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Uganda, one of Africa’s top destinations, is a country steeped in dark war-riddled history, but also accented with beautiful mountains, winding streams and lush vegetation. A small country, Uganda is still considered to be one of Africa’s safest for tourists. It’s also a country that’s home to the Big Five, some of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas and Rwenzori, which is the tallest mountain range in Africa. There’s no denying that Uganda is an African gem and if you’re travelling the continent, you’d benefit from a few days or even weeks at this destination.

When booking cheap flights to Uganda, you will land at the Entebbe International Airport which is located in Kampala, the capital city. Kampala with its vibrant and bustling atmosphere is a good introduction to Uganda and you certainly won’t regret starting your travels of the country from here.

Book Cheap Flights to the Entebbe International Airport (EBB) with SA Airlines

41km south west of Uganda’s capital city of Kampala lies the Entebbe International Airport (EBB). The airport is found on the shores of Lake Victoria, a great welcoming outlook. The airport is named after the town of Entebbe which is close by. This particular airport is the main gateway to Kampala and the rest of Uganda.

The EBB Airport consists of two terminals servicing both domestic and international flights. Inside the airport terminals, passengers will find a host of facilities and services including baggage lost and found, left baggage, various passenger and airline lounges, taxi access points and car rental companies. There is also a post office and free Wi-Fi made available in certain areas.

At SA Airlines we can assist you in booking very cheap flights to Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Simply make use of our online flight search feature to find, book and pay for flights to and from Uganda. We will ensure that you are provided with access to the lowest air fares, travel discounts and specials from international carriers and travel companies.

You can use SA Airlines to book the following:
  • South African Airways flights to Entebbe
  • Rwandair Flights from Johannesburg to Entebbe

The flight time from Johannesburg to Uganda is approximately 4 hours.

Accommodation Near Entebbe International Airport

While there is no airport hotel or sleeping facilities within the Entebbe International Airport, there are several options that are very nearby. These include the Airport View Hotel (1.9km), Hidden Treasures Serviced Apartments (1.4km), Skyway Hotel (1.9km) and Penial Beach Hotel (1.9km). In the nearby town and city, travellers will find a selection of hotels, guest houses, motels and B&Bs.

Flights to Uganda and the Airlines That Provide Them

At SA Airlines, we can assist you with booking flights with various local and international airlines using Entebbe International Airport as their hub. The following airlines currently offer flights between South Africa and Uganda:

  • Air France
  • Air Namibia
  • Asky Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Etihad Airlines
  • Kenya Airways
  • Kulula
  • LAM-Linhas Aereas de Mozambique
  • Rwandair Express
  • South African Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
Tourist Attractions in Uganda

When booking SAA flights from Entebbe International Airport to Johannesburg, you will find that there are many tourist attractions and places of interest to see in Kampala and the rest of Uganda. Some of these include:

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Kibali National Park
  • Lake Victoria
  • Kasubi Tombs (Baganda Royal Family Tombs)
  • Ssese Island (Gorilla visits)
  • Uganda Museum
  • Lake Mutanda
  • Rubaga Cathedral
  • Mabira Forest
  • Kazinga Channel (Hippo viewing)
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Getting Around Uganda | Getting From the Entebbe International Airport to the City

Booking your flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Uganda is not all that you will have to do in terms of transport arrangements. When in Uganda, you will need to get from the airport to the city centre and to various points of interest.

At the Entebbe International Airport (EBB) you will find the following car rental options: Europcar, Hertz, Auto Relay and Super Shuttle International. While bus travel is cheap in Uganda, the departures are rarely on time but they do cover fixed routes daily. The options are minivans called “matatu” and vans called “kigati”. If you are looking for safe, reliable and affordable travel around Uganda, hire a rental car or a private car with a driver.

Best Time to Book the Cheapest Flights to Uganda

Uganda enjoys warm weather all year round thanks to its location on the equator. March to May and October to November are the wetter months and so these aren’t great times to visit for gorilla tracking and game viewing. However, gorilla tracking and national park entry fees are typically discounted during the wet months.

June to September is considered the peak season in Uganda. You can expect flight fares to be slightly higher during these months, but the country never experiences large tourist crowds, so it’s comfortable to stay at any time during the year.

Search, Book & Pay for Cheap Flights to Uganda Online

Make use of the flight search feature to find, book and pay for your cheap flight to Uganda. Whether you book with SAA, Rwandair or any of the other carriers supporting the route, you can expect to have a great stay in Uganda. Book your trip to Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport (EBB) with SA Airlines today.