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Itambira Island Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale Uganda
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#4 of 36 in Kabale
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We're a simple eco-lodge on a peaceful island in South-Western Uganda. We pride ourselves in making our guests feel at home and providing them with an authentic and enjoyable experience. Our mission is to serve. Paradise Eco-Hub is dedicated to improving the lives of those around us, so staying with us means you'll have fun, and help South-Western Uganda at the same time!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business centre
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Hiking
Fishing
Walking tours
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Oven
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Quaint
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

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Hannah wrote a review Mar 2022
17 contributions4 helpful votes
When visiting Lake Bunyonyi, definitely stay at Paradise Eco-Hub! I absolutely loved it here and didn't want to leave. It's a quiet and tranquil place, away from the busy and noisy bay closer to Kabale town. The facilities are perfect, clean and the accommodation is with attention to detail. The Eco-Hub Foundation supports local projects and sustainability initiatives, which is great. Moses and Silas and the staff are most friendly and helpful. If you get the chance, staying in the King's Nest cottage is definitely worth it. Would 100% stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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jenny li h wrote a review Mar 2022
haiku13 contributions2 helpful votes
Visited Lake Bunyonyi and feel so lucky to have found this place. Silas, part-owner and manager picked us up from the mainland and took us to Itambira island. As we arrived, we saw what we thought was a big bird statue or weather vane on the rooftop of the reception- restaurant . It turned out to be a crested crane which took flight just as we alighted. This is an absolutely magical place and everyone is friendly, gracious and helpful. We stayed in a gorgeous African style abode with our own, private jetty right on the lake. Dinner featured the best guacamole I have ever tasted. The island is large enough for great hikes and birds abound. The owners are very eco-conscious and also help the local community and schools. For example, they have filtered potable water so you can fill up your water bottle and avoid using the ever-present plastic water bottles. It is also largely solar powered and you can opt for cold water showers to save energy and trees. This is the ultimate place to chill, read, swim, birdwatch… We had only booked two nights, next time I hope to stay for a week!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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solomon collins bwanga wrote a review Feb 2022
Kampala, Uganda6 contributions
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Its located on lake bunyonyi,it’s accessibility by boat makes it so amazing ,it’s views ,bird watching all night and day ,and it’s having welcoming and nice people ,plus having the best services in kabale,we really enjoyed our stay at hub and your company
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Book and plan for your trip early
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Jeremy W wrote a review Jan 2022
London, England, United Kingdom30 contributions6 helpful votes
Silas and his family have designed a little piece of paradise here on a small island in the middle of Lake Bunyonyi. From the very first moment we contacted them after booking we were made to feel at home. Communication about getting picked up on their small boat was excellent, the ride to the island was beautiful. We were looked after superbly during our stay, the food was delicious and the sunset views from the deck out onto the lake were stunning. We loved this place so much that we stayed before going to see the gorillas and then came back for another two nights. 10/10!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Ellen d wrote a review Jan 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for 2 nights and had a great time. We slept in the kings nest and what a unique beautiful cottage! It feels like sleeping outside because it does not have doors and has a lot of privacy with an own swimming dock. Silas and the rest of his staff are really nice and helpfull, they are great hosts! Canoeing around is also recommended, Silas can arrange this.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Neg S wrote a review Dec 2021
Helsinki, Finland3 contributions
We went with a group of 9 persons! It was an experience that I cannot bring to the words! Mr Silas took us to the other islands near by and described us all the scenes! We arrived late at night but the boot was waiting for us! One hint: take cloth and gift with you for kids in the villages nearby!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Take as much as you can cloth, notebooks and pencils for the kids in the villages! They are...
