Lake Victoria

DESCRIPTION

Lake Victoria is the world's second largest fresh-water lake, at some 68,000 sq km. The lake lies at an altitude of 1133m and is widely accepted to be the main source of the Nile.

Rivers from large areas of Western Kenya, Northern Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda gather in this shallow lake and begin, as Victoria Nile, their 6000km journey to the Mediterranean Sea. The lake's high rate of evaporation due to its location on the Equator makes this immense body of water a major factor in the local climate.

In the morning the area is usually cloudy, but during the day the sky clears up. The northern, Ugandan shore is characterised by countless small and larger islands and long, finger-like peninsulas. In between, swampy bays reach deep into the mainland, their Papyrus-swamps providing a preferred habitat for the elusive Sitatunga Antelope.

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Ngamba Island

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)...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1 - 3: Lake Victoria

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

The former seat of Uganda’s government, Entebbe just a short drive from the current capital and offers plenty to keep visitors amused. Tourists can while away days on the beaches along the banks of Lake Victoria, stroll around the fields and forests of the Botanical Gardens, or pay a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a haven for country’s remaining chimps.

Laico Lake Victoria Hotel is spacious and elegant,and nestles in well-manicured, palm-studded Step over the threshold of Lake Victoria Hotel into an Oasis of tranquility in classic colonial style. Tropical gardens with verandahs and terraces overlooking the calm beauty of Lake Victoria Hotel.

Day 4 - 6: Lake Victoria

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Ngamba island forms part of the Kome archipelago and is home to the Ngama Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary which was founded by Jane Goodall and is funded by the Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Born Free Foundation, Jane Goodall Institute.

Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 48 orphaned chimps rescued from throughout Uganda. Island facilities offer day and overnight visitors an exceptional opportunity to closely observe and interact with these fascinating great apes in this unique setting. Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), an NGO, is responsible for all aspects of the sanctuary at Ngamba Island. Deeply committed to and involved in the conservation education of local communities, CSWCT also works with the Ugandan government and wildlife authorities in their rescue operations of orphaned and confiscated chimps.

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