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Entebbe Botanic Gardens

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Worth a visit- especially with a guide

I enjoyed my visit to the Botanical Gardens. True, it could use some TLC, but there are many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
Better with a guide

The garden was established in 1898 by a British, who came from Kenya. Right now it covered an area... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Delft, The Netherlands
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Berkely Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
+256 704 023485
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are really lovely. We had a great botany student who works there part time as a guide. Peter knows so much about these gardens and is very informative as well as helpful. If you get a chance ask for him. Will be returning...More

Thank Budagali
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On paying our entrance fee (in local currency), there was the option for a guide to take us round for a fee. The guides are near the entrance, and there did not seem to be shortage so would not expect there not to be any....More

Thank millsie82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is NOT a classical botanic garden, you can touch, smell and walk everywhere you want. No trails, no signs, just pure experience to feel the nature and see the green and wide variety of Uganda plants. If you have time that is so-so recommended...More

Thank traveliguana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These gardens are such a lovely oasis close to Entebbe airport. Don’t expect that the gardens are as well organised as others you may have visited but they have a lot of interesting trees, plants, birds & animals. My main interest was the bird &...More

Thank Grey_Ink
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the garden and payed 10.000 a head. I think that one has to love large trees othervise don't go there. The first Tarzan film had some acts taken there but...... You can go the the lake but that spot is not kept...More

1  Thank 1812nielsk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed my visit to the Botanical Gardens. True, it could use some TLC, but there are many volunteers and guides who put a lot of time and love into the upkeep. I strongly recommend getting one of the guides- they meet you at the...More

Thank catherinef2466
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We payed US $5 each to get in, then hired a guide to show us around he was very knowledgeable. Nothing is signed so without the guide you would just be wondering around. They are volunteers & rely upon your tip as payment. There is...More

Thank StuJenelle
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

I visited the Entebbe Botanical Gardens in the afternoon of Sunday, September 9, 2018. It is a large expanse of trees, and greenery, very quiet, with access to Lake Victoria's beaches. The beach in Entebbe was much cleaner than in Kampala, and can make for...More

Thank Moronge O
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The garden was established in 1898 by a British, who came from Kenya. Right now it covered an area of 40 hectares. The entrance fee is 10.000 UGX and I would strongly recommend to take a guide for additional 10.000. Our guide told us some...More

Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 6 October 2018

our guide from Primate world safari suggested this-+sorted a guide for birds--saw lots of exotic trees+ 18 different birds. It goes down to shore of lake Victoria. Great walking about+shade!.

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12 October 2018|
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Response from mikesabirder | Reviewed this property |
PS almost everywhere would take US dollars, but your change, if needed, will always be in Ugandan currency. Suggest you go to bank ATM.
16 September 2018|
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Response from Tina M | Reviewed this property |
Kim and Fred Nathan at Bike Entebbe provided a bike tour and a tour of the Botanical Gardens that was excellent.
Prakash P
15 August 2018|
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Response from Neil O | Reviewed this property |
William from Gorilla trek Africa is a specialist bird guide and may be available at the time that you are there