Our most recommended things to do in Entebbe

Lake Mburo National Park with Equator, Game Drive & Cruise

1. Lake Mburo National Park with Equator, Game Drive & Cruise

Start the tour with an early morning pick up from your hotel or accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe. Then, head to Kayabwe for your breakfast stop after which you will be taken to Lake Mburo National Park, located in Kiruhura District in the Western Region of Uganda (approximately 240 km west of Kampala). Once in the park, embark on a 3-hour game drive in search of the many species the park has to offer. The park has a variety of animals such as zebra, hippopotamus, impala, warthog, common eland, African buffalo, jackal, lion, African leopard, and over 300 bird species. You will have the option to leave the vehicle and go on a guided walk along the walking trail. After the game drive, enjoy the chance to relax in the shade while lunch is served. After lunch, head to the lakeshore to enjoy a 2-hour boat trip. During the cruise, spot hippos, hornbills, and papyrus gonaleks. Finally, head back to Kampala, stopping at the Equator to experience being in both hemispheres at the same time. Be sure to take some pictures here of this unforgettable experience. Once back in Kampala, get dropped off back at your accommodation to conclude the tour.

Entebbe: 5-hour Guided Bike Tour with Hotel Transfer

2. Entebbe: 5-hour Guided Bike Tour with Hotel Transfer

Enjoy a fun day exploring Entebbe like a local. See the city's highlights, its different neighborhoods, and hidden spots on a 5-hour guided tour riding a retro bike. During the tour, you also visit the beautiful Entebbe Botanical Gardens and the exciting Entebbe Reptile Village. Get picked up from your accommodation and transfer to the botanic garden. The tour starts here at the famous Entebbe Botanical gardens. Enjoy lots of time here to absorb the natural beauty of this place and spot many different birds. Then it is time to cruise the streets of Entebbe and your guide will take you to see some hidden gems you would normally miss as well as to lively local markets.  Don't forget to try out some local cuisine at the markets before you head to the Entebbe Reptile Village. Here you will have a chance to see all sorts of reptiles from lizards to crocodile, iguanas to vipers. When the tour concludes you will be transported back to your hotel.

Entebbe: Guided Walking Tour

3. Entebbe: Guided Walking Tour

Find your guide at the meeting point and set off on a 3-hour walking tour of Entebbe. Discover popular and less known landmarks, visit the freedom tree, and get a taste of local life at the bustling markets. Visit the rolex area of Nsamizi Road and learn all about the rolex snack - a local street food. The rolex combines vegetables and an omelette wrapped in a chapati. See first hand how rolexes are made before you sample one (for an additional fee). Continue to the Chimpanzee Trust to learn about chimpanzee conservation. Hear about the history of and current efforts of the Ngamba Chimpanzee Trust as they seek to protect this majestic animal. Walk to Muzinga Square, visit Muzinha Park, and view the Colonial governor’s mansion (now the official residence of the president). Cross over to the first Anglican church, founded by colonial missionaries, then head to Entebbe’s famous botanical gardens. Grab a refreshment at the bar before walking back to Victoria Mall.

Jinja: Two-Day Rafting, Horse Riding, Quad Biking Adventure

4. Jinja: Two-Day Rafting, Horse Riding, Quad Biking Adventure

Begin the experience with an early-morning departure from your accommodation in Kampala, Entebbe, or Jinja. Make a pit stop at the popular Namawojjolo road market for a taste of Uganda's most loved travel snack, roasted plantain and roast chicken. Continue on until arriving at Mabira Forest for 1.5 hours of zip lining. Proceed to Jinja and enjoy 1.5 hours of horseback riding along the banks of the Nile. Head to a popular lakeside restaurant for a lunch consisting of Jinja's signature dish of deep-fried tilapia and fries. In the afternoon, set off for 1.5 hours of quad biking through local villages along the banks of the Nile. Head to the hotel to check in and relax. Opt for a mini walking tour of Jinja town and the local bars in the early evening. Enjoy dinner and an overnight at a decent, mid-range hotel. Wake up for included breakfast at the hotel and depart for the preferred aquatic activity. Choose between a full-day, grade-5 whitewater rafting experience, or any two half-day activities, including kayaking, Nile tubing, or Nile bugging. Enjoy an included lunch and evening snack, as well as one beer, throughout the day. Return to Kampala or Entebbe in the late afternoon.

