WHERE & BEST PLACES TO STAY IN KAMPALA
10 Best Places & Where To Stay At Various Kampala Accommodations?AfricanMecca Safaris recommends the below hotels in Kampala based on your travel budget and Hotel Tier preference.
1. Latitude 0 Degrees - Tier 1 Premier ExperienceLatitude 0 Degrees is an upmarket hotel sited atop Makindye Hill in Kampala. Catering to both corporate travelers and safari vacationers, this chic boutique stayover has a collection of 47 rooms and suites to meet the needs of every discerning visitor. The interiors have lots of natural lighting and views of the lush gardens. The soft muted color themes spell quiet elegance with just the right hints of color and are furnished with either a large double bed or twin single beds. The ensuite bathroom has a shower area, bathtub, single vanity, and a hairdryer. Guests also have access to The Other Side, the hotel’s club lounge.
2. Kampala Serena Hotel - Tier 1 Premier ExperienceNestled in the heart of the metropolitan area, the Kampala Serena Hotel is a sophisticated oasis of opulence and luxury that caters to the discerning traveler. The Kampala Serena Hotel is tastefully decorated with elegant, local stonework accents that reference Kampala’s unique lakeside location and the country’s extensive system of tributaries. The first Serena hotel to open in Uganda, it offers 186 rooms in a range of specifications, including 108 Deluxe Rooms, 64 Executive Rooms, 6 Executive Suites, 6 Business Suites, and 2 elegant Presidential Suites. The hotel offers twenty-four-hour room service and multiple restaurant choices, from gourmet rooftop dining to relaxed cafe fare, ensuring that guests can enjoy a sumptuous selection of cuisines prepared and presented to perfection.
3. Le Petit Village Hotel - Tier 2 Deluxe ExperienceLocated in the outskirts of central Kampala, Le Petit Village is a tranquil retreat offering vacationers the ambiance of Ugandan village living complete with the amenities and facilities of an economy establishment. The hotel has just 12 rooms in three categories, including Standard Suites, Junior Suites, and Executive Suites. The Junior Suite includes an in-room bathtub, while the Executive Suite has a well-equipped kitchenette, dining room, an extra upper floor room and living room for families. In addition to enjoying other amenities, you can spend time relaxing on the furnished patio, simply enjoying the serenity of the hotel’s environs. Le Petit Village is also close to many urban conveniences such as a bank, pastry shop, pharmacy, and a mall.
4. Emin Pasha Hotel - Tier 2 Deluxe ExperienceThe Emin Pasha Hotel offers guests a deluxe, colonially styled oasis that is conveniently located in the heart of Uganda’s urban capital city, Kampala. The Emin Pasha’s accommodations are hidden away in the lushly landscaped, tropical gardens of a 2-acre estate. This small, mid-range hotel includes the classic furnishings, boutique charm, and discreet service you’re looking for, amid an ambiance reminiscent of a long-gone era. Enjoy your stay in one of its 20 air-conditioned rooms, housed in two-story structures adorned with soft furnishings, carved wooden furniture, local artwork, and modern fittings. Choose from a range of room grades, from Garden Rooms and Superior Rooms to Garden Suites and Superior Suites.
5. Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa - Tier 2 Deluxe ExperienceLake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa has all the facilities, amenities and fine service characteristics typical of Serena properties. This deluxe hotel in Kampala, located 35 km (22 mi) from Entebbe International Airport and 20 km (12 mi) from Kampala city, offers 124 rooms including 114 Deluxe Rooms, 8 spacious Executive Suites, and 2 luxurious Presidential Suites. Guests can also enjoy a round on the championship golf course, the Maisha Spa, tennis and basketball courts, a swimming pool, and fitness center. The hotel serves excellent meals and drinks from its on-site restaurants and bars.
