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Kajjansi-Munyonyo spur

Kajjansi-Munyonyo spur

We are located in a quiet neighbourhood of Lubowa Estate in Kigo area, just 13 km (8 miles) from the capital city of Uganda, Kampala and 29 km (18 miles) from the main airport in Entebbe city. Formally, we are located on 19 Clement Rise, Lubowa Estate, Wakiso. We are at the intersection of Clement Rise and Lubowa Gardens Rise, off Kigo Road. Note that Ugandans don't normally use the formal physical addresses. The locals variously know the place as Lubowa, Kigo or Lweza. Everything you might need is within walking distance. The distances shown are based on the main roads as opposed to straight lines, line of sight or shortcuts, all of which are shorter.

  1. Public transport – There are no government-run commuter services countrywide. The transport system is in private hands. Minibuses or matatus, called “taxis” locally (they carry up to 14 passengers each), to Kampala (13 km or 8 miles) and to Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles) can be found at the Kampala-Entebbe Highway-Kigo Road junction just 2 km (1 mile) away. Taxis to Kampala can also be found at Mutungo township, 2 km (1 mile) away, or by simply walking to the main Kigo Road, just 400 metres away. In terms of major roads, you can use the faster, toll Kampala-Entebbe Expressway, or the free Kampala-Entebbe Highway to get from and to Entebbe International Airport (29 km or 18 miles) and Entebbe city (28 km or 17 miles). Both are easily accessible. To get to Kampala city (13 km or 8 miles), you can use either road toll free in both directions. You can also use the quick toll expressway via Kajjansi and the Kampala Northern Bypass.

  2. Private transport – You can get a local cab (known locally as “private hire” or “special hire”) to anywhere, including Entebbe airport (29 km or 18 miles), Entebbe city (28 km or 17miles) and Kampala city (13 km or 8 miles). You can use Uber or an equivalent service instead. You can also get a local boda boda (or simply boda), which is a motorcycle taxi, if you must use it. We recommend the safer and more formal Safe Boda or Uber Boda. Both have mobile apps. We organise airport pick-up and drop-off at any time. If you need help in this respect, talk to the managers. We don't encourage sharing cabs with strangers.

  3. Fuel stations – Fuel or gas stations are all over the major cities, towns, trading centres and roads. Fuelex, a very big fuel station, is 2.5 km (1.5 miles) or 5 minutes by car away.

  4. Supermarkets and grocery stores: There is a mall called Quality with a supermarket, bars, coffee shops and restaurants 5 km (3 miles) or 9 minutes by car. You can also find some in Kajjansi (4 km or 2.5 miles), Kampala (13 km or 8 miles) and Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles). There are small shops in the neighbourhood.

  5. Shops – For simple shopping, Kajjansi town (4 km or 2.5 miles) and the neighbourhood shops will suffice. Major shopping can be done in Kampala (13 km or 8 miles).

  6. Banking - Uganda's is mostly a cash economy. All the major banks have branches and ATMs in Kampala, Entebbe and Kajjansi and at malls and some fuel stations where you can get cash in local or foreign currency. The forex bureaus all over Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles), Kampala (13 km or 8 miles) and Kajjansi (4 km or 2.5 miles) sell foreign currencies. There are mobile money services everywhere. ATMs and banks take the major debit and credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, and UnionPay. Note that most establishments will take only cash or, if you lucky, mobile money. At our apartments, you can pay using any mode.

  7. Telecommunications - All the major phone networks, MTN and Airtel, provide all the standard communication services, including fixed phones, mobile phones, Internet and mobile money. They all have branches in Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles) , Kampala (13 km or 8 miles) and Kajjansi (4 km or 2.5 miles).

  8. Malls – The main mall is Quality Shopping Centre (5 km or 3 miles), with a supermarket, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. There are other malls in Kampala (13 km or 8 miles) and Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles).

  9. Restaurants and cafes – There are many restaurants and cafes in the neighbourhood. The nearest restaurant is a stone's throw away at Saphire Hotel (200 metres). There are also restaurants and cafes at the major malls, including Quality Shopping Centre (5 km or 3 miles) in Lubowa, and the major hotels, including Serena Lake Victoria Hotel (5 km or 3 miles) in Kigo.

  10. Open air markets – There are major open air markets along Kampala-Entebbe Highway. A major fresh vegetable (mostly fruit) market is 9 km (5.5 miles) away. There are also major markets in Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles) and Kampala (13 km or 8 miles), including the picturesque Nakasero (13.5 km or 8.5 miles) and the busy, cheap, everything-goes, Owino (13.5 km or 8.5 miles) markets.

