From the moment you land at Entebbe’s modern and efficient international airport, with its breathtaking equatorial location on the forested shore of island-strewn Lake Victoria, it is clear that Uganda is no ordinary safari destination.

Dominated by an expansive golf course leading down to the lakeshore, and a century-old botanical garden alive with the chatter of acrobatic monkeys and colourful tropical birds, Entebbe itself is the least obviously urban of all comparably sized African towns. Then, just 40km distant, sprawled across seven hills, there is the capital Kampala.

Things to See

Nakayima the healing tree

The Gorillas
Gorilla tracking is a very captivating activity; it involves walking in the wilderness in search of these great apes. (More…)

The Birds of Uganda
Uganda is Africa’s most complete birdwatching destination, with more than 1,000 species (More…)

The jewel in Lake Victoria’s crown is the Ssese Archipelago, whose 84 islands – some large and dotted with local fishing villages. (More…)

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The 84 forested islands of the Ssese Group, scattered like green jewels on the waters of Lake Victoria, 55 km from Entebbe – Uganda’s International Airport, are one of Uganda’s undiscovered treasures.

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Tips on vacation

For visitors coming to Africa for the first time, there are many unanswered questions � what do we pack, what are the entry requirements and so on. To make your visit a truly relaxing and well-prepared one, here are the answers to all those questions.

Top destinations

The Ultimate “gataway” Gately on Nile is a uniquely refurbished grand home offering panoramic views amongst tranquil surroundings on the shores of Lake Victoria. Only an hour’s drive from Kampala in quaint Jinja town.

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Contact addresses of the various tour agencies.