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Why we like it
- The best option for travellers who wish to stay in Kampala
- A boutique hotel oozing class and charm
- Air condition and rainforest showers in all rooms with clawfoot bath tubs in the suites
- Beautiful landscaped gardens and a great bar area
- An all-round lovely place to stay and the best choice if not staying near the airport
Dine on the outdoor terrace in the evening under the watchful eye of the sparkling African stars, the ambiance is perfect and the food is delectable, you will be excused for forgetting you are in Uganda.
Your attitude towards suggestions made was amazing. You went the extra mile in finding us somewhere we had suggested.
- SR, London
Emin Pasha is an elegant boutique hotel, the first of its kind in Kampala and an excellent choice for travellers who wish to start or finish their holiday with a couple of nights in a tranquil location in the city. With just twenty rooms and suites set in two acres of landscaped gardens this beautifully restored colonial building offers all the convenience of a modern hotel but with the comfort and ambiance of an English country home. The hotel facilities include a Fez Bistro and wine bar with a large outdoor pool. There is a spa offering massage and beauty treatments.
8 hours 15 minutes
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, June - September
With a tropical climate, the hottest months are December to February. The main rainy season tends to be between April and May and then again from October to November. Due to the altitude the mountain air is a lot cooler. The best times to visit are Uganda are from December to March and from June to September.
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Suggested itineraries in Uganda
Uganda Gorilla Safari
Nights: 4 | from £3,175pp
There’s no experience quite like gazing into the brown eyes of a mountain gorilla – and with just over 800 of these endangered primates remaining, it’s a rare privilege indeed. Venture deep into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with experienced guides to track a habituat-ed family and enjoy a unique, unforgettable wildlife encounter.
Chimp Trekking in Uganda
Nights: 5 | from £2,595pp
A five night chimpanzee-centric wildlife adventure in two of Uganda’s primate hot spots – the magical Kibale Forest and wildlife-rich Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Africa: Across a Continent by Private Jet
Nights: 20 | from £64,999pp
Experience the highlights of Africa on one amazing journey. Africa Revealed: A Journey by Private Jet takes you to seven countries in 21 days, revealing Africa's wildlife, culture and history at their most authentic. Travel in style on board our chartered Boeing 757, equipped with first-class, fully lie-flat seats.
Nights: 10 | from £6,145pp
Uganda is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. While most people visit just for gorilla trekking – which is a must – this mountainous, lake-flecked, wildlife-rich country has plenty more to offer.