About this listing
This listing is for our private room (double bed or single). Please see our other listing for dorm prices. We can adapt the price if you would not like full board but just bed and breakfast.
Come and stay in the Xavier Project Guesthouse in Kampala! Our guesthouse is situated in Nsambya not far from St Peter's Cathedral and it offers a peaceful and functional base for anyone visiting Kampala. We have recently rennovated the property meaning that it is now very welcoming, with a cool air of sophistication. It boasts mod-cons such as hot water and a bathtub for guests - a luxury hard to find in this area.
Included in the price enjoy three meals a day based on a traditional Ugandan menu (specific tastes and requirements can be catered for on request) and other facilities such as clothes washing. If you would prefer to pay for bed and breakfast only we can adjust the price for you.
The guesthouse is designed to cater for travellers who are passing through as well as volunteers or guests who would like to stay for many months. A monthly rate is available on request.
At the Xavier Project guesthouse we are very conscious of security which is why every room can be independently locked and we have 24 hour security guards. The guesthouse is within a secure compound which is not far from the main road to Makinde.
We have internet at the guesthouse and a library that we run within the same compound. Wifi may only be available in the evenings.
The guesthouse is very close to Kampala city centre and it is easy to get around from where we are. There is a big supermarket within walking distance or a short boda boda ride and plenty of pubs. There are not many good restaurants in the area which is wh we encourage people to go for the full board option, but Kampala in general has some fantastic food - it is famous for barbecued pork which I would highly recommend.
Interaction with guests
Because we have our library in the same compound and we often have volunteers staying, the guesthouse is a lively place and we are often around. However, if you book this listing you will get a private room so you are able to retreat when you need to.
Other things to note
The guesthouse is located opposite Texas Club in Nsambya on the other side of the main road to Makindye. Look up the hill to your left and you will see red gates set in a yellow wall. That's our compound.
This is Kampala and there are sometimes bugs. Cockroaches have been seen occasionally.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I am a teacher by profession currently living in Nairobi working for a project I founded called Xavier Project. We provide education, employment and media opportunities for refugees living in urban areas. I love Nairobi and enjoy many different aspects of it from the simmering technology revolution to the traditional customs and the simple way of life found in my surrounding neighbourhood. As a result I have a diverse selection of friends here who I can introduce you to and who can give you the full Nairobi story.
I also spend a lot of time in Kampala where my other listings are located. I have been coming to Uganda regularly for the last four years and in that time I ticked a lot of the tourism boxes so I can offer advice on the many opportunities Uganda has to offer. In particular I have developed a walking tour route around Kampala, which has more gems than people give it credit for. If I'm feeling energetic I can take you myself or give you a bespoke map! Included in the itinerary are Kabaka's Palace and Lake, Rubage Cathedral, the minaret at Gaddafi's Mosque (top of - great views), Owino market, the craft shop complex, and Uganda Parliament, wrapping up with a drink in Boda Boda bar overlooking the Golf Course. A very nice afternoon adventure.