By our reporter
When it comes to excellent accommodation, Uganda has a variety of options ranging from apartments, guest houses, hotels, motels and lodges.
Today we categorically take you through the finest hotels and lodges in the country and with them you don’t have to run out of options.
Common Wealth Resort Munyonyo
Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort is a luxurious Five star hotel-resort located in the neighborhood of Munyonyo, in Makindye Division, in the southeastern part of Kampala, along the northern shores of Lake Victoria, the second-largest freshwater lake in the world. It is located adjacent to Speke Resort and Conference Center.
Kampala Serena Hotel
The five star hotel is located in the city centre and it has its own helipad for easy transport between the hotel and Entebbe International Airport. Adjacent to the hotel is the Kampala Serena International Conference Center with a seating capacity of 1,500 and multilingual translation facilities of up to nine languages simultaneously.
Serena Hotel has 152 rooms, including thirteen suites, one of which is a presidential suite During the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2007 in Kampala, the hotel hosted Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom for four nights.
Protea Hotel Kampala
This four star upscale hotel is 2 km from cultural and natural history exhibits at the Uganda Museum and it’s a 6 minute walk from Uganda Golf Course.
Featuring warm, contemporary decor, the bright rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus safes and sitting areas, while suites add separate dining rooms.
The property offers free buffet breakfast and parking. Other amenities include an international restaurant/bar with a terrace, plus a business centre and a gym with regularly scheduled classes.
Skyz Hotel is a gem perched on one of Kampala’s seven hills offering the best in business travel and leisure.
Located in Naguru, Skyz Hotel has 14 boardrooms and 2 conference venues seating between 8 and 150 delegates.
It also boasts unique club floors, including Accommodations, board rooms and dining, designed to serve private business groups such as company retreats.
This upscale hotel in central Kampala is a 15-minute walk from the Nakasero Market, 3 km from the Uganda National Museum and 6.5 km from the Baha’i House of Worship.
Stylish rooms with balconies have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add separate living areas, while club rooms and suites offer private-lounge access, breakfast and snacks. Room service is available 24/7.
Multiple dining options include a Tandoori grill, a hip seafood/steak restaurant, an English-style pub and a poolside bar. There’s also gym, an outdoor pool and a tennis court. A 24-hour airport shuttle is provided for a fee.
Lake Victoria Serena Kigo
On the shores of Lake Victoria, this upscale, Italian-inspired golf and spa resort is 6 km from the Lutembe wetlands and beach and 20 km from Kampala city centre.
The refined rooms housed in Tuscan-style villas offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and minibars, as well as safes and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add sitting rooms; some offer dining rooms, kitchens and staff quarters. Room service is available 24/7.
There’s free breakfast and parking. Amenities include a private marina, a championship golf course and a helipad. Dining includes Asian cuisine and an Italian brasserie. There’s also a piano bar, a spa, an indoor pool and a gym.
Pearl of Africa Hotel
The hotel is located in Central Kampala on Nakasero Hill. The building stands on a 14 acres (5.7 ha) site that was previously occupied by the state’s television stations. The elevation of the site is approximately 1,240 metres (4,070 ft) above sea level, making it one of the highest points in the city.
The hotel is the tallest completed building in the city, at 23 storeys and about 90 metres (300 ft) in height.
Protea Hotel Entebbe
Overlooking Lake Victoria, this straightforward hotel is a 5-minute walk from Entebbe Golf Club, 2 km from the Entebbe Botanic Gardens and 6 km from Entebbe International Airport.
Streamlined rooms come with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, safes and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add living areas. Upgraded quarters offer balconies and lake views.
Parking is complimentary. A modest restaurant features a lake-view terrace. Other amenities include a bar, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.
Chobe Safari Lodge
Located in the Murchison Falls National Park, this Five Star lodge is undoubtedly the gem in Uganda’s crown of tourism destinations. The breathtaking panoramic views, coupled with the sounds of the River Nile’s magnificent rapids, sets the scene for an adventure that will impress even the most discerning of visitors.
Chobe Safari Lodge offers a unique opportunity to sample the wildlife, birds, flora and fauna; all in an area of the park that has yet to be discovered. This area of Murchison Falls National Park is ideal for fishing, and will revive this newly refurbished lodge to become one of the best fishing destinations in Africa.
Paraa Safari Lodge
Established in 1954, Paraa Safari Lodge is in Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is located in the north west of Uganda over looking one of nature’s best kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert – here it is suddenly channeled into a gorge only six meters wide, and cascades 43 meters below.
The earth literally trembles at Murchison Falls – one of the world’s most powerful flows of natural water.
Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom.
Mweya Safari Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’.
To the east, lie the guardians of the birthplace of mankind, the Great Rift Valley hills, separated from the Mountains of the Moon by the meandering Kazinga Channel. Here the water flows endlessly into two giant lakes – Lake George and Lake Edward.
Igongo Cultural Centre and Country Hotel is a leading recreational complex comprising of the captivating and one of the best museums in Uganda, Eriijukiro (the museum of South Western Uganda), a traditional restaurant, bar, luxurious & a spacious 5 star hotel located exactly 12km along the scenic Mbarara Masaka highway.
It is the ultimate destination for lovers of history, art, culture and comfort. A staple of ultimate African luxury, Igongo merges comfort, relaxation and recreation in an environment offering gorgeous scenery and beautiful gardens that capture the imaginations of both the young and the old. The complex is an attraction to a diversity of people and cultures both local and international.
With ample parking space and security, the complex has two entrances, one of which is a drive through the expansive gardens to the entrance of the hotel where guests are welcomed by a concierge. The entrance into the hotel’s lobby and foyer presents a beautiful artistic view of various art and culture exhibited.
Igongo has an exceptional management team that runs it efficiently and effectively to ensure that it lives up to its promise of superior and excellent service. Igongo presents an elegant, executive and refreshing settling for tourists, hotel guests, day trippers and families who seek an enjoyable and memorable experience in a sophisticates and relaxing atmosphere.
Starting as a stop-over and resting place for travelers and tourists along the Masaka Mbarara Highway, Igongo opened its gates in 2010 and has since emerged as the premier venue offering history, art, culture, food and the best accommodation with superior service in Western Uganda.
Brovad Sands Lodge Kalangala
Brovad Sands Lodge -Tucked away in the charming island of Bugala in Ssese Islands on lake Victoria is the tropical hideaway of Uganda, a blissful holiday beach resort that is inviting, cozy, relaxing with direct Water access. A beautiful property embraced by a private natural white sand beach and shaded by soaring natural vegetation, trees, Brovad Sands Lodge is a fascinating treasure immersed in history and tradition.