Entebbe is one of the most important and beautiful cities in Uganda. It is located on the stunning Lake Victoria peninsula and it is very close to the capital to the Ugandan capital, Kampala. It was the center of the government of Uganda before independence and it is home of the largest airport in Uganda, Entebbe international airport.
One of the main reasons for visiting Uganda is that the country is known for its sunny weather which only requires heavy clothing on some cold nights in the mountains like western and eastern Uganda.
Ugandan smiles are as warm as their sun and the locals are among the most welcoming people to tourists in the region; you will probably feel it since you set foot in the country. When it comes to finances, Uganda is an ideal destination to get the best experience ever and save money.
The cost of living in Uganda is lower than that of its neighbors, giving travelers more purchasing power to discover all that Uganda has to offer.
The majority of Ugandan adults are very good English speakers and listeners, so you don't have to learn Bugandi or French before traveling to the country.
Tribal and cultural identity is another important point to Ugandans and they like to share it with visitors. Uganda is an amazing tourist destination with incomparable natural beauty, including the magnificence of the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains, which represent one of the best excursions in the world, with the largest volcanic caldera in the world; Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa; not to mention the mighty Nile, the longest river in the world, so a visitor in this country is sure to find everything they are looking for.
Entebbe is located on the northern shores of the largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria. It is very close to the capital and the largest city in Uganda, Kampala city, 45 kilometers southern. The drive from Entebbe to Kampala takes 90 minutes maximum.
The name Entebbe in the local language in Uganda means a seat; it was named this way because it was the place where the Baganda chief sat to adjudicate legal cases. Entebbe also was the administrative and commercial center for the British during their occupation.
Security and Safety
Uganda is currently the safest tourist destination in East Africa and, unlike its turbulent history, Uganda is now stable and welcoming. Ugandans are very hospitable and will willingly lend a hand whenever and wherever possible.
How to get there:
Entebbe is the only city in Uganda that has International airport (Entebbe International Airport). So it is very easy to reach and stay in Entebbe.
Although Uganda is the home of the Big Five (lion, tiger, rhinoceros, buffalo, elephant), it boasts a unique wildlife with species of lions, the Nile crocodile, and more than 1,000 species of birds, including some rare ones. No wonder Entebbe's wetlands and savannahs are great habitats for some of the world's most spectacular birds and wildlife. Uganda is the place where you can see the true colors of the wild life.
Entebbe Wildlife Center (Zoo): The best option to do safari in Entebbe and you will have the chance to capture several species of lions, rhinos, zebras, crocs, giraffes, hyenas and others.
Reptile Village in Entebbe: you will be able to see all the reptiles of Uganda at Reptile Village in Entebbe, the village is characterized by being very quiet and calm, also have unique species of reptiles like The Gaboon Viper, Nile Monitor, Leopard Tortoise, Forest Cobra and Jackson Chameleon. The major thing that the village is trying to do for the tourists and their guests is to overcome their fear from reptiles and take an interest in their conversation.
Entebbe Botanical Garden: established in 1898 and located on the northern shores of Lake Victoria, the Garden is home of very old trees and a variety of plants maintained near Lake Victoria.