Accommodation in Uganda is comprised of hotels, motels and apartments are found in the urban settlements and campsites and eco lodges are commonly found in the national parks. Uganda has come a long way to make its accommodation facilities resonate with the tourists’ needs. The accommodations in Uganda are classified in three class that is the budget accommodation for those tourists that are frugal in their way of spending, mid-range accommodation for the middle class people and the luxury accommodation for the high end or executive travelers. These three types of accommodation differ in the services and also facilities that are offered.
Accommodation is one of the key elements that make up tourism apart from attractions and transport. A client or tourist has to be comfortable with where he or she is going to sleep or stay. This helps to make the trip even better and enjoyable. There are three categories of hotels and lodges such the luxury hotels, mid- range hotels and budget hotels.
Some of the hotels in Kampala include the following;
- SERENA HOTEL
Kampala Serena hotel is a 5-star hotel located in the center of the city near Nakasero. The luxury hotel in surrounded by a number of executive locations such as the acacia mall, British high commission, Mulago hospital, the Uganda museum, and Gaddafi national mosque.
The hotel offers a number of services such the pool, free wifi, air conditioning, free breakfast, spa, babysitting, gym, restaurant, business services, room service, housekeeping, the bar, front desk and all the other amenities. The hotel also offers different room types depending on what the client wants or is looking for such as executive suite, business suite deluxe suite, and more. In the hotel rooms there are a number of amenities too such air conditioning, free wifi, the mini bar and more. There is out- door pool and children’s pool, and the sauna and health club. Where to eat while at Kampala Serena hotel, the hotel offers free breakfast and one can have a delicious meal at the pearl of Africa this restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves both lunch and dinner and guests and enjoy drinks at the bar. Explorer Italian bistro and it specializes in Italian cuisine and provides lunch and dinner. The lakes restaurant which specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The children’s menu is also available.
What you need to know about the hotel is that extra person charges may apply and vary depending on the policies. Government issued identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges. Special requests are subject to check-in and may incur extra charges as well.
- EMIN PASHA HOTEL
Emin pasha hotel is a 5-star hotel located near the center of Kampala plot 27, Akii bua road. It’s a peaceful surrounded by tropical gardens, big mature trees, flowering shrubs, and scented vines yet it is within walkable distance to Kampala’s commercial business district with embassies and foreign missions. Emin pasha has only 20 rooms that’s why they are confident and able to give all the attention excellent services that you deserve. The hotel offers amenities such as free wifi, spa, the hotel shop, dine and wine for ultimate gratification so do not look further than checking out its hotel lounge and café. They offer peculiar hospitality and up to date technology in the rooms for the guests. At Emin pasha hotel they offer superior suites, garden suites, superior rooms and garden rooms. The Emin pasha hotel brings out a new era when taste, gentle services, ambiance and comfort are the center of a good hotel and it is Kampala’s first boutique hotel with grace and elegance.
- SPEKE HOTEL KAMPALA
Speke hotel is a 4- star hotel located in Kampala. For accommodation always consider to stay at Speke hotel. The hotel offers the best accomodation in Uganda and it will make your stay memorable. It is the first and one of the oldest hotels in Kampala an it was named after a British explorer John Hannington Speke who discovered the source of the Nile. The hotel has 50 en-suite rooms and all the modern luxury hotel facilities. The hotel has a themed restaurant for both Indian and Italian cuisine and it has one of the best cocktail bars in Uganda. Speke hotel holds a special place in the history of Uganda and you are most welcome to experience the most unforgetable experience at Speke hotel. Some of the amenities offered by the hotel include the following two conference venues, business center, a forex bureau, CCTV camera surveillance, cocktail bars, multi- cuisine, three specialty restaurants, rooms with the LED TV, wifi, satellite channel, gift shop, fitness and health center and a garden auditorium. The hotel is surrounded by the Gaddafi national mosque, the Kabakas palace, the Kibuli mosque, acacia mall and Mulago hospital. At Speke there is a 24 hour shuttle service available.
One requires a credit card or cash deposit and a government issued identification card in order to check in. in the rooms there is air conditioning, a mini bar, and tea maker.
