|Popular in||September||High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||June||Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop|
|Average price||$2,015||Average for return flights in December 2021|
|Return from||$2,696||From Auckland Intl to Entebbe|
You can find flights to Entebbe, Uganda, from several New Zealand airports. If you fly from Queenstown International Airport (ZQN), flights are available to Entebbe International Airport (EBB), Entebbe, with durations of 36-40h. Flights are also available from Auckland International Airport (AKL) to Entebbe Airport, with flight durations of 30-34h, and Christchurch Airport (CHC), with flight times ranging from 35h to 45h. Wellington Airport (WLG) also offers flight deals to Entebbe Airport, with flight times of 35-40h. Uganda’s other airport, Gulu Airport (ULU), is not available to receive international flights from New Zealand.
Unfortunately, direct flights from New Zealand to Entebbe are not available. However, you can find Entebbe flight deals from New Zealand with one, two or three layovers. Fly from Queenstown Airport with two layovers, one at Auckland Airport and another at Dubai Airport (DXB), with a total duration of around 36h 20min. One of the cheaper routes from this airport is via three layovers, in Auckland, Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Dubai, with a total time of about 36h 20min. Auckland Airport offers routes with one layover at Dubai Airport for roughly 5h 25min and a total duration of close to 30h, and another cheaper route with two layovers, in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, and taking roughly 33h 35min. A cheaper route from Christchurch Airport to Entebbe involves three layovers, in Auckland, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, with a total journey of about 41h. Alternatively, you can fly from Wellington Airport to Entebbe Airport in about 42h, with one of the cheaper routes involving three layovers.
A good option would be to hire a car at the airport, as it will generally take you just over 5min to get to Entebbe city centre, which is around 5 km away from the airport along Kampala Road and Entebbe Expressway. You could also take a taxi, which will take around 10min and cost about USh15,000 (NZ$ 6). The official taxis are yellow with black lettering. There is no public transport option from Entebbe Airport, but there is a private bus shuttle, the Pineapple Express, which costs around USh5,000 (NZ$ 2) to the centre. Tickets can be bought either online or at the airport ticket desk.
Uganda is well known for its lush rainforests and diverse wildlife, and Entebbe is no exception, being located near many wildlife attractions. You could visit Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary or take a boat ride on Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria. You could also visit Entebbe Botanical Gardens, which hosts a walking tour of native trees and imported plants and is a residence for many monkeys.
New Zealand citizens will need a full, valid passport to travel to Uganda and will also need to apply for a tourist visa. It is possible to get an electronic visa, which can be applied for online and will be valid for 90 days, entitling you to a stay of up to 45 days. It costs approximately $ 50 (NZ$ 76) and is usually processed within hours.
If you book a flight to Entebbe, you will be flying into Entebbe, which is the city’s only airport. Entebbe (EBB) is located 2.8 km from the centre of Entebbe.