Entebbe area-Nkima lodge and Botanical garden

8 -10 August 2021

We stayed for three nights at Nkima Lodge, a forest oasis in the heart of an environmentally destroyed region, just like Uganda in general.... This lodge is run by an English couple who are both passionate about nature and very friendly! It is also a five minute drive from the Mabamba Swamp, one of the best places in the world to see the rare, mysterious and reptilian  Shoebill, Balaeniceps rex! We were lucky enough to see two of them!
Back at the lodge, in addition to Primates and many Birds we were able to observe some species of Frogs, Chameleons and a snake outside its range: Philothamnus hughesi.
The last day of the trip was dedicated to the exploration of the Entebbe Botanical Garden, located on the shores of Lake Victoria and only ten minutes drive from the airport. Several dozens of bird species can easily be observed in a few hours. We will mainly remember the observation of a pair of Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill, Bycanistes subcylindricus, flying back and forth to their nest, located in a tree cavity!


The other visited regions:


Nyerere National Park (Big river, lots of hippos and crocodiles)

Ruaha National Park(Lions, Elephants and more...)

Katavi National Park (Lots of water, birds and hippos)

Mahale National Park (Chimp!!)

Burigi-Chato National Park (new!) and Rubondo island (Victoria lake)

Lake Mburo and Bwindi impenetrable National park (Uganda, Gorillas and co)