By Johanna Read, TravelEater.net
Near the shores of massive Lake Victoria, in Kampala’s airport suburb of Entebbe, is Gately Inn. At this small boutique hotel, you can stay in one of six garden cottages or in one of the five rooms in the main house (the luxury family room is a popular choice). Regardless of which room you choose, you’ll adore the complimentary breakfast. I particularly enjoyed the stack of caramelised banana pancakes, served with fresh juice and the Inn’s famous coffee.
Gately Inn is a convenient choice because it is just 10 minutes from Uganda’s main airport. Guests arriving from afar don’t need to fight Kampala’s notorious traffic before they can settle into their rooms and relax in the garden-filled grounds (keep an eye out for brightly coloured birds and even blue tree lizards). People come back to Gately because of the warm hospitality they receive from the South African manager and her excellent staff.
There’s a sister property — Gately on Nile — in Jinja, where guests can see the source of the Nile, participate in adventure sports like bungee jumping and whitewater rafting, and depart on more traditional safaris.
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