Situated in the upmarket suburb of Kololo in Kampala, only 35km from Entebbe Airport, the Protea Hotel Kampala offers GUESTS 4-star luxury and 5-star service, 59 luxurious rooms and 11 sumptuous suites, all en-suite and air-conditioned. Add to this a Business Centre, 18-hour Reception as well as 18-hour Room Service and you have the perfect accommodation choice in the heart of Uganda's Capital.
Our GUESTS have spoken and we have listened. The Protea Hotel Kampala has opened a new fully air conditioned Gym facility.The Gym is equipped with the latest Cybex equipment from America! Such as the CYBEX 750T treadmill, known to be the ultimate effective and efficient workout.
In addition, the gym also has a four station multi gym, ab bench and top of the range Concept 2 rowing machine. The gym is for the exclusive usage of our hotel GUESTS. The gym is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Access to the gymansium facility is gained by a GUEST using their room key!
Protea Hotel Kampala offers GUESTS a fine selection of rooms, with views overlooking the city and park.
There are many nearby attractions and places of interests in and around Kampala. A few worth a visit would include:
Nakasero Market: Located at Market street in the city centre, between Entebbe Road and Dustur Street. Experience the sounds and colour of Uganda in the heart of the city. Here, you can find a variety of huge variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, mostly indigenous to Uganda. Across the street is a lower market, full of spices, legumes, grains and hand -made household items.
This market is surrounded by a number of shops or dukas, where you find every thing for the home - hardware, sanitary-ware and electrical shops surround the area. Make sure you negotiate well, as the prices might be hiked up for a new person shopping in the market.
Crafts Village: Behind the National theatre in De Winton Road. If you wish to browse through bountiful unique and witty souvenirs made by Ugandans or imported from the neighbouring countries, this is the place. Be ready for hours of sheer viewing pleasure. Do not hesitate to negotiate the price for the Items you choose.
Owino Market: Between Nakivubo place and kafumbe Mukasa Road. You forgot your party clothes at home and every one else is looking trendy? Owino market is the place to buy designer clothes and shoes if you dont mind the'm being second-hand .The experience is fascinating and you will possibly be able to buy back some thing of your own! Beware of pick pockets and please leave your jewellery behind.
Kasubi Tombs: Hoima Road, left turn 1km after Nakulabye round-about. The Kasubi Tombs is a huge dome-like structure housing the remains of four former Buganda Kings - Mutesa I, Mwanga II, Daudi Chwa II and Edward Mutesa II. It was constructed in traditional fashion, with thatch poles and reeds. The structure houses a variety of artifacts that belonged to the Kings and the site is looked after by descendants of the Kings' wives.
Naggalabi Buddo Coronation Site: Masaka Road, left turn at King's College, Buddo. The panoramic hill top at Naggalabi Buddo is the historic heart of Buganda. It was here that the kingdom began, at the dawn of the 14th century and where every Kabaka is still crowned to this day.
Wamala Tombs: Hoima Road, right turn from Nakulabye round-about.Set on a hill top in beautiful sorroundings, Wamala King's Tombs are the sacred burial place of Kabaka Suuna II. Kabaka Sunna was a powerful ruler, with a fearsome reputation for punishment. His death heralded a golden age by bringing Kabaka Mutesa I to the throne.
Kabaka's Lake: Ndeeba, between Ring Road and Nabunya Road. This lake was dug out on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga in the 1880's as an 'escape corridor' to Lake Victoria. This is the largest excavated lake in Africa.
Kabaka's Palace & Office: Kabakanjagala Road.
This interesting feature consists of two large palaces, connected by a straight road. When walking from Bulange - home to Mengo office, pay attention to the round-about - the straight road in the middle is for Kabaka's use only, as the local superstition says he must not turn a corner on this route.
Half-way from the round-about towards Mengo, you will find a large garden on the right-hand side. This is home to several large tortoises. If you want to take a picture of these elderly giany beauties, have some fruits for the tortoises and some money for the keepers.
Martyrs Shrine: Left turn off Jinja Road at Kireka. The spot where more than 20 newly converted christians were burnt alive in 1886, following the command of Kabaka Mwanga II after refusing to renounce the white man's religion. Majority of the martyrs were Kabaka's pages and were sent to death for his fear of losing the throne.
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