Entebbe Town – Home to Entebbe International Airport
Entebbe Town is located at the shores of Lake Victoria about 40 km south west of Kampala City. It is also home to Uganda’s only international airport and gateway to the country. Entebbe also has the second presidential home (state house) where the president stays. The name of the town was derived from Luganda word ’Entebbe’ which means a chair. The place is where the Baganda chiefs used to seat while solving legal conflicts. The area was also embraced by the colonial government as the administrative center of the country. With Entebbe International Airport being found in this town, the place is a gateway to and from Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. Entebbe is much more than a town as it has places of attraction where e one can explore the various spots, places, islands, our national zoo and more.
The town has a pleasant climate for you to enjoy since its situated near Lake Victoria and you can access various choice destinations from here, most of them a short drive, or boat ride, now even by plane or helicopter.
Tourist Attractions in Entebbe Town
Areas of attraction in Entebbe include the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) where you have enjoy animals, birds and plant species, Entebbe Snake park, the Botanical Gardens, a place where one can spend a day seeing the beautiful trees, birds and monkeys. Entebbe has beautiful beaches for relaxation and fun making.
Entebbe is a base for connecting to other tourist destinations in Lake Victoria. These destinations include Ssese islands, amazing holiday islands in Uganda, Bulago island, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the home for orphaned chimpanzees as well as Mabamba Swamp, a birding spot on the outskirts of Lake Victoria. The town blessed with several accommodation facilities, recreational centres as well as white sand beaches making it an ideal destination for fun, vacation and relaxation