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“Very special!”
Review of Karibu Entebbe

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Karibu Entebbe
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Entebbe
Certificate of Excellence
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Very special!”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

I thought the Karibu Guest House was too good to be true when we booked it, but I was wrong. It lived up to its name of 'Welcome' (Swahili) from the moment our taxi came through the gate. From that moment on, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. As we sat out on the veranda enjoying a cool glass of beer and looking out at Lake Victoria it was clear we had hit the jackpot. The rooms were stylish, bright, comfortable and very clean. The shower was a delight. The 5 course dinner was a real pleasure. Good quality, beautifully prepared food served on the veranda looking out into the night sky. Breakfast was equally good and set us up for a day out although by this time we felt so at home we were somewhat reluctant to move. There were some nice souvenirs to buy including materials, bags, jewellery, aprons and toys and the income from the sales is augmented by the owner who will also arrange trips as well as the taxi to and from the airport 10 minutes away. All in all a very special place to stay. Thank you.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

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If u ever need to be in EBB for business or a stop over stay at the Karibu as the food the staff are the friendliest the boss Kevin as well
He arranges transfers . Tours. Fishing trips. I give high marks to this place

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Karibu Lodge is a quiet elegant refuge from the crazy busyness of Kampala and Entebbe. Our room was spacious with a verandah view of lovely green garden, large comfortable bed and the best shower of all our travels! Beautifully put together meals on the verandah were served by friendly staff and we enjoyed lingering over meals! Thoughtful touches throughout as well as thoughtful service. Great overall stay!

Room Tip: Get a room in the new wing, lots of room, view of garden and bird life!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

I've had the opportunity to travel worldwide, and I've never had an experience that comes close to my stay at the Karibu Guest House. The accommodations are excellent, clean and pleasantly quiet - but the staff are what make the experience so unique. I was made to feel at home and welcomed daily. The staff make you feel like you are home, and treat you like a king (or queen), plus they are knowledgeable about the area - pointing you to the correct destination, accurate reviews of where to go, restaurants to visits, sites to see.

The onsite restaurant is also the best I've ever had at a hotel. Full English breakfast every morning is better than those served in England, and I had the best steak I've EVER had for dinner. Again, the wait staff are top notch.

Prices are excellent - I can't think of any reason not to stay at Karibu when visiting Entebbe or Kampala.

Room Tip: All rooms are good.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

As a regular traveller to Entebbe I have been in search of accommodation that I would want to return to - the Karibu Guest House ticks all the boxes.

Prompt and friendly communication was the first indication that this guest house would live up to my expectations was continued throughout my short stay. All of the staff I encountered were both welcoming and helpful.

The rooms are relatively basic but cover all your needs and importantly are ultra clean, free of insects and roomy!

The food is simply exceptional, without a doubt the dinner was the best I have enjoyed in Uganda, portions are plentiful and individual preferences well catered for.

I cannot recommend this guest house highly enough and can only say that when I tried to book in for an upcoming trip was devastated to find that there were no rooms available.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Juba, Al Khartum, South Sudan
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

I really enjoyed my stay. It was quiet and beautiful and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, tidy and comfortable sizing. The food was delicious and they accommodated well for my friend who is a vegetarian. Overall a very good experience!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Mubende
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We are a company that has used the Karibu on numerous occasions in the past, and will certainly keep using them in the future. The rooms are great, the food FANTASTIC and service is better than most. We place our bookings online and Lillian has always been very prompt, courteous and helpful. Airport pick up and drops are always there on time, and they are the only place we have encountered thus far that will confirm bookings and enquire about our delegates and visitors stay afterwards. 5 ***** all way round.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Karibu Entebbe

Property: Karibu Entebbe
Address: 84 Nsamizi Rd, Entebbe, Uganda (Formerly Karibu Guest House)
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Region: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Entebbe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Karibu Entebbe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New and clean guesthouse with spacious en-suite rooms located only 10 minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport on a quiet, peaceful hillside with beautiful views of Lake Victoria and the sunset. Room prices include a full breakfast (quick breakfast available for departures before 7am), free WiFi access and airport transfers. The restaurant also serves delicious 5-course Mediterranean styled dinners and 3-course lunches. ... more   less 
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