Transport in Entebbe: Private car, Matatu, & Boda Boda
If you wish to stay near the EBB Airport, transport in Entebbe is one thing you need to know about. This place has multiple things to see. For your days here, don’t hesitate to move out and explore what it has to offer.
Attractions in Entebbe include the beaches, zoo, botanical gardens, shopping malls, craft markets, Nakiwogo landing site, and more. You need a ride to reach every corner. Described below are the various options you can use to get around Entebbe and to other nearby allures. Try to have cash with you. Most operators don’t have machines that charge credit cards.
For an executive way to travel around and out of Entebe, a private car (taxicab) is the best. Hire one with a driver and enjoy the ride. It’s not expensive and the rate depends on where you are going or the distance to cover.
Make sure to specify the areas of interest in or out of Entebbe. The reservationist base on this to give you the best favorable quote. Arrange and confirm the booking a day or more days before. This gives the operator more time to prepare and arrange a car that is well conditioned. You enjoy a ride in a vehicle with a fully working Air conditioning.
This is for those who wish to get from Entebbe town to nearby locations like Namulanda, Kisubi, Kawuku, Kajjansi, Kitende, Kampala and more. It is cheap and mainly used by local travelers. The rate for a ride starts from 1000 UGX. To get a matatu just visit the stage in Kitoro town. Not recommended for someone who needs a ride around to see the areas attractions.
Expressway Taxi (Drone)
For a quick ride to Kampala visit the stage for Entebbe expressway travellers drones. These cars are very fast and dont stop along the way to load more passengers except for off loading. Their starting point s just opposite the K Hotels and near Victoria mall. They mainly use the expressway to connect to Busega or Kajjansi. Ask the operators before you board such that you get on to the right one. The cost for each trip s 5000 UGX.
For a local experience this s the best. It is cheap and quick. At every corner in the town you find a Boda Boda rider. Don’t forget to put on a helmet and guide him the speed you prefer. Gaggles or sun glasses are also important for your eyes. The only problem with this option is sunshine and rainfall in case it rains. Don’t expect to enjoy the A/C.
The options mentioned above are the only ones available. There’s no bus, tube, or train transport in Entebbe. Then getting to the Airport, you order a taxicab. It will get you right from the hotel or your home.
Ferry at Nakiwogo
For those heading from Entebbe to Masaka, Mbarara, or Kisoro, there is an option to use a ferry from Nakiwogo up to Buwaya in Mpigi district. From Buwaya, you join the main Kampala – Masaka highway and drive further to the next destination. The ferry offers scheduled trips. it may not be reliable if you are on time or be sure to reach the starting point in time.