6 Popular Kinds of Accommodation in Uganda
Due to the growing number of tourists inflow in Uganda, there is rapid accommodation facility development going on to match up the number of visitors and also make their stay comfortable and magical. One can hardly move a kilometer in the urban areas of Uganda minus finding an accommodation establishment. There is also a wealth of them in different tourist sites. The accommodation facilities differ in the purposes they serve to their guests and also in the classes of people they host. This is done to meet all the demands and needs of different people with different travel purposes and walks of life. All that the visitor has to do is to seek a booking agent and advise him/her on the best accommodation facility to stay at while on a safari in Uganda.
We listed down some of the 6 popular kinds of accommodation facilities a visitor is like to stay while in Uganda
A hotel is normally an accommodation establishment with more than 10 stay rooms with a restaurant, bar, gym, and a swimming pool. In most cases, a hotel must be a stoled building. Uganda has more than 300 hotels across the country and these are normally located in major cities like Kampala, Jinja, Mbale, Mbarara, Wakiso, Gulu, and Masaka. Uganda has all classes of hotels from five stars to one-star hotels. The five-star hotels include Serena hotel Kampala, Sheraton Hotel Kampala, Pearl of Africa hotel, Protea hotel Kampala, and Muyonyo Speke resort hotel. The hotels in Uganda offer both continental and African dishes and most of the personnel that work in the hotels speak English. The payment at the hotel is done by cash or electronic transfer. The currencies popularly accepted are Uganda shillings and US dollars.
Lodges are more of rural hotels that have fewer rooms and also offer fewer services to the hotel. The lodges in Uganda are popularly located in the national park regions. These are also classified into three categories that are to say the high-end lodges, mid-range lodges, and budget lodges. These lodges vary in their appearances and the services they offer to their clients. Most lodges in Uganda are eco-lodges- meaning that their structures are nature-based and also their operations adhere to conservation and preservation of the natural environment. The lodges in Uganda are evenly established around the different national parks of Uganda. Most of these lodges have a bar and restaurant and most of the time, they offer rates with the meals also attached. These are some of the popular lodges in Uganda; Mweya Safari Lodge, Paraa safari lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Red Chilli, Pakuba lodge, Gorilla mist camp, Mahogany springs, Gorilla safari lodge, Bakiga Lodge, Silverback lodge, Ndali lodge, Bush lodge, Simba safari lodge and so forth.
The motels are accommodation structures normally found along highways. These accommodation facilities target long-distance travelers. There are some destinations that are so far and require people to make a night stop somewhere to have a rest. The motel is always a lifesaver for long-distance travellers. The motels only offer bedding services to their clients nothing else. They are established for travelers to get rid of the long-distance travel fatigue and probably take a shower and then get back to the road. A traveler is more likely to find these establishments on the highways from one city to another.
Apartments are away from homes. They are more of a set-up home, fully furnished with all the equipment one may need in a home. Normally in the apartments, there is a living room, kitchen, and bedrooms. The apartment is meant for a long stay and family travel. At the apartment, the visitors do the cooking for themselves. It might have a bar and a swimming pool on a rare occasion. The apartments in Uganda are usually found in modernized towns that could host upscale people for a long time.
Guesthouses are private homes turned into sleeping establishments for visitors. Guesthouses are located in hideouts and a passerby may not know that it is an accommodation establishment. The guesthouses offer bed and breakfast to their visitors. The guesthouses are found in tourist compelling areas like Entebbe, Kampala, Jinja, Ntinda, Bukoto, Muyenga, and also in town centers of different districts across Uganda that host tourists like kabala, Mbarara, Fort Portal, Gulu, Lira, Masindi, Kisoro to mention but a few.
These are some new accommodation facilities. Due to the changing trends of the world, people are trying to come up with something new on the market to make the traveler’s life easy. Some people hire out their homes to visitors for a stay. The visitor owns the home for a reserved period of time. The rental homes are mainly booked online. There is a world popular online booking agent called “Airbnb”. This makes a visitor rent a home in the different parts of the world and Uganda is one of their area of jurisdiction. People put up their homes for rent on this site. The onus is always on the visitor to choose the home that suits his/her needs and budget.Read More
Best Lodges for Honeymoon Holiday in Uganda
Are you planning to go for your honeymoon trip to Uganda but you have no idea of which place to visit? When it comes to honey moon safaris, you need that seclusion and quietness atmosphere with your dear one. There is no need to be with the crowds or the usual areas, choosing one of Uganda’s luxury lodges will certainly meet needs. They include;
Mweya Safari Lodge
Located within the Mweya peninsula of Queen Elizabeth National Park and provides about 49 stunning rooms specifically the suites, queen cottages, presidential cottages, standard rooms and ravishing tented camps which offer that romantic and honeymoon moments of lifetime. It offers you a chance to catch a glimpse of the spectacular views of the Kazinga channel and also the extra privacy. The presidential and Queen Cottages a side from tented camps provide visitors with breathtaking wildlife views and birdlife. This lodge is a luxury facility just like Sheraton hotel but straddles within the lush wilderness Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda. It comes with luxurious tented camps and cottages with bathrooms and exceptional views of its surrounding. A trip to this lodge is referred as a dream come true!
