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Gakigombe Road Hamukaaka Village, Kabale Uganda
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#5 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Kabale
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5.0
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5.0
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4.8
Value
4.5
Relax and enjoy the stunning sunsets on Lake Bunyonyi from the veranda of your cottage! We provide full board and make you feel at home. Highlights are visiting the Batwa people, birdwatching, gorilla tracking, canoe or motorboat safaris and more. Amasiko is an eco friendly social enterprise and with our profits we finance charity projects to support the rural community.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
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24-hour front desk
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Special diet menus
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Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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English, French, Dutch, German

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Gakigombe Road Hamukaaka Village, Kabale Uganda
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Kihihi Airport37 miSee all flights
Entebbe Airport198 miSee all flights
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Marcel v wrote a review Yesterday
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We had a lovely stay at Amasiko! Wilfried, Agnes, Irene and the rest of the staff took really good care of us. Beautiful views from our two cottages and great swimming. There is limited solar electricity but that was not a problem for us, it was part of the experience, just as the lovely hot showers that came from a tank heated by a wood fire. The food which was really good, both the breakfasts and the dinners. We enjoyed these beautiful dinners with the other guests in the cosy dining room. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Hirose wrote a review Dec 2020
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we were three people who visited and were quite impressed with how generous the owners were. It truly gives a homely feel and the food is simple yet scrumptious. Highly recommended if you want to get away from all the noise of city life!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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BristolCharles wrote a review Feb 2020
Presteigne, United Kingdom245 contributions75 helpful votes
This off the beaten path gem was one of the highlights of our time in Uganda. We did it on local transport which makes for an adventure - boda boda around the lake. The promontory location makes it very private and all cabins have great views west over Lake Bunyoni. The swimming is fabulous and there are also great walks up the mountain behind for great views down the entire length of the lake. Owner Wilfred and wife Irene, together with their lovely staff, will ensure that your stay is as relaxing as possible. Food was excellent, alternating a vegetarian day with a meat day. Hot water heated with Eucalyptus wood and solar power work well. The birdlife is abundant and the bats provide a dramatic show in the evening. Thank you all, a great three day stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Joan Teixi wrote a review Jun 2019
Tarragona, Spain11 contributions2 helpful votes
Great place with very nice views. Owners very friendly and nice people. Was a pity we couldn't stay more time (we need it more days to enjoy it). It is near a school. Very good breakfast with home made iogurt
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Wilfriedv26, Pioneer at Amasiko Homestay
Responded Jun 29, 2019
Dear guest, We had a good time together and enjoyed your stay here. Wish you could come again! Thanks for the stay and the great review.
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livvynatasha wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom65 contributions18 helpful votes
The staff of Irene and Wilfrey were fabulous and friendly. Had great bonfire and barbecue with other guests in the evening which was really fabulous experience. Profits go to support a school and sustainable farming set up by owners. Unfortunately, the place is fairly run down and could do with a bit of TLC e.g. the swimming jetty is damaged, some rooms leak, the barbecue area is untidy. Also there are no lights or toilets in the rooms which could have been made more obvious in the room descriptions online. They give you a solar lamp for the evening. Food is also quite expensive ($35 full board) and although big portions it is quite bland and all the bread was completely stale. A little effort could turn this place from a pleasant but uncomfortable experience into something really world-class.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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claude301257 wrote a review Jul 2018
Nairobi Region, Kenya1 contribution
Simple room with large balcony with an amazing view over the lake. Quiet, only the birds. A fire place with seats on the lake front. A jetty if you wish a swim. Breakfast and dinner are delicious, with many vegetables and fruits grown in the garden. Wilfried is extremely welcoming, sharing meals with the guests.The staff is discreet and supportive. The surroundings are so quiet. No traffic on the road allowing pleasant hikes with panoramic views over le lake. We stayed five nights, and it was difficult to make up our minds to leave.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from Wilfried v, Social entrepreneur at Amasiko Homestay
Responded Jul 27, 2018
Dear guest,. This is a wonderful review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We do everything possible to keep it up and improve where necessary. We also had a great time hosting you, so please come again!
