized to visit the Entebbe Mabamba Swamp and surrounding islands in search of the most sought after Shoebill Stork.
$ 200 Per Person with a sport bike a full day tours
$350 Per Person with a vehicle for full day
Reptile Village Tours
There is a little place hidden straight off the Kampala- Entebbe highway that only the brave go to, a place filled with things that the brave love frolicking with. With lush green gardens, you will not expect to be jumped at by something that has been supposedly man’s enemy for generations and generations of the human lifespan. It is the Uganda Reptile Village, a place that you would not expect to go for a holiday in Uganda, yet one of the most thrilling places to spend a whole day learning about these misunderstood creatures that usually stay hidden or when seen they choose to cause terror for most human beings.
Choose to either go by a Sport Bike Tours or a Vehicle, inform us at info @wave expedition and we tailor your safari accordingly! The founders of the Reptile village state that their main objective was to educate people about reptiles and at the same time have a habitat where they can learn about the many different species that can be found in the country. The village was established in between 2002 by Yasin Kazibwe a Reptile Expert who is also reported to have rescued close to 38 different species of snakes that he relocated to the habitat between 2003 to 2008. Mr. Kazibwe also wrote a “Snake bite” guide book and made a number of reptile documentaries.
At the village you will be sure to find a number of reptiles indigenous to Uganda such as; snakes, chameleon, tortoises, monitor lizards and of course the crocodiles. They are all kept in their respective cages with the crocodile enclosed in a huge pond and like most African countries, anytime snakes or crocodiles are found they are either captured or killed and this village provides a safe haven for this poor creature.
Most of the reptiles found on the grounds are mostly rescued from near death and brought to the village to be taken care of. It is even more interesting when you see the several chameleon species in a cage changing colours as they crawl around their home, such a remarkable sight.
When there almost everyone rushes to the snake section, even when you have a fear of the reptiles you will want to see them out of curiosity and there is a big chance of petting a python and the peaceful tortoises that are children favorites at the village.
The village will kill your fear of reptiles especially snakes with educational tidbits given by caretakers during the visits about what the animals are and about their nature. The best part about this tour is it is something you do not expect to do, but you will find yourself enjoying the every little information that you did not know about some of the species of reptiles that we have in Uganda, you will be shocked to know that not all snakes are killer snakes.
They have one called the egg-eating snake that is non-venomous and solely eats eggs and at the same time, you will find the beautiful three-horned chameleon. The village can be found 3km is away from Entebbe town.
Fees for the day tour to reptile village. $150 Person inclusive of sport bike + full time English speaking guide and lunch.
Prices change according to your preferences.