Entebbe is a city in Central Uganda. On a Lake Victoria peninsula, approximately 37 kilometres (23 mi) southwest of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, it was once the seat of government for the Protectorate of Uganda prior to independence, in 1962. Entebbe is the location of Entebbe International Airport, Uganda’s largest commercial and military airport, best known for the dramatic rescue of 100 hostages kidnapped by the resistance group of the PFLP-EO and Revolutionary Cells (RZ) organizations. Entebbe is also the location of State House, the official office and residence of the President of Uganda.[


Entebbe sits on the northern shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. The town is situated in Wakiso District, approximately 44 kilometres (27 mi) south of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city.[5] The municipality is located on a peninsula into Lake Victoria, covering a total area of 56.2 square kilometres (21.7 sq mi), out of which 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi) is water. The coordinates of Entebbe are:0°03’00.0″N, 32°27’36.0″E (Latitude:0.0500; Longitude:32.4600).[6] Neighborhoods within Entebbe Municipality include Bugonga, Katabi, Nakiwogo, Nsamizi, Kitooro, Lunnyo and Lugonjo.[7]

Best Time to Visit

The best times to visit Entebbe for ideal weather are

May 14th to August 26th or December 10th to January 28th

Getting There

Entebbe Travel Guide

  • Weather
  • Temperature
  • Perceived Temperature
  • Rain and snow
  • Humidity and wind
  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year

Weather in Entebbe


Average temperatures in Entebbe vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 72nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Entebbe, the hottest months are February, March, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late February and early March where highs are regularly around 85.9°F (29.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.5°F (18.6°C) at night.


Thai Garden

With a conscientious Thai owner, this restaurant more than delivers with fresh lemongrass in your coconut soup, a red curry both light and spicy, icy beer and fresh green-papaya salad. The lush setting features pati…

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

This sanctuary in Lake Victoria is home to around 50 orphaned chimps that have been rescued from elsewhere in Uganda and are being rehabilitated as much as possible on this thickly forested island. Day trips to see …

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

While it functions primarily as a zoo, this centre is actually a world-class animal refuge that has benefited from international assistance in recent years. Most of the animals on display were once injured or were r…

Anna’s Corner

In a new location, this wonderful expat institution does wood-fired pizzas and the best coffee in town. Bored with local food? Dig into a Bali burger with mango curry or Thai beef salad. Breakfast is a good bet too.…

Uganda Reptiles Village

Get up close to some of the world’s deadliest snakes, including mambas, cobras, puff adders and vipers, as well as chameleons, crocs and lizards, all of which are rescued or injured. It’s around 3km off the Entebbe–…

Victoria Mall

Love it or loathe it, mall culture has well and truly arrived in Uganda, with this shiny new complex opening in 2013. As well as eateries and shops, there’s a Nakumatt supermarket that comes in handy for groceries a…

Faze 3

Close to the airport, Faze 3 is a solid choice for dining out. Its outdoor decking is a top spot to catch lake breezes while feasting on anything from roast pork to tilapia (Nile perch) tikka, chicken-schnitzel burg…

O’s Bar

Across from the golf course, this happening bar has outdoor decking, indoor lounge and sport on the TV.

Four Turkeys

A local and NGO hang-out on the main strip with good pub grub and cold beer.

Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Laid out in 1898, these expansive gardens are perfect for a leisurely stroll. The highlights are its pockets of thick rainforest, which locals claim some of the original Tarzan films were made in, and excellent bird…

Imperial Resort Beach Hotel

Good place for fish and chips on the beach (but watch out for scavenging maribou stork), or a choice of meat dishes or pizza. Alternatively there are garden tables, or those with jet lag can hit the 24-hour restaura…

Goretti’s Beachside Pizzeria & Grill

What could be better than eating a wood-fired pizza on the beach with Lake Victoria lapping at your feet? Not much, actually, and it’s the reason why Goretti’s is such a consistent favourite with locals and visitors…

Gately Inn Entebbe

This open-air restaurant, surrounded by a wonderful African garden, serves international foods ranging from burgers to Madras curry. The atmosphere is great, but under new administration the food is somewhat average…

Club Knight Riders

The place to kick on to once you’re ready to hit the dance floor. Check its website for special event


Entebbe International Airport (IATA: EBB, ICAO: HUEN) is the principal international airport of Uganda. It is near the town of Entebbe, on the shores of Lake Victoria, and approximately 40.5 kilometres (25 mi) by road south-west of the central business district of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[4] It is the only international airport of Uganda. The headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda have been relocated to a new block off the airport highway, but adjacent to the airport terminals

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