When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Entebbe?
Due to its proximity to the equator, Uganda is a country that is great to visit all year, because the warm weather is fairly consistent. However, in order to secure the cheapest flights to Entebbe, it is usually best to visit during the rainy seasons, which are generally from March to May and October to November.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Entebbe?
When booking your return Entebbe flights, we generally recommend booking two or three months in advance in order to secure the best deals for your preferred travel dates. If you’re feeling spontaneous, cheap last-minute flights are sometimes available on Netflights if you can be flexible with your travel dates. If you’re looking for an experience like no other, then make sure to visit Entebbe during the drier periods of January, February and June to September for prime gorilla-spotting weather.
Flying to Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
As the main airport in Uganda, Entebbe International Airport (EBB) serves the country’s capital, Kampala, as well as the surrounding areas.
When travelling from the United Kingdom to Uganda, there are no direct Entebbe flights available. To visit, you will have to take an indirect flight from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham or Glasgow. These flights to Entebbe are operated by Kenya Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways, stopping once en route to Entebbe. Other routes and providers are available, but these journeys will consist of two or more stopovers.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Although EBB is Uganda’s main international airport, it is still relatively small and underdeveloped. However, it is currently in the middle of a massive modernisation project. Upon your arrival, you’ll be able to access a variety of shops, restaurants and bars as well as a currency exchange service, several banks/ATMs and an internet cafe. Access to one of two lounges is also available for a small fee.
Getting to the City from Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
Getting from Entebbe International Airport to both Entebbe and Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, is simple. Several car hire companies are available at the terminal building if you want to have your own car for the duration of your stay. However, if you’d prefer to catch a taxi or organise a private transfer, these can both be arranged upon arrival or beforehand online.
Why Visit Entebbe?
Located on a small peninsula in Eastern Africa, Entebbe is the gateway to not only Kampala, but also all the wonders that Ugandan wildlife has to offer.
Home to a huge array of wildlife parks and animal sanctuaries, the most compelling reason to plan a trip to Entebbe is to see creatures like leopards, elephants and hippos in all their untainted glory. Make sure to book a gorilla trek during your stay, so you might stumble across these magnificent animals in their natural habitat if you’re lucky. Another great way to get up close and personal with the country’s wildlife is to visit the Uganda Reptile Village, the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary or the Mpanga Central Forest Reserve, which all work to protect and educate others about the animals that call Uganda home.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
Before travelling to Uganda as a British national, you will need to obtain a visa online, in the form of an e-visa, or from the Ugandan High Commission in London. There is also the option to apply for an East African Tourist Visa, which allows you to visit Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya for up to 90 days.
The currency used in Uganda is the Ugandan shilling, which can either be obtained through a currency exchange service or withdrawn from an ATM during your visit.