Like any destination, safaris in Uganda are facilitated by the availability of accommodation and lodging facilities. A 2016 Hospitality Group survey on hotel chains development in Africa indicated that there are over 1200 more hotel rooms set to be built within Kampala city center and agreements have been made with international hotel chains.
Some of the popular hotel chains are the Radisson Blu, Hilton Garden Inn and Intercontinental Hotels. These brands are to manage some of the new rising hotels within Kampala. Most of these hotels were set to open between 2017 and 2020.
New Hotels Emerge
For 2017, two new five star and four star hotels were opened in Kampala rising a total of 5 star hotels to 8 (eight). If you looking to a luxurious holiday in Uganda, look no further. There are enough hotels with all the facilities and amenities that will make your trip trouble-free, relaxing and pleasant.
The 4 star Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala that operates under the auspices of Golden Tulip and international hotel chain opened in Kampala around May. This hotel has a total of 124 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, most of which come with private balconies featuring spectacular views of the nearby gold course. This hotel is situated in Nakasero and it provides a wide range of luxury facilities like sleek conference rooms, a rooftop restaurant and lounge. The hotel is strategically located and it comes with exceptional views of Lake Victoria.
The Pearl of Africa Hotel is another 5 star hotel that opened within Nakasero. It is a 23 storey facility offering a 360 degrees views of Kampala city. It comes with amazing amenities like a 740 square meter ballroom, 9 meeting rooms, 2 boardrooms, a business hub, 3 swimming pools and cutting edge wellness centre with a luxury spa and a fully equipped gym. This hotel is run by South Africa’s Sovereign Hotels. Despite the long wait of about 10 years, this is the perfect luxurious property where you can stay during your upcoming holiday in Uganda.
There are more budget hotels that have been developed by local hoteliers. You can easily enjoy an affordable Uganda tour for less money than you expected given that there are more affordable lodging options. Whether you are looking to backpacking or cheaper guided Uganda safaris, you will be covered while in Kampala.
With these remarkable facilities, Uganda has stood a very competitive destination in East Africa especially when it comes to meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). Today, Kampala has the capacity to hold world events and conferences. There are enough hotels that can offer you the space you need to hold your meeting. These conference and conventional hotels also come at a very flexible budget plan.