go tracking in the forest to see Gorillas and Chimps, search the marshlands for the elusive Shoebill, wander the forest floor following the trail of Forest
Start Your Safari in the Enjoyable, Enticing Entebbe on a Private Tour
An excellent way to start your safari tours is in the enjoyable, enticing Town of Entebbe on a private tour
Once the capital of Uganda before the 1962 independence, Entebbe is a more relaxed and enjoyable place to visit. Located within walking distance of Lake Victoria, it has plenty of open greenery areas and some popular beaches such as Lido Beach.
Entebbe is an ideal town to stay before venturing off on safari or to relax in after you have been trekking for a few days.
Places of interest to visit on guided tours when in Entebbe include the Entebbe Botanical Gardens and the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. Also, there are great shopping areas, Victoria Mall is an example, where you can pick up some bargains.
Seen the Amazing Animals at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Entebbe
The large national parks where you can do the real adventurous safari tour are located within hours of Entebbe. The closest one is Lake Mburo National Park where you can do horse riding safari tours, hiking or nature walks while on the look out for buffalo, hippos or crocodiles.
Lake Victoria, however, holds lots of opportunities and Entebbe is on its shores. Being the largest lake in Africa it has numerous tours. A popular one is to travel the waters on a safari boat tour and watch a sunset or visit one of the islands and have some fun feeding chimpanzees.
Top 8 Things to Do in Entebbe
Travel Tips for Entebbe
The busiest time to visit Entebbe is during Christmas and New Year as the weather is good here so many travellers from Europe and the United States come here to escape the cold winters. Many of the resorts are booked out up to 2 months in advance. The months from May to September are the off peak season because the weather is not guaranteed, but it is much cheaper for accommodation and sightseeing tours.
Entebbe is very reasonable priced for a tourist. The average daily expenses a person can expect to spend is US$250 during peak season, this is for 3 to 4-star accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner in a good restaurant and local transport costs. There are of course cheaper deals, especially during off-peak season. Safari tours or guided city tours will vary in price too with the seasons.
Entebbe is a safe place with little crime, however, you still need to be careful when going out at night alone. Also pickpockets are everywhere in the world so have your money safely on your person. Book all big safari tours or guided tours well in advance of traveling. You are expected haggle when shopping in the markets and local gift or clothes shops, the vendors have overpriced everything in preparation!
The temperatures tend to vary little throughout the year in Uganda and Entebbe. The hottest months are September to March with temperatures averaging 26-27 degrees Celsius. It is not much cooler in the colder months as temperatures only drop one degree. Rain is the only difference weather-wise throughout the year, April and May have the most days rain and July to September have the least, averaging 7 days rain.
Enjoy the Fastest water falls in the world, high concentration of Chimpanzees to the amazing Kazinga channel of Queen Elizabeth and the memorable Gorillas.