The Sanctuary gorilla forest camp
If you are looking for luxurious facilities to spend your special day with your love ones, consider this camp your best choice. The camp is situated within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and comes with unbeatable honeymoon experiences. Just imagine spending your special moments within Bwindi where the critically endangered mountain gorillas are inhabited.
The Paraa Safari Lodge
Paraa Safari Lodge is situated within Murchison Falls National Park, northwestern Uganda. It offers the most comfortable accommodation and nature which come with excellent views of the area and the Nile River. It consists of about 60 exquisite rooms and suites and not to forget the state of art facilities as well as services that will entirely make your experience unforgettable. The lodge comes with luxurious swimming pool, restaurants overlooking the Nile with mouth watering food. a gift shop, bar and many more.
Chameleon Hill Lodge
Situated in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Chameleon Lodge is one of the most stunning safari lodges that are worth visiting while on honeymoon safari in Uganda. The lodge lies around the shores of Lake Mutanda and this provides the most exceptional views of its surrounding areas and its design alone is something not to be forgotten. Spending your honeymoon trip in this lodge gives you a chance to also trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park and not to forget Lake Mutanda.
Mihingo Safari Lodge
There is as amazing compared to spending a honeymoon vacation in the wilderness while wildlife surround you. This kind of remarkable experience can only be found in Mihingo Lodge in Lake Mburo National Park. It has many tented cottages which are separated from one another, meaning a visitor enjoys the total privacy he or she needs, and it also features the best bathrooms. Do not miss to enjoy the spectacular views of African wilderness in Uganda.
Pineapple Bay Resort
Pineapple resort is situated on Bulago Island and is beautiful place to consider for honeymoon vacation in Uganda. It has honeymoon cottage whose design provides the romantic moment to visitors. It offers another version of Zanzibar Island. You can choose to relax around its beachside cottage which overlooks Lake Victoria. You can also opt for fishing, nature walks or swimming.
If you want to be off the usual environment, consider Wildwaters Lodge your best choice for honeymoon holiday in Uganda and East Africa. It straddles within the lush island just at the center of River Nile and provides ultimate experiences to honeymooners. Try visiting this lodge and prove the romantic and stunning setting of the area as you chill and relax while catching up with the tropical sun along the might River Nile.
Equator Snow Lodge
The lodge is located on the foothills of Rwenzori Mountains and thus offers visitors the incredible views of the mountain ranges and number of exciting activities for honeymooners. The lodge features about 4 cottages, established around the River rocks, and built within the tropical trees around River Mubuku and provides luxurious en-suite, private deck for chilling and enjoying the drinks, bathrooms and many more.
In conclusion, Uganda offers amazing places for you to spend your secrete moments with your dear one. Apart from the above others include the Papaya Lake Lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Chobe Safari lodge, Kyaninga Lodge and many more.Read More
Kazinga Channel View Resort opens in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kazinga Channel View Resort in Queen Elizabeth National Park is now open for booking
Information reached us recently of the opening of Kazinga Channel View Resort, a new budget resort in Queen Elizabeth National Park located, in southwestern Uganda. The newly opened hotel is located in Katunguru area along Kazinga channel, 1kilometre within the game park. The Kazinga Channel which links two lakes – Lake George in the northeast to Lake Edward in the southwest is a dominant feature of Queen Elizabeth National Park trip as the area hosts a wide range of water bird species, hippos, elephant, buffalo, warthog and Nile crocodiles. Wild game can be seen right within the resort’s grounds.
Kazinga Channel View Resort offers accommodation in categories of singles, doubles and twin rooms and bandas for safari holidays, vacation rentals or temporary lodgings. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Singles from US$76 and doubles from US$152. There is also secure camping grounds. The resort has own restaurant & bar.
Due to its prime location, Kazinga Channel View Resort offer guests a good base for activities like; boat launch trips, sport fishing and bird watching.
For more information about Kazinga Channel View Resort or to book your room.Read More