TRANQUILITY ON THE SHORES OF LAKE VICTORIA: Entebbe is small, quiet town with a diminutive laid out between the hilltop state house, the official residence of the president of Uganda and the lake shore golf course. A century ago it was a gate way to Uganda when steamers conveyed visitors; among them were Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt, across Lake Victoria from the Uganda railway terminus at Kisumu in Kenya. This role ended when the easily reached Kampala in 1931 but proximity to Uganda’s main airport means that Entebbe is again the country’s main gateway for international arrivals.
There is a selection of large hotel and guesthouses to accommodate tourists and other travelers.
ATTRACTIONS: Entebbe’s lake –shore Botanical gardens offers a taste of tropical trees’ birds and monkeys while the near by Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre provides a sanctuary for rescued wildlife. Entebbe is a launching point for trips to Ngamba islands chimpanzee sanctuary, resorts on the ssese archipelago, and sport fishermen seeking for the mammoth Nile perch.