  11. Big hotels – There are big hotels in Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles) and in Kampala (13 km or 8 miles). There are also big hotels in Kigo, known as Serena Lake Victoria Hotel (5 km or 3 miles), with a public swimming pool, golf course, conference rooms and restaurants and in Munyonyo, known as Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort (11 km or 6.5 km), with a public swimming pool, restaurants, conference rooms, beach and marina. Lweza Training and Conference Centre is 2 km (1 mile) or 4 minutes by car away. There are smaller hotels in the neighbourhood, Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles) and Kampala (13 km or 8 miles).

  12. Kampala city – Like any big city, Kampala (13 km or 8 miles) is busy, noisy and choking with human and vehicle traffic during the day. However, you can get all manner of services including shopping, banking, restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, hospitals, schools, colleges, universities, government offices, embassies and most NGO offices. The Kampala city authority website is kcca.go.ug

  13. Entebbe city and airportEntebbe city (28 km or 17 miles) is much quieter with expansive beaches, hotels and restaurants. Officially, Entebbe is located in Wakiso District. The country's main airport, Entebbe International Airport, is located here, some 29 km (18 miles) away.

  14. Kajjansi town – You can shop for groceries and get many services here, 4 km (2.5 miles) away. All the major banks have branches and ATMs accepting Visa and Mastercard, among others. Kajjansi also has the country's main airfield, 4.5 km away.

  15. Cinemas, nightclubs, theatres, galleries and museums – You will need to travel to Kampala (13 km or 8 miles) or Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles) for any of these. The big cinemas include Century Cinemax and Cineplex; the big nightclubs Guvnor, Ange Noir, Illusion and Ambiance; the big theatres Uganda National Theatre (Uganda Cultural Centre) and La Bonita; the big galleries Nommo Gallery and the big museums Uganda Museum.

  16. Internet cafes: There are Internet cafes where you can send email or browse the web in Kajjansi (4 km or 2.5 miles), Kampala (13 km or 8 miles) and Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles). Of course, we also offer free Internet services to our guests.

  17. Maps – You can get maps, including Google Maps, to our apartments and maps of any locality including those of Lubowa, Kampala, Entebbe and Kajjansi.

  18. Hospitals - There is a fairly big private hospital called Le Memorial 1 km or under a mile away. Mildmay Hospital is 3 km (1.5 miles) or 5 minutes by car away. The Joint Clinical Research Centre, JCRC, a specialised research hospital, is 5 km (3 miles) away, adjacent to Quality Shopping Centre. There are smaller private clinics and drug shops in the neighbourhood, less than a kilometre away. The major public hospitals, including Mulago National Referral Hospital are in Kampala (13 km or 8 miles) and Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles).

  19. Schools – there are many primary and secondary schools, both local and international, in the neighbourhood. Ndejje University is 7.5 km (4.5 miles) away. Kampala (13 km or 8 miles) has many universities, including the prestigious Makerere University (16.5 km or 10 miles), technical colleges and institutes.

  20. Places of worship – There are many Anglican, Catholic, Moslem and other religions places of worship, including All Saints Chapel (1 km), Hope Christian Fellowship (1 km), St. Joseph's Catholic Parish (2 km) and St. John's Church of Uganda (2 km) There are major Anglican, Catholic and Pentecostal churches as well as Islamic mosques, including the iconic Old Kampala National Mosque (14 km or 8.5 miles) in Kampala (13 km or 8 miles) and in Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles).

  21. Golf courses – There are accessible golf courses at Serena Lake Victoria Hotel (5 km or 3 miles) in Kigo, Akright City (10 km or 6 miles), Entebbe Golf Club (24 km or 15 miles) in Entebbe and Uganda Golf Club (14.5 km or 9 miles) in Kampala. All the major hotels have other sports facilities, including swimming pools, tennis courts and fitness centres.

  22. Personal and other services - Personal services like hair care and other services can be got in the neighbourhood or in Kajjansi (4 km or 2.5 miles), Kampala (13 km or 8 miles) or Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles).

  23. Special services - These can be arranged for our guests on request. Please contact us as soon as possible.

  24. Hyperlinks – You can, of course, get reliable information here or the place you are going to visit. You can also consult the official websites of Kampala (13 km or 8 miles) and Entebbe (28 km or 17 miles).