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The Zaales' Homestay

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Suume Village, Maba Parish, Bubiita Sub-County, Bududa Uganda
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We offer an authentic Ugandan experience where you will become an immediate addition to the Zaale family. You'll be able to immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy traditional foods while simultaneously feeling home. Our homestay consists of 5 private bedrooms and a dorm, allowing for privacy as well as enjoying dinner in a common room. Make sure to take advantage of the fresh fruits and vegetables that are growing around you. Things to do: Beautiful hikes in the surrounding mountains, Thursday markets, fun local bars, local sports field, many family businesses sell fresh milk as well as local foods such as chapati. On Saturdays, locals spectate traditional Ugandan bullfighting. Getting there: We are 1.5 hours outside of Mbale and accessible by local transport. Take a matatu/taxi to the Bubiita junction and then a short boda-boda ride to the Zaales Homestay. Alternatively, you can walk 5-10 minutes and just ask for directions (the locals are very friendly and all know us).
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Scott C wrote a review May 2020
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We had the pleasure of staying with the Zaale family one while traveling through Mbale as part of a global health trip. We met most of the family after the holidays (while they remained on extended holiday) and enjoyed every moment we spent no their cozy farm estate. We woke up to active wildlife in the distance, beautiful sunrises, and a couple of local brew every morning. During the day, we either read on the porch or explored one of the beautiful nearby hikes. In the evening, we ate with the family and discussed life. Highly recommend and hope to return one day!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Kibb wrote a review Apr 2019
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A group of 11 of us stayed at Zaale's homestay this weekend. It's in a beautiful part of the world and the compound itself is very peaceful, but not too quiet - lots of family around to make you feel welcome, plus friendly cats, dogs and chickens! Everywhere is super clean. There's space to relax inside if you want (there's a big bookshelf with lots of English language novels) but we spent most of the time outdoors, eating and relaxing in the evening. The food was delicious, lots of options for veggies, everything ready when we got back hungry from our walk, including delicious traditional dishes. And the homemade banana bread was a big favourite in our group! Drinking water is on tap and beers were in the fridge. The hosts are really friendly, eager to help with our transportation, arranging a hike with a guide, and even sharing their living room with some of us to watch the football! Fully recommended for anyone wanting a clean, convenient, family-oriented base to explore the nearby hills.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Pat S wrote a review Jan 2019
New York City, New York26 contributions5 helpful votes
This was my third visit with David and Elizabeth Zaale in as many years. As was the case before, I was made welcome in a way that made me feel like a returning family member. Each time I have returned I've noticed improvements to the Zaale's compound and it is now more comfortable than ever. If you appreciate warm conversation over delicious buffet style meals, star gazing from a courtyard over a crisp beverage, cool quiet african nights in a secure and peaceful environment, you will more than enjoy the Zaale homestay.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Room Tip: Rooms are arranged around a secure compound - all are comfortable
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Daniel W wrote a review Dec 2018
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I have visited The Zaale's homestay on many occasion and I must say it is the best atmosphere there is in Bududa , Uganda. The old couple is very welcoming and can make one desire to stay in the district longer than planned. Not the luxury kind of accommodation but the most luxury kind of hospitality
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Date of stay: December 2018
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dallan28 wrote a review Nov 2018
Kampala, Uganda1 contribution
Right from Mr Zaale down to everyone else is very welcoming and will instantly make you feel at home the mixture of various cuisines that can be prepared before hand this is definitely a home away from home
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Zaales' Homestay
What are some of the property amenities at The Zaales' Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at The Zaales' Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Zaales' Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Zaales' Homestay?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.