Set on the edge of Lake Victoria, Entebbe has witnessed the transitions of Uganda’s history. From the seat of a local chief, it became a military port and the capital of the Protectorate of Uganda.
Entebbe means ‘seat’ in the local language, Luganda, as it was originally the seat of a local chief. The town is built over two hills which were believed to be the home to spirits.
During the British Protectorate (1894-1962), the capital of Uganda was in Entebbe. The town became a military port under the British in 1893, and many of the colonial government buildings, including State House are still government buildings to this day.
Entebbe is more recently known for the daring raid on the airport in 1976, during the regime of Idi Amin, when 102 hostages were rescued by Israeli commandos from the Old Airport Terminal
Our local guide will take you through the sites that tell Entebbe’s history, and tell you the stories that bring these places to life