11 Best Things to Do in Entebbe

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Ssese Islands, Uganda | Photo: Blackurfaust

Entebbe is a jewel set between the Lake Victoria and natural attractions, waiting to be discovered by all who dare lose themselves in its adventurous wildlife safaris, lush nature, cultural offer and palatial gastronomy. With its eternal charm, Entebbe exudes a romantic aura that leaves a deep impression on the souls of its visitors. Find inspiration from this selection of best things to do in Entebbe. Enjoy great game drive tour, take a romantic walk at the Entebbe Botanical Garden, relax on the fine sand of the most beautiful beaches in Entebbe. This Ugandan town on Lake Victoria with Lido Beach and Uganda Wildlife Centre, is a destination not to be missed!

1. Enjoy safari game drive and boat tours

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Murchison Falls National Park waterfall | Photo: Travaleur

The Wild Frontiers Uganda Safaris offer a bespoke holidays experiences in Entebbe, including private safari tours from Entebbe, visiting Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, enjoying Chimpanzee trekking in the forests of Kibale, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the famous Murchison Falls National Park on the Nile River. Check out Wild Frontiers Uganda Safaris website to discover the best of Entebbe by selecting the tours of your choice. 

2. White Sand Beach

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Sunset at White Sand Beach on the shores of Lake Victoria, Entebbe | Photo: Exploregorillasafarisug

Thanks to Lake Victoria, most of the beaches in Uganda can be found in Entebbe, making it the perfect destination for the most romantic getaways in Uganda. Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience at the White Sand Beach, offering romantic walks, evenings for two, naughty nights, and surprising marriage proposals.

3. Victoria Mall

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Photo: Victoria Mall Entebbe

The Victoria mall is already waiting for you for pure shopping moments in Entebbe, a perfect destination for shopping and gastronomyYou will be amazed by the offer of this shopping centre, enjoy a tasty Ugandan meal to recover from the thrills and enjoy a day that combines shopping, relaxation and accommodation. 

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday: 8am–11pm 

Location: Victoria Mall, Berkeley Rd, Entebbe, Uganda 

4. Uganda Wildlife Conservation

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Fun day out in Uganda Wildlife Conservation | Photo: Fer Peñaherrera

Treat yourself to thrills and unforgettable moments with an adventurous day of nature and wildlife in the Uganda Wildlife Conservation aka Entebbe Zoo. Located about 36 kilometers from Kampala, and just 15 minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport, the Entebbe Zoo is one of the most fascinating places you will ever visit. You will be dazzled by all the charms that this side of the city offers. Immerse yourself in the incredible activities at the zoo, including seeing and learning about animals, behind-the-scenes experiences, safari restaurant, and having your children enjoy the play facilities.

Location: 57 Lugard Ave, Entebbe, Uganda 

5. Visit Banga Beach in Nakiwogo

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Beautiful sunset at Banga Beach, Entebbe | Photo: Ian K. Maina

Looking for a dream beach for your next holiday? Beautifully sitting on the waters of Lake Victoria, in the northwest of Entebbe, Banga (Nakiwogo), is a popular tourist spot in the city attracting beach goers all year round. Treat yourself to a romantic break and relax on the beautiful Banga beach. 

6. Entebbe Botanical Gardens

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Entebbe Botanical Garden Uganda | Photo: iwanderlista

You love nature? Discover the most beautiful botanical garden in Uganda. Forget the beaches, forget cities and shopping, and come to relax in the Entebbe Botanical Gardens, one of the best botanical gardens in Africa. The National Botanical Gardens of Uganda, commonly known as the Botanical Gardens Entebbe is truly one of the most impressive things to do in Entebbe.

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday: 8am–8pm 

Location: 12 Kampala – Entebbe Expy, Entebbe, Uganda 

7. Ssese Islands Beach Getaway

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Ssese Islands, Uganda | Photo: Blackurfaust

the Ssese Islands and its beaches in Lake Victoria offer unforgettable moments to cherish forever. The unmatched majestic natural setting and romantic aura leave a deep impression to beach-goers. It is a place to experience in Entebbe for beach, honeymoon, lake, and safari activities.

8. Day trip to Kigungu

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Kigungu historic landing site | Photo: Ricky Shishak Musyimi

Leave the city centre and treat yourself to a day of exploration of Kigungu Peninsula, the birthplace of the Catholic faith in Uganda. Visit the peninsual of Kigungu and discover its historic site, Kigungu Missionary Shrine. This is the place where the first Catholic missionaries, Brother Amans and Father Mon Maple Lourdel, first touched the ground in Uganda.

9. Entebbe Golf Club

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Entebbe Open | Photo: Sambagolf

Surrounded by the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, the Entebbe Golf Club is the oldest golf course in East Africa. This is a top choice for things to do in Entebbe for anyone looking for adventurous golf and wildlife experience in Uganda. 

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday: 7am–12am 

Location: plot 95 Circular Rd, Entebbe, Uganda 

10. Lake Victoria Sunset Cruise

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Sunset at Lake Victoria from Entebbe, Uganda | Photo: C. Ashleigh Caldwell

If you are in Entebbe, why not treat yourself to a Lake Victoria sunset cruise? Explore Ugandan coastline as you travel out of Entebbe and into Lake Victoria with beautifully scenic nature filled shorelines around Entebbe. A journey down this African Great Lake waterway is unforgettable, and even more spectacular at sunset. Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day, your honeymoon, a wedding anniversary, getaway with your sweetheart? Enjoy this Lake Victoria romantic sunset cruise from Entebbe as a relaxing ending to a day of exploration. Entebbe sunsets are definitely a sight to behold!

11. Entebbe Crafts Village

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Entebbe Crafts Village, Entebbe, Uganda | Photo: Uganda Tourism Center

Are you looking for the perfect souvenir to remember your trip to Entebbe by? Or are you looking for a great souvenir gift for your family or friends? Enjoy a day of souvenir shopping in the Entebbe Crafts Village. A good tourist shop where you will be able to purchase unique gifts and handmade souvenir crafts by the locals.

Location: Portal Rd, Entebbe, Uganda 

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