Interesting places to visit in Entebbe

Posted | 18, April 2017

When you think about travelling to Uganda, you first think of Entebbe, one of Uganda's most interesting cities with diverse and exciting natural attractions. Entebbe is an attractive town in Central Uganda along the shores of Lake Victoria. The city is a major town with the country's main and only airport, Entebbe International airport. Entebbe has several beautiful natural attractions including the Zoo (Uganda Wildlife Education Center), beaches, resorts, shopping malls, the state house and Africa's largest lake, Lake Victoria.

Whether you are a Ugandan looking for a place to visit or you have just arrived at Entebbe International airport for your tour experience in Uganda or you are preparing to return home after an interesting tour in Uganda, why not take a city tour of Entebbe to get exceptional memories to add to your exciting experience in Uganda. The top interesting places to visit in Entebbe include:

Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Entebbe Botanical gardens are leisurely botanical gardens on the shores of lake Victoria and one of the best places to visit in Entebbe. The Botanical gardens feature exotic and leisurely gardens that are good for picnics and a number of thick rain forests with several Vervet and Black-and-white colobus monkeys. Entebbe Botanical gardens are a paradise of birds, with over 150 species. The birds and the scenery at Entebbe Botanical Gardens make the place the best site for bird watching and the place was used as a venue of the African bird Expo that was hosted in Uganda in 2016.


At a fee of 10,000 Uganda shillings, one can visit the gardens to see plenty of monkeys, birds, flowers, trees, Africa's biggest lake, Lake Victoria or even take a walk in the gardens. Visitors who wish to get extensive knowledge about the place can also request for tour guides, with pretty extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna of the gardens to guide them around the place

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre


Located on the shores of Lake Victoria, the center is a home to injured and rescued animals from poachers and traffickers in Uganda. The center's main attractions include lions, chimpanzees, southern white rhinos, leopards, crocodiles, monkeys, giraffes, Shoebill stork and elephants. Hope you love to pet a cheetah and feed giraffes because you will be able to do so when you visit the zoo for the Behind the scenes tour.

Entry at Uganda Wildlife Education Centre ranges from $5 to $15 for standard tickets and the center has a variety of guided programs from $70 per adult for the Behind The Scenes Tours.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary


Surrounded by Lake Victoria in Uganda. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary is a home to over 40 orphaned chimpanzees rescued in Uganda. You can plan a day or over night trip and get exceptional experience with the chimpanzees and their thick habitants.

Victoria Mall


Victoria mall is an out standing and the largest shopping mall in Entebbe that was opened in 2013. The mall is located along Entebbe-Kampala highway and it's home to outstanding first class outlets like Nakumatt Supermarket, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Bata Shoe outlet and Cafe Javas. Get an exceptional shopping experience at the mall for groceries and art crafts

Uganda Reptile Village


When you visit Entebbe, look out for the reptile village to have a look at some of the world's deadliest reptiles including snakes like cobras and vipers, kraits, coral snakes, mambas, and sea snakes, as well as Crocodiles, Lizards, Tortoises, Terrapins and Chameleons. The Village is around 3.1 km off the Entebbe-Kampala road, about a 19 minute drive from Entebbe.

Mabamba Shoebill Tours


Uganda's most exciting bird spotting venue. The Mbamba swamp, the best place to see the Shoebill stocks and a range of other bird species. The boat drive on Lake Victoria from Entebbe is the most preferred route to the site than the road route and birds can be seen through out the day on the swamp as they look for pray in the swamp

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