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Forest Cottages
3 out of 5
Plot 17/ 18, Naguru Hill, Old Kira Road, Kampala
The price is $42 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
3.9/5Good! (102 reviews)
I recommend with a warning.

"It's pretty to look at. Lots of wood if your into that, it's near a nice club, Cayenne. Ppl were polite. The breakfast was simple and a hot meal but it taste good. Negatives; so so many stairs, from my car to my room, 82 steps and no elevator. If you have bad knees, if you are old, this is not the ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

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Cheap Hotels in Kampala

Kampala has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Gaddafi National Mosque, Namirembe Cathedral, and Uganda National Museum.

When it comes to discount lodging choices in Kampala, you can find hotels that won't break the bank. Book a room for a bargain at this top-rated option:

Forest Cottages - 3-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and 3 restaurants at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to shops and overall value.

Planning Your Trip to Kampala

Still deciding on your trip dates? Learn more about the best months to go with these temperature and rainfall stats so you can plan around good weather.

  • Hottest months: January, February, November, and March, with an average temperature of 79°F
  • Coldest months: July, December, November, and August, with an average temperature of 59°F
  • Rainiest months: November, October, December, and September, with an average rainfall of 0.20 inches
  • Driest months: July, June, August, and February, with an average rainfall of 0.08 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Kampala

You don't have to spend a fortune to take advantage of things to see and do in Kampala. You can budget for the local attractions that interest you most, and then make time for activities that cost very little. Take in the local culture at Uganda National Museum and Ndere Cultural Centre, or enjoy the area's natural beauty at Lake Victoria.

Travelers also like Kampala for its:
  • Bird watching
  • Live music
  • Gardens
  • Theater
  • Safari tours
  • Temples
  • Festivals

Getting Around Kampala

The closest airport is 21 mi (33.9 km) from the city center in Entebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.). Kampala might not have many public transportation choices so renting a car could be a reasonable alternative to explore the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Kampala like for travelers on a budget?
Kampala has cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like The Acacia Mall, this destination is home to Lake Victoria, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Kampala?
Based on reviews, Forest Cottages is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Kampala?
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Kampala, and keep in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. The hottest months are usually January and February with an average temp of 70°F, while the coldest months are July and December with an average of 68°F. Average annual precipitation for Kampala is 45 inches.
What is there to see and do in Kampala?
Kampala is known for its gardens and offers things to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as The Acacia Mall, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Kasubi Tombs and Kabaka’s Palace, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Metroplex Shopping Mall.
How can I get to Kampala and get around on a budget?
Scoping out the transportation options in Kampala can help keep you on budget. The closest airport is Entebbe Intl. Airport (EBB), 21.2 mi (34.1 km) away. Kampala might not have very many public transit choices so renting a car could be a reasonable alternative to explore more of the area.

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