Holidays to Entebbe and Kampala

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Unusually placed only 35km apart, Uganda's two major cities, Entebbe and Kampala are the starting point of a trip to the country and captivate with very different character and ambience. Kampala is Uganda's capital and comprises the country's central economic and commercial hub, Entebbe, meanwhile, is quite in contrast: a tropical metropolis on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Old Taxi Park, Kampala Lake Victoria on holidays to Entebbe and Kampala Nakasero Market, Kampala

A classic example of an African capital, Kampala sprawls out from its high rise CBD to leafy suburbs. A smaller capital than its cousins elsewhere in Africa, although no less busy, Kampala easily holds its own with a surplus of bars, restaurants and great nightlife. While we mostly make use of the city as a stopover destination before moving off to another location, there are certainly a few attractions in Kampala worth exploring. The Kasubi Tombs and the National Museum are the main points of interest, the former houses the resting place of several kings of old, while the latter is an excellent gateway to the past with various exhibitions - the museum's collection of traditional African musical instruments is particularly good.

Entebbe, in contrast, is lacking in the bustle of Kampala, ardently offsetting the typical modern city with its lakeshore situation and captivating botanical gardens. The gardens are alive with a diversity of vibrant birdlife and the distinctive black and white colobus monkey. Entebbe is home to Uganda's only international airport and the means the vast majority of people arrive into the country. With holidays to Entebbe and Kampala there are a range of excellent city hotels to take advantage of, while excursions from both are numerous, with sightseeing flights and visits to Zika Forest and Ssezibwa Falls on offer.

Entebbe And Kampala Highlights

  • A surplus of bars, restaurants and great nightlife from Kampala
  • The history of Kampala's Kasubi Tombs
  • Kampala National Museum's collection of traditional African musical instruments
  • Entebbe's stunning botanical gardens
  • Excursions to Zika Forest and Ssezibwa Falls

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Selected Entebbe And Kampala Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Entebbe And Kampala

All Uganda Itineraries
Young gorillas - Photo by Akorn DMC.JPG

Highlights of East Africa Gorilla Trekking, Safari and Beach Holiday

Days
16
Cost Per Person
From $7,090 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Uganda
Locations
Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island , Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi
Elephant at Murchison Falls

Uganda and Tanzania Trekking and Safari Adventure

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $8,360 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Uganda
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi
Gorilla twins - Photos by Gorilla Doctors

Uganda and Tanzania Mountains and Rivers Safari

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $5,750 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Uganda
Locations
Selous Game Reserve, Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi
Tree climbing lion at Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth NP

Uganda Family Safari

Days
10
Cost For Family of 4
From $22,480 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Entebbe & Kampala, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale

Entebbe And Kampala Accommmodation

All Uganda accommodations
  • The Boma Entebbe
    Reception

    Found in Entebbe, this is an excellent stop-over accommodation, possessing an intimate atmosphere, comfortable rooms and situated only 5 minutes from Entebbe International Airport.

  • The Emin Pasha Hotel
    Bedroom

    Set in 2 acres of tropical gardens, The Emin Pasha is a superb property situated close to the heart of Kampala. A comfortable option, relax in a range of accommodation and make use of a number of facilities. Ideal for exploring Kampala or as a stopover.

  • The Lake Victoria Serena Resort
    Bedroom

    Resembling a classic Roman villa, The Lake Victoria Serena Resort is set by the shores of Lake Victoria and offers a wide range of facilities and accommodation options. A pleasing choice, this is a great base for exploring Kampala.