Entebbe is a very well-developed town in Central Uganda. It is located on a Lake Victoria peninsula which is approx. 37 km southwest of the Kampala (The capital of Uganda).
Entebbe is also the location of Entebbe International Airport. This is Uganda’s military airport and also the largest commercial which is best known for the dramatic rescue of 100 hostages who are kidnapped by the resistance group of the PFLP-EO and RZ (Revolutionary Cells) organizations.
Most travels and tourists only visit Entebbe when visiting one of the beaches. But they do not know that Entebbe has so much to offer. This place is one of the most naturally spectacular towns in Uganda.
The town is surrounded by great landscapes including Lake Victoria and lush green vegetation that offers natural charm and a cool temperature. This town is relatively very well organized and built with great attractions.
In the 2002 national census, the population of this city was estimated at around 55,100 people. And in 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) has an estimated 76,500 population. While in 2011, UBOS has estimated 79,700 population.
The climate of Entebbe remains very pleasant throughout the year. Since this city has on real dry season, it remains a tropical rainforest climate. The driest season of Entebbe is January with rainfall of total 65 mm and the wettest season is April with a rain of total 256 mm. The hottest month is February with a 22.8° C average temperature. And the coolest month is July with 20.6° C.
In Entebbe, there is also beautiful and worth seeing flora and fauna. You can enjoy this in its spectacular Botanical Gardens, Zika Forest, and the Ngamba Chimpanzee Island. Its relaxed beaches, friendly and welcoming people, and bustling markets offer a perfect introduction to Uganda.
Are you looking for the best place to relax and enjoy, then you should not miss visiting Entebbe. You will love its breathtaking scenery, natural wonders, exotic wildlife, and fascinating culture. If you are traveling to Uganda for the first time, we recommend not to miss this beautiful city.
Overall Entebbe offers tourists and visitors a relaxed climate and glorious natural attractions.
Things to do:
– Visit Lake Victoria
– Visit the beaches
– Sunset Boat Cruise
– The Reptile Sanctuary
What are the attractions?
– Thai garden
– Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
– Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
– Botanical gardens
How to access the place?
Entebbe has situated about 40 km from Kampala City Centre. It will take around 45 to 90 minutes to reach from Kampala. So, to reach Entebbe is very easy. You can take small minibusses from Kampala every 30 minutes.
Best time to visit:
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures. In this month, you will see the least rain with 0 to 1 day of rainfall per month. However, June to August is the busiest season for tourism, so accommodation and lodging may cost you more than usual.