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Turkish Air provides first-rate service and after our two uneventful flights, we arrived at Entebbe at 03:02 Feb14th.

Efficient pick-up by Paul of the "YUL x 4" Party got us to Protea Hotel  and later in a.m. taken by Steve to Lake Victoria Serena Hotel outside Entebbe on Lake Victoria and is a very nice hotel, Beautiful rooms, friendly Staff but lacks in the food department. Picturesque overlooking the lake and situated on a golf course.

After one-day vegging went to Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Ngamba Island one hour off shore and just across the Equator – although we peered intently, we couldn’t actually see it but were informed we indeed pass over it!

In any case, Entebbe is on the Equator and when the sun comes out, it gets seriously hot.

Our overnight stay at Protea Hotel (add photo)`

Excellent Guide Bryon introduced us to most of the forty-nine Chimps. Three born in captivity, the remainder saved from neglectful owners or injured in the jungle.

Closest to man in the Great Ape Family they are amazing to watch.

Glenn fed them (after sanitizing his hands) by throwing veggies and fruit over the electrified fence. (add photo

When he was ready to throw, the chimps stuck up their arms as if to say ‘throw to me’ like some do at the Bell Centre when wanting to be thrown a t-shirt!

No one is permitted into the jungle when chimps are there as they are highly aggressive primates and would attack in a moment’s notice – no good!

Uganda is a developing country but seemingly well organized. Things happen on time, people are extremely polite and traffic is pretty tame vs other places visited e.g. India.

Two nights at Lake Victoria Serena Resort back (add photo)

As it transpires the biggest export product is coffee. Uganda exports much produce across Africa as the soil is rich and farmers abound. China is in need of resources and so is visible behind infrastructure programs e.g. new highways.Jet lag almost over and off at 05:00 next day for flight up-country where trekking starts.

As time has shown the hospitality to us in Africa is way over the top.  one day vegging, we visited the Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Ngamba Island one hour off shore and just across the Equator – couldn't actually see it but informed we indeed pass over it! In any case Entebbe is on the Equator and when the sun comes out, it gets seriously hot. .

Excellent Guide Bryon introduced us to most of the forty-nine orphaned Chimps. Three born in captivity, the remainder saved from neglectful owners or injured in the jungle. Closest to man in the Great Ape Family they are amazing to watch. Glenn fed them (after sanitizing his hands by throwing veggies and fruit over the electrified fence. 

When he was ready to throw, the chimps stuck up their arms as if to say 'throw to me’ like some do at the Bell Centre when wanting to be thrown a t-shirt ! No one is permitted into the jingle when they are there as they are highly aggressive primates and would attack in a moment’s notice – no good.

Lake Victoria Serena Resort entrance (add photo)

Uganda is a developing country but seemingly well organized. Things happen on time, people are extremely polite and traffic is pretty tame vs. other places visited e.g. India. As it transpires the biggest export product is coffee. Uganda exports much produce across Africa as the soil is rich and farmers abound. China is in need of resources and so is visible behind infrastructure programs e.g. new highways.

Jet lag almost over and off at 05:00 a.m. for flight to up-country where serious trekking starts.

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Comments

Gorgeous hotel near Lake Victoria - photos superb as expected . Vicarious enjoyment !! Travel safely

From Jennifer Pavri, on Feb 15, 2017 at 09:11PM

Looks like a wonderful start! Glad the jet lag isn't too bad. What fun to visit the chimps :) I wonder if Jane Goodall has been to that sanctuary? I especially liked the one with white hair on its head... xoxoxo

From Rourke, Alex, on Feb 15, 2017 at 09:51PM

Only the beginning and what a trip already. I love your blog. Keep it up

From Young, Evie, on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:00PM

Great pics! Beautiful hotel and wonderful pics of the chimps :-)

xoxo

From jenzee5153, on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:25AM

Looks wonderful. Keep enjoying.

From Rourke, Wayne, on Feb 16, 2017 at 01:41PM

Love the blog. Wonderful photos! Spectacular venue.

Keeping up with your adventure daily and feel like I am with you. Enjoy! Say "hi" to all.

Lisa xo From Hollinger, Lisa, on Feb 16, 2017 at 02:39PM


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