National Botanical Gardens (Uganda)

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Botanical Gardens, Entebbe
Type Botanical
Location Entebbe, Uganda
Coordinates 0°03′43″N 32°28′45″E / 0.06201089999999999°N 32.47927440000001°E / 0.06201089999999999; 32.47927440000001Coordinates: 0°03′43″N 32°28′45″E / 0.06201089999999999°N 32.47927440000001°E / 0.06201089999999999; 32.47927440000001
Opened 1898

The National Botanical Gardens of Uganda, commonly known as the Botanical Gardens Entebbe, are located in Entebbe, Uganda. They were laid out in 1898 by the first curator, A Whyte, close to the shores of Lake Victoria. The gardens are divided into different zones, including a rainforest zone. This rainforest formed the backdrop to scenes from the Tarzan films featuring Johnny Weissmuller, shot in the 1940s.[1][2][3][4]

Notable animals and birds found in the gardens[edit]

Events[edit]

A number of events have been held in the Botanical Gardens including bird watching, biking, nature walks music festivals, monkey feeding and so on.
The Milege World Music Festival happens every November with live music, games, camping and so on in the gardens.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uganda". Reuters.com. Retrieved 23 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "Geoff's Travel Scrapbook - Travel Report from Uganda". Geoff Peerless. Retrieved 23 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Entebbe". lifestylewiki.com. Retrieved 23 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Muzungu in Uganda". Retrieved 23 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "Uganda: Milege World Music Festival - Camp, Dine and Dance". The Pearl Guide. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "World music gets botanical platform". The observer.ug. The Observer Ug. Retrieved 25 November 2015.