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About Entebbe

Entebbe, the historical big brother of Uganda, manifest a diminutive population of 55,100 people. This small city, literally explodes in beauty and majestic plant life. Beautiful botanical gardens embraces the energy of flowers, trees, plants, birds, and monkeys. Behold the magnificent landscapes, and enchanted forest along Lake Victoria, which is a perfect way to spend a sunny day.

Cheap flights to Entebbe are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready to be charmed by this beautiful city. Entebbe is home to the Entebbe International Airport (EBB), which is approximately a 10-minute drive from the city center. Entebbe International Airport serves a multitude of airlines - including South African Airways. Non-stop international flights to Entebbe departure from Cape Town and Johannesburg. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Entebbe is approximately 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Why visit Entebbe

Lake Victoria

Sightseeing

The city explodes in beauty and majestic plant life. Beautiful botanical gardens embrace the energy of flowers, trees, plants and birds. Enjoy magnificent landscapes and enchanted forests along Lake Victoria.

African Craft Of A Group Of Wooden Women

Arts & Culture

The city is renowned for its creativity, and for strengthening their position as a capital of culture. Creative industries help to improve the quality of life and attract businesses, investments and tourists.

Crème Brulee

Cuisine

Committed to great food, the restaurants serve up a fusion of traditional, European and Western cooking. Some delectable meals are: crème brulee, red curry beans and stir fry.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Uganda
Currency Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 275.426 UGX
Language English, Swahili
Hub Airport Entebbe International Airport
Airline South African Airways
Time Zone GMT + 3:00
Travel Adaptor Type C / F

Best time to visit Entebbe

The best time to go depends on many factors, due to its many attractions. Entebbe is a popular tourist’s area, so high and low seasons should be considered when planning your trip. Christmas is usually a high season for Entebbe, so hotels are normally fully booked. If you are travelling during the festive season, make hotel bookings and arrangements two months ahead of time. This will also help you avoid the hike in prices. The low season, from May through to September, is usually considered the low tourist season, when accommodation is plentiful. During the low season, most of the tour and travel operators have low prices or tour-packages available. Public spaces and roads are less crowded and easier to navigate

Weather & Climate in Entebbe

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low (°C) 18°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 18°C 17°C 17°C 17°C 17°C 18°C 18°C
High (°C) 29°C 29°C 29°C 28°C 27°C 27°C 27°C 27°C 28°C 28°C 27°C 28°C
Rainfall (mm) 15 30 55 100 105 75 115 115 60 60 50 25

Overview

The United Nations uses Entebbe as a depot and staging area for their vehicles and heavy equipment that are part of peace keeping and other missions in the central African region. Entebbe offers a relaxed stop-over alternative to Kampala. On your way into or out of the country by airplane, as the air is clean, the streets are safe to walk. The old colonial gardens and parks with the lake in the background make for a serene atmosphere.

Entebbe has many attractions, big and small, but the one that many travellers come to see is the magnificent Lake Victoria. There are many things you can do at Lake Victoria, such as swimming and watching the most captivating sunsets. It is definitely worth the visit. A short drive from Entebbe is the Snake Park for those daredevils, or the beautiful Zika Forest which was discovered in Uganda in 1947, for those who seek a more relaxed adventure of animal sightings and striking natural surroundings.

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Visa & Customs

South African Passport holders do not need a visa to visit Entebbe, Uganda.

• You will need to check that your passport has validity of at least 6 months.

• Ensure you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.

• Contact the embassy of Uganda (Telephone: 012 3426031) for more information, in addition to visa application.

Health & Safety

All travellers should be up to date with routine vaccinations, as vaccinations are required. Most travellers to Entebbe will need vaccinations as well as medication for malaria and travellers’ diarrhoea.

• You will need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria. Your doctor can help you decide which medicine is right for you, and also talk to you about other steps you can take to prevent malaria. Malaria is spread by the Anopheles mosquito, so preventing yourself being bitten is of paramount importance. An insect repellent is recommended.

• Vaccinations for Hepatitis A and Typhoid are recommended.

• Bring adequate supplies of medication with, in their original containers and clearly marked, if you are sick or have to take chronic medication. • Bring plenty of sunblock with a high SPF factor and avoid spending long hours in the sun.

• Always be vigilant as crime occurs in any country and watch your personal belongings.

Where to stay?

Ideally located on the gleaming shores of Lake Victoria, and a convenient 1km from the Entebbe airport, are some superb hotels. These hotels offer a wide variety of services and amenities, including a restaurant that offers an exciting and truly inviting menu every day of the week. These hotels compliment your travel style. With sophisticated furnishings, and a warm, inviting feel, the hotel’s decor and rooms create a luxurious atmosphere. The outside terrace, with its own special ambience and superb lake views is the perfect place to take it all in.

For a beach holiday, there are some personalized and intimate hotels in the area. These hotels offer a tranquil and private environment with beautifully furbished rooms, gorgeous linen and curtaining.

Overlooking the Entebbe Bay, there is a hotel which is a 9km walk from the Entebbe Golf Club and 1km from the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. Standard room rates apply, with traditional furniture. Freebies include free parking, bar and lounge, and breakfast served in a casual restaurant.

Get Around

Entebbe transportation can get you to even the most remote areas of Entebbe. The transportation transfers you within the city, or from the city of Entebbe to its neighbouring cities. You'll have the safest, and best tour using the economical transportation.

Boda-boda, or the Motorcycle Taxi, is the most convenient way of getting around Entebbe. Boda-boda takes you to any place in Entebbe at a good price.

Taxi is a mode of transportation that is readily available and can take you to your required destination. The taxi stand in Entebbe is found in the Kitoro area. If you are planning a trip to Kampala, you can use this taxi. A taxi from the airport to anywhere in Entebbe is inexpensive. It is recommended that you exchange your money before leaving the airport to avoid paying more than you need to.

Main attractions in Entebbe

Ngamba Island

Ngamba Island

Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre

Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre

Victoria Mall

Victoria Mall

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