Emin Pasha

Kampala, Kampala and Entebbe, Uganda

At a Glance

  • Relax by the pool in the beautiful gardens

  • Enjoy a massage or other beauty treatment in The Spa

  • The Fez Brasserie and Wine Bar is arguably one of the best places to eat and drink in Kampala

  • Perfect for an overnight stop in Kampala

  • Emin Pasha was truly one of the most extraordinary characters in Uganda's colonial history - he was a doctor, naturalist, and linguist

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Uganda can be visited at any time of year. Most of Uganda enjoys the perfect tropical climate. Temperatures average about 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. The hottest months are from December to February.

It is generally rainy (particularly during the months of March to May, September to November), while the remaining months (December to February, June to August) comprise Uganda's two dry seasons.

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The Emin Pasha Hotel is Kampala’s first boutique hotel with just 20 en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms. Located close to the Business District, the stunning gardens are a tropical oasis in this busy dusty city. The hotel has a fantastic restaurant.

The Emin Pasha Hotel is Kampala’s first boutique hotel and exudes elegance and comfort whilst evoking the taste of a bygone era. The hotel aims to balance the charms of the colonial era with new age sophistication to create a harmonious place to stay, blending tradition seamlessly with contemporary styles, from the architecture to the furnishings and the modern amenities. Located near the centre of Kampala and set in two acres of peaceful tropical gardens this hotel can be seen to offer privacy and calm in an otherwise hectic city.

The twenty rooms are stylishly decorated to a high quality. There are eight garden rooms, all situated on the ground floor offering a small outside sitting area facing the gardens or courtyards, en-suite bathrooms with either slate-tiled tropical showers or deep long baths, air-conditioning, internet access, television and direct dial telephone. The two garden suites are also on the ground level and are larger in size than the standard rooms and have a lounge area along with the other amenities offered in the standard rooms. The eight superior rooms are situated on the upper level with French doors opening to views over gardens or courtyards. All are equipped with air-conditioning and have en-suite bathrooms, internet access, television, direct dial telephone, and mosquito nets over the beds. Lastly, the two Superior Suites are also on the upper level and offer the same as the Garden suites.

The Fez Brasserie and Wine Bar’s menu changes frequently and draws its inspiration from many quarters, with strong Pan-African and Asian influences, as well as the more traditional continental fare.

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Emin Pasha has 20 rooms, as well as one self contained private flat for longer stays. Each room is different in terms of layout, size and decor, but all are decorated with the ever changing African landscape in mind. All the rooms have air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones, internet and satellite television.


Although there are no specific child care facilities available, children of all ages are most welcome to come and stay at at Emin Pasha. Food and meal times can be altered to suit younger guests and babysitting can easily be arranged for those that require it.


The central location of Emin Pasha makes it easy to get around Kampala, and the staff are more than willing to help guests with any extra arrangements that may be required. There is also a small business centre.


The Spa is a destination, a place to be pampered and rejuvenated with soothing treatments and thoughtful service. The hotel's delightful Fez bar is completely open to the elements on one side - deep sofas, armchairs and chunky coffee tables invite you to relax and put your feet up. The restaurant, also open to the tropical evening, spills out onto the garden terrace so guests can eat under the stars if they wish.

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Emin Pasha is the ideal base from which to explore the capital city of Kampala or for an overnight stop. Alternatively it offers a starting point for an adventurous Uganda safari, guests can acclimatise to the time and the weather before setting off upcountry. It also is a civilised and welcome end to a long dusty journey. With a large range of treatments on offer the spa is on hand to assist with relaxation.



Louisa Verney (Staff)

Emin Pasha is the most wonderful oasis in the middle of Kampala. As soon as you walk in the door you are hit by the serenity and peace especially in comparison to the hustle, dust, buses and mopeds of the city. I had a delicious dinner and a wonderful massage which was much needed after the rather bumpy Ugandan roads. This is by far the nicest option in Kampala, whose other offerings are a collection of impersonal large corporate hotels.


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Location & directions

Kampala, Kampala and Entebbe, Uganda

Centrally located and within walking distance to Kampala 's business district. Emin Pasha is set in 2 acres of leafy landscaped gardens on Akii Bua Road, in the Nakasero area of Kampala.

How to get there

8-hour 30-minute international flight from London to Entebbe-Kampala. From the airport, Emin Pasha is about a 50-minute drive.

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