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Accomodation tips Uganda – where to stay

With our accomodations tips Uganda – where to stay, we like to provide you an overview of what to expect in terms of accomodation when coming to Uganda.

If you book a package with a tour operator for Uganda this will include accomodation. Which is suitable to your itinerary and meets your travel budget.

However, if you are an experienced traveller and like to undertake an individual tour, here you might get some inspirations where to stay.

Accommodations in Uganda range widely in quality from five-star hotels and first-rate luxury lodges to basic bush camps, guesthouses, and campsites.

It is of diverse quality throughout the countryside, frequently lacking running water and power. Except for the smaller guesthouses, where local Ugandan Shilling must be paid, travelers must pay in US dollars. It is important to bring some cash when traveling because not all small-town hotels are set up to accept credit cards or travelers’ checks.

How do I select the right accomodation ?

One of the most exciting things to do is to plan a vacation to Uganda. Getting suitable lodging is a crucial part of any safari. Besides it is one of the most significant aspects to take into account for a fruitful road trip. You’ll need a comfortable location to lay your head down after your safari day is through. Even if selecting the best lodging is difficult. You will need to look through a list of different lodges and camps to discover the greatest lodging that will work for your safari.

You must select lodging that is near or located at the safari destination you are visiting. By cutting down on travel time from your resort to the sites you want to see or enjoy, you can get caught up with your following safari day’s activities. On the other hand, when you reserve lodging close to the city or town, you have the chance to take use of both the essential travel conveniences and the city’s nightlife. Since the hotel you have reserved is close to the main city or town, you can also decide to partake in entertainment.

Which accommodations you select will depend on your preferences for safari activities. Some tourists like to reserve a delectable complimentary breakfast and room amenities. On the other hand , an airport transfer service facility might be more important to you. Choose a hotel that welcomes children and is family-friendly if you are traveling with your family. This will ensure that you and your family have a comfortable and enjoyable visit. Other necessities for individuals include having access to Wi-Fi and a pool, among other things.

Experience a taste of Luxury

In particular, the luxury hotels and lodges provide high quality accommodation service and also feature Spa facilities and privacy. For example, Speke Resort Hotel on the shores of Lake Victoria, Bwindi Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Kyambura Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge, Apoka Safari Lodge among others such as Sheraton and Serena hotels. The cost of staying at a luxury lodge starts at $400 and above per night per person. At least every of the 10 national park has luxury lodges.

Budget Lodges

Budget hotels in Uganda are widely available both in cities and national parks. This kind of accommodation visitors can expect to pay less than $200 per night. Depending on location, one can find a budget lodge for less than $100 per night and still have comfortable beds, self-contained rooms, hot showers, meals and tea included. The lowest budget accommodation ranges between $38 to $50 but not self-contained rooms.


Wilderness camping sites accommodate up to 16 people (40 USD) in Murchison falls, Queen Elizabeth including Ishasha, Kidepo Valley, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Forest, Lake Mburo and Mgahinga.

Other protected areas such as Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Elgon and Toro-Semuliki and Katonga Wildlife Reserves. Campsites cost 30 USD for groups of 16 people and offer pit latrines, firewood, rubbish pit, thatched shelter to. Book your campsite in advance!

Should I book directly with the hotel ?

If you are planning an individual trip , you might also book your accomodation directly over the internet. That’s why we provide you the links to the hotels / lodges we list in our post. Pricewise it is not necessary to book your overnights via accomodation internet portals. While prices are the same when booking directly with the hotel, it allows them to generate a higher revenue. In any case, make sure to read about the rating of your selected accomodation and comments by fellow travellers.

Accomodation tips Uganda

Accomodation Tips Uganda, Rubalika Safari Lodge
Rubalika Safari Lodge, Kibale Forest N.P. (c) Dixon Newman https://rubalikasafarilodge.com/

Accomodation Tips Uganda, Kyambura George Lodge
Kyambura George Lodge, Queen Elizabeth N.P. (c) https://volcanoessafaris.com/kyambura-gorge-lodge-uganda/

Accomodation Tips Uganda, Parkview Safari Lodge
Parkview Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth N.P. (c) Dixon Newman

Accomodation Tips Uganda - Kazinga Wilderness Camp
Kazinga Wilderness Safari Camp at Queen Elizabeth N.P. (c) Dixon Newman https://www.kazingawildcamp.com

Accomodation Tips Uganda, Aardvark Safari Lodge
Aardvark Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth N.P. (c) Dixon Newman https://aardvarksafarilodge.co.ug/

Accomodation tips Uganda – Our Hotel tip for Entebbe

IMG Hotel Ikon Entebbe
Room view, lIkon Boutique Hotel, Jomayi Beach Estate, Garuga, Entebbe https://ikon.ug/

Recommended Boutique Hotel located in a safe and secured lakeside estate in the heart of Garuga – Entebbe. Ideal to adopt yourself to the Ugandan climate after a long international flight or to relax after your safari adventure.

Read also our Travel Advice Uganda

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