The pleasant town of Entebbe has a wonderful location on a northern peninsula of Lake Victoria. This tropical lakeside city is a more relaxed stop over destination than Kampala and as Uganda‘s main international airport is located here, it’s a great base for exploring rest of the country.
A city built on nature, Entebbe’s streets are home to the cute and cheeky Vervet monkey and it’s a birdwatcher’s paradise. The extensive National Botanical Gardens and parks with the sea-like lake in the background give the city a serene atmosphere, but don’t be fooled, there’s plenty to do here during your stay.
Entebbe’s Uganda Wildlife Education Centre is the country’s national zoo and houses animals that have been rescued from smugglers and poachers. A trip out to Ngamba island to the chimpanzee sanctuary is well worth it too, as is an excursion to the Mbamba Swamps to see the huge stork-like shoebills.
When to go
July through September tend to be the driest times to visit.
What to do
- Boat trips on Lake Victoria
- Vist Uganda Wildlife Educational Centre and Zoo
- See the chimpanzees on Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
- Take a tour to the Mabamba Swamps to see the elusive Shoebill