Ssese Islands & Chimps- Uganda

Uganda’s healthy climate makes it possible to get on with life with a minimum of fuss. You have to take precaution against malaria by taking anti-malarial two weeks before arrival. All kinds of anti-malaria is available in drug shops and there are doctors who have been in the country for many years who will treat malaria successfully.
Nearly all-African doctors are good at treating most tropical diseases. Some malaria strains now are resistant to treatments like malaria-quine or quinine, so its is better to always take precautions such as using mosquito repellents, creams or sleeping under treated bed-nets. You could also put on long sleeved shirts, socks and occasionally use sprays in your room. You are meanwhile advised to drink bottled mineral water, although tap water in most places can be drunk without problems.

Immunization
Some visitors to Uganda find a problem coping with fresh vegetables or fruit salads served in hotels, but the problem is usually not that of parasite infection but a change in climate for visitors. You should be able to drink most fresh juices and salads served in most decent hotels. Otherwise washing vegetables or fruits in a tincture of vinegar or salt is recommended. You might want to swim in most of the lakes or rivers, but a precaution should be taken against Schistomiasis (bilharzias).

immunisation

Compulsory vaccinations:
There was an outbreak of Yellow Fever in northern Uganda in December 2010. You should ensure that your vaccination is up to date before arriving in Uganda. You should also take a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate with you, as you may be asked to produce this when travelling onward from Uganda to other countries.

Recommended immunizations:
Very urgently recommended are vaccination against hepatitis A and typhoid fever. From October to May is recommended vaccination against meningococcal meningitis. In case of a longer stay, is recommended vaccination against hepatitis B and against cholera. For those travelers who will not stay mainly in the towns, is recommended vaccination against rabies. People over 30 years should be re-vaccinated against diphtheria and polio. Before travelling you should check, if you are vaccinated against tetanus and measles.

  • Ngamba Island: you will take a boat and visit Ngamba island which is a home to the orphaned chimps
  • Ssese Islands: you will visit and stay at Ssese islands on lake Victoria
  • Sunset canoe ride
  • Visiting of the palm plantations
  • Community tours
  • Pineapple tour on Ssese islands
  • Swimming in lake Victoria
  • Ecological nature walk

Program:

  • Day 1: Chimpanzee tour on Ngamba island
  • Day 2: Transfer to Ssese Islands
  • Day 3: Fishing village tour
  • Day 4: Ecological Nature walk
  • Day 5: Transfer back to Entebbe

Map of Uganda showing the route to Ngamba Island & Ssese Islands

ngamba-ssese

Day 1: Transfer to Ngamba Island
This morning our safari guide will pick you up from your hotel and will drive you to Lake Victoria shores where you board the engine boat that will take you to Ngamba islands which are Located 23 km offshore from Entebbe, this 100 acres forested island is a safe haven for juvenile/ orphaned chimpanzees that are free to enjoy the natural habitat on this wonderful island.
Ngamba island is home to a variety of plants and tree species, wild water and forest bird species, beautiful but unique reptile species such as snakes and lizard varieties plus a beautiful lake scenery. You will have a unique opportunity for close viewing of chimpanzees in their natural environment due to the pre-arranged supplementary feeding times (11.00 am & 3.00 pm each day) that bring the chimpanzees to within meters of theraised walkway designed for easy viewing and provide excellent photographic opportunities. You will feed the chimps and also have a great time with them

Mid range accommodation: Airport guest house.

Luxury accommodation: Boma hotel

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Travel time: 45 Minutes by boat.

Activity: Chimpanzee visit

 

Day 2: Transfer to Ssese Islands.
After your morning short day tour at the botanical gardens around Entebbe town, you will have lunch in Entebbe town and later leave Entebbe Pier at Nakiwogo with a ferry ship that departs at 2:00pm on Lake Victoria and arrives at Lutoboka bay in Bugala Island at 5:00pm where you should have enjoyed the navigation in a very comfortable atmosphere. The representative of booked hotel/ lodge will pick you up and transfer you for your overnight and dinner as well.

Mid range accommodation: Mirembe resort.

Luxury accommodation: Brovad sands lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Travel time: 15 Minutes.

Activity: Botanical gardens visit

 

 

Day 3:Ssese Islands Tour.
After breakfast go for the half day Ssese Island tour at which you will visit three Ssese islands, a fishing village, a settlement Village and an empty Island without occupants and here you will have a break. You will return to the hotel/ lodge for your lunch and later relax by the beach, some swimming in the beautiful water and take sun bath. Evening go for a sunset cruise on a local canoe for 2 hours and later return for dinner with overnight.

