Entebbe , Uganda - This is the gateway to Uganda for most visitors who arrive at Entebbe International Airport. The town is situated on Lake Victoria at 3,800 feet above the sea level. Until 1962, it was Uganda's national administrative capital.
The word Entebbe means "chair" and is derived from a local legend in which the King commanded his dominion from a carved rock that he used as a chair.
Entebbe is a traditional lakeshore resort town with lovely tree-lined avenues and some unusual and interesting buildings dating back to the 1930s and 40s.
Several government offices are still housed at Entebbe, including State House (the official residence of the President). Entebbe has excellent hotel facilities and restaurants.