About this listing
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.
Other than the bedrooms and private bathrooms, all areas are communal spaces and available for you to enjoy.
Interaction with Guests
I am around during term time but return to UK during the school holidays. During these times Grace the housekeeper and Sunday the gardener run the house. I am in regular contact with the house and with the guests whilst I am away.
If you walk just a few meters up the hill you will get wonderful views of the city below. Makindye is a quiet neighbourhood with a real sense of community. Neighbours will regularly stop an offer you a lift up the hill. They will guess that you are going to Claire's house. Coffee at Last which is opposite the club has free WiFi and great brownies. Please mention that Claire sent you! The Makindye Market takes place every Friday. It as a wide range of fruit and veg and second hand clothes. There is also a Friday Craft Market further down the hill.
I strongly recommend that Jimmy meets you at the airport. He is reliable, reasonable and knows us well. Airport taxi's may be more expensive and will not know where the house is. You don't want to be roaming the hill in the early hours of the morning not knowing where you are going. Just send me your flight details and I will make sure that he is at the airport to meet you. Guests often rent a taxi together to go out on the town but usually use boda bodas to get to work or to go shopping.
Other Things to Note
The Makindye Country Club is a short walk from the house. If you are a keen tennis player we have rackets and anyone is welcome to join the Sunday morning mix-in session 10.00 to 1.00. You can have a look at their website for costs etc. It is possible to get a short term membership but you can also pay a daily rate. There are times reserved for lap swimming.
No house guests unless arranged in advance.
Smoking only in the garden (not on the balcony or in the rooms)
Please don't leave your things in the communal areas.
If you have been out on the town and return in the early hours, please consider the other guests who will be asleep.
Lock front door on entering and leaving the house.
Last person to bed turns off lights!