Entebbe International Airport
Entebbe International Airport : Situated 6km southwest of Entebbe town on the shores of Lake Victoria and about 40km by road of Kampala, Entebbe airport is the only airport in Uganda. The main terminal of Entebbe was built in 1972 and 1973 but it was originally opened by the British colonial authorities on the 1940s. After expanding its facilities, the airport was reopened permanently on 10th November 1951 only to be partially destroyed during the Uganda- Tanzania war in 1979.
Today, Entebbe is a fully functioning international airport with passenger facilities like a left luggage office, banks, automated teller machines, restaurants, forex exchange bureaus and duty free shops. It is also a hub for Uganda airlines and eagle Air. Entebbe airport hosts various airlines like Air Tanzania, Emirates, Qatar airways, Kenya Airways among others.
Entebbe town itself is a tourism hub of its own. The beaches around, the Entebbe zoo and the great lodges and guesthouses are a great place to just get away and relax. Get time off to have the famous Ugandan rolex as you enjoy the breeze of Lake Victoria at the beaches all around or just take time off to learn more about the animals at the zoo. After a long tourism day, rest at any of the spacious guesthouses around the town.
From Entebbe airport, one can get to places like Bwindi National Park, Queen Elizabeth national park, kidepo national Game Park, bugungu by air through aerolink Uganda and Eagle Air. Eagle Air also goes to other destinations like Soroti and Arua while aerolink Uganda connects to Kisumu port and Masai Mara. Be sure to have an experience on board from Entebbe international airport while visiting the main tourism sites in Uganda. If you like gorilla trekking and golden monkeys, Entebbe got you with flights that connect you to Kisoro airstrip in just an hour. Book that charter flight early enough and go have fun trekking at Mgahinga gorilla national park or Bwindi Impenetrable forest.
Uganda airlines at its hub Entebbe international airport started in 1977 until 2001. The defunct flag carrier of the country was revived and started its work in August 2019. The country’s airline flies to about 10 destinations including Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Kilimanjaro, Kinshasa, Mogadishu, Mombasa, Nairobi and Zanzibar. You can choose to fly the crane from any of these destinations to Uganda or connect to a destination of your choice. Uganda airlines has connecting flights from for example Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro to Entebbe. Check the schedules and book that flight ASAP.
Compared to other airlines at Entebbe international airport, Uganda airlines have lower prices provided you book early. You can book flights through a reputable travel agent or online on the Uganda airlines website. You can also know which flights are available on the day of your flight choice and what the option dates is if there is no flight on your desired date of flying. On their website still, you will find a timetable of flights to different destinations the airline flies to. Uganda airlines has a total of six planes as of today, two wide-body Airbus A330 Neo and six narrow-body Bombardier CRJ-900. Whether you choose to fly business class or economy, Uganda airlines has got you.
Being at the shores of Lake Victoria, Entebbe international airport has tourism feel to it. Viewing the sun set by the lake or seeing the lake while in air gives Entebbe airport an ultimate win. Watch the lake or the sun set as you wait for your flight; relax as you watch the lake from above. Visit Uganda, enjoy Entebbe.