Camp Uganda Service - Nile & Chimpanzees - available until December 2018
Based in a unique location in Uganda “The Pearl of Africa”, this trip takes in vital community activities and conservation initiatives. Camp Uganda work in partnership with Kirundi Primary School. This provides students with the opportunity to take part in worthwhile community projects before travelling by boat to Ngamba Island, 23km into Lake Victoria, to visit a chimpanzee sanctuary and learn about primate conservation.
The itinerary encourages students to take on new challenges and provides a unique, educational experience.
- Live on a small island hideaway on the River Nile
- Work on vital ongoing community projects
- Learn about local conservation initiatives
- Visit Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary
- Experience Ugandan culture
Camp Uganda Service – Nile & Chimpanzees – available until December 2018
Camp Hairy Lemon
Hairy Lemon Camp is a small island hideaway located on the magnificent River Nile. Accommodation is tented under beautiful rainforest canopies that are home to an array of beautiful birds and a few red-tailed monkeys. It’s the perfect place to chill out in nature and enjoy the Nile.
Location: 150 km (4-5 hours drive) from Entebbe International Airport
Accommodation: Tents with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern toilets & long drops, sinks, cold showers
Power: Solar power available in the morning. British 3 pin power sockets
Phone Signal: Intermittent
Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, cereal, and omelette for breakfast; pitta bread & lentils, roast pork & roast potatoes for lunch/dinner & fruit
Signature dish: Homemade bread rolls & soup. Jackfruit
Social: Camp fire, chill out zone. Firefly spectacle at night
Day to day - Sample itinerary
Arrive Entebbe & Transfer to Camp Hairy Lemon
Arrive into Entebbe and transfer to Hairy Lemon Island which takes approximately 4 hrs.
Upon arrival, settle into camp and receive a safety and orientation briefing.
After breakfast, the group will head to Kirundi Primary School by crossing the Nile River by canoe. The team will be given a briefing of daily school life and overview of ongoing projects. Work could include building a kitchen or classroom, tree planting, plastering and/or painting.
Community Project Work
The next few days will be spent working on vital projects in the local community. The project work will vary depending on the needs of the community at that time.
Evenings will be spent resting in hammocks under the stars, enjoying a home cooked dinner and reflecting on the day’s activities.
Travel to Entebbe via Jinja
Today, the group will say goodbye to Hairy Lemon Island and transfer to Entebbe. On the way, there will be a stop off at a local African town called Jinja to buy souvenirs and try local delicacies.
Carry on to camp in Entebbe for a well-deserved rest and an evening at your leisure after dinner.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Today is a fun day out in Lake Victoria – where the group will take a motorised canoe and travel to Ngamba Island.
Here, the group will learn about man’s closest relative – the chimpanzee and learn about their rehabilitation back into the wild. In the afternoon, head to the viewing platform to watch feeding time before heading back by boat to Entebbe for your final evening in Uganda.
Transfer to Airport & Depart
After breakfast, the team will head to the airport to catch their departure flight.
Please Note: Prices stated are excluding flights. Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed above, it may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules, or other operational factors.