We arrived here after another long drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a safari the following day. The hotel is very impressive as you drive in, probably the most impressive I saw whilst in Uganda. The long driveway gives way to an impressive white building and palm trees.
We were greeted by friendly reception staff and got some beers while one of our African friends bartered with the general manager over pricing. We took 5 rooms so were asking for some discount but didn't get very far. Anyway, we took them anyway as we were too tired to look elsewhere.
The rooms themselves were individual cottages, very nice on the inside and out, the bathroom also nice, quite basic but ok. There was hot water in the evening but none the next day when we wanted a shower before we went on safari. The beds were nice and comfy and the food was ok but nothing spectacular. Although the evening meal was fairly priced. The breakfast was fruit, toast, continental buffet and eggs, but was also ok and came with the price of the rooms.
The next morning our drivers and tours had stayed in a much cheaper motel in the next village and turned up to collect us all at 6am- one of them came in and had a small cup of tea and a banana while the rest helped load the vans and waited for us all to come out of our rooms. After we had paid our VERY expensive bill, we noticed that they had charged us for the cup of tea and the banana- the equivalent of 2 days wages for a Ugandan- we were outraged at this considering how much we had spent on rooms, dinner and we all had lots of alcoholic drinks the night before. I had to put this into the review as I feel it was very unfair and not like the spirit of all the other Ugandan places that we visited.
Overall the stay was comfy but this would put me off ever going again on principle!
Also, the swimming pool was dirty so we were unable to use it and there was no hot water in the morning.
- Also Known As:
- Savannah Resort Hotel Uganda/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park