Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary
Founded by Jane Goodall in 1998 this island is a refuge for over 45 rescued chimpanzees. There are various options for trips to and experiences on the island. Packed lunches for your day can be supplied on request.
Mabamba Swamp is one of the best places in Uganda to spot the highly sought-after shoebill in its natural habitat. Regularly featured on tourism brochures are these appealingly rare birds with their pre-historic features and oversized yellow bill. Bird watching here is achieved mostly by a canoe, where you'll navigate waterways comprising lily pads and papyrus swamp. Amongst the 260 species in the region, other notable birds include the papyrus yellow warbler, pallid harrier and blue swallow.