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Papyrus Guest House Entebbe

Papyrus Guest House Entebbe

Papyrus Guest House Entebbe a small cozy, but stylish guesthouse in the suburbs of Entebbe. About 15 minutes from Entebbe International Airport. With 9 Deluxe Garden Rooms and 5 Standard Main house Rooms, all ensuite. Papyrus  an excellent choice for bed & breakfast safari travelers wishing to spend a night in Entebbe. Trees and charming gardens surround its rooms to give guests a relaxed and private stay. The Guest House’s central location allows for some exciting guided activities. Like hiking, city walks and biking, shopping, golfing, boat rides, birding, and sightseeing, all reached within a reasonable time.

Accommodations

Get the homely treatment with our house standard rooms located within the main building. Where you can easily access the lounge, TV room and restaurant.

The ensuite deluxe garden rooms look into the calming garden trees and flowers. And all have private entries directly from the gardens.

For a solo traveler, our garden rooms can be just for you alone, inclusive of breakfast, airport transfers and Wi-Fi. All beds are covered with a reclinable mosquito net for protection again malaria. Room price is bed and breakfast included. Breakfast is on order for each guest 6-10 am. Lunch is also provided.

 

Activities
Shoebill Tracking- Mabamba Bay

Tracking the prehistoric shoebill stork-like bird in Mabamba Bay is a top activity for most tourists coming through Entebbe. The enormous grotesque bird with a beak that looks like a shoe wades in the swampy mashes on the shores of Lake Victoria. An hour away from Papyrus Guesthouse. The Ramsar-listed wetland is of international importance. Hosting more than 250 bird species, including the blue swallow, papyrus gonolek, pallid harrier, swamp flycatcher, and lesser jacana. Your trip here will be gratifying if you are a bird-watching enthusiast. Getting there, you’ll drive 10 mins to Nakiwogo jetty and take a fisherman’s boat with an expert tracker into the swamps for about two hours.

 

Nature Walk – Botanical Gardens

The National Botanical Gardens of Uganda, commonly known as Entebbe Botanical Gardens, has a general collection of tropical plants, including trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials, and it is a sanctuary for many rare birds and animal species, including great blue turacos, hornbills, marabou storks, vervet monkeys, and black-and-white colobus monkeys. A perfect place for a nature walk in the late afternoon for many tourists. Laid in 1889 by a British curator, the gardens fade into the calm Lake Victoria shores on the lower side. The rainforest zone of the gardens formed the backdrop to the Tarzan film scenes 1940s. Getting there, you can take a 30-minute walk from Papyrus Guesthouse or ask our transfer driver to give you a lift. There’s an entrance fee of about $10 for a day’s pass and an extra charge for a birding expert at the gate.

Local Market Visits – Entebbe, Kitooro

If you feel like stretching your legs outside the beautiful guesthouse gardens. Take a walk through Entebbe suburbs to the local fresh food markets. And immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, food smells, sounds, and the busyness of the locals. Three local produce markets within an hour’s walk from Papyrus Guesthouse will introduce you to Uganda’s cultures. For instance Nakiwogo Landing Site Market, Kitooro Central Market, and Entebbe Town Market. Carry a dollar or five to buy a fruit or taste some street food like the popular Rolex (flatbread and eggs roll). The activity can be booked at least 2 hours in advance so that we can find you a local walking guide.

Wildlife Viewing – UWEC Zoo

UWEC, a 15-minute drive from Papyrus Guesthouse, will introduce you to Uganda’s unique wildlife, including the BIG Five safari animals. The centre is a breeding, healing and rehabilitation place for animals rescued from poachers and illegal traders or injury in their habitats. Although the thrill of watching animals behind cages is not as compelling as on safari, you at least get an arm’s length close. The best experience for the UWEC animals is the guided behind-the-scenes tour ($70) at 6:00 am.

Guided by a local vet, the adventure takes you the closest you can get, into the lion’s or tiger’s cages, feeding the giraffes and chimpanzees. When you get bored of the animals, take a walk on one of the nature trails around the centre’s bushy boundaries and enjoy the rainforest feel. UWEC gates open until 6:00 pm, and you need a day’s pass ($15) that you can get at the entrance.