We arrived around 8pm from Gulu as we were delayed taking off whilst the roads added further travel time. The owners called us to enquire about arrival time so they could ensure that the food would be timed for our arrival. Now that is service.
We had lasagne as starter and it was magnificent. Main was thinly sliced veil cooked to perfection with onion sauce and vegetables. Dessert was chocolate salami which was simply incredible. Everything was just really really nice and we even took pictures of each course.
Getting proper wine is an issue outside Kampala but this place has a good selection of Italian wines. We enjoyed the Chianti immensely. And the price of the three course meal: 40000 Uganda shillings which is about £10. It is an absolute bargain. Add the wine at only another £10!!!
Add to the above that Bwana Tembo is ideally located for Murchison Falls National Park as it takes only about 10-15 minutes to reach the northern gate of the park. I strongly suggest that you stop at Bwana Tembo before entering or when leaving Murchison.
We did not spend the night at Bwana Tembo, sadly. They have limited accommodation available but I am sure that in due course that will change as the restaurant alone will ensure a growing influx of people. So book well in advance for accommodation. If they are full then just go for dinner there and stay at the nearby Murchison Fort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 6 km from Murchison Falls National Park (Tangi gate). 6 self contained cottages and 4 self contained safari tents. Hot water ant electricity available 24/7. Italian home made dishes. Excellent view of the Albert Nile. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bwana Tembo Safari Camp Uganda/Murchison Falls National Park