Flight tickets from Pietermaritzburg to Entebbe

Airport Welcome to Entebbe International Airport, the main international airport of Uganda located just outside the city of Entebbe in the Central Region. This airport which is sometimes referred to as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ is of major historical and political importance as it has been the scene of some extremely important moments in international relations throughout history. In this text, you will learn about the history of Entebbe Airport, its current infrastructure, and the services and facilities that are available.

Getting to Know Entebbe

Entebbe is the largest city in Uganda and located on the banks of Lake Victoria. Based on a 2019 census, the population of Entebbe stands at approximately 140,700 inhabitants. The time zone in Entebbe is Eastern Africa Time, which is three hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+3). In Entebbe, you will find the official language spoken is English, however Luganda and Swahili are also spoken by many. The Ugandan shilling is the official currency of Entebbe. Most hotels and shops accept major debit and credit cards. American Dollars and Euros may be accepted in some places.

Climate and Weather

Entebbe is a city located on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda. It has a tropical climate that is warm and humid year-round. Entebbe experiences two wet and two dry seasons. The wet seasons encompass the months of February through June and September through December. During this time the city experiences heavy rainfall and high humidity. The dry seasons are from July through August and from December through January. The mean annual temperature of Entebbe is around 25°C. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the wettest months being March and April. There can sometimes be heavy downpours that can cause flooding in certain areas. In the months of January and February, the days can be quite cool. Winters in Entebbe are generally mild, with temperatures rarely going below 10°C.

Touring Entebbe: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Entebbe: Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and Kajjansi Airfield (KCU). You can get from the main airport to downtown in Entebbe by taxi, which usually costs about US$15. Yes, you can change money at Entebbe airport at the Forex Bureau.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Entebbe

  1. Entebbe is located on the northern shore of Lake Victoria in Ugandan. It is known as a key transit point between landlocked Uganda and its international air and water ports
  2. Entebbe is a significant cultural hub, home to many traditional African cultures including Mengo, the Busoga and Baganda ethnic groups
  3. Entebbe is known for its historical sites and attractions, including the Entebbe Botanical Gardens, the Speke Monument, and the Uganda Wildlife Education Center. The town also boasts many bars and restaurants with a variety of international cuisine

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