A former presidential residence has been reimagined as a stylish boutique hotel on one of Entebbe’s leafy hillsides. Catering to a small group of guests, a wholly Ugandan staff offers personal service that focuses on the small details one comes to expect of a luxury lodging. “Karibu” means welcome in the Swahilli language—a sentiment your hosts hope all their guests will truly feel. Each of the seven spacious en suite rooms boasts a distinct colorful design, with bright windows trimmed in wood and a writing desk. Gauzy custom-designed mosquito nets hover high above each king-size bed. Rooms overlook Lake Victoria with its brilliant sunsets, or the garden filled with exotic plants and birdlife. Enjoy a full English breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant, and the convenience of Wi-Fi throughout your stay. An indigenous garden filled with palm, hibiscus, avocado and mango trees surrounds the hotel, while a pool with a natural rock waterfall and a floating table to hold your sundowner blends into the natural surroundings for prime relaxation.