Entebbe: the Vacationers’ Wonderland

Africa is a land of diverse cultures, varying terrain, amazing rituals, rare wild life species and plant species, scenic places and entertaining events and festivities. These, however, have long been unknown to many due to the underdevelopment of the continent and improper promotion of its beauty. The continent is drastically changing now and the locals have realized that it has a lot to offer to the tourists. The governments of all African countries are investing large sums of money to develop the attractive spots in their countries, opening up hotels and working towards providing quality services along with food and shopping. Easy and wide availability of cheap flights to Africa is part of this development.

Along with many other African countries, Uganda is also coming up on tourists’ destinations list. The country has a lot to make a tourist’s holiday perfect. The city of Entebbe is worth visiting, which is serene, green and beautiful. The national Botanical Gardens of Uganda have breathtaking views where the Uganda Virus Research Institute is already an attraction to foreign medical teams due to its high level research in medicine and social welfare projects. The Uganda Wild Life Education Center is the ultimate attraction as it serves as a zoo as well. This zoo is the typical African style safari zoo with numerous flora and fauna species. Foreign tourists have found trip to the zoo a very exciting one. Visiting the State House at Entebbe, one gets deeply involved in the beautiful architecture of the building amidst the lush green lawns. This is a picturesque place comparable to those seen in fairy tales. Since the city lies on the banks of Lake Victoria, the place is a paradise for photographers. For a perfectly chimpanzee oriented funny tour, tourists would love the sanctuary at Ngamba Island. Also, the Entebbe Airport Guesthouse has an extremely exciting safari zoo which makes the stay at the guest house a memorable one. 

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The city of Entebbe is mainly popular for its sightseeing views and scenic cityscape. Hence, once having reached Entebbe, the tourists would hardly want to shut their cameras. The world-class luxury hotels complete the holiday requirements.   

Getting to this picturesque city is not very difficult. The historical and popular Entebbe International Airport serves the city. Airline services all around the world have Entebbe in their destinations list. Many of the major airline services now provide cheap flights to Entebbe due to its growing popularity as a tourist attraction. Travel operators world over are providing cheap packages to Entebbe. These packages include low-cost tickets to fly in, accommodation and getting around in the city. Online applications to these operators can, at times be, more expensive than the bookings done on the phone. Such packages are more widely available and in more variety in UK. Budget flights to Entebbe have been a great help in drawing more tourists to Entebbe. Furthermore, avoiding a booking during peak holiday season would be a lot cheaper compared to usual ticket charges and taxes.  If the holiday season cannot be avoided, booking could be made at least 2 months earlier in order to keep from paying the raised price of the ticket.

Once an affordable ticket is grabbed, a very romantic holiday awaits its guests at Entebbe.

4 Responses

  1. beckum June 3, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    I am bit confused, if Kampala is the capital of Uganda then why Entebbe is more popular than Kampala?

  2. Azizi June 15, 2010 at 4:13 am #

    It’s a good question. Actually Entebbe has an international airport but Kampala doesn’t have any. Entebbe is the main gateway of Uganda that’s why tourists have to be there in Entebbe at least once during Uganda trip. Government was well aware of that importance of Entebbe in Uganda tourism that’s why the federal and local government tried their level best to make Entebbe a well developed city. This effort was resulted in increased number of tourists.

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  4. Belen December 3, 2010 at 10:38 am #

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