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The Home of Edirisa Hostel Museum

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Please avoid at all costs. We arrived one evening after coming from Bwindi on our way to Kampala. There were two of us, and we had one single and one double (twin bed) room. This place honestly looks like it used to be a place where people would hook up after staying out too long at the various bars nearby....

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

its the coolest and best Hotel we stayed. it has hot shower, Free WIFI, Rooms like The Double, Twin Room, dorm and the single room all at affordable price, they are soon changing the name to Kwanzi Guest house, They have amuseum explaining the life style for the early Bakiga, this guest house try to assist the orphan project called...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Situated in the centre of Kabale town, this colourful and vibrat hostel really comes to life when you get to know its staff. From chilling in the nest or socialising to the late hours in its bar. The home offers everthing, whether it is for a short stop on way to the gorillas or lazing about for days in its...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We arrived in town quite late after our journey took a lot longer than planned, but we'd phoned ahead and some one came out to meet us from the bus and show us where to go. With it being late we weren't in a position to find somewhere else as first impressions was less than favourable- a dark dingy tiny...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I've stayed here often over the last seven years and it has always been adequate, but I'm not looking for "Ritzy". If you are, seek other rooms. It is extremely affordable and has clean sheets and a communal hot water shower. The Nest, an upstairs patio, is nice for lounging and dining. Food and beverages are very good, as is...

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Tarragona, Spain
Reviewed 6 August 2015

The Edirisa home in kabale was the worst place we stayed in Uganda. Rooms are dark and dirty. The restaurant offers a wide range of food, but none of it edible. The worst is the staff, they are nice and friendly untill they get to know that you are not interested in trekkings or any other service. If you go...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 June 2015

The staff in the Home of Edirisa are extremely friendly. The food in 'The Nest' (a cosy rooftop terrace) is quite good and there's some creative choices on the menu. I slept in the double room, which is so cheap it's almost impossible. A tour through the museum is included in the rate for accommodation, but I wouldn't go here...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 March 2015

The Edirisa Home in Kabale offers quite basic facilities, but the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They serve over average food, there's a well-done museum and a lot of information available. They have WiFi also and shopping and banking in walking distance. Altogether, I'd say it is a good base especially if you want to do some trekking.

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Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed in the double room here in November. The room was basic and cozy and had an ensuite toilet and shared showers outside the room. The place is very colourful and the rooftop lounge area is a really nice place to kick back, relax and order a beer or some food. Friendly staff too.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Reviewed 28 January 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights and the place grew on me. I had the only room with an en-suite toilet which I had asked for. The room and shower room were very clean. The food was great, very fresh and tasty. Great guacamole and yogurt. Staff were excellent and wifi was continuous. The Nest was very comfortable as was...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the center of the bustling town of Kabale is a little oasis: Kwanzi. The strategic location offers a vantage point from which to experience all the wonderful things that make South Western Uganda famous. Kabale itself is set amidst beautiful rolling hills and valleys that are perfect for hiking adventures, and is on the path to national parks teeming with wild life, the impenetrable Bwindi rainforest where the rare mountain gorilla and other primates and wildlife live, and Lake Bunyonyi, "The lake of a thousand birds", scattered with islands and birds just as its name promises. Over 150 bird species are found here. On a clear day, one can see Mt Muhavura looming at a distance, believed to be the same volcanic mountain that once upon a time created these stunning surroundings. An unforgettable exotic adventure can be planned right at Kwanzi, which serves as a booking office for the award winning Gorilla Highlands. Ruth and seasoned restaurant owner Billy are the new team at this former Edirisa. With the new ownership comes the new name Kwanzi a new website still under construction and a warm hospitality that only an owner-run hotel can bring. As a sustainable development initiative, profits from Kwanzi go towards Grace Villa, a girls orphanage that Ruth founded and runs in Kabale. All the things that made the former Edirisa a favorite destination are still present. From the pocket friendly room rates to the great tasting food and the warm friendly atmosphere. The menu is being updated to fuse of the previous popular European menu with delicious local Ugandan fare. One of the accommodation rooms has been converted into a little Grace Villa shop to sell carefully chosen African crafts, beautifully tailored African garments and products made by the Grace Villa girls tailoring line, and baked goods from their Graceful Grains bakery. Dine casually or enjoy a cup of chai on Kwanzi s open air rooftop deck - perfect for when the temperatures are elevated - or in the more conventional indoor restaurant. The main section downstairs incorporates a small covered patio, a more formal dining area, 3 rooms with sleeping accommodation for up to14 people (one room is a large 10-sleeper dormitory), and a bar area that is being converted into a coffee bookshop. The location continues to offer the rare cultural gem: Kabale's only cultural museum, carefully put together and documented by historian and cultural expert Omugurusi Karwemera. The museum features a traditional Kikiga compound complete with a fenced hut just like in ancient times, with a range of both common and rare artifacts within. Musical instruments, weapons, utensils, furniture, attire and even a local granary. ... more   less 

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Address: Kabale, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Kabale
Number of rooms: 4
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