Speke Hotel Kampala


Speke Hotel is named after the famous British explorer, John Hannington Speke, pictured to the right, who 'discovered the source of River Nile. Speke Hotel is the first and oldest hotel in Uganda, built in the British Colonial times of the 1920s. It has, of course, gone through renovations, but has maintained its colonial ambience. The hotel has 50 ensuite rooms which all have the modern luxury facilities that one would expect.There are also several themed restaurants (including Italian and Indian) and one of the best cocktail bars in Uganda.

The Hotel is situated in the heart of Kampala, close to the banks, shopping and business centres, and offers all the charms of bygone days complimented by efficient, modern service and facilities.

The Speke Hotel holds a special place in the history of Uganda. Come and experience the courteous hospitality so natural to the people of Uganda.


We have 50 individually-designed spacious rooms, with air-conditioning and private balconies.

  • Each room offers you:
  • Remote-controlled Plasma TV with built in DVD player and DSTV (Satellite TV) connections
  • Free Internet Connection
  • Room Service
  • Same day laundry service
  • Delicious Continental/English buffet breakfast


We offer you:

  • 24 Hour security
  • Room Service
  • Same day laundry service
  • Fully equipped Business Centre with e-mail, internet service
  • A licenced Forex Bureau
  • In house travel agency
  • Conference centre
  • Airport Transfers
  • Horse riding at Speke Equestrian Centre
  • Variety of restaurants (Mammamia – Italian, Rock Garden – Continental & Khyber Pass – Indian)
  • On the Rocks – the most popular bar in Kampala
  • Lafenice – Pastry shop

For your comfort and well being the hotel employs over 100 trained and experienced staff.


  1. The Rock Garden Cafe is our continental-style restaurant. It has a wide ranging a la carte menu of exceptional quality, including a delicious barbeque grill. Enjoy the open-air environment surrounded by tall trees and tropical plants. Open from 10.00am to 11.00pm.
  2. The Rock Bar is THE Cocktail Bar in Kampala! It is the coolest place in town with an open lounge, pool tables, live music and dancing, wines and spirits from all over the world. Don't think of going anywhere else for your Friday and Saturday nights! Rock Bar is easily accessible for all patrons and has ample parking.
  3. Mammamia Pizzeria and Restaurant is our Italian-style restaurant. Managed by Italians, it specialises in preparing fresh pizzas, pastries, pastas and continental food, plus takeaways.
  4. Khyber Pass is our Indian-style restaurant. The story of the real Khyber Pass is composed of great colour, romance, tragedy and glory, but we bring you Frontier Cuisine – classic and exciting recipes of Frontier Tawa Tandoor (Clay Pot) cooking, prepared by our renowned chefs for your complete satisfaction. Come and experience our tandooris, kebabs & rotis!
  5. The Piano Bar is open from 10.00 pm until morning, from 11.00 pm to 12.30 live piano is played everyday. Drinks, meals and snacks are available.
  6. Continental/English Breakfast is served from 6.00 am to 10.30am. Enjoy our wide range of delightful pastries.

Surrounding area:

Below is a short list of interesting places to visit during your stay in Kampala:

  • Kasubi Tombs, Kasubi (a World Heritage Centre) – below rightl
  • Uganda Museum, Kamwokya
  • St. Balikuddembe Market, Nakivubo
  • Kabira Country Club, Bukoto
  • Speke Resort, Munyonyo
  • Didi's World, Kansanga (Children's entertainment)
  • Craft Shops in Buganda Road and at National Theatre
  • National Theatre, Dewinton Road
  • Kampala Casino, Kimathi Avenue
  • Bahai House of Worship, Kikaya Hill – below left


We are ready and waiting to hear from you.

Telephone : 0414 -259221/4 or 0414 -235332/5
Fax No : 0414 -235345
Note that the International Dialling Code prefix for Uganda is +256.

Physical Address:
Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue, Kampala, Uganda.
Postal Address:
P.O. Box 7036, Kampala, Uganda.

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