Uganda, our SIAL host country, is widely recognized as the “Pearl of Africa” and offers a tremendous range of touristic highlights including both cultural and natural treasures. There is a wealth of opportunities for pre- or post-conference excursions or simply vacation activities, either by individual travelling or guided tours (visituganda.com; visituganda.de). For those who want to visit the famous national parks, please consult ugandawildlife.org.

The excursion day during the SIAL conference will be Wednesday the 1st of August with an optional boat cruise on Lake Victoria and a land-based excursion to Jinja (source of the Nile, dam lake Bujagali, Spekes' monument and Kampala). These two excursions will be organized by SIAL and can be booked during the registration.

For those who want to stay in Entebbe rather, both the Uganda Wildlife Education Center Entebbe and the Botanical Garden are within walking distances and are definitely worthwhile to be visited.

Independently one could book a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary (ngambaisland.org) or do a birding trip to Mabamba swamp with almost guaranteed shoebill sighting. For a taste of a typical tropical forest there is a patch left at Kisubi, also very close to Entebbe.


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