Flight tickets from Mpumalanga to Entebbe

Entebbe is a city in Uganda, famously known for a daring hostage-rescue mission conducted in 1976 by Israeli commandos. The mission rescued hundreds of Israeli and Jewish hostages taken captive by a group of terrorists in an Air France flight. This miraculous event has since become an example of brave and successful counterterrorism. In this text, you will learn more on the details behind the Entebbe rescue mission, the after-effects it left in the international community, and its ongoing importance today.

Getting to Know Entebbe

Entebbe is a city in Central Uganda, located near Lake Victoria and about 45 km southwest of the Ugandan capital Kampala. As of January 2020, the population of Entebbe was estimated to be 203,190. Entebbe falls within Uganda’s time zone UTC+3, which is three hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. The official languages of Entebbe are English, Kiswahili and Luganda. English is the language used for government services and in businesses. Kiswahili and Luganda are spoken locally and are commonly used in daily conversations. The currency used in Entebbe is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX). Major credit cards are accepted at many shops and restaurants. ATMs are also widely available.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Entebbe is typical of humid tropical regions. The climate is characterized by heavy rains during the wet season and a hot, dry season. Entebbe experiences two major seasons: a long rainy season (Mar-May & Sept-Dec) and a cooler dry season (Jan-Feb & June-Aug). Rainfall occurs primarily during the long rainy season, with the majority of precipitation occurring between March and May. The cooler dry season features little to no rain, but still experiences average daily temperatures around 25°C. The high humidity and temperatures in Entebbe can make the climate quite oppressive at times. Large thunderstorms are common during the rainy season, and heavy downpours can cause flooding in some parts of the city. Although temperatures in Entebbe are rarely extreme, the hot, humid climate makes any activity outdoors uncomfortable. Sunscreen, hats, and plenty of water are a must when venturing out.

Touring Entebbe: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Entebbe; Entebbe International Airport and Entebbe Kajjansi Airfield. To get from the main airport to downtown Entebbe, you can take a taxi. Depending on the time of day and traffic, this can cost around 15,000 Ugandan Shillings (about 4 USD). Yes, you can change money at Entebbe airport. All the major currencies are accepted and some bureau de changes are available. Simply ask the staff at the airports for more information.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Entebbe

  1. Entebbe is a city located on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda, best known for being the site of an Israeli rescue mission in the 1970s
  2. Entebbe has a long and fascinating history, with a multi-ethnic population of Baganda and other Ugandan peoples
  3. The city has many cultural attractions, including the Botanical Gardens, the Kitubulu Theater, and the Kabaka’s Palace, as well as access to local dishes such as matooke, rice, and ugali

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