Entebbe Day Tours
The small town of Entebbe on Lake Victoria shore lies about 35kms from Kampala. As the only access for international flights through Entebbe international airport it is arguably little more than an extension of the capital.
Most arrivals to Entebbe airport head straight on to Kampala, but Entebbe town is in many respects a more attractive place to stay, particularly so if you have an interest in natural history. The excellent botanical garden alone justifies a visit to Entebbe; the various coloured bird species there offers amazing birding and you‘re practically guaranteed close-up of black-and-white colobus monkeys.
Visiting the Entebbe on a day tour is one of those things that you must indicate on your to do things will in Uganda. Most people will visit the botanical gardens a combination with other day tour spots such as the Uganda wildlife education also known as the Entebbe ZOO. There is also a small community reptile village that offers travelers a chance to see the various poisonous reptiles found in Uganda.
Entebbe Accommodation lodges and Hotels
Fortunately Entebbe has accommodation to meet the needs of budget travelers as well as those prepared to pay the high prices of the large hotels.
Airport View Hotel: Tel. _256 (0)312 261751, (0)312 261755, (0)772 221881, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.airportviewhoteluganda.com. Plot 34 Kiwafu Road, Kitoro (suburb of Entebbe). Located on the outskirts of Kitoro the vibrant hub of Entebbe some 3 kms from the airport. Large clean modern self contained rooms with wireless internet DSTV.
Entebbe Travellers Inn: Tel. +256 (0)414 321946, (0)414 321947, email: email@example.com, www.entebbetravellersinn.com. Modern hotel located on the Entebbe – Kampala road. Free wireless Internet access for guests. All rooms equipped with DSTV and self-contained.
Gately Inn: Tel. +256 (0)414 321313, mobile: (0)777 555966, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gatelyinn.com. Located on Portal road on the junction of the main airport road and the Botanical Beach Hotel. Gately Inn offers luxury accommodtaion in 6 garden cottages, 3 rooms in the main house and 2 budget rooms. Guests and visitors will find a restaurant with continental and Thai cuisine open with a gift shop offering a large selection of quality crafts.
Karibu Guest House: Tel. Mobile: +256 777 044984, +256 788 714587. Email: email@example.com. www.karibuguesthouse.com. Located at Plot 84 Nsamizi Road, on the leafy hillside overlooking the airport and lake shore. There are four self-contained, individually flavoured/designed rooms. Open-air veranda restaurant and upstairs terrace offer a Mediterranean styled menu. Free WiFi internet access.
The Boma Guest House & Restaurant: Plot 20A Julia Sebutinde Road, Entebbe (turn left off the Kampala-Airpotrt road at the AAR Victoria Medical Centre). Tel. Mobiles +256 (0)772 467929 or Landline +256 (0)312 264810, email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.boma.co.ug. Situated on the outskirts of Entebbe and only 5 minutes from the airport. 16 tastefully decorated bedrooms, all with private bathroom. The Boma offers a full bar and dining facilities. Rates include an airport collection or drop off, complimentary full breakfast, use of wireless internet and the swimming pool.
Imperial Resort Beach Hotel: Tel. +256 (0)414 303000, Fax (0)414 303333, email: email@example.com www.imperialhotels.co.ug. Entebbe’s newly completed (April 2004) 6 story luxury hotel with all the features you might expect at such a venue. 181 rooms. Pay to swim pool for hotel visitors Ushs5,000-. Health club with squash court. Free parking. Busy on weekends at the beach with local visitors.
Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel: Tel. +256 (0)414 320800, Fax +256 41 320832, email: reservations@ibbhotel. www.imperialhotels.co.ug/botanical.html, Lugard Rd. Well signposted from the Kampala-Airport Rd. Swimming pool with lake views. Convenient access to the Botanical Gardens and the Uganda Wildlife Education Center.
Imperial Golf View Hotel: Plot 7 Station Rd. Tel +256 (0)751 661161, +256 (0)417 304000, Fax +256 (0)414 322083 email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Located on the opposite side of the golf course to the Lake Windsor Victoria Hotel. Clean rooms. Bar and Restaurant. Secure parking. From Kampala turn left at the junction before the Entebbe Municipality offices where it is well signposted. Free airport colletions and US$10- for airport drop offs.
Lake Victoria Hotel: Tel. +256 (0)414 351600, (0)312 310100, Fax 0414 320404, email: email@example.com. Bars, restaurants, swimming pool (pay Ushs10,000- entrance fee), forex facilities. Renovated in 2008 to a high standard where wifi is now available throughout the hotel. Complimentary airport transfer services.
Central Inn Entebbe: Plot 45/47 Church Rd. Tel +256 (0)414 322386, mobiles (0)772 367004
email:firstname.lastname@example.org. A minutes drive from the Entebbe-Kampala highway and 5 minutes from the International Airport. Bar and restaurant, DSTV. Free airport shuttle service for clients taking up accommodation. Safe secure parking.
Entebbe Flight Motel: Plot 20 Queens Rd (Airport Rd) Tel. (0)414 320812, e-mail email@example.com
17 Triple, Double and single rooms with shower and toilet. Bar and restaurant. Daily buffet lunch Ushs12,000-. Secure parking.
Marphie Hotel: Plot 200, Katabi, Entebbe – Kampala Road. Tel: +256 (0)392 966794, (0)772 647799, email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.marphiehotels.com. All rooms with DSTV, spacious and clean with en-suite bathrooms. Airport transfers available.
