The source of River Nile
The source of this great river is located close to Jinja at its outflow from Lake Victoria. This is the longest river in Africa stretching through Sudan, Egypt and finally to the Mediterranean Sea. The source of the river was discovered by John Speke in 1862. A visit to the source of the Nile remains a moving and wondrous experience, no less so to those who have seen the same river as it flows past the ancient Egyptian temples at Aswan and Luxor some 6000km down stream.
There are 84 different islands that make up the Ssese Islands. Bugala island in particular, grants more incredible experiences of life in Africa's' biggest Lake Victoria. The Islands are also a wonderful get away destination from the shove and flurry of the main land with in Uganda.
Mabira Forest Reserve
Mabira Forest is one of the last remaining rain forests and biggest in Central Uganda, Located only 54km along the Kampala – Nairobi highway covers a total area of 306 sq km. It has an enormous biodiversity comprising 315 bird species, 312 tree species, 218 species of butterflies, 97 species of moths, 40 species of small mammals including the red - tailed monkeys, vervets, grey-cheeked mangabeys and many nocturnal animals. The most notable activities that take place in the forest include bird watching, picnicking, forest walks, education and research.
Bulago is nearly 2 miles long and just over 500 acres. The shoreline is made up of rocky outcrops and low cliffs plus about 6 kms of sandy beaches. The north-east tip of the island contains a small portion of rainforest. Activities you can carry: Sailing, Water skiing, Sight seeing, Bird watching, Horse riding, Kayaking, Knee boarding, Sport Fishing, Village and Community Walk, Biking, Boat Rides, Swimming, Sunset Platform, Sunset Boat Cruise and many more
Ngamba Island is part of the Koome group of islands located on Lake Victoria 23km south of Entebbe, Uganda. It consists of approximately 100 acres, 98 of which are forested and separated from the visitors area by an electric fence. Ngamba Island was officially opened to visitors in October 1999 and is currently home to 40 orphaned chimpanzees, almost half of which have been confiscated and brought to the island since its opening. Ngamba Island is a project of the Chimpanzees Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), established in 1997 by the Born Free Foundation (UK), International Fund for Animal Welfare (USA), the Jane Goodall Institute (Germany and Uganda), The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Trust (UWECT) and the Zoological Board of New South Wales (Australia) and it provides these orphaned chimpanzees with a secure home to live out their lives, since a return to their natural habitat is not possible, while educating visitors and local communities about their remarkable species and the importance of conserving their fragile forest habitat. You can help support this project by visiting. The entrance and activity fees paid goes directly towards helping cover the recurring costs of the island sanctuary and ensuring the well being of the chimpanzees. Have a Close-Up Chimpanzee Encounter - And Make A Difference in the Lives of Chimpanzees!