Entebbe a town in Wakiso district located on the shore of Lake Victoria, approximately 37km south west of Kampala covering a total area 56.2 Square Km. Entebbe in the local Luganda language means a “seat”. it was the place where the Baganda chief sat to adjudicate legal cases. In 1900s the time when Uganda was a British protectorate, the city was used as base during the time of Colonial Commissioner Sir Gerald Portal. Uganda’s largest commercial and military airport is located in Entebbe. Also located at the Airport is the head office of Uganda Civil Aviation. Entebbe is also the location of State House, the official office and residence of the President of Uganda.
Many of Entebbe’s residents are civil servants and Expats who are UN employees. UN Regional Service Center Entebbe is a consolidated administrative support base for UN East African operations.
Entebbe is the location of the oldest Golf course in East Africa. Entebbe Golf Club was established 1900.
Entebbe is the home to The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (formerly called the zoo), also The Botanical Gardens, beaches along the shores of Lake Victoria, Gamba Island, and Bulango Resort Island.