We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hotel Africana

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
Hotel Africana
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hotel Africana
See the most recent reviews
Showing 158: English reviews
Kigali, Rwanda
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Used this hotel 6-7 times during my short trips to Kampala. Perfect central location. reasonable prices. Nice clean sweeming pool (though participants of different conferences have to watch you at the pool )) ). Service is a bit slow but staff is pleasant and helpful. Enjoy their breakfast, a wide assortment of dishes. A number of bars and restaurants to...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank MuzunguM
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Hotel Africana is one of the hotels in Kampala that can be easily accessed. Most organisations prefer it for conferences and you will always find very many people.The hotel endevours to ensure that you are served any time you put your order but with some little delay.The hotel appears to have very many workers and thats why the service is...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank turyatemba m
Cinderford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Short distance from airport very spacious rooms,the staff are very friendly and always willing to help. Nice meals with plenty of choice and prices are very good. The pool is very clean and the perfect place to cool of in the African sun.. Excellent value ..thank you

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Stephen M
Italy
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Hotel Africana is nice and clean. It has just been renovated and staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is ok, but not the best. Overall, I highly recommend this hotel, which is my preferred one when I travel to Kampala for business.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank UPCIAM
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I had a conference at the hotel and the staff were frindly and helpful, the conference room were well organised with the necessary facilities, projector, speakers, notepads and pens and easily accessible by all including the disabled plus nice traditional food.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Rukyamuzi D
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I have stayed in Hotel Africana for a 3-day workshop. The hotel is centrally located with a great swimming pool and nice conference facilities. The hotel rooms where good, though the bed was a bit hard and the rooms were a bit noisy from loud music from the area. The gym facilities were average, though the group lessons were very...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank NL-Sandra-NL
Hotelafricanaltd, Manager at Hotel Africana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great comments , we are very sorry about the neighboring music noise we are working hard to stop affecting our guest soon we shall a solution which permanent. we appreciate your visit and waiting to see next time.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Reasonable hotel in down town Kampala- it is a straight forward hotel (not a luxury hotel), with many facilities like pool, business center, restaurants bar etc. I enjoyed my stay there, and some of the rooms have a great view of Kampala (mine was located on the 10th floor with great views). The breakfast is okay, but it could have...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank hajoha1
France
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Spent three nights here using conference facilities. Overall everything seemed a little too much trouble for many of the staff with some clear exceptions - which was a pleasure. Food - had barbecue by pool which was good atmosphere with ok food. A good lower cost base if working in Kampala city centre.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Paul S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Excellent location Excellent new design of reception Excellent welcoming staff and security Excellent bed and room Let downs: Found a AAA battery in my bed - not sure if it had been used by previous occupants and bed not fully made but just covered up Bath design - not sure what the metal thing at end of bath is doing,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mftwagira
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Food was great! The staff members were courteous and friendly. The gym was also good with nice instructors. However, the rooms were oldish, worn out, the beds were worn out and uncomfortable as well. The WIFI was terribly slow. The laundry service was terrible as well. A few of my clothes were damaged

 Report
Helpful?
Thank paul m

74 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (41)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (33)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Kampala hotels
1.2 km away
Fairway Hotel
Fairway Hotel
#11 of 93 in Kampala
224 reviews
1.2 km away
Shangri-La Hotel Uganda Ltd.
1.3 km away
Speke Hotel
Speke Hotel
#5 of 93 in Kampala
303 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.9 km away
Protea Hotel Kampala
Protea Hotel Kampala
#12 of 93 in Kampala
198 reviews
1.6 km away
Urban by CityBlue Kampala, Uganda
1.7 km away
The Prestige Hotel Suites
The Prestige Hotel Suites
#20 of 93 in Kampala
16 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Africana is Uganda 's Premier luxury Hotel. The hotel has over 14 fully furnished well air-conditioned conference halls with seating capacities ranging from 20 - 3000 participants. Our Venue can provide seating for over 2500 people, making it ideal for conferencing, workshops, mega wedding receptions, exhibitions and concerts. Hotel Guests receives access to health facilities including Gym, Massage, Sauna, Swimming Pool, Steam Bath & access to famous kampala Golf club. Hotel Africana offers weekend entertainment featuring live popular bands and pulsating traditional dance music shows along with repeat live performance from our pianist. With option of Ngeye & Kibs restaurant, our gusts can enjoy variety of dishes, freshly made by our experienced chefs. Our coffee shop & live bakery provides enough ways to enjoy uganda coffee beans along with cakes & breads. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Africana

Address: Plot 2-4 Wampewo Avenue | P.O. Box 10218, Kampala, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: $178 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Africana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 253
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Agoda, HotelTravel.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Jovago.com and Booking.com so you can book your Hotel Africana reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Africana Hotel Kampala
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kampala
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Africana staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Hotel Africana staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“poor customer service at front desk, but rest of hotel staff was wonderful. The hotel is past its prime by about 10-15 years.”
 of 5 bubbles afa472, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pool side rooms are louder bacause of the clubs behind the Hotel. But the view is better on this side...We cannot have everything ..”
  • Nice view from the room
 of 5 bubbles Phindo, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room were very spacious and cleaned to high standard every day.”
 of 5 bubbles eugenem170, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in high floors are good in the new building. But if elevators don't work you are doomed,”
 of 5 bubbles jipc2016, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“take the rooms facing the parking, those with a city view may be too noisy (although the view is splendid)”
 of 5 bubbles MuzunguM, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay