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Entebbe is a major town in Central Uganda. On a Lake Victoria peninsula, approximately 37 kilometres (23 mi) southwest of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, it was once the seat of government for the Protectorate of Uganda prior to independence, in 1962. Entebbe is the location of Entebbe International Airport, Uganda’s largest commercial and military airport, best known for the dramatic rescue of 100 hostages kidnapped by the resistance group of the PFLP-EO and Revolutionary Cells (RZ) organizations. Entebbe is also the location of State House, the official office and residence of the President of Uganda.

Top things to do in Entebbe

 

Entebbe, a popular city in Uganda lies on the shores of Lake Victoria and hosts Uganda’s largest commercial and military airport; Entebbe International Airport. Before becoming the location of the official office and residence of the President of Uganda, Entebbe was the main residence of the colonial governor when the country was under British rule. Today, the city is considered by both locals and international travellers as a ‘must visit’ location when touring the country and the East Africa region in general. Here are some of the things to do and see in Entebbe Uganda.

1.      Birding;

Being home to lots of botanical gardens, forests and one of the largest lakes in the entire world, Entebbe is simply a birders paradise. Thousands of bird species have made Entebbe their home because of the friendly environment it offers. Yellow-billed stork, Mycteria ibis, African openbill, Woolly-necked stork and Ciconia-nigra are just some of the many species you should expect to see and if lucky, physically touch when visiting the beautiful city.

2.      Go to the beach;

There’s no doubt that Entebbe has some of the best beaches around East Africa. While some have been transformed to specifically meet the modern expectations, a good number still maintain the traditional African theme and feel which offer comfort to those who are tired of the fast modern life and just need a good rest. Aero Beach, One love Beach, Lido beach and Lutembe Beach are just some of the many options available when visiting the beautiful city.

3.      Visit the Zoo;

If you do not have any safari planned while in Uganda, this might be your best opportunity to catch a glimpse of some of the famous African wildlife. The zoo which was formally known as Uganda Wildlife Education Center has a medium size collection of wildlife saved from captivity. Some of the notable faces you can be sure of seeing include lions, rhinos, crocodiles, giraffes, hyenas and chimpanzees.

Getting to Entebbe;

Flying to Entebbe from Nairobi has been made possible by one of the most trusted airline in the world; African Express Airways. African Express Airways has introduced daily direct flights from Nairobi to Entebbe. For only ninety nine dollars (USD 99) all inclusive, you can get a ticket to visit this beautiful country any day of the week.

Here is detailed a break-down of the ‘USD 99 NBO-EBB’ offer:

 

1.      Flights are available on a daily basis

2.      One way tickets go for only USD 99 all inclusive. Return tickets go for USD 198

3.      Booking is done online through the www.africanexpress.netportal

4.      Payments can be done in cash when checking in or via mpesa through the same portal

5.      African Express Airways has a 24 hour active customer care desk which offers real time solutions.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go travel!


The amazing Zika Forest inEntebbe is a place to be

Zika Forest is located along Entebbe Road (approximately 25 kilometers from Kampala) and stands among the major attractions in the area. Zika Forest is not far away from the Airport implicating it’s very easy to visit especially for foreigners. Zika Forest is where the Zika Virus originated from. The Zika Virus is a virus that has since spread a lot of fear in the world. Zika was first observed in a monkey from Zika Forest and is claimed to have a link to microcephaly, a birth defect condition.

Zika Forest

Zika forest contains various bio diversity of swamps full of crocodiles, forest types and grasslands that extend to the famous Lake Victoria. Approximately 140 types of woody plants, 60 types of moths, 35 types of snakes, leopards, monkeys and over 60 species of mosquitoes make up the biodiversity which makes Zika Forest one of the attractions you should visit while touring Uganda.

Unlike other forests, Zika Forest is among the smallest recognized forests in Uganda. It has unique mature trees and is probably the best place to carry out a bird-watching activity from along Entebbe Road. Most bird-watchers have testified to having a great experience in the forest and so will most of the tourists.

Zika forest has its own virus research field station that is affiliated to UVRI (Uganda Virus Research Institute). Zika Forest has one of the highest research towers in the country, an approximately 40 meters high steel research tower which was relocated from Mpanga forest over 50 years ago with the funding and influence of the World Health Organization.

This steel research tower has since provided a great platform for Uganda Virus Research Institute to conduct detailed research and several ecological studies within the forest. This tower is also a great spot for travelers and tourists who intend to have a great view of the monkeys and birds in the Zika Forest.

This forest will definitely make you enjoy a great break or leave from the Entebbe and Kampala’s urban life especially when you opt for a picnic in it. Zika is one of those attractions you shouldn’t miss visiting whilst on your Uganda tour. Its nature slots it among the list of areas to visit if you are planning your safari to the pearl of Africa despite the fact that it’s not far away from Entebbe International airport, your main entourage to Uganda.

Besides the nature, history and wildlife, Zika forest also has a very sound educational importance especially to student study classifications not forgetting its ability to host breakthrough leisure travelers. It should also be noted that years ago, former POTUS J. Carter listed this forest among his must-visit places while embarking on a birding tour in Uganda.

Getting to Entebbe

Flying to Entebbe from Nairobi has been made possible by one of the most trusted airline in the world; African Express Airways. African Express Airways has introduced daily direct flights from Nairobi to Entebbe. For only ninety nine dollars (USD 99) all inclusive, you can get a ticket to visit this beautiful country any day of the week.

Here is detailed a break-down of the ‘USD 99 NBO-EBB’ offer:

1.             Flights are available on a daily basis

2.             One way tickets go for only USD 99 all inclusive. Return tickets go for USD 198

3.             Booking is done online through the www.africanexpress.net portal

4.             Payments can be done in cash when checking in or via mpesa through the same portal

5.             African Express Airways has a 24 hour active customer care desk which offers real time solutions.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go travel!

 

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