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.
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.
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.
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.
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 130 all inclusive. Return tickets go for USD 260
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!