Explore the Pearl of Africa, hike the mountains, track the gorillas and chimpanzees, raft the River Nile, spot the tree climbing lions, and so much more while you stay in Uganda’s most luxurious hotels. Here are the top hotels designed to ensure that you enjoy your travels in high luxury.
Styled to replicate a pastel-shaded Italian hillside village, the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa stands out among hotels in Uganda. The resort is situated amid terraced rose gardens above its own boating marina, which has been sculpted from the sparkling waters of Lake Victoria. A gently rounded bay, studded with acacia trees, the marina is encircled by the immaculate greens of the resort’s own PGA-Affiliated Championship Golf Course. Spanned by rustic bridges and enhanced by gentle bays where a wide array of water birds gather, the course is the ultimate fusion of natural beauty and professional challenge. Rising on gentle slopes above the marina with long views across the lush greens to Lake Victoria beyond, the hotel itself has been styled to echo an Italian palace with its mosaics, rustically arched pool terrace, and shaded colonnades. Set within the grounds, amid water cascades and fountains, is a Roman Coliseum, which offers the ultimate backdrop for weddings and events. Widely spaced among the shaded pathways of the gardens are clusters of pastel-painted villas.
Located in the Murchison Falls National Park, this five-star lodge is undoubtedly the gem in Uganda’s crown of tourism destinations. The breathtaking panoramic views coupled with the sounds of the River Nile’s magnificent rapids set the scene for an adventure that will impress even the most discerning of visitors. Chobe Safari Lodge offers a unique opportunity to sample the wildlife, birds, flora, and fauna; all in an area of the park that has yet to be discovered. The swimming pool at Chobe Safari Lodge is the most unique of its kind; it features three separate “tiers” of the pool, giving you the choice of more privacy when you swim. Each tier boasts the same, magnificent panoramic view of the River Nile on its journey from Karuma Falls to Murchison Falls. Treat yourself to the mouth-watering menu of local and international specialties produced by experienced chefs. Barbecues and traditional dancers make dining outdoors at Chobe Safari Lodge an unforgettable experience. The Chobe Health Club and Spa promises to be the perfect “après safari” world of relaxation and revitalization. Located at the top of the three-tier pool, the health club and spa offers guests a range of therapies to soothe and restore one’s karma after a long day out in Murchison Falls National Park.
Nestled in a luxuriant rainforest on its own private island mid-stream in the mighty Nile, Wild Waters Lodge is breathtaking. Thick riverine forest naturally covers the island and each of the ten timber-floor rooms is nestled amid the forest with private views over the River Nile and its rapids. The expansive, canvas-walled, traditionally thatched rooms each boast private decks with elegant free-standing baths and wash basins carved from the local pink granite. Softly lit with handmade furniture, you can relax in comfort on this island paradise listening to the thunder of the Nile rapids and the calls of the many species of bird who call the island home. Elevated wooden walkways gracefully link the rooms to the restaurant and bar area and offer an unforgettable walk through the heart of the forest.
This 20-story luxury hotel is a sight to behold. Pearl of Africa hotel offers local and international business and leisure travelers the very best in East African hospitality. The five-star accommodation has 253 rooms and 42 suites in seven levels of accommodation, ranging between 31 and 164 square meters in size. All rooms and suites are elegantly appointed—drawing inspiration from Uganda’s vibrant natural beauty—with quality finishes and all the amenities that a world-class traveler would expect, such as complimentary wi-fi, flat screen TVs, air-conditioning, minibars and walk-in rain showers. Guests can pick and choose from a variety of bars and dining options in the 3,000-square-meter food and beverage service area with its trendsetting technology, pristine production space, and state-of-the-art storage facilities. Also on offer is a 740-square-meter ballroom, nine meeting rooms, two boardrooms, a business hub, three swimming pools, and a cutting-edge wellness center with a luxury spa and fully equipped gym. A daily housekeeping service, complimentary high-speed internet, and free parking are supplied to all guests.