1 day Photographic Tour/ General -Entebbe
Entebbe in the native language of Luganda means a “seat”. The name was in reference to a local chief called Mugula of the Mamba clan who had his seat in the area close to the Lake Victoria where he used to sit and adjudicate cases among his clan members.
In 1893 when Uganda became a British Protectorate, Sir Gerald Portal made Port Alice the administrative center of the colony as Entebbe was known by then. In 1903 when the Uganda Railway reached Kisumu, Entebbe became the commercial center and changed the name to Entebbe. Ferries carrying goods from Kisumu used to dock in Entebbe.
In 1929, an airfield was established at Entebbe to serve domestic and regional flights. In 1950, it was elevated to an International Airport. In 1955 international scheduled flights began operating from Entebbe by the B.O.A.C( British Overseas Airways Corporation) which later became British Airways.
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What's included :
- Entry/Admission - Uganda Reptile Village
- Entry/Admission - Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre
- Entry/Admission - Entebbe Crafts Village
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Uganda Reptile Village, Entebbe-Uganda, Entebbe Uganda
A tour to Entebbe by Snap Uganda Tours will take you to the Uganda Reptile Village where reptiles on display include the Gabon Viper, Forest Cobra, Nile Monitor, Leopard Tortoise and Jacksons Chameleon.
A major function of the village is to educate people so that they overcome the fear of reptiles and take an interest in their conservation. The centre is home to over 50 reptiles with 20 different species on display from cobras, boom slangs, skinks, monitor lizards, tortoises and the most poisonous snake in Africa the Gabon Viper. The reptiles on display are rescued from within Uganda and given a safe home. The Reptile Village is 2km off the Entebbe Kampala - highway
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Plot 56/7 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe Uganda
Entebbe also hosts the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) which was in 1994,
founded as a trust to take over the Entebbe Zoo primarily for Conservation Education
The Centre, located on the edge of Lake Victoria, has a rich vegetation, a wide range of
birds, butterflies and other indigenous animals that make it an attractive venue for
educational and recreational visits.
Formerly called the “Entebbe Zoo”, it was opened in 1952, by the Colonial Government in
Uganda, as a reception centre for wild animals that were found as casualties (sick, injured,
orphaned or confiscated from illegal trade).
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Entebbe Crafts Village, Portal Road, Entebbe Uganda
You will also visit the site where Mugula had his Court..
You will visit Kigungu where the first Catholic Missionaries Father Siméon Lourdel Pere (Mapeera) and Brother Amans Delmas (Amansi) landed to spread Christianity on 17, February, 1879. The town also houses the Old Airport terminal building which was the scene of the great mission “Thunderbolt” where the Israeli commandos rescued the Jewish hostages that had been hijacked by PLO fighters in 1976.“Victory at Entebbe” the popular Hollywood movie was shot at the old Airport.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Our driver guide will pick you from whereever you are.Airports
- Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.