Gay Friendly Hotels Kampala 

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Kampala Uganda (2024 Updated)

Even if Uganda is not the most friendliest destination for gay tourism, tourist don’t feel the threat if they act normally and most of the hotels chains in the capital are gay friendly hotels Kampala.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Uganda face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Activists estimated in 2007 that the Ugandan LGBT community consisted of 500,000 people.

Both male and female homosexual activity is illegal. Non-vaginal intercourse (such as oral sex and anal sex) between heterosexuals is also illegal. Under the Penal Code, “carnal knowledge against the order of nature” between two males carries a potential penalty of life imprisonment.

As long as common sense discretion is used and public displays of affection are avoided – the same goes for heterosexual couples – foreign gay or lesbian couples should have no issues and most of the chain hotels in the capital or lake resorts.
Kampala is Uganda’s national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban centre of contemporary skyscrapers. In this downtown area, the Uganda Museum explores the country’s tribal heritage through an extensive collection of artefacts. On nearby Mengo Hill is Lubiri Palace, the former seat of the Buganda Kingdom.

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1. Hilton Garden Inn Kampala 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Kampala

Hilton Garden Inn Kampala
Hilton Garden Inn Kampala

Located in Kampala, 2.7 km from JK Boutique Garden City, Hilton Garden Inn Kampala provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. The property is around 3.4 km from Nakumatt Oasis, 3.5 km from Fort Lugard Museum and 3.6 km from Lugogo Mall. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

The hotel offers a continental or buffet breakfast.

Hilton Garden Inn, Kampala is Located in Uganda’s capital city. We’re within walking distance to Acacia mall, Uganda Golf Course & Museum,Makerere University, British High Commission; a wide range of NGO’s and located only 43 kms from Entebbe International airport.
In Spite of the traffic in Kampala, this is a surprisingly quiet and comfortable hotel. Well equipped with pool, fitness centre and business centre. Comfortable rooms and public areas. Adequate car parking. Good security.
Kampala has long needed an international-standard, midrange hotel that is clean and well-managed but doesn’t cost $300/night. The Hilton Garden Inn fits the bill. Spotlessly clean, with kind, attentive, and caring staff. Great breakfasts, comfortable rooms with all the amenities, fantastic location.

In the leafy area of Kampala, the pool is good, gym perfect, comfortable beds, everything brand spanking new and very clean.

Breakfast was far above expectations and dinner was superb. Having said that, the outstanding factor at this hotel was the warmth and generosity of the staff; I’ve been all over the world and I don’t remember a hotel I’ve stayed in with such incredible staff. They were a credit to both the hotel and the Hilton group.

The facility is first-class and the location is perfect with direct access to Acacia Mall and nice restaurants.
It is very safe and clean. The food in the restaurant is far better than expected for a Hilton Garden Inns and is prepared and served with expertise!
Even above the physical hotel is the the staff. They are so very kind, helpful and professional.
The staff were all friendly, efficient, and helpful. Everything you would expect from a Garden Inn anywhere in the world. The internet was great, fast and dependable. The room was clean and spacious. Nice showers. Beds were a little on hard side but a still slept soundly.
After 10 days in safari lodges the Hilton Garden Inn was a welcome surprise and we were pleased as punch to stay at this Hilton for our break in the city.
Our stay in four & five star lodges were great save for small issues, like the internet coverage, lack of hot water and short power cuts.
But the Hilton in Kampala is really the place to be when back in the city as everything works like clockwork.
Central to shops and food outlets and just across from the British High Commission, everything one needs outside the hotel is literally a hop skip and jump away.
The hotel is hardly noticeable on the street. Rooms are cozy, modern and clean with the most comfortable beds ever. The internet is super fast and the pool surely is the cleanest in all of Uganda. No dead leaves or insects.

Be sure to enjoy the all that comes with a hotel being new. The ambience, decor, scent of fresh & new beddings, towels.

Gay Friendly Hotels Kampala 
Gay Friendly Hotels Kampala

How much does a room costs at Hilton Garden Inn Kampala ?

Prices start 132 $/night for Queen Room. The King Room is  140$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room has a electric kettle, sofa and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Hilton Garden Inn Kampala – Gay Friendly Hotels Kampala you can find the best hotels deals in Kampala during Karnataka Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kampala on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Kampala

Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala
Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala

Set in Kampala, 1.2 km from Uganda golf course, Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala boasts an outdoor pool and views of the pool. The hotel has a spa centre and sauna, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain units feature a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room comes with a private bathroom fitted with a bath. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala is located in the heart of Kampala CBD and is overlooking the glorious Kampala Golf Course. The hotel boasts of wonderful views of the city or the golf course from all rooms.

The facility is enclosed in a refreshingly good ambiance, the speciously wide rooms that have a state of the art furnishing give great comfort and a breathtaking experience. The food in the mosaic restaurant was thrillingly excellent and yummy with all local and international dishes. Not forgetting the pool side that that facilitated all my swimming lessons.

I felt special that it really felt like home to me, It was a wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend this hotel to everybody because It’s a true sample of outstanding hospitality.

The breakfast buffet is delicious – with fresh fruits, nuts, a great selection of hot foods and juices, pastries, and an omelette station, amongst many other options. I used the gym regularly and found it very well-maintained. I took one massage and had a fantastic experience as well! Lastly, I ate quite a bit of room service and the food was always delicious.

Wonderful hotel in a convenient location, minutes from the city, and good transport connection.
Had already stayed here on 1 occasion and couldn’t resist to go back. Rooms are spacious and very clean, best WiFi in the city.

