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One Minute South

Bulago Island, Kampala PO18 9LQ Uganda
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#11 of 246 Specialty lodging in Kampala
One Minute South offers a private island paradise that is truly unique. A 20 acre beach front residence on Bulago Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda. Accessible by boat or helicopter, within close proximity to Entebbe International Airport. Within the architectural beauty of our cliff top house we offer 4 luxurious bedrooms, all with beautiful views. Unique sunrise and sunset position. We offer sophisticated comfort and complete privacy with deserted golden beaches, cliff top infinity swimming pool and plenty of activities for all the family. Min.4/Max.10 guests.
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Bulago Island, Kampala PO18 9LQ Uganda
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Joe K wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This marks my second stay at One Minute South and it was still as special as the first. I was there with a new group of friends for a weekend birthday celebration and the staff went above and beyond to make us all feel at home. The food was great and the house, horse, and plethora of dogs were a joy to be around. I recommend taking a walk around the island and seeing some of the breathtaking views or just sit by the pool and watch the birds. I saw three hornbills, a pair of nesting eagles, and a countless amount of kites all from the front porch, so if you like birdwatching you also have that to look forward to. All in all it was a fun filled weekend. I would definitely recommend it for a weekend stay.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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LouisadW wrote a review Sep 2019
Stockholm, Sweden54 contributions22 helpful votes
Perched atop a cliff surrounded by breathtaking greenery and panoramic views of Lake Vic, the villa offers a welcome escape from the pollution and noise of Kampala. I have visited One Minute South many times, a true testament to how much I love staying here! Three-course meals are freshly cooked every day (including home made bread and baked desserts!), so you definitely won't go hungry. The pool is wonderful to cool off in whilst watching birds, otters and other wildlife on and around Bulago. There villa is beautifully decorated with unique art pieces, and there's no shortage of seating areas and spaces to play board games, read or socialise. The staff are incredibly hospitable and kind, and have always gone above and beyond to make my stay unforgettable. Boat transfer from Kampala/Entebbe straight to the villa's private beach can also be arranged by One Minute South. I could not recommend this property enough, and will continue returning as long as I'm living and working in Kampala!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Alison P, Owner at One Minute South
Responded Oct 1, 2019
Many thanks Louisa for appreciating everything we are offering at One Minute South villa. We look forward to your next visit and as a returning guest we will be offering you a discount on your next stay.
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Dawny68corbridge wrote a review Feb 2019
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Bulago is just idilic.Its a perfect location to relax and be looked after so well by the friendly excellent staff.The space is airy and dotted with quirky sculptures.The rooms are beautiful and the lake can be heard gently lapping on the prinstine shoreline.Its definitely paradise.The food that is prepared by the chef is delicious.Most coming out of the organic vegetable garden.Highly recommended it was a wonderful visit.Thank you
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Alison P, Owner at One Minute South
Responded Oct 1, 2019
Many thanks for your review. Hope to welcome you back soon.
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John G wrote a review Jun 2018
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Having visited One Minute South on a few occasions, my visit this week was by far the best. New Menu with amazing items, most grown and or baked on the island. The BLT was great and the homemade cookies were unreal. Peanut butter and choc chip cookies were by far the tastiest cookies I've had. Thoroughly recommend one minute south to everyone as a must visit on their trip to Uganda or as a weekend escape from Kampala.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
Carol M wrote a review Dec 2017
Dunkeswell, United Kingdom46 contributions33 helpful votes
From the moment you arrive at Bulago Island the magic starts to work on you. Kick off your shoes and plunge into the beautiful pool while Fred makes you an excellent sundowner. The chef is excellent, making truly delicious salads, scrummy cakes and biscuits to munch on during the day and his breakfasts are top notch. Ali is a fantastic hostess and her love of the island shows. She is setting up a marine conservation area and working closely with The Uganda Wildlife Association too. The villa is beautiful, its more like sharing someone's treasured home than staying in a hotel. This is a place to relax, bird watch, be pampered and let Bulago work that magic on you. We can't wait to come back.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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UgandaCentral RegionKampala
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Frequently Asked Questions about One Minute South
What are some of the property amenities at One Minute South?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at One Minute South?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at One Minute South?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.