Entebbe Town




Entebbe town
is located in Wakiso district on the northern shores of Lake Victoria. It is 40km away from Kampala capital city and it experiences a tropical rain climate. Entebbe was the capital of Uganda before independence in 1962 and also home to the oldest golf course in East Africa established in 1900 called the Entebbe Golf Course. The state house and residence of the president of Uganda is found in Entebbe.


 Entebbe international airport is Uganda’s major gateway and is served by several African and international airline companies like British airways, Brussels, Egypt air, emirates, fly Dubai, South African airways among others. The Airport was a scene of hostage and rescue operation in 1976 Israel commando raid where over one hundred mainly Jewish held on a hijacked Air France plane were rescued and over 40 Ugandans were killed by the Israelites during the rescue. History was made in 1952 when Queen Elizabeth ii took her flight back to London when she heard about her father’s death.

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Some of the tourist attractions in Entebbe are Extensive National Botanical Gardens place of interest to botanists and bird watchers, Uganda wildlife Education Centre - zoo opened in 1952 thus an ideal place where one can catch a glimpse of Africa’s wildlife like lion, leopard, rhino, giraffe, zebras among others Entebbe golf course, Reptile village, Beaches like Imperial Resort, aero, spennah, lido, Imperial botanical beach, Bugongo church where the first catholic missionary brothers Amans and father Lourdel Maple landed to establish the catholic faith in Uganda. Boat rides can be carried out on Lake Victoria they can include fishing trips and also visits to Ngamba Island for chimpanzee tracking.


One can enjoy a majestic night in any of the accommodation facilities like lake heights hotel, imperial botanical beach hotel, Lake Victoria Serena golf resort, protea hotel, Laico Lake Victoria hotel, Peniel beach hotel among others. Motor bicycles are the easiest choices to go around though they are risky. To book or inquire about a tour or rental car contact us at info@mumwesafarisuganda.com or call us on +256-700135510

 

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