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Kampala HotelsEdit

Sheraton Hotel Sheraton is A modern 5 star centrally located hotel with 251 rooms, health club, pool and 9 acreas of gardens.

Kampala Serena Hotel Serena is A modern 5 star centrally located hotel with 85 rooms, health club, pool and 6 acreas of gardens.

Emin Pasha: A boutique hotel in central Kampala, with 20 rooms and a pool.

Protea Hotel: A good modern 4 star hotel with 70 rooms. Located 5 km from City centre.

Serena Hotel: A modern 5 star hotel which opened in 2006 after complete refurbishment. With 146 rooms, health club, pool, sports and conference facilities.

Sheraton Hotel: A modern 5 star newly renovated and centrally located hotel with 251 rooms, health club, pool and gardens.

Le Bougainviller Hotel: A mid-range eco-style hotel with 20 rooms. 8 km from the centre.

Cassia Lodge: A mid-range eco-style hotel with 50 rooms. 8 km from the centre.

Hotel Africana: A Modern 4-seater 4 star hotel centrally located with 183 rooms, health club and pool. 1 km away from the City centre.

Speke Hotel: A mid-range colonial-style hotel with 50 rooms in the centre.

Forest Cottages :A mid-range eco-style hotel with 25 rooms. 8 km from the centre.

Speke and Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo: An upmarket Resort, large property on the shores of Lake Vctoria. Fit for large conferences. 2500 rooms, 15 conference rooms. With gym, olympic-size swimming pool, a horse centre, marina.

Namirembe Guest House : A budget hotel with 50 rooms on Namirembe Hill overlooking the City.

Fairway Hotel: A mid-range colonial-style hotel with 70 rooms. 4 km from the centre.

Humura Hotel: A mid-range, family-run hotel with 20 rooms. 5 km from the centre.

Metropole Hotel: A mid-range colonial-style hotel with 50 rooms in the centre.

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Entebbe/Lake Victoria Hotels, camps and LodgesEdit

Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel: A colonial-style 4 star hotel with 92 rooms, mature grounds and pool.

Bulago Island Camp: A luxury camp with 4 cottages. Airfield. Swimming, horse riding, fishing are some of the activities.

Ngamba Island Camp: A mid range camp with 4 tents. Suitable for chimp viewing on Ngamba Chimp Island.

Imperial Resort Beach Hotel: Luxury, 6-star hotel with 181 rooms. Swimming pool, gym, 10 conference rooms. Near Lake Victoria with a beach area.

Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel: 4-star hotel with 121 rooms. Indoor swimming pool, gym

Entebbe Flight Motel: Low-budget motel with 60 rooms in Entebbe town.

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Hotels, camps and Lodges

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge: Situated overlooking the forest. 8 bandas.

Gorilla Forest Camp: Modern luxury Tented Camp with flash toilets, solar power. 8 tents. Within the park.

Buhoma Homestead: Upmarket Lodge with about 8 rooms. Flash toilets and solar power.

Bwindi Engagi Lodge: Upmarket Lodge with 8 tents. 5 minutes drive from the park gate.

Bwindi Gorilla Resort : Mid-range tented camp with 8 tents.

Bwindi Community Camp: Basic 8-room camp run by the community in Bwindi. Also offers the Buhoma Village Walk.

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Fort Portal/Kibale hotels, lodges and camps

Ndali Lodge: Charming lodge with 8 thatched cottages overlooking a crater lake. Suitable for visits to Kibale Forest. Swimming pool.

Mantana Tented Camp: Mid-range camp with 7 tents.

Primate View Lodge: Charming lodge with 8 tents. Within the park.

Chimps Nest : Small, family run Camp with 8 tents near the park.

Nyinabulitwa Country Resort: Charming wonderfully located Resort with 7 thatched cottages overlooking a crater lake.

CVK: Basic Camp with bandas (cottages) and conference room.

Mountains of the Moon Hotel: Modern, recently renovated hotel in the centre of Fort Portal town.

Chimpanzee Forest Guest House and Campsite: Basic Camp with 7 rooms and a Campsite.

