Hotel growth in Uganda began in the 19th century, a decade after independence during the colonial period. This saw the growth of accommodation, transport and infrastructure in Uganda (tourism). Political instability during the 1970s and 1980s led to the decline of the hotel and tourism industry. Hotels were closed, destroyed and turned into police barracks like the Nile mansions.
The 1986 takeover of power by the National Resistance Movement (NRM) led to the revival of the tourism industry. Uganda has always used foreign and international relations, the support of large international organizations such as the World Tourism Organization, and has attracted internal and external investors. This has led to the rehabilitation of leisure and tourism facilities such as hotels.
Visitor arrivals have increased due to increased tourism demand from 512,000 in 2004 to around 700,000 in 2005. Uganda’s tourism sector has continued to grow and is expected to earn the country more than $ 500 million (about $ 905,000) this year. million dollars) from 360 million dollars (651 million dollars). .6b) last year.
HOTELS / ACCOMMODATIONS
Uganda has a wide range of excellent hotels and accommodation facilities located in all regions of the country. These are mainly found in the main cities of Kampala (capital city), Jinja, Entebbe, Gulu, Mbarara, Mbale, Fortportal, Arua.
Uganda is well known for its hospitality and the welcoming nature of the local population, which has promoted the growth and development of hotels and other accommodation facilities.
Luxury, low-budget and more affordable hotels and accommodations include Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Serena Hotel (formerly Nile Hotel), Speke Hotel, Grand Imperial Hotel, Emin Pasha Hotel, Equatoria Hotel, Africana Hotel, the Tourist hotel, the Diplomate hotel and the Holiday Express hotel. Imperial Resort beach hotel, botanical beach hotel, Tria hotel
ngle, Crested Crane Hotel, Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel, Mbale Resort Hotel, Mt. Elgon Hotel, to name just a few.
Other accommodation facilities include hostels, lodges, campsites, guesthouses and apartments, which are found in the city center, the suburbs and in all regions of the country. The cabins include Mweya safari lodge, Speke resort Munyonyo, Red chili rest camp and hideaway, Gorilla forest camp, Volcanoes, Arra fishing lodge, Jacana safari lodge, etc. Apartments include Acacia Apartments, Windsor Apartments, Kabira Club, Dolphin Suites, Meuse Courts, Gold Leaves, Royal Suites, Salama Springs, Speke Resort, etc. Camps and hostels include Adrift / Nile High Camp, Red Chili Hideaway, Backpackers, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, Bunyonyi Overland Camp, Ishasha Wilderness, Sambiya River Lodge Bandas, Hornbill, The Crows Nest, Lake Nabugabo, etc. Guesthouses include Rwenzori Guest House, Mamba Point, Palm Guest House, 2 Friends Guest House, Palm Guest House, etc. and islands such as the main island of nature, Ssese Island, Bulago Island.
HOTEL PROMOTIONS IN UGANDA.
The latest hotel developments in Uganda are a sure indication of the growth of tourism in Uganda and East Africa as a whole.
The development of tourism has been favored by the effective promotion of both the destination and the products offered by certain companies. Establishment of awareness programs, qualified, trained and trained human resources, improved and strengthened tourism administration, investment in the tourism plant and associated products (attractions, entertainment, shopping, etc.), improvement of marketing methods and development of basic facilities , social services and infrastructure.
The hotels and other accommodation facilities have been developed to offer a distinguished atmosphere, panoramic views and a peaceful setting. They have been uniquely refurbished to offer comfortable accommodation for a relaxing holiday or business trip. The hotels are perfectly located for visitors with a welcoming atmosphere, friendly and hospitable services, with excellent facilities, as well as comfortable rooms and public areas.
Business centers with meeting rooms and equipment, Bars and restaurants serving intercontinental cuisine with wines and cocktails, Services such as massages, sauna, Internet, private lounges, gyms, swimming pools, shopping centers, Recreation patios, open spaces, pergolas, terraces and entertainment centers. They are offered by Ugandan hotels and accommodation facilities.
The holding of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting scheduled for 2007 in Uganda has also enhanced hotel development and refurbishment, and hotel owners have assembled the necessary facilities to host the summit in 2007.
Hotels are increasing in the country like Emin pasha, which opened in late March 2004. Kampala Sheraton Hotel, Bwebajja on Entebbe Road, Garden City, Golf Course and Kampala Serena hotels are under construction and remodeling. Buhoma Homestead, mantana tent camps, and volcano shelters are being renovated and expanded, and the most luxurious hotels used by business travelers and luxury tourists are priced in dollars.
There are many inexpensive hotels and accommodation facilities in Uganda, and the accommodation sector is constantly growing, with a remarkable staff providing cozy decor in the hotels and all accommodation facilities.