Thirty five kilometers south of Kampala, Entebbe lies on the shore of Lake Victoria. It served as the administrative capital of Uganda in the 1960s but now is most famous for being the site of Uganda's only international airport.
Entebbe provides an attractive introduction to Uganda and has a much more laid back feel than the capital. Usually visitors won't stay long in Entebbe with an overnight stop before an early or after a late flight being the main reasons to stop.
However if you do have a little more time, a visit to the botanical gardens is highly recommended. This offers a great introduction to Uganda's bird life as well as glimpses of a couple of monkey species and plenty of tree squirrels and is a very picturesque and tranquil place to enjoy a stroll and while away a few hours.
Suggested itineraries featuring Entebbe
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Entebbe, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Entebbe
- Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary 17 miles away
- Kampala 20 miles away
- Jinja 57 miles away
- Lake Mburo 116 miles away
- Kibale Forest National Park 117 miles away
- Semliki Wildlife Reserve 153 miles away
- Murchison Falls National Park 167 miles away
- Queen Elizabeth National Park 171 miles away
- Lake Bunyonyi 199 miles away
- Ishasha 204 miles away
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 216 miles away
- Mgahinga National Park 219 miles away
Accommodation choices for Entebbe
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