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what's a good day trip from Entebbe?

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what's a good day trip from Entebbe?

will be in Entebbe for a few days in May for a meeting. I'm going a little earlier with my husband to go gorilla trekking in Bwindi, but once we're back in Entebbe I was wondering about any ideas for a day trip for my husband so he doesn't stay in his room working all day while I'm at my meeting!

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1. Re: what's a good day trip from Entebbe?

Does he birdwatch at all?

Which Hotel?

Visit the Botanical Gardens even if birds are not his thing. Go to the Wildlife Centre, it is quite good.

He could whizz down to Jinja and look at the Nile.

He COULD make Lake MBuro NP with an early start.

If he 'birds' then three things come to the top (apart from the aforesaid Botanical Gardens and a Cold Beer.)

Mabamba Swamp. Take a Makoro out on the Lake and see Shoebills. Call round at Mpanga Forest Reserve for more birds. The Fish Farm and Sewage Works in Entebbe should round off a great day.

To the East toward Jinja is Mabira Forest Reserve for more stiff necks peering into the canopy.

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2. Re: what's a good day trip from Entebbe?

Thanks Mfuwe

No he's not a bird watcher

We're staying at the Boma. We're actually supposed to be at the Lake Victoria but the reviews are so awful I looked for an alternative. Any views?? Has it really improved with the refurbishment??

Thanks for the other suggestions. So you think Jinja's do-able in a day trip?

I assume it doesn't need an early start??

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3. Re: what's a good day trip from Entebbe?

The Boma's OK Nothing outstanding but she does a good job for the money. You are right to avoid Windsor Lake Victoria. I was very disappointed earlier this year. It just did not seem to 'work'. A case of too much money and not enough management.

Jinja should take around two hours once you have escaped Kampala. Early start? I would, simply to get along before it gets too hot. He could go white water rafting or bungee riding to cool down and still be home for dinner.

One other place springs to mind is the Chimp Sanctuary on Ngamba Island. Check out www.gctours.co.ug if interested.

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4. Re: what's a good day trip from Entebbe?

thanks so much!!

I can't stop laughing at the thought of him water-water rafting or bungee jumping!!!

It's called "Windsor" lake Victoria?? This is the same one that the Lybians have bought and refurbished I take it?

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5. Re: what's a good day trip from Entebbe?

Thats the one. Maybe the Libyans dropped the "Windsor" bit for reasons that we will not go into here.

So Whitewater rafting is out? Chimps?? Or just a cold Nile Special and a good book in the garden?

Get him away from his laptop!

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6. Re: what's a good day trip from Entebbe?

Chimps and Jinja look good!

Those- and a cold Nile special and a laptop!! You know him then?!

thanks so much

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7. Re: what's a good day trip from Entebbe?

I know him!

Happy to help!

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8. Re: what's a good day trip from Entebbe?

hey check these links for short trip

atlassafarisuganda.com/kampala-city-tour.html

atlassafarisuganda.com/rivernilesourc-tour.h…

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9. Re: what's a good day trip from Entebbe?

hey check these links for short trip

atlassafarisuganda.com/kampala-city-tour.html

atlassafarisuganda.com/rivernilesourc-tour.h…

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10. Re: what's a good day trip from Entebbe?

Many thanks!