Entebbe Botanical Gardens is home of one of the most diverse mixes of flora and fauna in all of Africa. Guides are available at the entrance to guide tourists, but do be very careful – most of them are very aggressive due to the intense competition.
The Gardens are divided into zones, and visitors can experience and spot some of Uganda’s best known animals and trees.
As you stroll along the paths, you will find a medicinal garden, stands of Bamboo, thick underbrush, towering trees, simply a lovely morning, afternoon or full day in the quiet of the Botanical Gardens along Lake Victoria that seems to appear over and over as you walk along. Local Rumors have it that the early black and white Tarzan Movies were made here.
Entebbe International Airport is the principal international airport of Uganda. It is near the town of Entebbe, on the shores of Lake Victoria, and about 41 km by road, southwest of the central business district of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and its largest city. The coordinates of the airport are 00°02’41″N, 032°26’35″E.
The airport consists of two terminals which handle domestic and international flights respectively. Therefore, Entebbe airport offers a range of passenger services like commuter taxi service to Kampala, outlets of car rental agencies, baggage facilities and lost and found and left luggage facilities, airline lounges and a lounge called Karibuni which is accessible to economy class passengers on the payment of a $15 fee, disabled passenger assistance, a post office and many more.
The road towards the airport passes close to the shore of Lake Victoria, characterized by sandy beaches right by the road side.
Lido beach is one of the oldest beaches in Uganda. A fairly busy place on a weekend, Lido Beach is considered a party spot and is a favorite for locals. An event is held there almost every weekend, ranging from family-oriented activities to wild parties.
The white sandy beach enjoys beautiful sunsets. Like everywhere else in Lake Victoria, swimming is not allowed due to risk of bilharzia. If you are looking to have fun the local way, drop by Lido Beach on a weekend.
Imperial Resort Beach and Imperial Botanical Beach are ideal for water sports and sunbathing. The two beaches are very close to each other and are maintained by the Imperial Beach Resort Hotel.
At the Imperial Botanical Beach, you will find many exotic trees, plants and rare birds. This is the perfect place to take pictures. Guests from the hotel or visitors to the beaches can be found enjoying mystical sunsets, sunbathing or enjoying water sport activities.
Lutembe beach is situated right beside the Lutembe wetlands, a well-known bird sanctuary and home to the white-winged terns in Uganda. Lutembe Beach is ideal for bird-watching fanatics and photographers of all levels.
And unlike many other beaches in Uganda, Lutembe is public and access to it is free. The beach is clean and ideal for camping.
Rent a boat and head towards the rose flower garden and get a picturesque view of the many water birds.
Nabinonya Resort Beach is considered a youth and family-oriented place. For those looking for an adventure, there is the lovely site of the remnant forest, home to a variety of monkeys, birds and reptiles.
The beach also has a popular campsite nearby. The spot is perfect to observe the local soccer youth team in action, as they use the campsite from time to time. If you should get hungry, there are a number of stalls that sell snacks and drinks.
Spennah Beach is one of the favored beaches of the locals and is considered a party beach. On a common weekend, events like weddings, birthday parties, fashion shows and music festivals are the norm.
The week days enjoy a fairly quieter time where lovers, friends and families can be seen sprawled out on the white-sanded treasure. If you desire to blend in with the locals, this beach is the best place. The list is endless.