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Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Situated on the northern shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe town, the Entebbe Botanical Gardens were established 1901 and it is well maintained as small protected area of 40.7 hectares. The gardens host a variety of open country and woodland species and you can easily spend a pleasant couple of hours here.

The gardens have a collection of species of plants of the tropical, sub-tropical and temperate zones, besides several shrubs and other plants which regenerated naturally over the years. The habitat has attracted a diverse array of birds - 206 species (both forest and shorebirds) and monkeys (recently introduced the Black and White Colubus and Vervet Monkeys). The most common bird species are Ruff, Wood, Common, Marsh Sandpipers, Common Green Shank, Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, Madagascar Bee-eater, Green Crombec, Orange weaver, Golden and Yellow backed weavers, Superb sunbird, Bare faced go-away-bird, Ross's and Great blue Turacos, Grey and Brown Parrots, Palm Swift, Little Swift, Entebbe Weaver (an endemic to Uganda that was recorded at the site only once), White spotted Fluftail etc