Entebbe, a charming town on a peninsula in Lake Victoria in Uganda, welcomes visitors with its laid-back atmosphere and scenic beauty.

The Lakeside Gateway to Uganda

A delightful blend of natural beauty, wildlife encounters, and cultural experiences that captivate travellers from around the world, Entebbe warrants exploration. From beaches along Lake Victoria to lush botanical gardens, the town provides a picturesque backdrop for outdoor enthusiasts. Take a stroll through the Entebbe Botanical Gardens, where you will encounter a wide array of plant species and colourful birdlife. Explore the nearby Mabamba Swamp, a renowned birding spot and home to the elusive shoebill stork. For those seeking a closer encounter with wildlife, a visit to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre is a must. This conservation centre is home to lions, chimpanzees, giraffes, and crocodiles and protects endemic wildlife in their wetland, forest and savanna habitats. Entebbe’s lakeside beaches include Lido Beach. The Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established to protect orphaned chimps and is worth a visit.

Strategically Positioned and Steeped in History

Once the capital city of Uganda, the charming, verdant town of Entebbe offers visitors a relaxed atmosphere and glorious natural attractions. Steeped in history, Entebbe holds a prized position on Africa’s largest lake. One of the town’s famous landmarks is the Entebbe International Airport, which holds historical significance as the location of the daring Entebbe Raid in 1976. Visit the Entebbe Raid Memorial and learn about this dramatic event that captured the world’s attention. Immerse yourself in the local markets, where you can find traditional crafts, vibrant textiles, and delicious street food. You can experience a variety of lake activities including taking a romantic sunset cruise, exploring the Ssese Islands, fishing for Nile perch, or swimming along the sandy shores. Entebbe offers the perfect introduction to Uganda and given that its home to the Entebbe International Airport, is a good place to spend a night or two before embarking on your Gorilla Trekking.


Entebbe offers a range of accommodation options, from lazy lakeside resorts to personally run guesthouses and boutique hotels featuring feature modern amenities, comfortable rooms, and warm hospitality.