Flight tickets from Richards Bay to Entebbe

Welcome to the town of Entebbe in Uganda! Located on the northern shores of Lake Victoria, Entebbe is an old town with a rich history and a variety of attractions. Once the capital city of Uganda, the town is now known for its vibrant communities, beautiful scenery, and interesting sights. From traditional sites, to modern attractions, there is something to see and do for everyone who visits this wonderful place. We invite you to explore the history, culture, and attractions that make Entebbe so special.

Getting to Know Entebbe

Entebbe is a town located in the Central Region of Uganda. It is the capital of Wakiso District. As of 2019, the population of Entebbe was estimated to be 267,550. Entebbe lies in the East African Time Zone (EAT), which is three hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+3). English and Luganda are the two primary languages spoken in Entebbe. English is the official language of Uganda and it is used in business communications and the media. Luganda is a local language and is spoken by most of the population. The official currency in Entebbe is the Ugandan shilling (UGX). The US dollar is widely accepted across banks and in some restaurants, hotels and shops in the country.

Climate and Weather

Entebbe is a city located on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, and as such its climate is changing. The climate of Entebbe can be described as a tropical savanna climate, with two main seasons – the wet and the dry. The wet season typically runs from March to May, and then again from October to December. During the wet season, temperatures can reach 30°C, with heavy rainfall and high humidity. The dry season is usually from June to September and temperatures can reach up to 33°C. Overall, the climate in Entebbe is hot and humid, with two main seasons and a level of daily sunshine in the region of 7–8 hours. The city is subject to some infrequent but heavy rains, with the rainy season typically running from March to May and again from October to December.

Touring Entebbe: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Entebbe: Entebbe International Airport and Uganda Airforce Base. You can take a cab from Entebbe International Airport to downtown Entebbe which costs around 35,000 Ugandan Shillings (approx. $9 USD). You can also take a special hire taxi for around 50,000-60,000 Ugandan Shillings (approx. $12-15 USD). Yes, you can change money at Entebbe airport. There are several different money exchange bureaus situated in the arrival hall.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Entebbe

  1. Entebbe has a long and storied history. It was first discovered by the Ba’Uganda people before becoming a key trading hub for the Buganda Kingdom for centuries
  2. Entebbe is home to a range of cultural attractions including the Kasubi Tombs, the largest traditional royal burial ground in the Buganda Kingdom
  3. The city also offers spectacular views of Lake Victoria and the colonial buildings at the colonial era botanical gardens

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