Entebbe Day Trips
The historical Entebbe town is the main entry point to Uganda via Entebbe International Airport. Entebbe town the peninsular on Lake Victoria, Entebbe has developed as a tourism hub in Uganda and most Uganda safaris will start or end in Entebbe, being the former capital of Uganda the city offers a lot of tourist attractions that you can enjoy while in Entebbe.
Things to do during your Entebbe day trips
Here is an overview of some of the activities that you can do while staying in Entebbe.
Day trips to Mabamba wetland to see the shoebill stork
Shoebill is a pre-historic bird that lives in the wetlands north of Entebbe and those staying in Entebbe can visit the wetland in search of the endangered bird in the morning or in the afternoon, besides the shoebill, there are several other bird species you can see at the island.
Entebbe Botanical gardens
The botanical gardens is a protected area within the Entebbe area for the protection of fauna and flora, the garden stretches all the way to the lake and it’s a perfect place to see trees, birds, and Monkeys and there are usually local guides at the entrance that will guide you on your tour.
Uganda Wildlife Education Center
The Uganda wildlife education center formerly the zoo is an educational institution aiming at educating the people who may not be able to visit the national parks most especially young school student and it’s open every day and it has several species of wildlife including chimpanzees, Rhinos, Lions, cheetah, Tigers that can see and get to learn more about and there also other activities like behind the scenes, chimp close up that can also do.
Dinners on the beach
If you love to eat at the shores of the lake then Entebbe has a few restaurants located by the lake where you can take your loved ones or family for dinners or lunch or a drink some of the restaurants include 2 friends and Goretti’s pizzeria.
Entebbe has several markets ranging from food markets, souvenir markets and while in Entebbe you can visit these markets and it’s really ok and people are friendly in these markets
The reptiles village is a profit wildlife sanctuary that was started with an aim of protecting reptiles like snakes, tortoise, chameleons and the team is responsible for rescuing snakes and other reptiles from villages, and its worth a visit.
Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary
Ngamba Island is an island located 23 km south of the mainland Entebbe and it was gazetted for the protection of the chimpanzees currently there are over 40 orphaned chimpanzees and clients can take day trips or overnight stays at the island and there several activities like birding, sunset cruise, fishing and feeding the chimps that you can do at the Island.
Guided biking tours
You can hire bikes and try out your skills of riding midst motorbikes and people walking on foot, the guided tours are very safe and very fun for avid riders.
Boda Boda tours
Incredible unreal but one of the best means of traveling in Uganda is the motorbikes that are locally called Boda Boda, you have a ride with local riders as they take you to different tourist attractions and sites.
Half and full-day fishing trips
While in Entebbe you can book fishing safaris to fish for the fresh waters famous fish the Nile perch, Anglers can enjoy either half-day or full-day fishing safaris on Lake Victoria.
Lake Victoria boat excursions
While in Entebbe you can organize several cruises like a sunset cruise, leisure boat cruise, or even take the boat trips to see fishing villages around the Lake these cruises can be arranged anytime at your convenience.
Best time to visit Entebbe
Entebbe lies close to the Equator and you can visit any time of the year but usually, it’s dry during June to October and from December to February but being close to the lake the area receives rainfall anytime.
Where to stay in Entebbe
There are many guest houses you can stay in Entebbe but we recommend the Boma Entebbe, No.5 boutique hotel, Karibu guest house, and Airport Link Guesthouse for budget-friendly people.
Activities to do in park
|Climbing mount Meru from Arusha national park|
|Game drives in Arusha national park|
|Primate walks in Arusha national park|
|Walking safaris in Arusha national park|
|water fall hikes in Arusha national park|
|Canoeing on Lake Momella|
How to get there
|How to get to Arusha national park|
Popular tours and safaris
|3 Days Arusha national park safari|
|4 days Arusha national park safari|
|5 days hike Mount Meru|
Best time to visit the park
|Best time to visit Arusha national park|
Where to stay in the park
|Lake Duluti Lodge|
|Mount Meru game Lodge|
|Rivertrees country inn|
|Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge|