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Entebbe is a sleepy lakeside town and a starting point for any Uganda safari holiday not least as a staging post for visits to points of interest in and around Lake Victoria, most particularly Ngamba Island, and Jinja, the source of the White Nile.
Established as a chimpanzee sanctuary in 1998 and part of the Jane Goodall Institute, Ngamba Island is where chimpanzees saved from a life in captivity have been bought to for care and rehabilitation. A raised platform enables close viewing and makes feeding time an exciting activity to watch. An overnight stay, at a simple mobile camp, can be arranged.
Jinja caused much interest in the latter half of the nineteenth century as many of the great explorers of the age - Burton, Stanley, Speke - traversed the region to understand the connection between the different rivers and lakes in Africa's central highlands. Nowadays its interest lies with those with a thirst and thrill for white-water rafting and bungee jumping.
Kampala is the largest city and the capital of Uganda. Kampala is a city of political, commercial and intellectual interest and has been historically unsettled. Since the 1980s much has changed, the battered worn torn buildings are being replaced with modern buildings and this city has a confidence as it enters into the modern day, witnessing these African cities develop is fascinating and Kampala offers a rare treat to today's travelers allowing a true insight into Ugandan modern life
8 hours 15 minutes
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, June - September
With a tropical climate, the hottest months are December to February. The main rainy season tends to be between April and May and then again from October to November. Due to the altitude the mountain air is a lot cooler. The best times to visit are Uganda are from December to March and from June to September.
Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:
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