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Entebbe, Kalangala District, Uganda

How much does it cost to travel to Entebbe?

You should plan to spend around $93 (USh351,335) per day on your vacation in Entebbe. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $33 (USh124,115) on meals
  • $18 (USh68,582) on local transportation
  • $83 (USh313,831) on hotels

A one week trip to Entebbe for two people costs, on average, $1,303 (USh4,918,697). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Entebbe cost?

A one week trip to Entebbe usually costs around $652 (USh2,459,348) for one person and $1,303 (USh4,918,697) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Entebbe on average costs around $1,303 (USh4,918,697) for one person and $2,607 (USh9,837,394) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Entebbe will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Entebbe on average costs around $2,793 (USh10,540,065) for one person and $5,586 (USh21,080,130) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Entebbe has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Entebbe expensive to visit?

Prices in Entebbe are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Africa, Entebbe is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Jinja or Johannesburg.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Entebbe Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Entebbe?

The average Entebbe trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Entebbe travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) USh313,831 ($83)
Local Transportation 1 USh68,582 ($18)
Food 2 USh124,115 ($33)
Entertainment 1 USh133,932 ($35)
Tips and Handouts 1 USh1,563 - 4,688 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 USh24,478 - 73,434 ($6 - 19)
Accommodation Budget in Entebbe
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Entebbe is $42 (USh156,916). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Entebbe is $83 (USh313,831). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Entebbe

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Entebbe based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $71. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Entebbe
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Entebbe is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $18 (USh68,582) per person, per day, on local transportation in Entebbe.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Entebbe
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Rental Cars in Entebbe
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Food Budget in Entebbe
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Entebbe can vary, the average cost of food in Entebbe is $33 (USh124,115) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Entebbe should cost around $13 (USh49,646) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Entebbe is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Entebbe
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Entebbe typically cost an average of $35 (USh133,932) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Entebbe
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Entebbe is $0.83 (USh3,125) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Entebbe is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Entebbe
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $13 (USh48,956) on alcoholic beverages in Entebbe per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Entebbe
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.58 (USh2,188) on bottled water in Entebbe per day. The public water in Entebbe is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

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Entebbe on a Budget
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.
The National Botanical Gardens in town are worth seeing. The gardens were curated in 1898 and have been used in the old Tarzan films as backdrops. In the gardens, you can witness many different types of birds, monkeys, plants, and trees.

If you wish to see more animals, head to the Entebbe Zoo, which houses many different types of African wildlife. If you aren't planning a safari while visiting Africa, this is a great alternative. The zoo has all different types of animals (lions, zebras, crocodiles, rhinos, hyenas, giraffes, chimpanzees and many others).
Entebbe is one of the larger cities in Uganda, next to Kampala and Jinja. It is part of the Wakiso District and Central Uganda Region. Kampala is the capital and is about thirty kilometers away from Entebbe. Jinja is about one hundred and twenty kilometers from Entebbe.

A great activity in Entebbe is to take boat trips out on Lake Victoria. You can simply cruise around the lake, or you can book trips that stop at Ngamba Island where you can visit the chimpanzee sanctuary and even do some fishing along the way. Wild Frontiers and Tamani Africa Tours are great companies to book with. Visit the Uganda Reptiles Village and be able to see many different species of some of the deadliest snakes as well as other types of reptiles.

To see the town as a whole, you can book a tour with Bike2go Entebbe and take a biking tour of the whole city. If you wish to buy traditional African crafts at a local market, head over to the Entebbe crafts village where there are vendors selling many different types of craft that are perfect souvenirs for your trip in Uganda. If you wish to spend a day relaxing at the beach, head to Aero Beach, where you can sit on the beach and grab lunch at the restaurant that is on the shore of the lake.
Food and Dining
Entebbe has a wide range of food selections, ranging from Indian food to Chinese food and many in between. Faze 3 is a newer restaurant that has a terrace where you can sit outside with beautiful views of the lake. This restaurant offers Western food, Indian food, delicious coffee and refreshing fruit smoothies.

If you want pizza there are two places to choose from. Goretties Pizza is on the shore of the lake. It has great pizza but at dusk, there tends to be a lot of bugs so plan accordingly. Nickey's Pizza is on Kampala Road. This restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating and there are pool tables inside too. For Chinese food, China Garden is a great place to eat. It is located on Kampala road, opposite the war monument. The Gately has great Thai food at night and in the morning, they have a great "English Breakfast" option. Reservations are required here.

As stated earlier, Entebbe airport is located in town and is the major hub for international air travel in all of Uganda. This airport serves many large airlines like Egyptair, Emirates, Turkish Air, British Airways, KLM, and much more.

If you are traveling to Entebbe from another part of Uganda, there are minibusses that travel from Kampala multiple times daily. The fare for this journey is usually no more that two US dollars. It is about a forty-five minute ride.

Once you are in the city of Entebbe, there are a few modes of transportation. Around town, you will see Boda-Boda's, which are basically motorcycle taxis. This is the easiest way to get around as you can just flag down one of the many that are passing by. However, keep in mind that this is probably not the safest way to get around. There are many accidents involving Boda-Boda's because the drivers are trying to get to their destination as fast as possible. It is much wiser to hire a taxi from a credible hotel or other company. Of course, you can always get around on foot but this is usually only a good idea for getting around certain parts of the city and not relying on it to get you around the city as a whole.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.