The tropical wilderness combines with the glamorous beauty of modern skyscrapers in Entebbe, a prestigious small city where local officials and top managers prefer to settle. The city is located on the northern shore of Lake Victoria, in southern Uganda. Not far from the city, 37 km, is the capital of the country, Kampala.
Holidays in Uganda have long been safe and secure. There is clean air, many lakes and natural national parks. During the year, the air temperature ranges from 17-27 ° C. The rainy season lasts in March and April, November and December.
How to get to Entebbe?
The easiest way to get to Entebbe is to buy a flight. Entebbe International Airport serves flights from cities in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. This is the largest airport in the country.
In order to get from the airport to the city, you can pre-order a transfer or take a taxi. A taxi rank is located at the exit of the airport terminal. Travel time will take 10-15 minutes.
Sights of Entebbe
Tourists coming to Entebbe can fully enjoy the wonderful world of nature in Africa, discovering this country from a new, uncharted side. Most of the main attractions are somehow related to nature. Of course, in Entebbe there are also architectural monuments, but for their visit you will need only 1 day. Another thing when it comes to Uganda National Parks and Reserves. Here, the timing has a major role and the longer you have a vacation, the more chances to visit the most interesting places. Here are some of them:
- Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre;
The center (aka the zoo) was opened in 1994. Here you can see wildlife, mammals and reptiles on the African continent in a natural habitat.
- Victoria Lake;
This is one of the main attractions not only of Entebbe, but of the whole country. It is Africa’s largest freshwater lake and the second largest lake in the world. Tourists and locals love to relax on local beaches, go fishing or go on a boat tour. Here, right next to the lake, on the island of Ngamba there is a Chimpanzee Reserve, which you can also visit.
- Entebbe Botanical Garden;
There are many types of unique and exotic plants in Africa and Uganda in the garden. Capybaras, squirrels, birds and butterflies live here. Interestingly, a film about Tarzan with Johnny Weissmuller was shot in this garden.
In addition to this, you can also visit:
- Reptile Village;
- Waterfront Beach;
- Sesse Islands;
- Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris;
- Great Adventures Uganda;
- Aero Beach.
Hotels in Entebbe
If you visit Entebbe, then most likely you will go to a variety of National Parks. Therefore, the main type of accommodation for you will be lodges hotels and campsites. Each Uganda National Park or Reserve has its own accommodation service. A small selection of hotels is also available in the city center.