Our house is situated in Kansanga, a very nice and quiet yet lively neighbourhood, in an ideal location to explore the best the city has to offer: it's 15 minutes to acacia avenue and 15 minutes to the lakeside (our favorite place is The Bay..!). You can go swimming at Speke Resort, have the best steak in town at just 3 minutes walking distance and go dancing in the famous Kabalagala district. There is sports facilities, yoga lessons, biking trails, boat rides and the lively Ggaba market where you can buy your fresh Tilapia, all within close distance.
The house has its own compound with a very nice and lush garden and a veranda with a stunning view (also at night!). We have a living room and nice kitchen which you can use and offer you a room with a nice and comfy bed. We have a guard at night and a housemaid during the day who can do your laundry for you for a small additional fee (yours to decide how much). We also have 2 dogs who are very sweet. We offer a modest breakfast with the best bread in town (seriously!).
We are not looking for a housemate, but for guests who are visiting Kampala or who are moving here and use our place to look for a more permanent option. If you have a question, just inbox me. Hope to see you soon!
We stayed at Lotte and Douwe's place in Kampala for two nights and really enjoyed it. We can fully confirm all the positive things said in the previous post. Since we arrived in the middle of a work day we were given careful instructions how to get there, and their guard Nelson and house maid Jackie were welcoming us along with a note from Lotte pointing out the way to a really nice cafe close by and many other good suggestions for the afternoon. The house is lovely and very clean, and so are the dogs! Lotte and Douwe are easy going, interested in ensuring that you have a great time in Kampala, that they seem to like so deeply. We can only recommend this home stay.
Lotte and her hubbie were lovely.
What can we say?
Initially booked before we left, Lotte was great at communicating with us and understanding when she did not get any replies - due to us being on the road with Ugandan internet cafes being at their best, we were unable to reply. She was not fazzed and still expected us as per our booking :)
Tip: take down Lotte Ugandan mobile and contact her that way.
Lotte was fantastic once we were able to get in touch. She advised us over the phone how to get to her and met us from the Matartu (combi bus - sorry cannot spell!) a 5 minute walk from her house.
The house is as described.
* A large grey metal door - with a dwarf sized entry hole! :)
* A fire pit in the garden to enjoy the open air and night sky.
* Vegetable patch in progress
* Clothes line - in case you need to anything out - it is no problem.
* Dogs - friendly but rubbish at playing fetch ;)
A house boy - apologies his name escapes me as I write this, but he was great. He will save you the short walk to the 'rolex' stand at the top of the 'street' or shop for beverages/snacks/food, if you ask. Tip him though if he saves your legs. He was friendly and open.
The room was clean with a really comfortable bed. Water and 2 glasses a nice touch. A large mozzie net hanging :) Ask Lotte about the story behind the nets.
The bathroom was just next door, clean with a bath and hot water.
Lotte was great. Giving us local intel and tips about the surrounding area as well as the space to do what we wanted. You really do feel like you can come and go as you please, of course respecting that it is not actually your home.
Lotte has great and safe contacts for boda boda (motorbike) drivers for short trips and taxis eg. to the airport (70,000sh) at the going rate, everyone she put us in contact with spoke English really well, drove safely and was friendly.
Tip: take a trip to the lake from Lotte's house or the view from the Lodge up on the hill (apologies again the name escapes me) - rolex's at Lotte's are much nicer than breakfast there, but the views are great 360 basically of Kampala's hills.
It was our last night in Uganda when we stayed and a really good end to our trip.
We would recommend Lotte to anyone. Staying with her, gave us an insight into the expat area, expat life and Uganda as whole. It was our first airbnb experience and was a positive one. A huge thank you to Lotte, her husband and Uganda it was an amazing trip. We hope that one day we will be able to repay your kindness in our own home. :)