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Kabale/Lake Bunyonyi hotels, lodges and camps

Arcadia Cottages: Mid-range hotel on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. 20 rooms

Nature's Prime Camp: A basic camp with 5 tents, on an island in Lake Bunyonyi.

Bushara Island Camp: A basic camp with 6 tents, with adjacent bathrooms on an island in Lake Bunyonyi.

White Horse Inn, Kabale: Basic colonial-style 40 room hotel, with gardens.

Bunyonyi Overland Camp: Basic charming Camp. About 20 rooms with shared bathrooms.

Kasese hotels, lodges and camps

Hotel Margherita: Basic Hotel in Kasese town with 45 rooms. Well located for visits to the Rwenzori mountains.

Rwenzori International Hotel: Basic Hotel in Kasese town with 12 rooms.

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Lake Mburo National Park hotels, lodges and camps

Mantana Lake Mburo Tented Camp: Mid-range Camp with 8 tents overlooking Lake Mburo.

Mihingo Lodge: Modern Luxury Lodge overlooking the park. 10 thatched cottages and a swimming pool.

Rwonyo Camp: Basic camp with tents and thatched cottages. Shared bathrooms.

Arcadia Cottages: Mid-range lodge in the park. 8 rooms

Mgahinga/Kisoro/Nkuringo/Nshongi hotels, lodges and camps

Volcanoes Mount Gahinga Lodge: Luxury Lodge where wines and spirits and massage are included in the lodge costs. Up in Mgahinga and overlooking the dramatic Virunga volcanoes, the Lodge has 7 bandas (cottages).

Mgahinga Safari Lodge: Mid-range with 7 rooms.

Nkuringo Safari Lodge: Modern luxury lodge at Nkuringo Park area. Within Mgahinga Park.

Travellers Rest Hotel: Mid-range hotel. In Kisoro town. 8 rooms and 2 suites.

Blue Sky Hotel: Basic hotel in Kisoro town. About 20 rooms.

Virunga Hotel: Basic hotel with 8 rooms and a camp site. In the centre of Kisoro town.

Nkuringo Walking Trail and Safari Camp: Basic camp with 12 rooms and a dormitory, managed by Nkuringo Local Community.

Heritage Guest House: Basic with 10 rooms. In the centre of Kisoro town.

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Murchison Falls/Masindi hotels, lodges and camps

Nile Safari Lodge: A luxury tented camp with 8 thatched cottages and swimming pool, overlooking the Nile.

Paraa Safari Lodge: Luxury lodge with 54 bedrooms and swimming pool overlooking the Nile.

Masindi Hotel: A mid-range colonial hotel in Masindi town with 22 rooms. Recently renovated.

Court View Hotel: Basic hotel in Masindi town.15 rooms

UCOTA Guest House Budongo: Simple guest house near Budongo Forest managed by local women in the area.

Mount Elgon/Mbale/Sipi Falls hotels, lodges and camps

KC Hotel: Mid-range hotel in Mbale town. 38 One Double-size-bed rooms, 2 Triples. 1 Conference Hall.

Sipi Falls Rest Camp: Charming Mid-range Camp overlooking Sipi waterfall with 5 thatched cottages.

Mbale Resort Hotel: Charming mid-range hotel in Mbale town. 12 rooms. Recently renovated.

Wash & Willis Country Home: Mid-range hotel in the country-side near Mbale. About 15 rooms.

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Jinja hotels, lodges and camps

Jinja Nile Resort: New luxury resort overlooking the R. Nile. Swimming pool. About 80 cottages. Suitable for visists to Jinja, Source of the Nile and Bujagali Falls.

The Nile Porch: Mid-range Hotel with 12 rooms. Swimming pool.

Crested Crane Hotel: Basic hotel with 35 rooms and a hotel/training institute.

Hotel Triangle: Mid-range hotelwith 85 rooms.

Queen Elizabeth National Park hotels, lodges and camps

Jacana Safari Lodge: A luxury lodge in the forest, overlooking a lake with 11 chalets. Swimming pool.

