The Festival is a joint initiative of the Mayor of Entebbe and Milege Inc that takes place every year in November at the Entebbe Botanical Gardens. This year’s edition will run from Friday, 24th November to Sunday, 26th November 2017. The major objective of the festival is to showcase unique arts from diverse countries of the world as a high-quality entertainment event and major tourist attraction.
The Festival is a 3-day celebration of exceptional arts, presenting an outstanding line-up of bands, dance groups, DJ’s and musicians as well as poetry, storytelling, visual arts, fashion, crafts, food and drink, all in the stunningly beautiful setting of the Entebbe Botanical Gardens. In addition to the arts programs, a variety of sightseeing activities for both children and adults, together with the possibility of camping on the grounds of the Entebbe Botanical Gardens, create a unique experience.
Tickets are usually easily available online and at selected selling points in Kampala and Entebbe
Revelers who buy online can exchange a printed copy of their ticket for a wrist band at the gate. More information on ticket prices,categories,group discounts, corporate packages and vending spaces coming soon!
Entebbe is a holiday town with a wide variety of accommodation to suit your taste and price preference. From the luxurious 5 Star Protea Hotel Entebbe just two minutes from the Airport to the cosy contemporary African cottages at UWEC , homely lodges , back packers and some unbelievably affordable accommodation. You can also camp onsite at our well-equipped and secure campsite that is strategically placed on the edge of the tropical rain forest zone at Botanical gardens.Find the best hotel deals in Entebbe.
The botanical gardens is a unique site of seasoned natural beauty. Laid out in 1898 by the first curator,it is located on the shores of lake Victoria right in Entebbe town yet creates the feeling of a faraway forest expedition, with vast tree species hundreds of years old, herbal gardens, a cliff, shore line and a tropical rainforest zone in which the film Tarzan was shot in the 1940’s.There is no better venue that brings together nature and convenience all in the same space. Your festival experience is laden with fun activities onsite to ensure that you achieve your entertainment or relaxation goals. Join the local fishermen in the mornings or catch the sun rise by the lakeside .You will occasionally bump into friendly but naughty monkeys, they love to eat and are always up to mischief. During our inaugural festival, they carried away rings that where meant to hoist the stage roof -we’re still in peace talks with them. Uganda is said to host a third of the world’s bird species many of which you will see during your festival experience. These and more features will make your stay at Milege an unforgettable experience.
Getting to Botanical Gardens
If you are arriving at the airport, simply take the airport taxi or download the uber application and get a discounted or completely free ride to the festival venue using the code “MILEGE” on www.uber.com/app.Discounts up to 15,000UGX.
Public transport is always available through the day till late evening to and fro Kampala along the Kampala-Entebbe high way or at the Old taxi park in Kampala and the Entebbe Taxi park for 3,000 UGX .For movements around Entebbe ,one can use safe Boda (motorcycle) they usually have an extra helmet for passengers and are more careful riders. It is easy to spot out a safe Boda by there characteristic orange helmets and orange reflector jackets bearing the name of the rider and company contact info.
Entebbe Generally has available transport that operates 24 hours.
Entebbe is a small scenic town on the shores of Lake Victoria (locally known as lake Nalubale) known for its holiday vibe and fishing culture. Entebbe houses Uganda’s main Airport, the United nations regional base. State house and many other politically important entities, making it generally safe although one needs to take reasonable precaution when moving late.