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The Fat Cat Backpackers is centrally located near the Dutch bar Iguana.  There are two optional types of accommodation, either a fatcat backpackersprivate room or a shared dorm; all with extra wide beds.  The rooftop terrace and lounge are very pleasant The facility also has 24 hour security and reception.


The Fat Cat Backpackers is located in Kololo, near the intersections of Kisemnti and Acacia Avenues in Central Kampala.


24 hour security

24 hour reception

Restaurant, lounge and rooftop terrace

Storage facilities for recreational equipment such as kyaks and bikes.

Close to Acacia Mall, National Museum and many good bars and restaurants.


Red Chilli Hideaway is located in Butabika, a 20 minute drive from the center of Kampala.  Here on a 5 acre piece of foresty suburb land, Red Chilli offers private rooms, shared dorms and self-camping.   Check-in is after 2 pm and check-out is by 10 am.redchilli hideaway

Red Chilli is well established and has recently moved to this location; previously they operated in Mbuyu for many years. 


Red Chilli Hideaway in Butabika, a short drive from the centre of Kampala to the South East.  The compound is next to the Royal Palm estate; shops and public transport within 500 meters. 

By Road:  (20 minutes)

Take Port Bell Road from town and turn left onto Kireka Road, after Bugalobi junction, in front of the Gaz petrol station.  Take the second turning on the right, after the mosque.  Continue along Old Butabika Road for 2.5 kms until you reach a T-junction at Biina Church.  Turn left and then left again at the next T-junction.  Pass Butabika Hospital on the left side and then take the second turning on the right, before Royal Palms and Gems International School.  We are 500 meters from the hospital, at the bottom of the road.

By Public Transport: (30 minutes)

Catch a minibus taxi from the Old Taxi Park in Kampala Centre or Nakawa … heading to Butabika via Luzira/Kironbe or Mutungo/Biina.  Get off at Butabika Hospital gates and take the second turning on the right, before Royal Palms and Gems International School.  We are 500 meters from the hospital at the bottom of the road.


  • Self-Camping on the premises
  • Private Rooms or Dorms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Shuttle bus to/from Oasis Mall 3 or 4 times a day.
  • Bar and Restaurant
  • Free WiFi in the reception area and internet lounge.
  • Satellite TV in the Bar area.
  • Pool table, dart board and table tennis, as well as board games.
  • Self-Catering Kitchen in the campsite area.
  • Library
  • Laundry service as well as a self-laundry room.
  • Business Centre – printing, scanning & photocopying.
  • Consumables for sale at the bar; includes cigarettes, snacks, drinks and toiletries.
  • Self-service lockers and a secure luggage store; free of charge.


The Backpackers Hostel is 2 kilometers from the centre of Kamala, on a major road with public transportation.  The 3 acre compound is landscaped with gardens.  They offer private rooms, dorms and a spacious campground for self-camping, complete with cooking backpackershostelfacilities and a camp refrigerator.  There is a bar, internet café, restaurant and verandahs overlooking the campsite.


BACKPACKERS HOSTEL is located 2 kilometers to the west of the Center of Kampala on the road towards Masaka.


  • Bar and Restaurant
  • Free WiFi and Internet Café
  • Swimming Pool
  • Verandahs overlooking the Campsite
  • Dormitory rooms have pods to separate the beds
  • Modern Toilets and Showers with Hot Water
  • Tightb Security
  • Gym, restaurants and local market nearby



CASSIA LODGE is close to Lake Victoria, on Buziga Hill.  Because of the cool environment, with the breezes from the lake, there are few mosquitoes.  Their restaurant seats up to 100 people, and a large part of it is outside on a terraced patio facing the lake.  The bar,cassia lodge which is adjacent to the restaurant has a separate panoramic balcony.  The Lodge offers a business center and a swimming pool.


CASSIA LODGE is located southwest of the centre of Kampala on Buziga Hill.


  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant and Bar; room service.
  • Satellite TV
  • Balconies overlooking the Lake.
  • Parking
  • Security 24/7
  • Laundry service


HUMURA HOTEL is well located in the centre of Kampala, in the Kololo section of town.  They offer suites, single and double rooms; all are well appointed, self-contained and with an African flair of colours and fabrics.  The bar and restaurant are well known with humuraboth visitors and locals.

There is a Louge with a garden setting, only available for Humura Hotel guests; here a large selection of Scotch Whiskeys and Cigars can be found.  The swimming pool has its own fully stocked bar, and the gym, for guest only is one of Kampala’s most well equipped.


Centrally located in Kololo, near the Golf Course on Kitante Close.


  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Wifi
  • Laundry service
  • Parking
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