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Sakiko12 wrote a review Jun 2018
Bocholt, Germany46 contributions11 helpful votes
Thank you Wilfried and staff for two amazing hospitable overnights! Since it's an eco accommodation not all of the lodges have electricity (yet) - which makes it special we found. However the places are comfortable and clean. Also the bathroom facilities add to that, eco-toilet and outdoor shower with hot water on request. Its quite a drive to/from Kabale and there are no shops close by which is why its recommended to join breakfast and other meals at the lodge. A few choices are offered for breakfast; lunch and dinner are set; We very much enjoyed the homey atmosphere. Beautiful views of Lake Bunyonyi from the lodge and surrounding area. Possibility of different walks/hikes in the area, canoeing, visiting the school next door which is one of the local projects of the lodge's owner. Secluded escape - highly recommended! We'd love to come again for another visit!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Wilfried v, Pioneer at Amasiko Homestay
Responded Jun 4, 2018
Thank you guys for the good review and the good time we had together. Come again! You are most welcome.
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ollimpia35 wrote a review Mar 2018
Mbale, Uganda2 contributions
There are many tourists lodges for all sort of budget by the lake, but if you want a peaceful, beautifully located one, with the warm atmosphere and last, but not least reasonably priced than Amasiko is exactly what you need. The owner, Wilfrid is laid back and very accommodating, he will make sure you feel comfortable there. As a Dutch expat, who spent a good few decades in Africa, he is also very knowledgeable and always ready to give you some good advice. The meals there are delicious, home-made affairs and there are always eaten together in the friendly and jolly atmosphere. As there are always some volunteers helping on the site, you will have a chance to meet very interesting people. It should be mentioned that Amasiko is non-profit organization and runs the green school, which is nearby. As to the accommodation itself, all the cottages are very close to the lake and are facing the lake. I have stayed in the giraffe, beautiful wooden cottage with the stunning view of the lake. But there are more to choose from, so it’s best to visit Amasiko own website, where you can see the photos of all of them. I would strongly recommend staying there while visiting lake Bunyonyi area, you will leave the place with some very pleasant memories. I also left it without my camera charger and guess what… Wilfried kindly offered to bring it to Kisoro, where I stayed later (around couple of hours drive). What about that??? How many lodge’s owners would make such an effort? Thank you Wilfried (and all the rest) for being so kind and helpful !!!
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Jethro S wrote a review Feb 2018
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Great eco-friendly lodge in a beautiful place! Very friendly owner who’s (trying) to make a difference and give something back to the local people by educating them and offer them help/work. Food is grown and made at their own farm and kitchen. It is really a place to relax, wish we would stayed their longer than just one night to enjoy the lake and its view.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Wilfried v, Owner at Amasiko Homestay
Responded Mar 5, 2018
Thanks Jethro, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes it's true we try to make a difference and it's a project which is still in process. Slowly but steadily with help of friends and the income generated by visitors like you we continue developing.
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Inge Dubois wrote a review Sep 2017
Oostkamp, Belgium23 contributions4 helpful votes
Extreme beautiful location with views on the unspoiled side of Lake Bunyonyi. The road to Amasiko goes through mountains with stunning views. For us it was quite adventurous as it had rained a lot that day but we heard this was quite exceptional. Showers with warm water (!!) and a good restaurant with local and dutch food make it a good place to stay. We also visited the primary school which is next to the lodge and campsite. We got a very warm welcome from the children! Great!
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Wilfried v, Owner at Amasiko Homestay
Responded Sep 7, 2017
Hi Inge, Thank for the good review. We are very happy that you liked our place and the service. And we enjoyed your visit just as you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again.
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$30 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
UgandaWestern RegionKabale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amasiko Homestay
What are some of the property amenities at Amasiko Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Amasiko Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Amasiko Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Amasiko Homestay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Amasiko Homestay offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Amasiko Homestay have airport transportation?
Yes, Amasiko Homestay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amasiko Homestay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Dutch.