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Entebbe On The Shores Of Lake Victoria

Posted on 12 May 2018 by admin (0)

One of the key cities to visit in Uganda is Entebbe. It is a gateway to all that it offers, whether it is the impenetrable forest of Bwindi, the Rwenzori Mountains or the mountain gorillas. It is a picturesque city that is modern and newly built, though it is not the capital. It is home to an international airport that would make your visit to this colonial city a convenient one. It lies on the banks of Lake Victoria which is the largest lake of Africa, making it a luxury holiday destination for many across the country as well as from other places.

If you are planning a Ugandan vacation you need to include Entebbe in that list. It is close to Kampala, which is popular with tourists and can be a stopover from here.

Once you are here and have settled into a hotel of your choice, plan a visit to the Mabamba Swamps. This can be done in a wooden canoe which is how tourists are taken around this place and to get a chance to spot the animal native to this region, Shoebill. For nature lovers and families the Wildlife Education Center is also a place I would recommend. It is a great place to see several interesting animals. You can also relax in the Entebbe Botanical Gardens. Here you will enjoy the landscape, plants and flowers as well as birdlife to be found here in abundance.

The Lake Victoria takes center stage when it comes enjoying the scenic beauty, choosing a location to stay as well as enjoying outdoor and recreational activities. Visitors would enjoy fishing on this Lake as well as cruising to Ngamba Islands that is close by where rehabilitated and orphaned chimpanzees can be found.

For places that are slightly outside the city you can visit the Rwenzori Mountains. This is the 3rd highest mountain range on the continent. The other notable place to visit is the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Here there are mountain gorillas that are endangered species.

 Be prepared for an outdoor vacation when you are at Entebbe, which several wildlife centric places to visit and activities to take part in. Plan your trip at the right time of the year and you are sure to have a memorable time when you visit.