Entebbe Travel Guide

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    The 'special' boat approaching Nakiwogo
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Entebbe Things to Do

  • Waterbuck

    Waterbuck which I have seen in Uganda is much smaller then one in Kenya and his hair is lighter in color.

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  • Animal species

    There are lots of bird species that live around the Victoria Lake, mostly storks, ducks and crowned cranes. The Animal Orphanage in Entebbe housing more then dozen bird species but most of them stay on the high trees, out of camera reach.

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  • Vervet monkey

    The Vervet monkey has a black face with a white fringe of hair, while the overall hair color is mostly grey. The males are larger in weight and body length. They live in a large groups and very close to the human settlements. This relatively small monkey could be very aggressive when fighting for the domination positions inside of the group. I have...

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  • Animal orphanage

    The animal orphanage park is what we usually call the zoo. There are not many animal speacies inside the zoo, mostly those whom inhabitating Uganda. The park itself is pretty huge and nice place for a walking tours. I like the idea of orphanage for animals because the animals are trained here to send back to their natural environment, once they are...

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  • Crowned Crane

    Crowned Crane is nice looking bird and could oftenly be seen around in Uganda. Actually it is the national bird in Uganda and features in the country's flag and coat of arms. Some locals call it creasted crane. It is about one meter tall and weights up to 4 kg. The body plumage of Crowned Crane is mainly grey, while the wings predominantly white....

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  • Soooooo huge

    I knew rhino is big, strong, compact and powerful animal but all my previous ideas about crushed down when I saw it in live. Rhino is imposing by all means and my first impression was, gosh its almost as huge as battlewagon is and looks the same way unbeatenable.Rhino isn't agressive specie and would probably ignore you if approaching close,...

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  • Entebbe at Lake Victoria

    Entebbe is a nice city close to Lake Victoria. The road towards the airport pass close to the shore of the lake (see pictures). The shore of Lake Victoria is beautiful, and there are sandy beaches close to Entebbe. But be careful not to bath or wade in the water. Calm freshwaters in Africa normally carries a parasite called Schistosomes which cause...

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  • A right state!

    At the end of the old main drag in Entebbe town if you are travelling from the direction of Kampala you head straight to the gates of State House. In recent years President M7 spends more time in Entebbe than Kampala and has given Entebbe State house more than a lick of paint. At night the whole place is lit up like a Christmas tree that can be...

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  • Visit the botanical garden in Entebbe

    Take a guided tour through the botanical garden of Entebbe. This 1.5 hour tour will cost you a donation of around UGX 10.000 per person. The tour shows you all the amazing green tropical trees and there inhabitants. Birds, butterflies, flowers, dragonflies, ants etc. The story goes that a part of the original Tarzan movie was shot here. Smell the...

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Entebbe Restaurants

  • A good cause

    We have lunch in the Equation Café, where 100% of the profits go to Children living with AIDS Charity. The menu is short, but adequate, and I try the Matoke with Groundnut sauce. Matoke is the local staple food, a plantain-like banana which is prepared much in the same way as we would potato, and also tastes similar. The sauce is delicious. Sue and...

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  • and the point is what?

    Expensive Indian run bar restaurant that seems to live off customers coming straight from the airport, either people working there or passengers straight off the flight. Because of the close proximity to the airport they seem quite happy to except payment in US$. The cakes in the ajoining bakery looked very tempting.

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  • Filipino Restaurant in Entebbe

    I ate here last time I was in Entebbe and on that occasion I ate Kalo and beans. It was the usual Ugandan eatery selling perfectly acceptable local food.Recently the place has been taken over by a group of Filipinos. The place has had more than a lick of paint and now as well as the local Ugandan food they now sell Chinese and Filipino food. If you...

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  • Got the time for a Rolex

    Not exactly a restaurant but as soon as I arrive in UG I can't wait for a Rolex. Rolex is the Ugandan street food you can get anywhere in the country made form a 2 egg omelette wrapper up in a freshly fried chapatti usually with a handful of salad thrown in.

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  • Expensive ale

    The most expensive beer I bought on my recent trip was again at Entebbe Airport.5,000 UGX for a Pilsner!!!!The cheapest Pilsner I bought on this trip was 1,000 UGX in Bududa.................. Bududa oye!

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  • Where's the catch?

    Catch 21 over the last 9 years has changed its name slightly on more than one occasion. It’s been ‘New’ and now it is ‘2009’. It’ pretty much the same place and is the centre of attention in the Kitoro part of Entebbe, being right around the corner from the taxi park helps with a steady flow of customers. The food has always been good but perhaps...

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Entebbe Nightlife

  • Voting for Christmas

    It always seems that I arrive in Entebbe Airport at around 9 in the evening. So once through customs and immigration, baggage reclaim then jump in a Taxi to a guest house, shower, change, grab a beer in Mirembe Bar then catch a boda - boda to 4 Turkeys. 4 Turkey's is still the best night out in Entebbe. After 11 at night on any given day of the...

