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A 1-day Lake Victoria expedition tour in Uganda can offer a quick glimpse of the largest tropical lake in the world and its surroundings. Here’s a suggested itinerary for a one-day tour. Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. With a surface area of approximately 59,947 km², Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, the world’s largest tropical lake, and the world’s second-largest freshwater lake by surface area after Lake Superior in North America. Lake Victoria promises a little bit of everything; from thrilling wildlife and sightseeing wonderments to fishing excursions and cultural insights. With a truly diverse range of exciting things to do, you have a full day, at your own leisure, to explore the world’s largest tropical freshwater lake and all it has to offer.
Lake Victoria Activities
Safri Boat Cruise And Sunset Cruise
These activities will bring you closer to watching the sunset which will have some snacks on board. This trip takes anything from 2 hours to 3 hours. Relax and enjoy the lake as you watch the fishermen bring in their catch for the evening, locals swimming and depending on the route taken – visit the Equator monument.
Is a 100-acre island that is close to Entebbe and a habitat for orphaned chimpanzees that were rescued from poachers. If you did not travel to Western Uganda for chimp trekking in Kibale national park, this Island will give you an opportunity to watch the chimpanzees on a raised platform as they receive their supplementary feeding.
These are a group of 84 islands whose essence is to offer rest and relaxation, coming as a relief to the shoulders that are weary from carrying backpacks of equipment and limbs tired from the hikes. If you crave activity during your relaxation, nature walks while munching on fresh fruit like mangoes and jackfruit, bird watching and fishing are viable options.
The lake has over 200 fish species but the Tilapia which weighs about 1-2 kilograms is the most economically important in Uganda. Your Giant catch would be the Nile Perch weighing between 10 to 80 kilograms and it is recommended that you use trolling lures for your fishing expedition. You may also visit some of the landing sites and interact with the local fishermen and how they go about their activities. The fishing season is usually October to March but the lake has fished all year round.
Sail From Entebbe To Jinja across the Lake
You will follow Winston Churchill’s boat route he took to Jinja in Uganda where he popularized the slogan ‘pearl of Africa which is a comfortable and pleasant name for Uganda appreciating its unique mother beauty. This is a fantastic example of tourism with a purpose and coordinates exactly with the safari to Jinja so, we can kindly add this breathtaking experience to your safari in Uganda. Just let us know.
Mabamba Bay Wetlands At Lake Victoria
Mabamba wetlands are the best place for spotting the mighty Shoebill that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. Spotting the Shoebill is done using a guided local boat on a Shoebill sighting safari. The largest freshwater body in Africa, Lake Victoria is home to many water birds, and here tourists can catch a glimpse of a Shoebill, Malachite Kingfisher, Black-headed Weaver, African Jacana, Black-headed heron, Black kite etc. Birders have a great chance to come across different bird species, this leaves you with a great and memorable birding experience.
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
This is a mini-safari to the zoo and the vegetation surrounding it while enjoying eye-catching, memorable, scenic views of the shores of Lake Victoria. The zoo is located on the edge of the lake.
Horseback Riding Along The Nile River
Don’t miss out on a fantastic 2-3 hour horse ride. Enjoy the beautiful Nile scenic views and the warm hospitality of the local people who wave to you as you pass by their homes. The horses are maintained by their Australian owners, well-trained and healthy.
Please note that this is a general itinerary, and the actual duration, activities, and accommodations may vary depending on your preferences, available time, and the specific arrangements made with you. It is advisable to consult with us to customise your itinerary and make any necessary adjustments.
- Full time 4×4 safari vehicle with fuel With Driver
- Local english speaking Guide/Driver
- Full Board Meals Plan
- Ranger/guide and all entry fees
- Boat Excursion Through Lake Victoria
- All Local taxes
- Entry Visa Fees
- All Air fares
- Meals where not provided
- Alcoholic drinks
- Personal Insurance
- Personal shopping bills
- Items of personal nature
- Porter fees where it requires