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small green oasis in Kampala, Uganda

Bedrooms 1
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow


About the property

green gardens, friendly Ugandan German hosts, near city centre but quiet

Beautiful green gardens and friendly international hosts from Uganda and Germany invite you to our home in lower Muywenga. Close to all sights and Kampalas city life but still very green and with a very personal touch. Airport transfers, city tours, bicycle & community tours, Safaris to all National Parks and tours within East Africa can be arranged on request. Internet is available. For lomg term stays from 1 month wireless of 5G will be provided, shorter stays can request a USB stick with some data for normal mail and social media use.

We love to meet people from all over the world and show them our beautiful country and make their stay unforgettable.

Enjoy your privacy in your room with your own kitchen, shower and toilet. Best suitable for 1 person or a couple which likes it cosy. A drawer for clothes is provided.

Other rooms can be arranged within the area, in Entebbe with our friends Danika and Bahati or at the relaxed Ayapapa open house at the beautiful Lyatonde Crater Lake 25km from Fort Portal. Many other hotels or community projects can be booked and transfers arranged.

Wireless Internet of 5GB will be provided for long term stays over a month or a USB stick is available which can be loaded by yourself or on request with us.

A DVD with latest movies is available.

Or join us in our big gardens to read a book, have a chat or observe the many birds.

Bread, jam and peanut butter, teabags and coffee are always available and you can make yourself a simple breakfast.

You can either prepare your own meals on the oven with 2 hot plates or join us sometimes for Ugandan dishes with European influence. Fresh fish from Ggaba beach is only one of the many options.

A fridge is provided. Avocados, lemons and guavas can be also found in the gardens. Many coffee places and restaurants can be found close to your home or within Kampala.


Bed sheets, towels, soap, shampoo and toilet paper, flat iron provided. The kitchen comes with water cattle, oven and two hotels, dishes, teabags, coffee. Internet modem for normal social media and e-mail programs provided. For unlimited free wireless lan access many coffees and restaurants around.

24 hours check in, breakfast included, free parking for 1 or two cars, watchmen day and night included.

Guest access:

The huge garden, your own room unit, parking, the water in the shower should be hot but if the water is too cold in the rainy season you can also shower in the main house with a heater.

As we love to interact with people we offer help and advise on daily life in Uganda. Airport transfers, bus pick ups, city tours, project visits, community tours, local market tours with advise on how to prepare Ugandan meals, bicycle tours and Safaris within East Africa can be arranged. We provide all guide books and information on different East African countries and this at best prices.

Other things to note:

A friendly dog stays outside and a quiet cat who stays mostly in the main house.

If you stay for a couple of days a local laundry service can be arranged for a small fee.


We are living in a very secure area, close to Muyenga where you can go on nice walks. Kabalagala is also not far for those who want to enjoy the nightlife of Kampala. Wine garage and Fuegos are some of the nice places to work from or hang out in the evenings, Garden City and Bugolobi are also not far. Many markets or supermarkets are in walkable distance.

Getting around:

Free parking space for 1 or two cars is available. Or you can get small minibus taxis called Matatus just down the road and the Motor Bike taxis called Bodas are everywhere available. Small saloon cars or Minibus Vans can be also arranged.

More Details

Yvonne Hilgendorf
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Yvonne Hilgendorf

I live and work since almost 8 years in Uganda. In the first place I came as a researcher and lived in different communities in Western Uganda. I published my Diploma Theses about Community-based tourism in Uganda. I managed a bar and worked in different hotels. 7 years ago I started working for local tour companies focused on the European and American market.

Yvonne Hilgendorf purchased this bungalow in 2010

Why Yvonne Hilgendorf chose Kampala

When I saw this place the huge green gardens in the front and backside of the house really made me fall in love with the place. The location very close to Restaurants, caffes and shopping centres as well the local market were another reason. You can reach all sights and everything important within 10 Minutes.This place is perfect if you look for a calm place but located close to the centre of Kampala.

Minibus taxis just start to different places all over town, Motorbike taxis called Bodas can be found everywhere

What makes this bungalow unique

Through my experience in tourism we can arrange airport pick ups, bus pick ups, city tours, market tours, Safaris within East Africa. Even cars for own use can be hired.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Kampala in Central Region

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower, the water is mostly hot but if too cold in the rainy season another bathroom with heater in the main house can be used
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • single bed perfect for 1 traveler but suitable for a couple which likes it cosy too, drawer for clothes, chair, small table, hangers, information on tours within East Africa
  • Books
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • rafting


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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Entebbe Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Neighbours Pub
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Entebbe Beach
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf Course Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Wine Garage
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Ggaba Beach
Car: not necessary

We are living in a very secure area, close to Muyenga where you can go on nice walks. Kabalagala is also not far for those who want to enjoy the nightlife of Kampala. Wine garage and Fuegos are some of the nice places to work from or hang out in the evenings. Big Shopping Malls in Garden City and Bugolobi are also not far. Many markets or supermarkets are in walkable distance.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

dog and cat around but outside of the apartment, smoking allowed in the gardens, please treat the property as you want to find it

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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