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  • Another bar with a fowl name

    A nice bar is the Red Rooster. A sports bar it is called and even on the last occasion I was there they had 4 big screens each showing 4 different sporting events none of which I was interested in. Outside the open bar is a large garden area with tables and chairs. Beer prices here are more expensive than other places in town (3,500) so this will...

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  • Njagala Pilsner

    Right next to where I usually stay in Entebbe is the Mirembe Bar. This place has friendly staff and what ever time of night I get to this place there seems to be a footie game on the TV. Being right next to my gaff I tend to have a few cheep beers here before catching a boda to the 4 Turkeys.

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Entebbe Transportation

  • Ferry to Buwaya/Kasanje Rd

    A couple of days before I was to leave EBB I took the shared taxi from outside taxi park to Nakiwogo for 500UGX then was expecting to jump on the free ferry across the bay to Buwaya on the otherside which is used as a short cut from the Kasanje to Mpiji and the south. Sadly the Ferry wasn't running as only one engine was working and they thouhgt it...

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  • Transport from the airport

    I have been told that it is possible to get public transport from the airport into Entebbe but myself as soon as I arrive after a long flight the last thing I want to do is stand around at a bus stop for any length of time. So as soon as I've got about £50 worth of Ugandan shillings in my back pocket I'm off to bargain a price with the taxi...

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  • Ferry out of town

    A short distance of a few kilometres down the road from Kitoro Taxi Park is Nakiwogo landing site. A taxi from just outside Kitooro taxi park to Nakiwogo costs 500 UGX. This is where you can catch the ferry the MV Kalangala to Ssese Islands. The ferry departs for the islands at 14:30 and should reach Lutoboka at around 17:3010,000UGX per...

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Entebbe Shopping

  • souvenir shop

    There is a small souvenir shop inside the park with a typical craft products, mostly drums musical instruments and wooden masks. It was my first day in Uganda and I didn't buy any souvenir in the shop, considering that offer in Kampala will be much better, but my friends bought a souvenir for me. It was a black colored t-shirt with the inscription...

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  • For FOREX sake

    Since my last visit to Entebbe a few other FOREX bureaus have opened up. Two of these are in Entebbe town as opposed to Kitooro where previously the only other Forex bureau is sitiuated. You still get better rates in Kitooro.

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  • Sim card registration

    Getting a sim card in Uganda used to be a doddle then M7's mob decided "for security reasons" that everyone had to register to get a sim card. I was told before I got to UG that I would have to take a photo and some ID (passport or driving license). So up I strolled to the MTN shop in Entebbe town and bought a new sim from the helpfull girl behind...

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Entebbe Local Customs

  • swimming in the lake

    I was warned that swimming in the lake is not recommended, especially not for the whites. Apparently the lake is inhabited with some algae and jellyfish that can caused a variety of infections and other diseases. In addition, the water is murky and very muddy and I really would not feel comfortable in such an environment. The local school children,...

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  • Papyrus

    I manage to stay awake a bit more on the next part of the journey, as we pass wetlands where papyrus is grown in vast quantities. There is more to the papyrus plant than the famous Egyptian paper - it is used for matting, basket making, roofing, rope, fencing and other functions such as food and medicine. The papyrus plant grows in water about one...

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Entebbe Warnings and Dangers

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    Be careful not to bath or wade in Lake Victoria. Calm freshwaters in Africa normally carries a parasite called Schistosomes which cause a human disease called "Bilharzia". The parasitic worms can penetrate the human skin and enter the blood system and infect the bladder and liver. There is a simple cure of a dose tablets which help you and kill the disease.

    Bilharzia disease in Lake Victoria
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Entebbe Off The Beaten Path

  • Watching the water flow....

    As Robert drives out of Entebbe, I fall asleep almost immediately – we didn’t get a great deal of sleep on the plane. I wake up just in time for our arrival at the Equator, where we are given a demonstration of how the water runs clockwise through the plug hole in the northern hemisphere, anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere and straight down...

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  • The Equator

    The Equator - earth's tummy band - runs right through Uganda, leaving some of the country in the northern hemisphere and the rest in the southern hemisphere.Apparently, your weigh 3% lighter on the equator, I don’t know why. We have our photographs taken under the “Equator Arch”, with one leg in each hemisphere.

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  • Entebbe city

    Entebbe is a city of 75000 citizens on the northern shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda. It is also the city of the main airport in Uganda. The capital Kampala is about 45 minutes drive away from Entebbe. The distance is 35 km. Entebbe had the government for the Protectorate of Uganda, prior to Independence in 1962.The streets in Entebbe are clean...

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  • Fruit Market

    We stop at a fruit market to buy some mangoes and pineapple to eat on the journey. Neither is really suitable to consume in the car, as they both require a knife to prepare, but we can always have it in the room. The vegetables and fruit are very nicely displayed; I am fascinated by some very large jack fruit, the largest tree borne fruit in the...

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