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Karibu Entebbe

84 Nsamizi Rd, Entebbe Uganda
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Karibu Entebbe
Updated 20/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 65 hotels in Entebbe
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Tile / marble floor
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Popular mentions
Todd S wrote a review Mar 2021
Inverness, California19 contributions7 helpful votes
Karibu is a relaxing environment perfect for resting and recharging. It is close to the airport and has a beautiful private garden replete with birds. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cartegna wrote a review Feb 2021
Maple Ridge, Canada438 contributions61 helpful votes
I stayed here on my last night in Uganda awaiting my flight home the next day The place is really beautiful, set in a really nice garden and has a small swimming pool The food is really really good and the entire staff were absolutely outstanding right from the manager It is a little more costly then most i stayed at in Uganda but wonderful none the less
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Jean H wrote a review Dec 2020
Vienna, Austria24 contributions12 helpful votes
I arrived very late at night from Europe on 28 November, and opted to spend the night at the Karibu Entebbe, rather than trek to Kampala straight away. My daughter and her small daughter had spent the afternoon and night there, and we all enjoyed a full English Breakfast the next day. Fast forward to 14 December, where I took advantage of the day use room offer that gives you access to a room from 1000-2100, and includes the airport transfer (drinks and meals are extra but are reasonably-priced and delicious). Again I had no regrets. This guest house beats many I have been to around the world, and that stems from the homely and comfortable atmosphere, and stunning surroundings. Having said that, none of these assets would be noteworthy without an outstanding staff (Lily, Rose, Clare, Maggie), who as always were so professional and incredibly friendly. I have to also mention Rhys, the manager, who exudes decency, respect and has an innate kindness. He and his staff never failed to ensure that everything was in order during my stay. I opted for the safari-type rooms, and had the pleasure of the Mango and Avocado rooms on my stays during this trip. I have described the garden in a review a few years back as the Garden of Eden - that moniker hasn't changed (kudos to the gardener)! It is verdant, colourful and is a source of attraction for a wide variety of birds. It would be amiss on my part not to mention Covid (unfortunately), but if any traveller out there has any anxieties, Karibu will wipe these away immediately! The staff wears masks and shields, there is visible sanitizer bottles at various opportune locations, care is taken whilst dining, and the rooms are spotlessly clean. I was able to completely switch off from the crazy pandemic world, and just soak in what this little paradise had to offer. I will definitely be returning here in the future without any hesitation whatsoever, and can strongly recommend it to others. Last but not least, I'd like to thank Gerald Sekanabo, Mirembe Tours, who introduced Karibu to me and to several of my friends a few years ago; all who remember it fondly and wish to return.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: I like the safari-type rooms, but the ones in the main house, offer a view of Lake Victoria.
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Eloy Cantu wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Karibu was our first lodge for our Africa trip during the COVID era. We were a little nervous at first but the management and staff made our stay feel safe and sanitized. The room was clean, had its own hand sanitzer, and the staff was always wearing a facemask and face shield at all times. Thank you for an amazing stay and making us gain confidence in traveling during these times. 
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Gillian O wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
We recently enjoyed a one night get-away and have nothing but good things to say. The room was great, with incredible water pressure in the very hot shower! The employees were professional and helpful. The food was a particular highlight, being genuinely delicious. Coordinating the stay was very easy with responsive emailing. We also appreciated the fact that in this COVID-19 season, they had put things in place to make us feel safe and comfortable.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
US$146 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Karibu Guest House
UgandaCentral RegionEntebbe
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karibu Entebbe
Which popular attractions are close to Karibu Entebbe?
Nearby attractions include Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (2.2 km), Entebbe Botanic Gardens (1.7 km), and Lake Victoria (2.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Karibu Entebbe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Karibu Entebbe?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Karibu Entebbe?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Karibu Entebbe?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Karibu Entebbe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Garden, Cafe Javas, and Faze 3.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Karibu Entebbe?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Karibu Entebbe have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Karibu Entebbe offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.