The annexe is in the same compound as the main house and is just a few meters away. It shares the same facilities, but has its own shower and toilet. There are 4 separate bedrooms that comprise the annexe.
A large, comfortable shared house in a quiet, safe Kampala suburb.
Although we have 8 rooms, we only have two listings which are Makindye House and Makindye House Annexe. So, is it best not to pay too much attention to the calendar and contact me directly. I will get back to you and let you know what rooms we have for the dates that you have requested.
We let 8 rooms in total (1 small @ $8 pppn, 2 small @ $10 pppn, 1 large @ $12 pppn, 1 large $14 pppn, 2 at $13 and 1 large $15pppn).
Out of consideration for our clientele (students and volunteers etc.) we try to keep our charges low. This however does not mean that the standard of accommodation is low. Just look at the photos! Five excellent staff are employed to clean all rooms, clean dishes, washing and ironing daily and 24 hour guard.
Most of our guests come from Europe and the US and include medical students, development workers, development studies students, doctors, volunteers, tourists etc.
Friendly informal atmosphere. Safe area. Walking distance from market, internet, shops, public transport and the American Club which has swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, restaurant. etc. A boda boda (small motorbike) ride from city centre.
Our house is a home away from home for our many young visitors. Our visitors often go out together or just hang out on the balcony chilling and chatting.
We have three dogs which are NOT allowed in the house.
Claire has been so great to me and she has helped me a lot both before I arrived and while staying at the house - she makes you feel very much welcome and at home. Actually, I felt at home from the first day I was there. She has introduced me to places to go and are always up for a chat. There is a relax atmosphere at the house which I like. Claire has great and very reliable staff who are always helpful. They also make me feel very safe. The house is just wonderful with a nice garden and a great view. My room was perfect, furnished with everything I needed and kept nicely clean by the staff – thank you for that. I am truly grateful for the hospitality I have met and I look very much forward to coming back.
My stay at Claire's house was great. The location is a perfect retreat just outside Kampala centre, with a welcome serenity after a day of work or fun. Claire was very helpful before and during the trip and was a significant contributor to a fantastic trip. There is everything you need at the house, including other guest that were really friendly and very interesting people. I couldn't have asked for more and really hope to get a room here if I'm lucky enough to return.
I had a great time at Makindye, and have already booked to return for a few more weeks. Claire was a very welcoming host. While at times the kitchen can get a bit chaotic, the house is a great place to meet other volunteers, students and travellers. I was in Kampala to do research as a graduate student and found that the house was an excellent base: far enough out of town to be a bit quieter and more relaxed, while still only a short boda ride into town when I had meetings.
Had a lovely stay at Claire's home - perfect if you are looking for something flexible, low-key, and with the comforts of staying at a home. Claire is a wonderful host, lots of experiences living in Uganda and really interesting to talk to. She has a great sense of humor and always willing to provide helpful suggestions.
I do not know where to begin so I will keep it concise so it is useful for others. The Location of Makindye House is perfect. Short Boda Boda ride from the city and located in an extremely quiet and peaceful neighborhood, which I found to be quite safe. The house is a 10 minute scenic walk from nearby shops. WiFi can be found at coffee at last, and all other basic groceries can be bought from the surrounding shops. The House itself is quite nice, and the view from the garden is truly wonderful. My room was quite comfortable. The desk in the room as well as the solar emergency lights are in every room and can charge your phones as well. The house was spotlessly clean and the kitchen well equipped and available for use. The staff, Bosco, Sunday, Dennis and Grace are very nice people and helpful. Best thing was, if you want your clothes washed, just put them in the hamper and the staff will wash them next morning. The Guard dogs are very well-trained and make you feel completely secure. Finally the best for last, Claire is an amazing person and a brilliant hostess. I felt right at home and enjoyed my time immensely. Claire really has considered everything a guest might need, down to helmets for boda boda rides. It cured me of any initial homesickness I might have felt. I highly recommend staying at Makindye House, and found it to be more comfortable than any hotel. Thank you Claire for letting me stay at your house and the hospitality!
Great value, lovely room, convenient location. Claire is a fantastic host. Highly recommended.