WHY VISIT ENTEBBE AND KAMPALA
Often overlooked on a trip to Uganda, these two cities are the main entry points for the country, so time spent here will be inevitable. That said, the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe is a fun place for a spot of birding, and the quality of hotels in both cities allows you to indulge in a few home comforts. From Entebbe you can also visit chimpanzee sanctuaries and search for shoebills.
- Visit Entebbe’s Botanical Gardens – old Tarzan films were shot here
- Explore the backstreets and markets of Kampala
- Visit Mabamba swamp from Entebbe, home to shoebill storks
- Spend time at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ENTEBBE AND KAMPALA
Lazily spread out along the shore of Lake Victoria and straddling the equator, Entebbe exudes a more relaxed atmosphere and tropical charm than the capital, Kampala. boda-boda taxis and chaotic markets characterise Kampala, whereas the open feel of Entebbe, along the shores of Lake Victoria, make the latter a nicer place to spend some time.
BEYOND THE ORDINARY
Take a leap of faith and explore Kampala’s markets and local street stalls on the back of a boda-boda motorbike, glimpse a side of Kampala rarely seen by tourists.