Boma Guesthouse; Great Place to Stay After Flight into Entebbe Airport, Uganda

Entebbe Airport is the only international airport in Uganda at the moment (there’s a proposed project to start building a new international airport near Kibale National Park). It’s a small airport with one terminal.

When we arrived into Entebbe you head straight for immigration. This took about an hour and afterwards you collect your bags and head outside. It was all very seamless. Our driver from Boma guesthouse was there waiting for us and we were happy to hear that the hotel was only about a 10 minute drive away.

After 24 hours of traveling to get to Uganda, we were exhausted and eager for hot showers and a good nights sleep.

{Boma Guesthouse Entebbe}

The Boma Guesthouse is a lovely boutique garden hotel close to Entebbe International Airport. Check in was quick.

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{The Rooms}

Each room is a bungalow. Our room had double bed with a mosquito net and nice white bedding. The chocolate eclair candies on the pillows was a nice touch. It was hot, so we were glad for the fan in the room.

We slept like babies during our one night stay. We were there for all of twelve hours – as it was just a place to stay upon arrival before heading to Murchison Falls. Since we took a flight to the Falls it made sense to stay at this hotel since we had to go back to Entebbe Airport.

{Electricity}

This hotel like most of the lodges throughout Uganda are solar powered. So that means two things: no air conditioning and power can be unreliable, especially during the rainy season. Fortunately we didn’t have any issues with power during our mid September stay but I read about others who experienced black outs during rain storms.

September is technically the start of the rainy season. Peak seasons for tourism in Uganda are June thru August and January to March. Lodges are still very packed in September as we saw first hand at all the places we stayed.

I was in Uganda from September 12-25, 2018 and it rained one day in Murchison Falls, 1 day in Fort Portal and 1 day in Bwindi.

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{The Bathroom}

The bathroom was large and had modern fixtures like a rain shower and a faucet that water comes out of like a waterfall. It’s all solar powered and we had to let the water run for a few minutes, but not too long, before it became warm.

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They provide shampoo and body wash, but no conditioner. I found some things to be a bit challenging as a petite women, such as the hooks next to the shower to hang your towel – I couldn’t reach them. The sink was set far back so I had to stand on my tippy toes. And the vanity mirror was pretty high too – I could barely reach it while standing on my tippy toes.

The place is very clean and there was plenty of housekeeping and grounds keepers manicuring the gardens that surround this place.

The WiFi didn’t work in our room but did in the lobby/lounge and pool areas.

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{Breakfast Included}

Breakfast is included. Nothing elaborate or special but sufficient and hits the spot. For vegetarians and vegans they had muffins, fruit, bread and toast. And to drink coffee, tea and fruit juices. For non-vegetarians and non-vegans guests could order eggs. We asked if they could make anything for us but they didn’t really know what. We were full after all the things they offered anyway.

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{My Uganda Itinerary}

Entebbe – 1 night (quick stay after late night flight arrival)
Murchison Falls – 3 nights
Fort Portal – 2 nights (Kasese airstrip)
Bwindi – 4 nights (I did two gorilla treks + day trip to Ishasha; Kihihi airstrip)

I flew to each destination instead of driving which would have taken 6-9 hours per location. Uganda has one domestic airline called Aerolink. The planes fit around 20 people. There’s a strict 15kg per person luggage limit. And they do not allow hard shell bags. Most people travel with backpacks and duffels.

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Enjoy your trip to Uganda! Keep adding those stamps to your PassportPages!

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