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Entebbe Botanic Gardens

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Address: Berkely Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
Phone Number: +256 0414320638
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Walk along the shores of the second largest lake in the world- Lake Victoria- in Entebbe Botanical Garden. The garden itself hosts a wide variety of trees and shrubs collected... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ilmas F
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Yalding, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A fascinating place to while away a couple of hours or more. As suggested by other travellers, we took a guide which was worth every penny of the 10,000 Shillings agreed at the start. (If you enter by the first gate after Victoria Mall, ask for Rafiki - studying botany and entomology - who, once we'd finished cracking the Lion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walk along the shores of the second largest lake in the world- Lake Victoria- in Entebbe Botanical Garden. The garden itself hosts a wide variety of trees and shrubs collected from all over Africa and the world.

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Thank Ilmas F
Budenheim, Germany
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and calm, shady place to stay for some hours. We chose Botanic Gardens as first "attraction" in Entebbe and were not disappointed. There are many birds to see, big spiders and very nice flowers. The monkees are a bit scary, especially when they have little babies. We have never been attacked before, but here the monkees are special.

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Thank chrisausbu
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice quiet place to relax. We enjoyed hanging out with the Vervet monkeys. Not worth a trip into Entebbe just to see, but if you have a few hours to kill before a flight, it's a nice place to explore

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Thank Naomi R
Kampala, Uganda
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179 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is nice but the bad thing are the trash along the coast of Lake Victoria. We paid UGX 10,000.00 per person but the authorities never dared to clean and maintained the cleanliness of the area.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the botanic gardens on my way out of Uganda. I enjoyed the variety of birds at the gardens and it was a nice, easy walk. There is a set price to enter the park. We had a guide tell us that he was going to accompany us through the walk. He was knowledgeable but I don't think he... More 

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1 Thank Atwoodrocks
Entebbe, Uganda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quiet & serene place to take nature walks and learn all about the plant and tree variety in uganda. There's a stream in a " secret garden" not much activity going on but the various monkeys following you around for some of your snacks will definitely bring a smile to your face.

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1 Thank Cassava R
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from our guest house and felt very safe. We had an excellent volunteer ( whom we tipped) walk us through the garden explaining the trees, flowers and pointing out and identifying the many birds in the Garden. We would not have enjoyed the Garden nearly as much without his expert explanations and guidance. Be sure to 'hire'... More 

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Hornsby, Australia
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

It was more a quiet park than a botanical garden. There were no explanation signs on any trees or plants( apart from the Latin name of some trees), so for us only usable as a nice quiet picnic spot with some birds and the odd monkey around. Not worth the entrance fee if you are a foreign traveller and are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

If you are beginning birder, this is one of the place you can start your birding experince. It is a nice place

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