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HOTEL REVIEW: Forest Cottages Brings Wildlife Experience To Kampala City

At the hotel, you get to feel the touch of nature in a comfortable and unique environment COURTESY PHOTOS At the hotel, you get to feel the touch of nature in a comfortable and unique environment

One of the reasons millions of people trek to national parks is to come up and close with nature. The green natural scenery, the clean air, the singing birds, animals and the peace that comes with being away from the city hustle is soothing. This kind of environment is the reason the tourism sector flourish across the global.

Yet we all can’t go upcountry to have first hand experience of this beauty for various reasons, Forest Cottages, located at Plot 17/18, Naguru Hill Old Kira Road, Bukoto, Kampala offers a suprisingly similar experience. Nestled in the deliberately planted trees, Forest Cottages is first becoming a hide out for people who love exquisite nature.

Forest Cottages are designed luxury cottages set in a serene, African forest environment. At the hotel, you get to feel the touch of nature in a comfortable and unique environment. The selectively planted smaller trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers make Forest Cottages an inspiring destination for nature lovers and eco tourists alike.

The artistic hotel provides a small sanctuary for forest wildlife such as colored turacoes, hornbills, and an additional 20 bird species. The secluded hotel offers peace and quietness in a natural green setting or the excitement of waking up to humming birds. All this beauty is topped up friendly and courteous and professional staff members.

Sekacwa Brain, a usual quest at the hotel, in one of the only reviews describes Forest Cottages as ‘very quiet and good for relaxation,’ explaining that the Cottages are ‘simply amazing’. “The terraces give you a nice feel of nature. If you have not been there, try it. Trust me the experience is breathtaking,”

He adds “[Forest Cottages] is a good place to chill. Very well planned cottages giving ultimate privacy to guest. Proximity to Kabita country club where the guest can swim free is a wonderful offer. Maybe they can look at improving their own food menu.”

While another online reviewer, Jeremiah Oweka describes the hotel as ‘a nice place for outing with friends and family because of good services’. These and many more positive reviews are testament to what Forest Cottages stands for.


a safari lodge style cottage accommodation in the heart of Kampala city, with individually designed luxurious cottages offering a relaxing and soothing experience. All the cottages are furnished with locally handmade furniture, and equipped with self-catering facilities with all essential amenities to ensure your comfort during your stay.

The Hotel, offers 5 room types from which you can choose. The Standard Single, Standard Double, One Bedroom Cottage, Two Bedroom Cottage and Three Bedroom Cottage which are all ideal for business travellers, tourists, honeymooners and even families on holiday.

A night inside a Standard Single Room goes for $65, Standard Double Room at $72, 1 Bedroom Cottage at $90, $2 Bedroom Cottage at $120 and 3 Bedroom Cottage comes at $165. Half Board per Person $75 (Includes Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner) while full board per Person $85 (Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Corporate events, Meetings

Forest Cottages’ conference and banquet facilities comprise of meeting space the total of 4 separate rooms. These rooms are capable of seating 10 to 200 guests in various sitting styles, and cater to maximum of 150 guests for a reception. The facilities are equipped with Wi-Fi, conference calls, fax facilities, recording devices are available upon request, PA system, stationary and courteous fulltime staff on hand to assist you during your event.

Forest Cottages also provides a venue for weddings. Also airport pickups and drops, safaris, tours around Kampala and day trips to locally made African craft markets can be organized.


At Forest Cottages, one can enjoy unique and posh dining in a setting of your choosing. The Avocado Restaurant has a traditional ambience which leaves you in no doubt that you are dining in Africa. With an extensive assortment of cosmopolitan dishes ranging from exclusively local and International cuisine, our guests will be spoilt for choice.

The decadence you experience while dining in the restaurant is in part due to the competent and capable well-trained staff consisting of diverse experience of chefs. The hotel serves a delicious continental breakfast that you can enjoy in either the dining room or on the open terrace where a fresh breeze cooled by the trees leaves you reinvigorated and ready to face the day.

The Bar is lavishly stocked with all major alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Served in a beautiful recreational atmosphere, you will spend your evenings delightfully during the duration of your stay. You can get a 15% discount off when you make online bookings then you can enjoy Safari lodge services within the city at the most affordable rates.

Last modified onTuesday, 11 April 2017 23:21

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