About This Listing
2 bed modern apartment (recently redecorated) Located close to the heart of Kampala. Security included, Wifi available, back-up power, fully functional modern kitchen, electric shower, 2 balconies with fantastic views, easy transport and amenities.
Apartment is less than 2 km from the heart of Kampala and has great views over the city. Recently redecorated and furnished with locally made furniture.
Fully functional kitchen with modern appliances, utensils and dining set.
Security provision - walled compound, gate access, armed security guard at night. Apartments are located on very well lit "Kabaka's Royal Mile" main road.
Car hire can be arranged at competitive prices.
Wi-fi provided - 1GB of data per week.
The apartments are set out in spacious grounds, surrounded by green which is rare for a location so close to the city centre.
Fantastic view over Kampala City.
5 to 10 mins by boda taxi from central Kampala.
Apartment comfortably houses 4 people.
There is parking on site.
Airport pickups/drop offs can be arranged.
There are mini-bus taxis, special hire taxis and "boda-boda" motorcycle taxis which are about a minute away from the apartment. There is now a 'safe boda' app so that u can use your smartphone to get in touch with registered body riders...
Kampala city centre is 5 to 10 mins away by boda taxi.
Access to the whole apartment.
Interaction with Guests
I live in a different apartment in the same building.
There are a number of local attractions including the royal mile which connects the Kabaka of Buganda's Palace to the Buganda Parliament, the Kabaka's lake, Namirembe and Rubaga Cathedrals. All accessible by foot or less than 5 min ride on boda taxi.
There are two supermarkets within 5 minutes walk and a number of restaurants within the vicinity.
Cafe Javas (serving western food) 2 mins away by boda taxi
Roasted pork joint and local food restaurant (Divine Village) about a minutes walk away.
All public transport options available just outside the building compound.
Car hire can be arranged at competitive prices.
Boda taxis cost between 1,000 to about 4,000 Uganda shillings to reach anywhere in Kampala City (i.e from 50c to 1.5 dollars).
Special hire (hire car+driver) taxis also available (around 5 dollars for journeys in and around town, around 10 dollars for longer journeys of about 10km)
Minibus taxis cost in the range of 20c to 1 US dollar for longer journeys (20km)
Other Things to Note
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Laundry of sheets and towels included in the price.
Dry cleaning can be arranged
Airport transfers can be arranged - $60
1 GB of internet (via wifi) is provided per week of your stay . If you want to use more internet data, you can always top up (an easy process, or I can do it for you)
No smoking indoors, but smoking is allowed on the balconies.
This flat is great for both friends or a family as there is a large double bedroom and another decent sized room with 2 single beds. The flat is in great condition with all the appliances you need, including wifi and cable TV. The flat also offer 2 balconies, one with a great view of Kampala - a perfect spot to see the sunrise over the city.
The flat is located in Mengo which is a short ride away from Kampala city centre. The area is not the typical expat area which gives you a good flavour of the more local scene. There are some good bars just next to the flat where you can enjoy some local food, a game of pool, and some local dancing. There are 2 supermarkets close by and local fruit/vegetable markets. For those interested in some sites to visit, the flat is located close to both the palace and the mosque.
Noah, who manages the flat, is brilliant! He looks after you from the moment you book the flat until you leave the country. He is very responsive and make sure that everything works well when you stay in the flat.
I would highly recommend the flat to anyone visiting Kampala, both short and long term!
Noah is a terrific host and the apartment is beautiful. While not located in a traditionally expat-friendly area like Kololo, Naguru, or Ntinda, the neighborhood has every amenity one could ask for. There is a fun bar across the street, two supermarkets within a short walk, streetlights and sidewalks on the main road, and walking distance access to cool tourist sights like the Gaddafi Mosque, Buganda Parliament Building, and Lubiri Palace. The two bedrooms are spacious, perfect for a couple with two kids or a group of 4 friends traveling together. While you'll need to take a taxi or boda-boda to get into town, its relatively cheap (only 4000 UGX or $1.50). The place is great for a longer-term stay in Kampala, as its somewhat removed from the more traditional touristy areas. Noah is a very responsive host who will make sure your high-speed internet is working well.
The host was very friendly, no problems at all. The apartment was excellent and in a great location at a good price. Far better than getting a hotel. It was a very positive experience, I would recommend this place to anyone going to Uganda.
Fantastic apartment. Clean, secure, good location, great value for money and a friendly host. I recommend this this place to all.
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About the Host, Noah
I have been living in the UK for most of my life but I'm going to be in Uganda for some time to explore farming (and other) opportunities here. I speak English fluently, I can converse comfortably in French and I also speak Luganda, the most widely spoken local language in Uganda.
I enjoy exploring and have visited different parts of the country so I can advise on travel ideas.