Mweya Safari Lodge: A luxury lodge, recently renovated, with 50 rooms and swimming pool overlooking the Kazinga Channel.

Simba Camp: Mid-range Camp and Lodge: 8 rooms and 2 dormitories.

Kingfisher Lodge Kichwamba: Mid-range Lodge on a hill overlooking the park, with 12 cottages. Near Kyambura

Kyambura Lodge: Mid-range Lodge with 9 rooms. Overlooking Kyambura Gorge with swimming pool.



Ishasha Wilderness Camp: Luxury Lodge with 8 tents in Ishasha.

Mweya Hostel: Basic facility with 12 rooms. At Mweya Park headquarters

Katara Lodge: Located on the Kichwamba escarpment in a crater area. Mid-range Lodge with 5 cottages. Overlooking Kyambura Gorge with swimming pool.

Savannah Camp: Basic camp in Ishasha. 4 rooms

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Tours to Lake Victoria - Launch/Boat Cruises in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Beach Holidays around Lake Victoria, Sport FishingEdit

Lake Victoria is located in Uganda, in Tanzania and into Kenya. It is the main reservoir of the Nile River and the largest fresh water lake in Africa and second in the world after Lake Superior of the United States (at 31,700 square miles/82,103 square kilometers) [Of course the salty Caspian Sea has the greatest surface area of any lake at 143,200 square miles/370,886 square kilometers, but this is a salty lake]. Based on visits recently (2008) it was found out that Lake Victoria occupies an area of approximately 26,800 square miles (69,480 km2). From north to south, it is 210 miles (337 km) long and from east to west it is 150 miles (240 km) wide, with over 2,000 miles (3,220 km) of coastline. And within the lake, one can find many archipelagos as well as numerous reefs just below the surface. Lake Victoria is known for its abundance of fish, which are exported by local fishermen and traders. There are over 200 species of fish, which all make a major contribution to the economies of East Africa. The lake lies within the Victoria basin, which covers an area of 92,240 square miles (238,900 km2). Tags:

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Lake Victoria ToursEdit

The following Lake Victoria Tours can be recommended, contact us for others.Â

1. A 5 days Tanzania Tour to Rubondo Island - the only national park on an island in Africa

2. A 7 days Kenya Tour to Kisume and Homa Bay, Kakamega Forest

3. 1 or 3 days Uganda Tour to Ngamba Chimpanzee Island

4. 1 or 3 days Source of the Nile Tour Uganda - Relax at te Nile beaches, be awed by Bujagali Falls, do Launch cruises

5. Launch cruise on a "Sundowner" Boat on Lake Victoria, from Munyonyo or Entebbe Mainland.

6. 2 days Relax at Lake Victoria Beach, Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo - Kampala, Uganda

7. Kampala City Tour or Nairobi City Tour, close to Lake victoria - 1 or more days for each

8. See fishing villages, other communities including the Masai of Kenya

9. Visit to Ssese Islands of Uganda - 2 or 3 days

10. 13 Days Gorilla Safari Tour with a Beach Holiday on Lake Victoria at the end of tour

One of the largest and most important contributors to Lake Victoria is the Kagera River, which runs into the western side of the lake. One other source is the Katonga River, which is situated north of the Kagera. Lake Victoria is bordered to the south by 300-ft (90 m) high precipices that are backed by the papyrus and ambatch swamps that form the delta of the Kagera River. The lake drains water into the Kavirondo Gulf through a narrow channel. The gulf is roughly 16 miles (25 km) wide and extends for at least 40 miles to Kisumu, Kenya. There are several other inlets, but the lake's only outlet is the Victoria Nile to the north.

Boat capacities vary. We have boats of the following capacities: 5-seater vessels; 8-seaters; 12-seaters; 15-seaters; one 25-seater; and one 70-seater. This is the "sundowner", a modern boat that spins the gentle waves of Lake Victoria from Munyonyo in Uganda. All boats are powered by a motorised engine and are all well facilitated with life jackets.

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