A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Entebbe vs. Accra for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Entebbe or Accra?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Entebbe and Accra can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Entebbe or Accra?


Entebbe is a large city located in Central Uganda. It is about thirty kilometers from the capital city of Uganda, which is Kampala. Lake Victoria, a prominent body of water, is very close to Entebbe as well. Today, the population of Entebbe is over 69,000 people. In Europe, Entebbe is known for its airport, which was once the site of a major hostage situation led by the German and Palestinian militia, back in 1976. Soldiers from the Israeli army freed the hostages in a massive rescue mission. Alternatively, when Queen Elizabeth II heard of her father's death and that she had become the queen, she was at this airport and had to fly from there back to England at once.


Accra is the capital city of Ghana, located on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. Popular attractions include the National Museum of Ghana, local beaches, markets, and cultural landmarks like those dedicated to Civil Rights activist W.E.B. DuBois.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Uganda, The Best 3-Day Tours in Uganda, The Best 10-Day Tours in Ghana, and The Best Adventure Tours to Ghana.

Which place is cheaper, Accra or Entebbe?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Entebbe is $95, while the average daily cost in Accra is $34. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Entebbe and Accra in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Entebbe $42
    Accra $17
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Entebbe $84
    Accra $34
Compare Hotels in Entebbe and Accra

Looking for a hotel in Entebbe or Accra? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Entebbe

Hotels in Accra

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Entebbe Hotel Prices and Accra Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Entebbe $19
    Accra $15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Entebbe

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Entebbe:

  • Entebbe Airport Transfers: $65
  • ENTEBBE AIRPORT: Executive Airport Transfer Package: $95

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Accra

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Accra:

  • Accra Airport Hotel City Transfers: $58
  • Airport & City Transfers: $100
  • Arrival Transfer From Accra Airport To Hotel: $100
  • Private Transfer from Kotoka Airport Accra Ghana (ACC) to Accra city: $109
  • Kotoka Airport Exclusive Wheelchair Accessible Transfers!: $115
  • Historic Slave Walking Tour of Jamestown with Transfers: $127
  • Kotoka Airport Exclusive Wheelchair Accessible Transfers!: $130

Is it cheaper to fly into Entebbe or Accra?

Prices for flights to both Accra and Entebbe change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Entebbe $34
    Accra $8.46

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Accra

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Accra.

  • Accra Street Food Tour: Makola Market Tour With Full Lunch: $44
  • Local Ghanaian Cooking Class in Accra to help support wellness community center: $45
  • Authentic Ghanaian Cooking Lessons: $80
  • Private Ghanaian Cuisine Cooking Class: $80
  • Flavors of Ghana: Food Tour Experience.: $87
  • Home Cooking Class by Auntie K: $89
  • Cooking Class with Auntie KK in Osu: $89
  • Ghanaian Cooking Class Authentic Tour: $100
  • Private Crescendo Foods Cooking Class Experience in Accra: $116
  • Savor & Learn: Authentic Ghanaian Cooking Experience: $128
  • Cooking Class: $130
  • Ghanaian Local Foods Cooking Class: $216

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Entebbe $36
    Accra $3.03

Tours and Activities in Entebbe

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Entebbe are as follows:

  • Guided Walking Tour: $26
  • 1-Day Best of Entebbe City Guided Walking Tour: $50
  • Equatar Line Tour & Victoria Lake Sunset Boat Ride: $150
  • From Entebbe/Kampala: Mabamba Birding Experience: $260
  • Kampala: Ngamba Chimpanzee Trek & Entebbe Equator Boat Tour: $350
  • 3 Days Gorilla Tracking Bwindi Forest Tour: $1,820
  • 3day bwindi Gorilla tracking and Batwa experience: $2,200
  • Remarkable Family Walking Tour: $2,300
  • Bwindi Forest: Gorilla fly-in tour with Batwa Experience: $2,763
  • 10 Days Murhison Kibale Queen Elizabeth NP & Bwindi NP Tour: $2,980
  • Uganda: 5-Day Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour: $3,029
  • 5-Day Gorilla & Chimpanzee Experience and Game drive Safari: $3,309

Tours and Activities in Accra

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Accra are as follows:

  • Accra Detailed City Tour: $7.00
  • Quabus Accra City Tour : $20
  • Makola Market Walking Tour: $41
  • 6-Hour Private Guided Accra City Tour: $55
  • Makola Market Walking Tour: $58
  • 1 Day Accra City Tour: $71
  • Accra Central: Street Food Walking Tour with Akosua Serwaa: $72
  • Accra City Tour Experience: $75
  • Walking Tour of Accra: $75
  • Experience Ghana in a Tailored Accra City Tour.: $79
  • Accra City:Full Day Tour for Culture Seekers (Private): $80
  • Experience the Beauty, History and the Culture Of Accra in a Day: $80

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Entebbe $13
    Accra $4.34

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Entebbe and Accra, we can see that Entebbe is more expensive. And not only is Accra much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Accra would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Accra and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Entebbe would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Entebbe than you might in Accra.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Entebbe Expensive? and Is Accra Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Entebbe or Accra?

Accra has a larger population, and is about 30 times larger than the population of Entebbe. When comparing the sizes of Entebbe and Accra, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

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