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Stay in Kampala or Entebbe?

Luxembourg City...
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Stay in Kampala or Entebbe?

We arrive in Entebbe at a Saturday evening. On the Sunday we plan to do some sightseeing in Kampala. On the Monday morning we plan to take the ferry cross Waiya Bay in Victoria Lake. We are thinking of staying in Entebbe instead of Kampala because we then can avoid the Kampala traffic on the Monday morning with our newly rented car. We can also stay at the same hotel when we come back from our road trip in Uganda, before we fly home. Entebbe also seems to be a chilled place. Is this a good or bad idea?

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Isle of Man, United...
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1. Re: Stay in Kampala or Entebbe?

I stay on Entebbe every time. It is quieter and the 'air' is better. Lots of nice places to lodge to suit all budgets and free of horrendous traffic problems.

My plan would be to fly in and have a lodge of your choice meet you at the airport (many offer a free pick up.)

Sleep. Sunday try and get your lodge to find a reliable taxi/Private hire for your trip to Kampala and bring you back. They will act as guide and mentor! Return to lodge.

Arrange pick up for Self Drive at your lodge.

Start fresh on Monday early. That ferry can be busy.

Luxembourg City...
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2. Re: Stay in Kampala or Entebbe?

Thanks for the info Mfuwe! Then Entebbe it is!

Isle of Man, United...
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3. Re: Stay in Kampala or Entebbe?

No problems. If you need a good place to stay I can personally recommend Airport Guest House

postmaster@airport-guesthouse-entebbe.com www.naturelodges.biz/airport-guesthouse/

or Papyrus -https://www.papyrusguesthouse.com/home

Muscat, Oman
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4. Re: Stay in Kampala or Entebbe?

This is a good idea. Entebbe has a marvellous zoo which leads down to the shoreline of Lake Victoria....just continue past the Reptile House. Also the Botanical Gardens are huge and very interesting: supposedly used for the outdoor locations of the Johnny Weismuller TARZAN TV series. The children's orphanage MALAYAKE is worth a visit if you have a case of used clothes/books....the best pizzas in town. You can do all your money/internet business in Entebbe without the crowded throb/chaos of Kampala. Make sure you go up tURUNGI CRESCENT for great views to the airport and lake.

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