From Kampala or Entebbe: Jinja City Tour with Nile Cruise

5. From Kampala or Entebbe: Jinja City Tour with Nile Cruise

Enjoy a relaxed sightseeing drive to the picturesque Jinja, the Source of the great Nile river. Visit and explore the many natural attractions along the route including the rare Ssezibwa falls and its twin rivers, the Mabira forest nature walk, the sugar cane plantations of Lugazi and enjoy a locally popular snack of chicken and plantain at Namawojjolo market. Take a boat cruise on the river Nile and visit the exact spot where the Nile separates from Lake Victoria on its journey to the mediterranean. Enjoy Jinja's signature deepfried tilapia for lunch, and visit Jinja city's market, main street and monuments by car.

Kampala: Art Tour with Uganda Museum Entry and Lunch

6. Kampala: Art Tour with Uganda Museum Entry and Lunch

Discover Kampala’s post-colonial and burgeoning art scene with this tour of main-stream and independent art galleries, a fashion studio, local artists collective workshop and the National Museum. The day-tour allows guests to not only view art but to observe the artist at work in their studios and to engage with the artists and hear their stories. Learn about the history of art in Uganda from teaching staff at the Margaret Trowell School of Art. Learn a bit about Kampala's underground Art scene when you visit the Bagala collective of artists. The experience also includes lunch at a traditional Ugandan restaurant.

7 Days Luxury Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Uganda Safari

7. 7 Days Luxury Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Uganda Safari

This 7-day Luxury Uganda safari is an amazing tour for travelers looking for a luxurious High-end stay. The package comes with perfect luxury lodges. Itinerary Day 1: You’ll be personally met by our company representative upon arrival at Entebbe airport, and transfer to your Hotel (Approximately 10-15 minutes’ drive). Overnight at Hotel No.5 (b&b) Day 2: Leave Entebbe after breakfast (8:00) for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Africa to Kibale National Park just under the Rwenzori Mountains. You will visit Ndali crater lake in the afternoon (Approximately 5-6 hours’ drive). Meals and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (FB) Day 3: Early morning trek for chimpanzees. Kibale is the best reserve in Africa to view chimps, a thick jungle with a towering canopy. In the afternoon, drive to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing enroot. Queen Elizabeth N.P is located in south western Uganda and it’s the second largest park in the country after Murchison falls national park and located at the base of majestic, next to lake Edward and lake George which are joined by the Kazinga Channel. This park has 5000 hippos, 2500 Elephants and over 10,000 Buffaloes thriving in its grassland. You will do afternoon game drive looking for tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector of the park (Approximately 3-4 hours’ drive). Meals and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (FB). Day 4: After Breakfast you will do dawn morning game drive. The morning is the best time for game drive as the African Animal kingdom tends to be most active during the golden hours of first sunlight touching the Savanah. You will see Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Waterbuck, Leopards, Uganda Kobs, warthog, Birds and primates. After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes Edward and George, here you will see large numbers of hippos more than you can possibly imagine as well as a variety of other animals which come to waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see buffaloes, crocodiles, bathing Elephants and a range of beautiful birds. Meals and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (FB). Day 5: After breakfast, drive to Bwindi via the landscape of tea plantations, probably East Africa’s most spectacular scenery, and the highland rain forests which reach to the volcanoes in which live the mountain gorillas. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, you will do cultural experiences in the afternoon. (Approximately 5-6 hours’ drive). Meals and overnight at Gorilla Leisure Lodge (FB) Day 6: Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 7:30 a.m. with a briefing. Ensure to carry along with you a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots, etc. The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 to 10 hours depending on the gorilla family nearby but it’s well worth the effort. Meals and overnight at Gorilla Leisure Lodge (FB) Day 7: Return to Kampala in the morning, lunch break is made at Agip Motel Mbarara with stop over at Equator Uganda crossing and Mpambire drum makers for a brief photo opportunity and to shop souvenirs. Transfer to Entebbe for the evening flight back home (Approximately 8-9 hours’ drive). (Meal plan Breakfast and Lunch)

Murchison Falls National Park: 2-Day Safari with Boat Cruise

8. Murchison Falls National Park: 2-Day Safari with Boat Cruise

Start your tour with pickup from your hotel or residence in and around Kampala or Entebbe in the early morning on Day 1. Pickup a packed breakfast from local popular diners on the way to the park in Nakasongola town. Arrive at the park in the mid-morning and enjoy a 45-minute hike to the top of Murchison Falls, where you can expect to get wet. Head to your accommodations, check-in, and get lunch. Drive to the boat departure point and embark on a 2-hour boat trip along the banks of the Nile to the bottom of the falls. If you’re not too tired from the early morning and the activities so far, enjoy an evening game drive. On Day 2, enjoy a sunrise game drive and take the ferry crossing to the southern sector of the park. Guests selecting the 3-day/2-night option can sleep in and enjoy an all-morning game drive, break for lunch, and rest or enjoy an evening game drive on Day 2. Depart for Kampala and enjoy a taste of local staple delicacies for lunch en route back to Kampala. Enjoy a scenic relaxing drive back to Kampala and stop at local roadside markets to taste seasonal fruit and chat with local vendors. Arrive back in Kampala or Entebbe in the late afternoon.

