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Up the road from New Court View Hotel, this lovely lodge, built in 1923 by East Africa Railways and Harbours Company, is reportedly Uganda’s oldest hotel and has hosted Ernest Hemingway (Room 6, where he recuperated ...
Murchison Falls National Park
The popular Red Chilli team from Kampala easily brings the best budget option to Murchison. The rooms here are great value, particularly the bandas, so it’s strongly advised to book well in advance...
On a small dairy farm, the bandas here have balconies, and Betty and her daughters are great hosts. Has the well-regarded Guinea Fowl restaurant and a funky little art gallery (admission USh1000)...
You can’t help notice that the ever popular Alinda, with big clean rooms and right on the main road from Kampala, is a bit tattered these days, but the mix of dead plants and plastic flowers almost gives it an uninte...
Just outside the Kichumbanyobo Gate, this small set-up with simple thatched-room bandas (some with traditional mud walls) offers a chance to learn how rural Ugandans live, and your money funds a preschool...
Excellent prices for a national park lodge. Cabins here are comfortable and surrounded by forest, and have hot water, solar power and eco-toilets...
One of the first lodges to open in the park in the 1950s, Chobe has just reopened its doors after being abandoned for decades...
Hidden behind an unlikely shopfront are comfy, newly renovated rooms with lots of greenery in between. Excellent value.
A new budget option – run by the team from Backpackers Hostel of Kampala – is located in the northern sector just outside the Wankwar gate...
A long time in the making, this luxury lodge on the Victoria Nile was on the verge of opening at the time of research, and certainly one to keep an eye on. It’s located between Nile Safari Camp and Paraa...
This great little hotel has large, comfy bandas and smiling staff. The food in the restaurant is some of the best in town and served promptly, which helps you overlook the high prices. There’s also a book exchange.
This fantastic lodge has an unrivalled position, high up on the south bank of the river, with tonnes of monkeys and birds in the trees below...
A more convenient location in town, the ageing Nsamo, right near the Classic, is still a very good choice.
On the northern bank of the river, this hotel-style lodge has a great location and views, as well as excellent facilities such as a swim-up bar...
On the river near the falls, it has pit toilets and nothing else.
If Red Chilli’s full, Yebo is the next best budget option with basic mud-wall bandas . But its site lacks shade and atmosphere. Local dishes are USh15,000.
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