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Tuhende Safari Lodge
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Tuhende Safari Lodge
Ranked #34 of 126 Specialty Lodging in Kampala
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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“Solid stay for good price”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The other reviews overrate this place a bit. It was very good for the price we paid--there were 9 of us traveling together, and we got two bedrooms with eight individual beds, though we all had to share one bathroom. So the total came out to be less than $10 a person, which isn't bad for Kampala. The location in Old Kampala is a bit out of the way of the city center, but convenient for those who are interested in wandering to Owina Market or Gaddafi Mosque. There was no electricity for most of the time we needed it, and no Wi-Fi, so it was frustrating not to be able to charge our phones or check our e-mail. There were power outages in the entire area, so we ended up going to cafes elsewhere. But, overall, a solid stay and good price.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I wasn't sure what the lodge would be like, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's about the same price as a backpacker's hostel, except that you can have your own private room and it's much quieter and has a local feel. The rooms come with mosquito nets and the beds are comfortable. I've heard the restaurant is really good but I didn't have the opportunity to eat there myself. It's located in Old Kampala and is not too far away from other attractions. You can ask the hotel staff to set you up with transportation at any time, and they can find a taxi or a motorcycle for you.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

I came there first in 2009 to have a dinner. I had a three course meal with a steak and it was all delicous, the best food I had in Uganda and only for something like $6-7! I came again in 2012 and stayed for a couple of nights. That was also very good and the food was just as delicous. So, at least go there for the food, only 5 minutes walk from New Taxi Park.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Iganga, Uganda
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

You cannot find a better hide away to relax at the end of the day, in the middle of Kampala. It's a clean and relaxing oasis in the middle of the vibrant city center of Kampala.
It's cheaper than the other back packers in Kampala. It's more central, situated a couple of minutes walk from the old taxi park. It has literary everything you need nearby, a big supermarket if you need something special or just want to wander around to see what is available in Ugandan supermarkets, a small shop for quick-buys if you know what you need, a pharmacy if your health is weak and ceveral cybers if you need to update your facebook status and check up on your friends back home. Everything just on the same block.
They serve excellent breakfast at the lodge. For free you get coffee/tea with toast, add 5000shillings and get some fruit salad, yogurt or cereals to fill up for an active day. They also serve nice lunch and dinner in the restaurant downstairs, and chicken with chips is available on the other side of the street if you feel like something cheap and easy (or just didn't make it in time before the restaurant closed, that's around 10pm).

I tried out a number of other accommodations before I found this one. I've stayed at the Tuhende Safari Lodhe a couple of times now, and will not stay anywhere else in Kampala (unless I have to). It really is as good as it get's, and on top of it all: The staff are super friendly!

Room Tip: The dorms are wonderful, the beds are spacious and mosquito nets acquired. Most of the time they don...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Essen, Germany
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

The food was superb! It´s really one of the best deals in town. Nowhere else we have eaten better in Uganda. Staff and the owner are friendly and helpful.
Only the rooms are not so good. The toilet was dirty and the room very hot at night, stuffy and small. At the end, we would give arround three and a half star.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Victoria British Columbia Canada
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

The restraunt at this hotel is unique in that it is a set 4 course dinner...you choose the BBQ item for the grill...steak, chicken, whole fresh Tilappia fish, Goat, or a vegetarian feature..we have eaten at this restraunt several times in each of the last 4 years and have always been most impressed with the service and in particular the Food Quality and Portion size..big...It is impossible to get into Kampala city for dinner because of the traffic jams, but this restraunt is quite close to where we stay on Mengo hill and a short taxi ride..The location is close to a busy and bustling road and there have been mosquitoes on some visits..take you Deet repellent. The cost is extremely low and excellent value for this dinner. Service can be good but sometimes off handed young servers don't add much to the experience, depending on if the owner is on site. Highly recommended as an active outdoor experience and great food, the style not to be found anywhere else in Kampala...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

stayed ten days, the service was excellent and the food was so tasty and cooked to its perfect taste, I would recommend Tuhende Safari Lodge very strongly. If you have already booked at another place I beg you to just go eat at Tuhende Safari Lodges in Old Kampala.

Room Tip: Ask for room with balcony or if you like more privacy then at the back where you can relax aby the p...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Tuhende Safari Lodge
Address: Plot 8 Martini Road, Kampala, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
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Ranked #34 of 126 Specialty Lodging in Kampala
Number of rooms: 17

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