Sited on the northern shores of Lake Victoria, Entebbe botanical gardens was established in 1898 with the gardens set on an area covering 40.7 hectare’s along the equator line. There is indeed marvelous with different flora and fauna occupied with a lot of tropical and sub-tropical plant species
Having been the first agricultural research unit to be established in the country. The place has over 400 plant species, wide range of ornaments, highly prized commercial timber species, indigenous fruits and medicinal plants. Being an old reserved place in the country, it was as well blessed for being an area where the first Tarzan movie was acted, you’ll see plenty of monkeys, including black and white colobus.
Apparently the area is a great birding destination in Uganda with plenty of wild life, the welcoming springs of birds at the entrance to the gardens are breath taking before you embark on the trail for full adventure.
In the jungle you will be able to glance at several species which include; Broad-billed Roller, Black and white casqued horn bill and splendid starling, two highly vocal and conspicuous species you should find in the gardens are African Fish eagle and eastern Grey Plantain-eater, pink-backed pelican, storks, eastern grey plantain-eater, purple-banded sunbird, African jacana and the yellow-billed duck.
The area is easily accessible in that it only takes 20 minutes from Entebbe international airport. It can as well be accessed by boat and is about 10-minute walk from the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre commonly known as Entebbe Zoo. Payments for this experience can be made at the time of entry and thus open to visitors annually to both foreign and local travelers. You will be required to pay $15 for this wonderful experience
At safari vacations & travel services we highly recommend our clients to travel with a pair of binoculars, an othinology book for better identification of Uganda birds, The gardens sometimes have lake flies which makes some insect thus endeavor to carry insect repellant. Carry a rain poncho, water proof hiking boots to take you through the soggy wet trails while undertaking this remarkable experience.
Ensure that you plan your safari early enough to enjoy the experience and get the best services ranging from plenty of accommodation areas in Entebbe and along botanical garden to enable you relax and enjoy nature along Lake Victoria.
We are highly recommended by our trip advisor and safari booking thus Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any inquiry for your planned trip to Uganda and Rwanda for nature and wildlife adventure, our safari consultants will be ready to help you plan your safari better and securing all the necessary requirements to the best of their knowledge and within your planned budget.