Ngamba Island Sanctaury
Ngamba island sanctuary is located just kilometers from Entebbe near the equator on the shores of Lake Victoria. You take a short boat ride to reach the sanctuary. It consists of approximately 100 hectares, 98 of which are forested and for use by the chimpanzee. The sanctuary was established in October 1998 to care for orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Uganda wildlife Authority since a return to their natural habitat is not possible, Many of them where rescued from poachers who where killing them in numbers and the place is regarded as a safe heaven for orphanage chimpanzees that are free to live on this amazing island. And it offers a unique opportunity for close viewing of chimpanzee in their natural environment.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
The Ziwa rhino Sanctuary is located in Nakasongola district in the Kafu River Basin off the Kampala-Gulu highway towards Murchison falls National Park. It is located approximately 176 kilometers (109 mi), north of Kampala Uganda’s capital and its largest city. It’s the only home for wild Rhinos in Uganda. The Sanctuary is a collaborative effort between the Rhino Fund Uganda, Uganda wildlife Authority and Ziwa Ranchers Limited, a private management company Currently the sanctuary host over (14) southern white rhinos- six (8) Adults, three (5) teenagers and three (5) babies. The sanctuary has become increasingly popular with tourists for rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation.
Ssese Island is situated in the Southwestern part of Lake Victoria. The island can be accessed by either using ferry service or a motor boat that is taken from Bukakata landing site on the shores of Lake Victoria. Or you can also take a Ferry from Entebbe (Nakiwogo) which leaves once a day at 14:00. It takes 31/2 hours to get to Lutoboka (on Buggala island), where most of the campsites and resorts are located. Ssese Island is regarded as the second largest fresh water Lake in the world. The Ssese Archipelago consists of 84 separate Islands, some large and densely populated, others small and abandoned, but lushly forested due to high annual rainfall in the area, but the more recognized and the largest island in the archipelago is called Bugala Island, most accessible and most developed, which is privately owned and the site of a popular budget resort. Other Islands that can be visited are Bubeke, Bukasa and Bufumira.