The Entebbe Botanical Gardens

The Entebbe Botanical Gardens

The Entebbe Botanical Gardens established in 1898 are situated on the northern shores of Lake Victoria virtually on the equator. Experiencing an annual rainfall of 1623 mm and at an altitude of 1134 meters, The Entebbe Botanical Gardens are set in 40.7 hectares.


The Entebbe Botanical Gardens house a collection of species of plants of the tropical, sub-tropical and temperate zones, besides several shrubs and other plants regenerated naturally over the years. The collection as of 1998 numbered 309 species, 199 indigenous to Uganda, 122 with known medicinal value and 110 exotica. The gardens are a popular attraction for visitors of which some 40,000 per year are passing through the gates since the rehabilitation in 1998.

The entrance is located close to the Botanical Beach Hotel. Colobus monkeys are common. The gardens are an opportunity for birding enthusiasts to open their birding account for Uganda or merely to add to an existing list. Palm Nut Vulture and African Grey Parrot are residents, whilst Bat Hawk is often seen over the gardens at sunset and is best observed from the Botanical Beach Hotel patio bar. Naturally, there are loads of exotic plants and trees.

Accommodation Around Botanical Gardens

  • Via Via
  • Lake heights hotel
  • Lake victoria hotel
  • 2 friends hotel Entebbe
  • African Root Guesthouse
  • Anderita hotel
  • Entebbe airport guest house
  • the Boma
  • protea hotel
  • papyrus guest house

The Entebbe gardens situated at the tourism spot, within Entebbe municipality, you can access the Mabamba swamp for birding safaris in Uganda, It’s one of the recognized spots for shoebill viewing. you can as well visit the chimpanzee tracking in gamba island, this activity requires a boat trip to Ngamba Island for about 3 to 4 hours. you can opt for any activities within Entebbe for half a day before boarding your international flight back home.

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