6. Protea Hotel Kampala Skyz - Tier 2 Deluxe ExperienceThe Protea Hotel Kampala Skyz is suitable for the mid-range traveler seeking accommodation for their stay in Kampala. Standing atop Naguru Hill, the hotel offers stunning views of the city. You can choose from one of the 141 rooms, such as the Standard Guest Rooms, Larger Guest Rooms, 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 Bedroom Executive Suites, and 2 Bedroom Presidential Suite. Groups of up to 5 visiting guests can book the Presidential Suite while the other suites can sleep 3 visitors comfortably. The ensuite bathroom has an opaque glass shower stall, slippers, and single vanity. The Club Lounge is available for the guests staying on the club level floor.
7. Humura Resorts - Tier 3 Value ExperienceHumura Resort, whose name means “a state of calm and relaxation,” is a budget boutique hotel in Kampala. An Eden of tranquility amid the bustle of the city, with lovely gardens that are home to native birds, this resort offers guests a serene, boutique experience with warm service. It has just 18 rooms, with a choice of Standard, Deluxe and Suite. If you are visiting as part of a larger party of guests, you can request adjoining rooms connected by internal doors. Humura has tasty food, and guests have the option to dine in the restaurant or al fresco beside the swimming pool.
8. Hilton Garden Inn Kampala - Tier 3 Value ExperienceThe Hilton Garden Inn Kampala is a budget accommodation, and is located in the Kitante locale of the city, providing easy access to the prime business district. You can book one of the 96 rooms, which include options like King, Queen and Twin Rooms. The hotel also has Accessible rooms for guests with mobility challenges. Interconnecting rooms are available for families visiting with kids. The ensuite bathroom has a shower stall, and carries the necessary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. The room amenities include air-conditioning, safe, work station with a desk lamp and ergonomic chair, minibar, supplies for making tea and coffee.
9. Protea Hotel By Marriott Kampala - Tier 3 Value ExperienceThe Protea Hotel Kampala by Marriott is a value hotel in the Kololo area of Kampala. A peaceful, elite suburb, Kololo offers vacationers easy access to the Uganda Golf Club, only 400 meters from the hotel doors. Whether you are visiting the city of Kampala on business or for pleasure, you will find that the 70 rooms and suites are well-matched to your requirements. Some of the rooms face the front of the hotel, while others overlook the beautiful gardens at the back. Choose from options such as Standard Rooms, Smaller Suites, Junior Suites, and Executive Suites.
10. Sheraton Kampala Hotel - Tier 3 Value ExperienceThe Sheraton Kampala Hotel is conveniently located, amid beautiful landscaped gardens, within the heart of Kampala city. The hotel offers affordable accommodations, with 236 rooms suited to value-seeking urban vacationers and business guests in a variety of categories. Choose from Botanical Garden View Rooms, Executive Rooms, Club Level Rooms, Diplomatic Suite, Junior Suites, and Presidential Suite. Room amenities include a flat-screen TV, minibar, in-room phone and electronic safe, walk-in shower or bathtub and a balcony. Guests also enjoy access to the hotel’s exclusive Club Lounge on the 10th floor. Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness center, spa, and tennis and squash courts.
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When visiting Kampala, we recommend combining it with Bwindi Park for your gorilla safari trek, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Kibale (chimpanzee safari) alongside your city tour visits of Entebbe.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas such as Mgahinga to track down golden monkeys and gorillas in the same park, Jinja for whitewater rafting on the Nile River, Semliki, Lake Mburo or Kidepo for an offbeat wildlife tour.
You can end your vacation on the beach at Lake Victoria or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.
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GUIDE ON KAMPALA
Kampala (Luganda for Hill of the Impala) is built on what was once undulating green hills, fields of grass and wetlands. Today, it is a fascinating, cosmopolitan city with many attractions and tourist hotspots.
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KAMPALA ACTIVITIES & TOUR ATTRACTIONS
Experience city tour activities and attractions in Kampala - visit the Baha'i Temple, Craft Village on Buganda Road, mosques, Hindu & Jewish temples, cathedral viewing, Uganda Museum, Serenada wilderness etc.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT KAMPALA
The long dry season starts around the middle of December, January and February, and is considered the best time to visit Kampala in Uganda. The alternate best time to visit is June, July and most parts of August.
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