The staff was extremely friendly and everyone went above and beyond to provide great service. Great breakfast, awesome lounge, great views from room.

The best feature for me, was not the pool, gym nor spa (which were all great, by the way), but the simple ability to turn on and off the air on in my room when it suited me. As someone who always feels cold and suffers in hotels because of unduly freezing room temperatures that most hotel managements don’t care to resolve for me, the guest-friendly automatic air conditioning system was a welcome change. I’ll definitely return here when I’m back in Kampala for leisure.


The room was the basic King room, but was most comfortable, super clean, fresh and covered all needs. Is very close to a big shopping mall, no more than 10 minutes on foot. Super fun swimming pool and a gym with all necessary equipment. The hotel is environmentally friendly with has a nice atmosphere and perks and gives each guest the option to reuse linens and towels or not. All staff members were professional and pleasant. I will definitely stay here again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Kampala
Gay Friendly Hotels Kampala

How much does a room costs at Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala ?

Prices start 132 $/night for Deluxe Queen Room with Balcony. The Standard Double Room
is  191$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room has a electric kettle, sofa and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala – Gay Friendly Hotels Kampala you can find the best hotels deals in Kampala during Karnataka Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kampala on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Best Western Premier Garden Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Entebbe

Best Western Premier Garden Hotel Entebbe
Best Western Premier Garden Hotel Entebbe

The Best Western Premier Garden Hotel Entebbe is located 6 km from Entebbe International Airport and features an on-site bar and offers free WiFi. The Victoria Mall is 450 m away.

All rooms are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, a safe and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Bathroom amenities include bathrobes and slippers.

The restaurant at Best Western Premier Garden Hotel Entebbe serves a international specialties, while the bar offering selection of beverages from wines, liquors, beers, cocktails and mocktails.


The Best Western Premier Garden Hotel Entebbe is the apex of deluxe hospitality and offers international comfort and standards combined with local charm. Conveniently located 7.2 kilometers from the next international airport (EBB) conveniently adjacent to the Victoria Mall in Entebbe, the Best Western Premier Garden Hotel Entebbe caters for the discerning traveler whether on business or leisure. Our services and facilities make us the perfect hospitality destination in Entebbe for FIT, group travelers, banqueting, functions and events. Modern and contemporary hotel with 51 rooms catering to the discerning traveler whether for business or leisure. 24 hours reception. 24 hours room service.

Concierge Service 1 International Restaurant, serving international breakfast buffet, international cuisine, a selection of international wines and a variety drinks and coffee specialties. 1 Main Bar serving an array if international and high level spirits, wines, champagnes, cocktails and mocktails. Coffee Shop Business Center Gaming Area with X-Box free to in-house guests. Deluxe Rooms: 34 Superior Rooms 14 Junior Suites 2 Executive Suite 1 All rooms are non-smoking rooms Conveniently located near the Victoria Mall in Entebbe for easy shopping access.

Location of hotel is excellent. Close to airport and local attractions. Also, modern mall is within walking distance of hotelHotel is exceptionally clean and well maintained. Has as all the modern amenities. Comfortable bed and very nice bedding. Food is amazingly good (both local and traditional cuisine).

The room was very clean, the staff extremely friendly and accommodating (I had to be picked up rather late from the airport), and the room service was the most affordable meal I’ve ever had. The location is excellent too- the hotel is connected to a shopping mall with a fantastic cafe, as well as a grocery store for bottled water and fun food souvenirs. I highly recommend staying here.

It is a brilliant hotel. Warm welcome, beautiful rooms and a very comfortable bed. The whole hotel is spotlessly clean and the room turn down service was excellent. I have extensive food allergies and I needn’t have worried at all. The food was great and the breakfast buffet was extensive. The location of being in Victoria Mall was brilliant as we could then go out in the evening for a stroll and change money if required.

Excellent hotel accommodations. The hotel offers universal converters as part of the outlets in each room. Well prepared breakfast buffet or you can ordered something other. Breakfast meal accommodates travelers who are on different time zones. Not just the typical breakfast meal but food that one would order for lunch or dinner. All of the staff are very friendly and accommodating of guests needs. Located next to Victoria Mall.

The hotel is in a very good secure location about 10 minutes drive from Entebbe airport, and next door to the good facilities within Victoria Mall, including a bank, pharmacy and supermarket. Great place to stay if arriving off a late at night flight as one does not need to travel the 45 minutes into Kampala city.There is excellent security around the property making one feel very safe.The surrounding area is quiet with no traffic noise.

The large room was very much up to good European standards, with large comfortable bed and good quality linen and towels, walk in shower with good supply of hot water and pressure. Television with BBC World News and other channels, A/C, and a nice large terrace with table and chairs. All facilities were clean and well maintained. The breakfast was excellent with a nice selection of food, including fresh fruits individually prepared omelettes and good Ugandan fresh coffee all enjoyed in nice surroundings, and there is a terrace area to dine in also.

The deal was offered at a very good price, and I was very comfortable here, so I would have no hesitation in returning to this hotel, or recommending it to others visiting Uganda.

Gay Friendly Hotels Entebbe Uganda
Gay Friendly Hotels Entebbe Uganda

How much does a room costs at Best Western Premier Garden Hotel Entebbe ?

Prices start 132 $/night for Deluxe Queen Room with Balcony. The Standard Double Room
is  191$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room has a electric kettle, sofa and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Best Western Premier Garden Hotel Entebbe – Gay Friendly Hotels Entebbe Uganda you can find the best hotels deals in Kampala during Karnataka Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kampala on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.