Experience the magic of Lake Victoria through an unforgettable combination of a sundowner cruise, an up-close wildlife encounter, and a journey to the Uganda Equator.
ITENARY2:30 PM: Depart for Entebbe
Your adventure begins in the early afternoon as you depart for Entebbe. You'll arrive at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, situated near the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe, at approximately 3:30 PM.
3:30 PM: Behind the Scenes Programme
This is your chance to delve into the fascinating world of wildlife conservation. The Behind-the-Scenes Programme takes you beyond the usual animal viewing experience. It provides an exclusive look at the areas not accessible to the public, including the animal holding facility, animal hospital, and rescue center (when recommended by the veterinarian). An animal keeper, veterinarian, or educator will be your guide, offering in-depth insights and knowledge about the center's vital conservation work. Rest assured, there is no direct contact with the animals during this program, ensuring the safety of both guests and animals.
5:00 PM: Set Sail
As the day begins to wane, you'll embark on a delightful voyage. Depart from Entebbe pier or Banga Beach Nakiwogo, and chart a course that leads you across the equator's 0-degree line. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to visit fishing and forest islands and the vibrant local communities that dot the surface of Lake Victoria. As you cruise past the airport and the landing site of the first Catholic missionaries in 1879, you'll have a front-row seat to witness the sun's breathtaking descent over the horizon. Sip on sundowner drinks and savor delicious snacks, making this experience all the more magical. The entire excursion lasts approximately 1 to 2 hours.
Return to Shore
Return to the mainland before sunset. Your driver/guide will be ready and waiting to take you back to your Entebbe or Kampala hotel.
- Transportation - Finger food - Bottled water, beers, and soft drinks - Boat and road transfers
- Any items or services not explicitly mentioned above
The combination of this sundowner cruise with the intriguing Behind-the-Scenes Programme at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre provides a comprehensive and enriching Lake Victoria experience. It's the perfect way to explore the marvels of nature and wildlife while enjoying the serene beauty of the lake's surroundings.