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Avivush987 wrote a review Feb 2021
San Diego, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
We are 2 girls from Israel, we arrived to the Island at night and the guys from the lodge came to pick us up by a boat, treated us like princesses, we planned to stay 2 nights and we ended up staying 5 nights. This place is magical, the team is very professional, kind and nice! The rooms are big and clean, the price is decent. The food was great and the views from our cottage were breath taking!! We highly recommend this lodge, dont even think twice, book today!! We will definitely go back
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Emmanuel Mpamizo wrote a review Oct 2020
Kampala, Uganda1 contribution
The place is a quiet paradise and it is so close to the lake. Very beautiful especially in the morning. We were a party of 6 and generally had a good time. We took some amazing pictures. My wife had Biryani for dinner and it was great but my chips (and cray fish masala) were dried out. The costs are pocket friendly but we had a fall in with the manager because some of the people we travelled with wanted to spend the second night somewhere else. When we informed the manager (Mr Sirus I believe his name was) he threw a fit! He demanded that the whole party pay for the second night. We came to an understanding when he accepted for two of us to pay for the second night, as a fine (even if we didn't plan to sleep there). Otherwise, it is a great place. I plan to return next year.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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David and Naiara wrote a review Apr 2020
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We were well aware of the types of accommodation before going by looking at previous reviews/photos. I loved the traditional huts with open doors, they are beautifully built and it was lovely to go to sleep (and wake up) hearing the sounds of Africa, the birds, frogs and other wildlife. If you don’t like the open door feature there are plenty of other options on the island where you can stay with a door. The bird life and lake are spectacular, but what makes the island best is the people who run it. Wilson, Joy, Silas, Moses and all the staff are all kind and friendly and they are doing great work in supporting and empowering local communities. Silas arranged for us to be picked up in Kabala and then we had a nice 30 minute ride in the boat to the island, there is a shorter crossing to the island if you want. My partner and I had great trips out from the island, one around the lake where we learnt a lot of the history of the area, another day to a local market and another day to a local Pygmy tribe. The food was lovely, local cray fish, juices, fresh vegetables and there was plenty of it. We had lovely evenings chatting with the staff and signing the odd song on the guitar, swimming in the lake. I liked the compost toilets and showers, the compost from the toilets goes back onto the land to grow vegetables, the island is trying to become self sufficient in food. I don’t understand the reasons other reviewers recently have said it was the worst experience ever, sure it’s not the Ritz but come with an open mind, it’s not that bad, the staff will always try and accommodate your needs :). In summary I think they are doing good community work on the island and the mainland, the nature and lake are spectacular, the staff are very friendly. Some of the mosquitoe nets do need to be checked over for holes.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Browse photos, choose the room you like, traditional open door hut, closed door, shared...
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Response from Paradise Eco-Hub, General Manager at Paradise Eco-Hub
Responded 11 Apr 2020
Thank you sir David we looking forward to hosting you again on our lovely small island we are completely humbled for your review and it gives us more reasons to keep moving and make improvement to make our guest stay more comfortable Best regards
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George P wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
After doing the gorilla trekking we went to Bunyonyi lake aiming to stay for a couple of nights. We decided to book the Kings Nest, as it is promoted as the best and most expensive 'room' of the Paradise Eco Hub hotel. This is where the nightmare begins... The room did not have a door, which I understand that is part of the 'experience', however, it was not communicated to us. Needless to say, it was full of all kind of insects and generally it looked abandoned and wear-out. Nevertheless we decided to stay there and live the experience. The next day was raining and through-out the room there was water leaking all around. The furniture became wet, including the beds. Until the rain calms down, we decided to go to the common area (restaurant). Unfortunately for us, there were construction works going on for all the days that we staid, making a lot of noise through out the whole day. They changed as to another room, the Queens Nest, which didn't had the same problems, however I believe it was still expensive for what it is. We decided to leave a day earlier. During the check out we payed the whole amount of money for every night. Sincerely, it was like a prank. I believe that the hotel has a conflict of identity. It's a low budget accommodation, that they try to sell some rooms, like the Kings Nest, as kind of luxury. Practically, we paid a tone of money for a tent... Moreover, the food was bad. They had already prepared a specific sauce, and they were putting it on top of anything that you order (pizza, pasta, rice etc.). To conclude, we had a bad and expensive experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Do not choose the Kings Nest
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$12 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
UgandaWestern RegionKabale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paradise Eco-Hub
What are some of the property amenities at Paradise Eco-Hub?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Paradise Eco-Hub?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Paradise Eco-Hub?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Paradise Eco-Hub?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Paradise Eco-Hub?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Entuhe Project, Steamy Cafe & Restaurant, and Bsr Garden Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Paradise Eco-Hub?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Paradise Eco-Hub have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Paradise Eco-Hub offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Paradise Eco-Hub offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Paradise Eco-Hub?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.