3 days gorilla trekking and lake Bunyonyi relaxation

9. 3 days gorilla trekking and lake Bunyonyi relaxation

Detailed itinerary Day 1: Arrive and Depart for Bwindi National Park. Hopefully, your flight is scheduled for an early morning landing in Uganda. Your safari will start from Entebbe airport where you will be picked up by your Driver/Guide who will brief you about your tour and then depart for Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda harboring over 300 of them, more reason why it should be your safari destination. The drive will take you to southwest Uganda by road, cross the Equator then to Mbarara for Lunch and through Savannah grasslands to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The scenic drive through Kigezi Highlands [commonly referred to as “the Switzerland of Uganda”] and banana plantations take you to the gorilla Sanctuary of Bwindi NP. You will arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and will mainly do little but just check in your accommodation, and relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the next day. Budget accommodation: Crested Crane Lodge Midrange accommodation: Buhoma Gorilla Camp Luxury: Buhoma Lodge Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation. After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rainforest is remarkable! The area offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time is taken and the terrain varies with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long-savored. Return to your lodge. Have your lunch and thereafter check out for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day. Accommodation Budget accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort Lodge Midrange accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort Luxury: The Bird’s Nest Lodge Day 3: Enjoy a swim or the spectacular view of the Bunyonyi islands and exit. You will have a relaxed breakfast then you may opt to enjoy a swim in the lake before you set off on the journey to Entebbe via Mbarara and settle at Igongo Cultural Center for lunch (Traditional dishes) but also you will have the option to visit the cultural museum here and embark on your drive to Kampala. You can make an end route at the Equator for more photos and pass through the gift shops to secure yourself memorabilia as a commemoration of your gorilla and wildlife safari in Uganda. When next, you visit, and thank you for choosing Friendly Gorillas Safaris!

3 Days gorilla trekking Via Entebbe

10. 3 Days gorilla trekking Via Entebbe

Itinerary Day 1 Drive from Entebbe airport to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP. Arrival at Entebbe airport, on arrival at the airport you be received by our tour guide/ driver, you will drive out from the airport drive to Bwindi in southwestern Uganda, the drive takes 8-9 hours. You will have a stopover at the equator line crossing for a photo shoot and demonstrative experiment along Kampala -Masaka highway. You will then proceed to Bwindi passing through the African village homesteads and vibrant towns and passing through the Kigezi highlands and termed as the (Ugandan Switzerland). You Will arrive late evening at your lodge in Bwindi Forest where you will spend the night. Lodge: Bakiga lodge Day 2: Bwindi impenetrable forest Today you will set off early from your lodge after breakfast to the park headquarters, where you will register for your gorilla trek. Once you've been assigned a group you will follow your guide into Bwindi National Park. You start your trek by walking for about four hours before you reach the gorillas. Once you find the first gorilla, you have an hour with them. The hills can be strenuous, but the exhilaration of seeing the gorillas makes it all worthwhile. After the trek you will have your packed lunch then drive to lake Bunyonyi and checkin at your lodge, freshen up for an evening boat cruise. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of 2,200-2,478m, but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical you will be amazed by serenity of the lake and its green terraced hills. You will return to your lodge for an evening relaxation and overnight stay. Budget Accommodation Antique cottages lake Bunyonyi DAY 3: Drive to Entebbe international airport Early in the morning of this day after breakfast you will embark on the journey back to Entebbe international airport, The drive to Entebbe takes 7-8 hours. You will arrive at the airport later in the evening in time for check-in of the night flight. This will mark the end of your 3-day gorilla trekking experience.

Add dates

Things to do in

All activities

49 activities found
Sort by:
Page 1 of 4

Immersive experiences

Go beyond Entebbe

Explore all

Other Sightseeing Options in Entebbe

Want to discover all there is to do in Entebbe? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Entebbe

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Our driver was very nice and knowledgeable which made the experience even better. It's a busy day and many hours by car, but it's worth it. The visit to Lake Mburo National Park was absolutely amazing. Something that can be a little better is information about what is included at breakfast and lunch because we had to make individual orders, it was a bit unclear. Overall a packed day with lots of great impressions.

A totally beautiful, day-filling trip. With good all-round support and good contact. It could only be spent a little more time in the park, which is hardly possible with the great program. All in all a great day!!! Very happy to be back soon!

Our guide Arthur showed us really great and interesting things. His German was extremely good!!! He was great at answering all questions. We had a lot of fun.