Papyrus Guest House

Papyrus Guest House opened its doors in September 2014 out of the desire to meet the growing demands from clients staying in our sister lodge in Bwindi who also necessitated accommodation in Entebbe. We felt the need to guarantee a personalised service from arrival to departure!

Offering all the amenities of a small and charming guest house, Papyrus has quickly acquired the reputation of a home away from home. When staying with us, guests find the comforts of a modern home in a traditional setting, always accompanied by the dedication and warm hospitality Ugandans are known for.

Whether it is for a few days stay or just for a few hours, the staff will cater for all your needs so as to help you enjoy a relaxing break or a very active holiday.

The Rooms

Papyrus Guest House has 2 different types of rooms. There are 6 rooms in the main house and 9 garden rooms.

Standard Rooms

The 6 standard rooms are all en-suite and are situated in the main house. They are spacious and beautifully decorated using local Ugandan art.

The 9 Garden Rooms are situated amongst the lush gardens. The rooms are spacious with large bathrooms and verandas for sitting outside and enjoying balmy equatorial weather.  

Garden Rooms

Activities

The 9 Garden Rooms are situated amongst the lush gardens. The rooms are spacious with large bathrooms and verandas for sitting outside and enjoying balmy equatorial weather.

Mabamba Swamp

Mabamba Swamp in Lake Victoria is one of the best places in Uganda to spot the highly sought-after and rare shoebill in its natural habitat and to enjoy excellent birdwatching (more than 260 identified species). The excursions lasts about 3 – 4 hours by motor boat and dug out canoe. A truly special experience not to be missed.

Sunset Cruise

Take a relaxing cruise on Lake Victoria in a local fishing boat. Enjoy sundowner cocktails as the sun sets over the lake. The perfect way to end off a day in Entebbe. Combine this with a trip to Mabamba Swamp for a truly memorable day on the lake.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Take a 90 minute boat tip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is home to 49 orphaned chimps and provides an excellent opportunity to closely observe these fascinating animals in a unique setting. On the Island you will also see big monitor lizards and abundant birdlife. This excursion takes 4 -5 hours

Entebbe Botanical Gardens

The botanical gardens were laid out on the northern shores of the lake in 1898, they cover an area of 35 hectares and are perfect for a leisurely stroll and for some excellent birdwatching (115 species registered) – watch out for black and white colobus monkeys and for tree squirrels too! At one time there was a collection of 2,500 species of plants of tropical, sub-tropical and warm temperate zones.