Will #Entebbe’s ‘Hotel No. 5’ be the ‘Chanel No. 5’ among Uganda’s boutique hotels?


(Posted 08th May 2018)


Opportunity arose during the 2018 edition of the Gorilla Highlands Silverchef Competition, held this year at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali, to speak with Jane Goldring of Entebbe based tour and hospitality group Wild Frontiers. Jane had come to Kigali to see the competition, which was for the first time held outside Uganda, in person and she took time to explain about her company’s latest venture, a boutique hotel in Entebbe, due to open mid year.
Said Jane: ‘Yes indeed we are about to launch Hotel No5. Boutique upmarket small 15 room place in the quiet suburbs which will open on 1st July‘.
The new property will be just a few minutes from the international airport in Entebbe, making it an ideal base for visitors to Uganda who prefer a smaller hotel set up with all the required services, either as their overnight stay on arrival or prior to departure – notwithstanding that guests of course may stay longer.
Jane gave an overview of Wild Frontiers’ new venture:

5 Twin Rooms
5 Double Rooms
5 Self Service Apartments

Guests staying at the new ‘Hotel No.5‘ during their visit have plenty of things to see from the famous Botanical Garden to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre and of course a half day or day excursion to Ngamba Island, a chimpanzee refuge not too far from the Entebbe jetty into Lake Victoria.

Besides the Wild Frontiers safari operations does the company operate boat services on the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park but also camps and lodges such as Bakers Lodge just outside the Murchison Falls park boundary, the Ishasha Wilderness Camp, the Buhoma Lodge and their mobile ‘Platinum Camp‘ which can be set up in any of Uganda’s national parks, national forests or other scenic sites chosen as a base by their clients.

The information is followed hot on its heels by a Daily Monitor news report about the very likely relocation of the UN’s forward operations base which has been growing in leaps and bounds in recent years at the Entebbe International Airport, and if true would deliver a major blow to Uganda’s and in particular Entebbe based hospitality industry.

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