- HOTEL AFRICANA
Hotel Africana is a four star hotel located in the center of Kampala. The hotel is adjacent to a golf club and has a fitness center. The rooms at hotel Africana have amazing views from the balcony that is offered with the rooms. Each room has air conditioning, wifi, satellite LED TV, and the apartments come with a kitchen. The hotel has a restaurant that serves international cuisine and also there’s a café and a bar. Room service is provided and is available full time. There is programmed days for evening entertainment and karaoke. Some of the facilities offered by the hotel include the internet, parking, out- door terrace and barbeque facilities, pool and wellness, food and drinks, transportation, reception services, cleaning services, business facilities, saloons among others. There is quick access to entertainment while at hotel Africana this is because the golf course is only 3 kilometers away, sauna, jacuzzi, fitness center and massage and spa.
The different types of rooms offered by the hotel include the deluxe single room with a balcony, the deluxe double room, the deluxe twin room, a one bedroom apartment, two bedroom apartment, three bedroom apartment and the executive suite. The guests may also love to walk around the neighborhood.
All children are welcome in fact the child below 2 years stays free of charge in the baby’s crib, one child from 2-12 years stays free of charge in an extra bed and the other above those years are charged 100% of the room for every night. The closest landmarks to the hotel garden city, Uganda golf club, the independence monument, lugogo mall, Kasubi tombs Kampala.
- PEARL OF AFRICA HOTEL
Pearl of Africa is a 4-star hotel located in the center of Kampala on Nakasero hill. The hotel features a fitness center, sauna, garden, a terrace and a bar. Guests at the hotel can enjoy meals at an on-site restaurant. The rooms are well equipped with a flat screen and a coffee machine, private bathroom, free toiletries and a desk. The hotel offers breakfast and room service is also available. The hotel has 24 hour front desk. Some of the landmarks around the hotel are the South African embassy. Couples particularly love this location because it is rate d8.6 for a two person’s trip.
Some of the facilities offered are internet, parking, reception services, out-door services, business facilities, pool and wellness and food and drinks. There are also a number of activities and entertainment such as tennis court, massage, sauna, spa and the golf course is only a few kilometers away. The types of rooms offered by the hotel are the junior suite, the presidential suite, the standard twin room, the standard king room, the executive suite, the deluxe room, deluxe room with disability access, superior double room and the deluxe suite. Other places nearby or close to the hotel are Makerere University, Sri Ganesh plaza, Uganda golf club and the independence monument.
- JINJA NILE RESORT
Jinja Nile resort is located in Jinja and rests on the banks of the river Nile and it sets a beautiful view to the guests of the magnificent river. The hotel is set on over 30 acres of landscape gardens. This property offers wifi, out-door swimming pool, sitting areas in the rooms, a bathroom and terrace overlooking the river Nile. The hotel has a main restaurant and they provide snacks at the poolside. There are almost 5 bars and restaurants where guests can choose to relax and have a great time. Other facilities offered include a fitness center, barbeque facilities, and children’s playground. The guests can play mini golf and darts on the site and watch some soccer on the shared TV in the lounge. The source of the Nile gardens are within 9 kilometers.
- ROYAL PARK HOTEL JINJA
Royal park hotel is located in Jinja on plot 32/24 Kutch road. It is a 3-star hotel. The hotel is within 2 kilometers of lake Victoria and the Jinja temple. The hotel provides amenities like a meeting room, dry cleaning, and 24 hour front desk services. The hotel is business friendly and offers a complimentary morning breakfast every morning, wireless internet, and also assists with tour/tickets. While on the premises it offers parking and the environment is family friendly and comfortable. The hotel is availed with different types of rooms such as the deluxe room, family room, deluxe suite, deluxe single room and deluxe double room.
- NILE ANCHOR PALLACE
It is a 3-star hotel. Located in Jinja and it is a minute walk from Nile river explorer’s adventures. Nile anchor palace hotel features a terrace and a bar. The hotel offers 24 hour front desk and the accommodation also features wifi. The hotel offers a continental buffet breakfast for every morning and this makes their clients and guests happy. Guests love the location of the hotel. The hotel offers a number of amenities such as free parking, food and drinks, free wifi, 24 hour front desk.
The hotel has different types of rooms such as the standard double or twin room, the junior suite and the deluxe double room. The hotel has a restaurant o site where the guests can have lunch and dinner with their families children under 6 years stay for free at the hotel.