Sunset Motel: Tel: +256 (0)414 323502, (0)711 500070, email: email@example.com www.sunsetentebbe.com. 14 rooms located in a recently renovated grand colonial house offering exceptional value for money. The dining room opens out onto a large garden with views out to Lake Victoria. Located within a few minutes of the airport in the quiet Bugonga suburb of Entebbe on Church road.
Lower Mid Range:
Anderita Beach Hotel: Tel. _256 (0)414 322435, (0)312 271912, (0)772 445667, (0)772 665616, email firstname.lastname@example.org. A sign post from the main Entebbe-Kampala road just prior to the Shell station in Entebbe leads you down to the beach and Andrerita Beach Hotel. Weekends are very busy with locals visiting from Kampala. Accommodation including breakfast.
Elephant Safari Village Guest House: Tel. +256(0)714 424941, (0)414 322061, email email@example.com www.elephantvillage.co.ug. Plot 2A Munyago Road, off Portal Road 10 minutes from the International Airport. 4 comfortable rooms including one family room within walking distance of the Botanical Gardens and Uganda Wildlife Centre. Terrace view, meals available, airport transfers and vehicle hire services.
Entebbe Airport Guesthouse: Plot 17 Mugula Road. Tel. +256 (0)41 4323289, mobile (0)777 086977 email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Eight large and airy rooms in a nice garden setting. All rooms contain a fan, mosquito net and have private bathroom facilities. Mama Africa Restaurant, a social area and bar. Free Airport Transfers for guests.
Green Valley Guest House: Plot 12 Mugwanya Road. Tel. +256 (0)772 965290, (0)414 321212 email: email@example.com www.greenvalleyentebbe.com. Located in the suburb of Bugonga and set in lush gardens. All rooms have mosquito nets although some have have shared bathroom facilities.
Neul Tourist Hotel: Tel. +256 (0)414 573703, (0)776 747333. Situated in the Entebbe suburb of Katabi some 1km from the lower end of Entebbe town. Quiet rural setting. DSTV longe and and bar. Meals available. Secure parking available.
Neul Guesthouse: Tel. +256 (0)414 573703, (0)776 747333. Located on the main Kampala to Entebbe International Airport road. 5 Minutes from the airport and central to Entebbe town. Secure parking available. Room rates include breakfast. Country wide tours also arranged through partner company Neul Tours.
Victoria Regional Motel: Tel. +256 (0)772 878954, (0)772 905679, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Located on the main Entebbe – Kampala road some 10 minutes from the airport. Ideally placed for those wishing to utilise public transport services. 12 self-contained rooms, restaurant and bar.
Camp Entebbe: Located at plot 5 Cementry Lane next to the Old Airport Road. Tel: +256 (0)414 320966, Mobile: + 256 (0)752 179300, (0)772 551270, email: email@example.com. Accommodation in garden cottages, appartments and camping for backpackers in the garden with their own tent. The venue is very close to the Kitoro suburb of Entebbe with lots of amenities close to hand.
Franks Tourist Hostel & Campsite (The Backpackers Place): Plot 33/35 Church Rd, Tel. +256 (0)414 320432 or Mobile. (0)712 849973
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Simple clean rooms, toilets and hot showers. 5 garden cottages and self camping facilities. Safe secure parking. Bar and restaurant.
From Kampala immediately after the Lake Windsor Victoria Hotel on the left a signpost indicates directions to the site. 400m from main road. Very convenient for the airport, and just about all amenities in Entebbe. Camping on nice lawns under large shady trees. Safe secure parking.
Kidepo Guest House: Tel. +256 (0)414 321450, Fax. (0)414 349422, (0)772 483099. Basic rooms. Convenient for the airport. Located close to the War Cemetery in the Kitoro suburb of Entebbe. From Kampala by taxi get out at the Entebbe Flight Motel and walk across the road where there is a signpost for the guest house.
Shade Guest House: Tel. +256 (0)414 321715. Simple clean rooms located in the heart of Kitoro. Very convienient for budget travellers looking to be close to supermarkets, bars, and public transport. Only 2,5kms from the airport and 100m from the taxi park. The guest house is located in the road opposite Catch 21 Pub a well known venue in Kitoro.
Uganda Wildlife Education Center: P.O Box 369, Entebbe. Tel +256 (0)414 322169, www.uweczoo.org. “Living life on the wildside, literally…… The Uganda Wildlife Centre, is offering the following accommodation facilities, right within the wildlife park:
1. Fully furnished self contained flats suitable for single, double and family occupancy. Double occupancy US$60- per night, Single occupancy US$45- per night
2. Self contained guest bandas:
Double room US$50- per night, Single room US$35- per night
Shared room of up to four people @ US$10- per person per night
Double side room US$15- per night, Single side room US$10- per night, Dormitory US$15- per night
All the above facilities are within UWEC zoo premises, include free airport transfers, free entrance to the zoo.
Uganda Wildlife Education Center:
Sometimes known as the zoo or UWEC pronounced ‘u wic’. Well signposted off the main Entebbe-Kampala Rd. Well worth a visit not only to see the Shoebill Stork wetland enclosure, but also the fantastic work done to provide new holding enclosures for the Lion and the newly acquired White Rhino’s.
Entebbe Botanical Gardens:
Tel. +256 (0)414 320638, email: email@example.com
The entrance is located close to the Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel. Colobus monkeys are common sightings in the grounds. The gardens are an opportunity for birding enthusiasts to open their birding account for Uganda or merely to add to an existing list. Palm Nut Vulture and African Grey Parrot are resident, whilst Bat Hawk is often seen over the gardens at sunset and is best observed from the Botanical Beach Hotel patio bar. Naturally there are numerous species of exotic plants and trees.
The gardens are open 7 days a week from 09.00am.