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Entebbe Botanic Gardens

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Address: Berkely Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
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Well worth a visit

lovely place for an hour & lots to see (trees as well as monkeys, eagles, kingfishers...). Shame about the litter, but didn't spoil. A guide (20k Shillings for 3 of us) well worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in Entebbe during 1963-64 as a small child, and recall many a trip to The Botanical Gardens with my parents. We lived just down the road (Station Road) from them - en route to the original Entebbe Airport, again which I remember so well. My late Father was then a Major in the Uganda Rifles and their HQ... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was with a couple of friends and wanted to have a walk somewhere. I had heard about these gardens, so we got a taxi to drop us off. There is a small entrance fee 10,000 Ugandan shillings (about £2.50) plus a local guide if you want for about the same price. I saw a lot of monkeys and some... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This garden is well manicured and maintained. See where as scene from the original Tarzan movie was filmed and look out for the little monkeys! The monkeys are cute, but I would suggest you don't feed them or they will want more than you have to feed them.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

lovely place for an hour & lots to see (trees as well as monkeys, eagles, kingfishers...). Shame about the litter, but didn't spoil. A guide (20k Shillings for 3 of us) well worth it as opposed to indexing aimlessly. Good pizza place on the beach 10mins away

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very nice for a walk, run or even camping. It is quiet and you get away from the busy streets and traffic of Entebbe. The area is green, with huge trees, monkeys, birds and a beach. The price to access is not bad (10 000 UGS), so it is totally worth a visit. You pay with cash... More 

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a smallish entrance fee for the botanic gardens which is fair enough but there isn't really all that much going on in here. While alot of native trees have been planted for our pleasure the only real way of finding out anything is from helpful locals. Nice place to have a walk around and likely to see some... More 

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Tualatin, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Africa has the best trees in the world and Uganda is no exception. The Botanical Gardens is area that seems to be mostly untouched from years gone by. There are giant Dr. Suess-like trees everywhere you go. And each one has its own unique personality. The monkeys and birds kept us entertained as well. We brought a large group of... More 

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Constanta, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice nature reserve, with monkeys and a variety of trees. You will be authomatically given a guide who will later demand 10k for his doubtfully useful services. Make sure you say no to that from the start. The place is rather littered which is a shame for a garden like this. There is a bar at the lake, we didn't... More 

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Thank Marta K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are a totally unkept throwback to colonial times, when the British were trying to see what crops and trees they could grow here to exploit. Once Uganda became independent, its clear that it hasn't been a funding priority - but it was a terrific visit! They have volunteer guides - ours was a botany student named Bright (sp?)... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entebbe Botanical Gardens is more like a city park than a catalog of the country's flora, but you will come across a variety of plant species as you walk around. We went there with some friends of ours and their toddler, and spent most of the morning walking around the area (I don't think we explored every area of the... More 

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