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Malakai Eco Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Deluxe Chalet | Balcony

Overview of Malakai Eco Lodge

Malakai Eco Lodge

3.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
300 metres off the Entebbe road, Kitende, Entebbe, 0

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMildmay Uganda Hospital13 min drive
  • Popular LocationDoctors' Hospital Sseguku16 min drive
  • Popular LocationNakigalala Tea Estate34 min drive
  • AirportEntebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.)35 min drive

Room options

About this area


Malakai Eco Lodge is located in Entebbe. Kabaka's Palace and Kasubi Tombs are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Uganda Golf Course and Entebbe Golf Club.

What's nearby

  • Mildmay Uganda Hospital - 13 min drive
  • Kabaka's Palace - 14 min drive
  • Doctors' Hospital Sseguku - 16 min drive
  • Nakigalala Tea Estate - 34 min drive
  • Rubaga Cathedral - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Entebbe Intl. Airport (EBB) - 36 min drive


  • La Vie Bar & Lounge - 7 min walk
  • Papa Js Bar - 9 min walk
  • Nesta's Bar - 11 min walk
  • ZIngarella Cafe-resto - 3 min drive
  • Highway Pub - 5 min drive

About this property

Malakai Eco Lodge

3-star lodge
Free full breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Malakai Eco Lodge. Treat yourself to a massage at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at MALAKAI RESTAURANT, the onsite restaurant. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like fishing. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a coffee shop/cafe and a garden.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A safari, coffee/tea in the lobby, and meeting rooms
  • A 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Malakai Eco Lodge boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and fireplaces, as well as amenities like laptop-friendly workspaces and free bottled water.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • Balconies, free infant beds, and coffee/tea makers


English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site


Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private picnics
  • Safari

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Massages
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Portable fan


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Paper towels

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Laundry detergent
  • Slippers
  • Washing machine

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Check-in from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 17


Check-out before 11:30 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 50

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 1 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 30 per vehicle (one way)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 1 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, mobile payments, and cash
Mobile payment options include: Apple Pay and Amazon Pay
Safety features at this property include a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Malakai Eco Lodge Kampala
Malakai Eco Lodge
Malakai Eco Kampala
Malakai Eco
Malakai Eco Lodge Entebbe
Malakai Eco Entebbe
Malakai Eco Lodge Lodge
Malakai Eco Lodge Entebbe
Malakai Eco Lodge Lodge Entebbe

Frequently asked questions

Does Malakai Eco Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

Is Malakai Eco Lodge pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Malakai Eco Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Malakai Eco Lodge?

Check-in is from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Malakai Eco Lodge?

Check-out is at 11:30 AM. Late check-out is available for USD 50 (subject to availability).

Does Malakai Eco Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 30 per vehicle applies.

Where is Malakai Eco Lodge located?

Situated in Entebbe, this spa lodge is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Nakigalala Tea Estate and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Mildmay Uganda Hospital. Doctors' Hospital Sseguku and Lake Victoria are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Malakai Eco Lodge and receive a full refund?

Yes, Malakai Eco Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Malakai Eco Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 19 out of 34 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 13 out of 34 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 34 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 34 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 34 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Tony , Vancouver BC Canada
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This is a unique experience - lots of art, flowers, gardens, birds, monkeys and water in a very rural setting, just off the Entebbe - Kampala road. Janet, the owner with her husband Andreas, runs a tight ship, and service is very good. Thanks!
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2018

5/5 Excellent

Dave, Canada
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Incredible Place
My 4 sons and I looked for a place to stay for our weekend experience in Entebbe to visit the Ngambe Island sanctuary. Malakai was more than a place to stay it was itself an experience that my sons and I will never forget, from the family cottage, the environment, the pool, the restaurant and the staff. Beautiful very original place lovingly cared for and serviced by family owners. We’ve already picked our next cottage for our next stay in Entebbe
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful place to relax and enjoy .
It was amazing, the owners are very friendly lovely people who will do everything to make your stay special . All the cottages are so unique and for sure we will come back to book each of them . Thank you for the great time :-)

4/5 Good

Moralie Ferrol, California, USA
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
First trip to Africa
I had a great time at Malakai Eco Lodge, would definitely stay there again.

5/5 Excellent

Delilah, Alabama, United States
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great lodging in a natural, beautiful setting
Our group of 5 arrived around 1 a.m. due to dealing with lost luggage claims at the airport. Although our arrival was 3 hours later than expected, the staff was gracious and accommodating with smiling faces. Breakfast was bountiful and delicious - and without cost. We wished we could have stayed longer!

5/5 Excellent

Carrie, Orange Country
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fascinating hotel in Entebbe
When I fly out of Entebbe, I make a point of sleeping in Entebbe the night before, in order to avoid the horrible traffic jams on Entebbe Road. My usual hotel was not available. I found Malakai Eco lodge, which had good reviews and looked intriguing. As we followed the signs for the Lodge off of Entebbe Road, my friends and I grew increasingly alarmed. The "road" was a narrow dirt trail that wound through small African houses. When we finally arrived, however, we found a large compound and a tropical wonderland. We were thoroughly enchanted and wished we had arrived earlier in the day so we could enjoy it more (our flight was early in the morning.) After supper, we all retired early and discovered the place's drawback - an unbelievably loud cacophony of frogs. I was in a treehouse, and got a double dose - the pond frogs and the tree frogs. I was in the tree with them. I had to wear my sound-attenuating headphones to get to sleep.They stop around midnight, fortunately.

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing Garden Very cozy Very friendly staff

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Magical retreat nestled in a quiet village
Malakai is truly an oasis in the bustling metropolis of Kampala/Entebbe. Stay here if you're looking for a peaceful, natural environment with some really unique and artistic architecture. Every room has a different theme -- I would highly recommend the "Pebble Room," it was our favorite. Although there is no air-conditioning, it's significantly cooler than surrounding areas due to it's location near water. The monkeys come out every evening to swing through the trees and eat bananas while you sip on a cold beer or have a bite to eat. You can swim in the pool, use the fitness center, play on the slackline or take a tour of a local island with the owner. Or you can just settle into one of the many cosy perches on the property and read a good book. The whole place has sort of an eco-African-Alice-in-Wonderland vibe to it. I would give this place two thumbs up for both hospitality and value.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The rooms are clean enough to African standards
My stay was amazing the overall experience was great I did have to extended from 2nights to 6nights it's really recommendable if is your first time in Africa this will be the test of Africa. My advice would be in terms of entertainment......