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Karibu Guest House

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84 Nsamizi Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
Karibu Guest House
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mtunzini, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely time at Karibu Guest House - Rhys and Sam were incredibly welcoming, and all the staff we met were extremely friendly. It's in a great location, with a beautiful garden and a view of the lake. It was very peaceful, and the room had everything you could need for a very comfortable stay - the bed... More 

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get away from the bustle of city noise to the quiet Karibu Guest House. Staff was warm, welcoming and didn't complain about our overweight bags! You will enjoy a terrific meal and a peaceful stay in this lovely inn.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here upon late arrival at the Entebbe airport, and during a 9 hour layover after traveling out to the jungles. The staff was wonderful and appropriately attentive. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with good sized bathrooms and hot showers. Our room on the second floor had a lovely view of the gardens, and off in the distance,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set by the beautiful Lake Victoria the Karibu Guest House is the ideal place to stay whether you have just arrived at Entebbe International airport or are about to leave via that airport. Karibu is only 10 minutes away from the airport yet its gardens and excellent rooms make you feel like you are in a quiet peaceful paradise. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I cannot begin to explain how much this place will exceed your expectations. It is in the most beautiful setting on Lake Victoria allowing you to enjoy some of the most magical African sunsets. The rooms are lovely, exceptionally clean and the showers are wonderful and warm! The staff are friendly, polite and cannot do enough for you coupled with... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Karibu is a case study in how to anticipate guests' requirements, and then deliver on them in a low key, unostentatious manner that makes hospitality look easy. The staff are exceptionally well trained, and strike a fine balance between being attentive, yet giving you your own space. The staff of many hotels and lodges which cater for the African... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The guest house itself is fantastic, very beautiful in a lovely setting on the hill with views of lake Victoria. The staff are attentive and friendly and the food is brilliant. The managers Rhys and Samm are excellent, they organised an incredible experience in Uganda for myself and a friend, their knowledge and contacts ensured we experienced the best Uganda... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stayed at Karibu at the start and end of our holiday in Uganda. Having never written a review before we support everything that has already been said about this lovely guesthouse. It has relaxing gardens, great rooms with fantastic showers and verandas. As well as being conveniently located the customer service from staff and management is excellent. When staying... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Towards the end of last year I had another trip to Uganda, staying at the delightful Karibu Guest House for a few days both at the beginning and end of my holiday. It is as lovely as ever, a beautiful environment with attention to detail through out. This time I stayed in one of the newer rooms, Lavender, which was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Karibu is a magical place to stay for a few days to get a feel for Entebbe and as a great stepping stone to explore a wonderful country. Our hosts were brilliant, the accommodation is quiet, calming and the gardens are great to sit back and have a sundowner or just watch the multitude of birds the garden attracts. Food... More 

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