Mid range accommodation: Mirembe Resort.

Luxury accommodation: Brovad sands lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Travel time: 15 Minutes.

Activity: Fishing village tour

 

Day 4: Ecological Nature Walk.
After having your breakfast, you will go for an early Ecological walk in the forest and return for lunch. Relax a bit then later in the afternoon you will go for a village tour on a motor bike to visit the palm tree plantation, the pineapple Farm and one major traditional fishing village on Bugala Island.

Return for dinner and overnight at your Hotel.

Mid range accommodation: Mirembe resort.

Luxury accommodation: Brovad sands lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Travel time: 45 Minutes by boat.

Activity: Ecological Nature walk

 

Day 5: Return from Ssese Islands to Entebbe
Today you will have your breakfast packed and ready by the time you check out. You should be at the security checking point by 7:00am sharp the ferry will be moving at exactly 8:00am.

You should reach Entebbe dock in time for lunch and relax at the hotel as you wait for your flight back home.

Mid range accommodation: Airport guest house.

Luxury accommodation: Protea hotel

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Travel time: 3 hours by ferry

Activity: non

 

END OF TOUR

From Entebbe to Ngamba Island and then to Ssese island.

 

Safari price:

 Type of Safari:  Luxury Safari Mid-range Safari
 1 Traveler pays:  US $ 1,485  US $ 1,135
 2 people traveling together: each person pays:  US $ 1,235  US $ 826
 Group Safari, Each person pays: US $ 996 US $714
 Single supplement, each person pays: US $ 160 US $ 84

 

International Group Safaris 2017-18:

This is a join-in Safari in which a mix of people from all ages (above 18) and nationalities are welcome to join. The Safari dates are guaranteed departures with a minimum of 5 people.

Guide/ driver  1
Max Passengers 5
Duration  5 Days, 4 Nights
Type of Vehicle Mini van bus/Land cruiser
Accommodation type Luxury Lodge / mid range lodge
Meals  4 Breakfast,  5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Country Uganda

 

NOTE:

 

Single supplement:

  • This is when some people on this trip would like to travel with others and share everything but when it comes to Accommodation they would like not share the room with other people, each prefers to have a single room. That’s why they have to pay extra fee on top of the safari price we call it  “single supplement”

Lodges and Hotels:

  • The bookings with the lodges and hotels mentioned in the program depend on availability. Reservations will only be made after your booking.
  • In case the mentioned lodges are not available during the requested period, we will do our best to book a lodge in the same class for you (of course we will only do this after consulting you).

 

 Uganda  5 Days safari (What you are paying for)

 

SAFARI COST INCLUDES: SAFARI COST EXCLUDES:
Chimpanzee permit International air fares;
English speaking driver/guide Entry visa Uganda and Rwanda
All three meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Alcohol drinks, All soft drinks
Ferry fees Activities optional activities
Ngamba island entrance fees A porter for during the gorilla tracking
Community visits & Personal (medical/travel) insurance
All Accommodation as in program & vehicle fuel Tips and gratuities to rangers and driver/guide
Transport in a 4WD minibus laundry and souvenirs
1 Boat rides on  the lake All expenses of a personal nature

 

Tipping

Clients are advised to give a fair, reasonable tip to the local guides, cleaners, drivers, hotel staff, etc. We advise you to only give tips when you are truly happy with the service provided.

Your  Safari driver/guide US $5 dollars per person/per day
Porters US $5 dollars per half day (3 – 4 hours)
Hotel porters US $2 dollar per bag.
Rangers/ local guides US $15 dollars per activity (in total)
Restaurants  5 – 10%
Hotel staff US $1 – $2 dollars per person/per night

A 5 day safari that goes to Ngamba Island and Ssese islands. Choose the dates you would like to travel and we organize a safari for you.

START  DATE END DATE START DATE END DATE
1st June 2017 5th June 2017 1st June 2018 5th June 2018
22nd June 2017 26th June 2017 22nd June 2018 26th June 2018
22nd July 2017 26th July 2017 22nd July 2018 26th July 2018
1st August 2017 5th August 2017 1st August 2018 5th August 2018
14th November 2017 18th November 2017 14th November 2018 18th November 2018
15th December 2017 19th December 2017 15th December 2018 19th December 2018
22nd December 2017 26th December 2017 22nd December 2018 26th December 2018