- JINJA SAFARI HOTEL
Jinja safari hotel is located in Jinja and it is 1.8 kilometers from the source of the Nile. It is surrounded by the Speke monument and the Nile river explorer adventures. The hotel provides 24 hour front desk services. The hotel has a restaurant that offers meals for the guests such as breakfast lunch and dinner. Some of the facilities offered by the hotel include parking, free wifi, eats and drinks, and free shuttle services
- NILE VILLAGE HOTEL AND SPA
It is located on address 48/49 Kiira road, Jinja in Uganda.
ACCOMODATION IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK.
- The river Ishasha
At Queen Elizabeth national park
Mobile 0787005888/ 0772722688
- Ishasha jungle lodge at katokye gate
Mobile 0414232754/ 0712385446
- Ishasha- Ntungwe river camp
Bookings; 188 Lucy Nvumira road, Mutundwe, Kampala
- Ihamba safari lodge in kahendero fishing village
- Ishasha wilderness camp
Mobile 0414321479/ 0772721155
- Jacana safari lodge
Mobile 0414258273/ 0312260758
Bookings; Kimathi Avenue, Impala House, Kampala
- Kasenyi safari camp
Mobile 0756992038/ 0791992038
- Katara lodge in kichwamba
Mobile 0773011648/ 0712812560
- Kingfisher lodge kichwamba
- Kyambura gorge lodge
Mobile 0414346464/ 0772741720
Bookings; volcanoes safaris, 13 cooper road kisementi kampala
- Marafiki safari lodge
Mobile 0775941189/ 0784056831
- Mweya safari lodge/ marasa
Bookings; 96-98 5th street industrial area, Kampala
- Simba safari camp
Mobile 0414267153/ 0772426368
- Parkview safari lodge in Kyambura
Mobile 0392178731/ 0200907201/ 0718375414/ 0751070855
- Tembo safari lodge in katunguru trading center;
Mobile 0772628803/ 0772423037
- Queen Elizabeth bush lodge in katunguru / Nature lodges limited
- Little elephant camp
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- Wild tracks overland camp
ACCOMODATIONS AT RWENZORI MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
- Ruboni community campsite
Tel; 0414501866/ 0752503445
- Camp Norway in Mitandi
Mobile; 0782500979/ 0782348475
- Equator snow lodge
Bookings; geolodges uganda, 5th street, 88-89 casement complex, city street, Kampala
Tel; 0414258273/ 0392260758/ 0701563437/ 0782574271
ACCOMODATIONS AT SSEMLIKI WILDLIFE RESERVE
- Ntoroko Game Lodge
Mobile; 0712187411/ 0756000598
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- Semliki safari lodge
Bookings; 5 binayomba avenue, bugolobi, Kampala
ACCOMODATIONS AT SSESSE ISLANDS
- Banda island resort and campsite
- Mirembe resort beach
Bookings; Shri Ganesh Plaza, 2nd floor, room 8, Entebbe road, Kampala.
Tel; 0392772703/ 0751095393
- Brovad sands lodge
Bookings; 1 Colville street, communications house, ground floor, shop 4, Kampala
Mobile; 0754640014/ 0774334655
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ACCOMODATIONS AT MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
- Backpackers camping and accommodation
Southern region, mubaku, Murchison falls national park
Mobile; 0772572207/ 0752572207
- Murchison river lodge
Mobile; 0714000085/ 0782007552
- Chobe safari lodge
Bookings; 96-98 5th street, industrial area, Kampala
- Paara safari lodge/Marasa Uganda
Physical Address:Bookings; 96-98 5th street, industrial area, Kampala.
ACCOMODATIONS AT MOUNTAIN ELGON NATIONAL PARK
- Sisiyi Falls Camp And Resort
Mobile; 0772638516/ 0702638516
ACCOMODATIONS AT LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
- Mburo Eagles Nest Camp
Reservations 22/23 quality shopping village, shop q20, lubowa, Kampala
Mobile; 0777820071/ 0753241655
- Arcadia Cottages
Tel; 0414286261/ 0392716055
Website; www.arcadia cottages.net.
- Mburo Safari Lodge
Bookings; Span house, suite 313, Portal avenue, Kampala
Mobile; 0772741700/ 0712433744
ACCOMODATIONS AT KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
- Kibale forest camp at Bigodi
Bookings; nature lodges ltd
Website; www.nature lodges.biz
Reservations tel; 0414267153