Tranquility beside Lake Victoria
Entebbe opens a gateway into the beautiful, warm and friendly country of Uganda. Nestling near the unspoilt shores of Lake Victoria, Entebbe offers a haven of peace and calm where you can relax after a long flight and acclimatise; Uganda will seduce the senses of even the weariest or jaded traveller. Only moments away from Entebbe International Airport, Entebbe fills a small peninsular that juts out into the vast expanse of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest Great Lake and the world’s second largest expanse of fresh water. Wildlife centres, botanical gardens and reasonably priced hotels and food are all great reasons to spend your holiday in Entebbe. The hustle and bustle of Uganda’s capital city Kampala is only half an hour away and the journey past hundreds of small roadside craft stalls reveals the imagination and industrious nature of the welcoming Ugandan people.
Entebbe offers a haven from which the traveller can soon find all manner of sensory experience by visiting Lake Victoria, nearby Kampala or by pushing deeper into the beating heart of Uganda. The romantic setting of Lake Victoria offers ferries to transport you to Tanzania and Kenya or to reveal more of the natural wonders of Uganda. With hotels and food inexpensive Entebbe makes great sense as a place to stay or a base from which to explore Uganda.
How to get there?
Entebbe International Airport is the gateway to Uganda and right beside Entebbe, which provides an easy transition for plane to hotel and that first long cool drink. Many cheap flights are available with BA and Emirates providing daily options and with visas available on arrival trips are easy to plan.
When to Go?
Entebbe is agreeable all year round with the dry seasons of March, July and October the busiest for travelling and trekking.
The local Uganda Wildlife Education Centre is a world centre of study and provides shelter for many rare birds and animals, often rescuing them from distress such as Sarah the famous member of the UWGC chimpanzee family as well as offering traditional reed thatched accommodation. A gentle stroll in The National Botanical Gardens on the shores of Lake Victoria will take you through different equatorial zones form rain forest to savannah. It’s heaven for bird watchers with birdlife of all shapes and sizes wading, perching, roosting or flitting from tree to tree around you. The gardens lets you get up close to the breath and rhythm of African wildlife before relaxing in the cool shade with the refreshment of your choice. With Kampala so close if you can’t find anything you fancy in Entebbe then a short trip will provide the keys to a wealth of delightful eating experiences where you can choose from a wide variety of Ugandan, Indian and international food.
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