Metropole Hotel Kampala

Plot 51/53, Windsor Crescent, P.O. Box 7293, Kampala, 7239, Uganda
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  • Couples40
  • Solo88
  • Business52

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Forum Posts

Need Apartment/House

by jrlawstudent

I need to rent a house or apartment for 6 law students from May 6th to the end of June in a nice area. Do you have any recommendations?

Re: Need Apartment/House

by linnalodo

Am linna from sweden , i just left uganda weeks ago. the best way to get such services is through tour companies NOT individual persons coz you dont know any one there and i would advice you to use a tour company will help you better. the last time i was there , we got an appartement through travel hemispheres recommended by a friend since we travelled the whoæle family of five where we couldnot stay in a hotel. the appartment was not exepensive yet with clean environment. thist comany can even guide them through urban tour for them to get familliar with the place for the first few days on a low pay.
good luck

Travel Tips for Kampala

The town itself

by croisbeauty

What do you do usualy when first time visiting a new destination? Well I have to admit, my first step is to locate the main city square from where I start my explorings. Kampala is, however, the first town I have visited so far without main square, actually there are no squares at all. It is a town on seven hills (like Rome) and therefore not so easy to explore. The key point is Market place which looks chaotic in some way and the Matatu station from where you can get to any part of Kampala and its suburbs.

Visa on arrival to Uganda

by georeiser

Visa on arrival to Uganda can be obtained on arrival for stay up to 90 days. The procedure is very simple. Just fill an application and deliver it together with your passport and 50 USD. You must write a name or an address of where you shall stay during your holiday in Uganda. If you don't have a hotel, just write a hotel name. No question is asked by the officer, and you will get a small stamp in your passport (see picture).

Multiple-entry visa: USD 100 (6 months), USD 200 (12 months), Transit-visa: USD 15.

Hotels can be arranged at a hotel desk counter inside the terminal, but they are more expensive. Make it easy and read my hotel tips before you enter Uganda.

Steamin in the sauna

by muguruki

I still find it surprising the amount of saunas you see in Uganda and especially in and around Kampala. A sauna appears to be a place where the Kampalan middle class will go to straight from work before going home.

Any hotel of a decent size has a sauna and a steam room. The idea of being totally naked for a sauna would be quite offensive to most Ugandans so you will be provided with a sheet or two to wrap around yourself. There is always an area to chill on chairs or loungers with lots of free drinking water and lemon tea available and if you really want beer and food. Rather annoyingly in the chill out areas there is always a TV and a at least one or more blokes wrapped in a sheet using his mobile phone which he was unable to prize himself away from even for a sauna.

These places almost invariably have at least one but more usually two masseurs, which costs extra but is usually about as much as a sauna. The quality of the massage I’ve had in Uganda varies from very good to very rough, and don’t be surprised if you are offered a “special massage”.

I have usually found that a sauna will cost between 5,000 and 10,000 UGX the bigger
hotels Like Grand Imperial and Equatoria obviously charge more but usually have a deal where you can get a monthly membership which is handy if you are staying in the Kampala area for some time.

Some saunas I have used in Kampala are The KK in Ntinda, Green Hotel in Zana, Already Hotel, Old Kampala but my favourite being Comfort Hotel in Old Kampala. This place also has a good bar and probably because it is next to the ONATRACOM Bus depot it sells big bottles of Primus Beer It is right next to the New Taxi Park and also very close to the Baguma Restaurant a place that I think sells the biggest portions of local food in Kampala.


by DAO

Uganda sits right on top of the Equator. That makes it hot every day of the year. Every day. Because Uganda is mountainous the temperature can vary a little bit. The highlands o the South West experience a cooler average temperature of 16° C while the North East temperatures exceeding 30° C about 254 days per year! Except for the North East corner of the country, rainfall is well distributed. The southern region has 2 rainy seasons, beginning in early April and again in October. June to December is relatively dry. The North has some rain between April and October is dry from November to March.

Near Lake Victoria rainfall exceeds 2,100 millimetres a year! The mountain regions of the South East and South West receive more than 1,500 millimetres of rain.

Even in dry months you can get a day’s rain especially near the lake. Have a light rain jacket and umbrella for any journeys to Entebbe or Kampala.

Owino market

by petersnice

I've read somewhere that Owino is the biggest market in whole Africa and there was also a documentary made about this market titled "Heart of Kampala". Market plus adjoining area around both taxi parks is full od stals and shopping arcades and whole "shopping" area really is huge. I've enjoyed my walks around there immensely. You do get tired of kids screaming
"mzungu mzungu" (tourists are rarely seen there) but people are very friendly, perhaps a bit pushy (brother come see my shoes, brother come see my bags, brother come see my t-shirts etc).

You should be aware of pickpockets but I've had no bad experience and believe me, I 've spend a lot of time there. Head to Parkside Inn's airy terrace for a chilly beer after shopping, but avoid time when Premiership matches are on - Ugandans are great fans and the place will be full, you could even get in troubles wearing a wrong t-shirt!


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