Uganda has many wonderful attractions that lure visitors to its shores each year. Thanks to Lake Victoria, this land-locked country enjoys many wonderful beaches, 80% of which can be found in the Entebbe area. Clean, beautiful white-sand, celestial sunrises, remarkable rare birds are but a few of the treats that await anyone who goes out for a day at the beach in Uganda. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best beaches in the country.
Aero beach is a beautiful private beach next to the UN airstrip in Entebbe. The beach, which is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, boasts of pristine sands, summer huts, small boats and sculptural monuments of world leaders. The private compound where the beach is located is also decorated with two huge abandoned aircrafts and plastic statutes of wild animals. The Aero beach, which has close proximity to the airport, is usually packed full on weekends that you cannot walk. So if you are not a fan of crowds, visiting during the week will be just fine. Exciting activities to do include swimming, boat cruising or just sunbathing. You can check out the beach restaurant for some fresh Tilapia Fish (from the lake) and chips as well as Pineapple rings for desert.
One Love Beach
The Beach is found 1 kilometer on Entebbe express highway from Munyonyo in Busabala. One Love is more than just a beach. Located in Busabala, One Love Beach is a place to relax and inhale the lake breeze on a lazy day. One Love Beach is located in Busabala and visitors to the beach can have a sun bath, beach walks, boat cruises, wedding venues and among other activities. Visitors can enjoy fun games of beach volley ball, sun baths, a pleasant stroll along the shore, exciting boat cruises and other activities. The beach also offers a variety of food, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in case you get hungry. Local events are hosted on the beach regularly.
Located approximately a kilometer from the Entebbe International Airport, Lido Beach is one of the oldest beaches in Uganda. A fairly busy place on a weekend, Lido Beach is considered a party spot and is a favorite for locals. An event is held there almost every weekend, ranging from family-oriented activities to wild parties. The white sandy beach enjoys beautiful sunsets. Like everywhere else in Lake Victoria, swimming is not allowed due to risk of bilharzia. If you are looking to have fun the local way, drop by Lido Beach on a weekend.
Located south-west of Kampala, Imperial Resort Beach and Imperial Botanical Beach are ideal for water sports and sunbathing. The two beaches are very close to each other and are maintained by the Imperial Beach Resort Hotel. At the Imperial Botanical Beach, you will find many exotic trees, plants and rare birds. This is the perfect place to take pictures. Guests from the hotel or visitors to the beaches can be found enjoying mystical sunsets, sunbathing or enjoying water sport activities. On the weekend, the beach can get crowded and it sometimes hosts local events.
The upscale neighborhood of Munyonyo is a prime destination in Uganda not just for the martyrs’ shrine and its five-star hotels, but also for the Munyonyo Beach. Located in close proximity to Kampala, the beach is maintained by the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort. This beach provides many fun-filled activities. There is the opportunity to rent a speedboat or a canoe and visit Bullago and Chimp islands nearby. Helicopter trips can be provided as well. Horseback riding, fishing, or a game of paintball are other fun ways to pass time in the relaxed environment.