The Red Chilli Hideaway, Kampala
A range of great value accommodation set in several leafy acres, from camping, dorm beds, private rooms with and without en-suite facilities, and twelve self-contained cottages suitable for groups or families
A fully stocked bar open daily from 7am until midnight
An excellent restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks from 7.30am until 9.30pm. Sunday is BBQ night, whilst pizza are baked in our outside oven most nights
We can offer special rates and incentives for group meals. Rates, menus and incentives are subject to numbers
Our bar and restaurant and all accommodation are non-smoking.
Red Chilli is mostly non-smoking, however we provide a large smoking area on our covered patio
Free to use pool table in the bar.
We have a small selection of games available from behind the bar
Satellite TV in the bar area, offering sports and news updates
FREE internet access (with connections available for laptops). Free wireless internet is offered between the hours of 8am and 11pm as a minimum and subject to connection. Our systems are on a timer and will shut down automatically at approx 11pm. We also have twp public internet stations and a cable connection
We have a pay phone for your convenience
We have a plunge pool in our gardens for the free use of residents
A BBQ and food preparation area for public use is available at the picnic area in the centre of the camp
A large back up generator and invertor keep things ticking over when the power fails
We have a range of consumables for sale at the bar, including cigarettes, snacks and drinks. We also sell, shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and brushes, mozzy spray and other useful items. A few minutes walk from Red Chilli you can also find several shops, markets, restaurants.
Great Value Accommodation:
Rates Effective 15th August 2011:
“Due to currency rate fluctuations between the US Dollar (USD) and Ugandan Shilling (UGX) we will now be charging USD for accommodation, as well as tours with Red Chilli Hideaway and Rest Camp. The following prices will apply from 15th August 2011” .
||Prices effective 15th August 2011
|Camping (with own equipment)
|Dorm bed with linen
|Standard twin room
|Large double room
|Triple room - 1 single, 1 double bed
|Large double room en-suite
|One bedroom self-catering cottage (sleeps 2-3)
|Two bedroom self-catering cottage (sleeps 4-5)
Rates include a local hotel tax introduced in 2008. All rooms are supplied with sheets, blankets, towels, mosquito nets and fan.
All cottages are fully furnished and equipped for self-catering. Each has a kitchen, lounge, bathroom, dining area and two bedrooms.
Please note that all rooms, dorms, cottages and all other enclosed areas are non-smoking.
Check-in from 12 noon onwards and check-out by 10 am
A hand-wash laundry service is available for a small charge. Please ask at reception/bar.
We have a small library and welcome book swaps. Please ask at reception/bar.
Information on tours & activities:
Safaris and trips
We offer our own trips to Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks. Check out our information board.
We are able to advise on and or book a range of activities and trips for you, including chimp trekking white water rafting and other adventurous activities.
We can arrange the hire of cars and 4x4's. Contact bar/reception.
For anything else, just ask, and we’ll do our best to help.
We are situated in an enclosed compound in a clean and safe area of Kampala. We have on-site security around the clock with radio links for back up. All guest and visitors alike are required to sign in and sign out as required.
We have self-service lockers and 2 secure luggage rooms at Red Chilli. You are welcome to use these facilities.
Red Chilli Hideaway Ltd accepts no responsibility for loss of or damage to for your valuables and you bring and or store your valuables at your own risk.
How to get here:
Kampala city centre is 5kms away and is easily accessible by minibus taxi (known locally as a ‘matatu’) for a fare of around UGX1,000- one way.
From Kampala city centre, look for a matatu heading for Luzira or The Port Bell Road. They leave from the old Taxi Park or anywhere along Kampala Road. Get off on the Port Bell Road at the Shell station, just after the Bugolobi junction. Take the road on your left (Kireka Road) and after around 300m you will see our signpost on the left hand side, just after the old soap factory.
When driving from Jinja Road, turn into Port Bell Road at the Nakawa traffic light junction. Drive for 2.4kms and turn left at the Shell fuel station and look for our sign as above.
Our physical and postal addresses are:
Plot 17. Gangaram Road, Mbuya, Kampala
P.O. Box 40288, Nakawa, Kampala
Please contact us first should you wish to mail anything to our guests or to us. Postal services can be extremely slow and unreliable at times. Valuables and foodstuffs should not be mailed.
Click here to view satellite view of our location (181KB).
Airport Transfers and Special Hire Taxis:
Airport transfers can be arranged by saloon car or minibus. We can also arrange local transport from Red Chilli
Larger groups can be accommodated in buses please ask for further details.
Payment Terms and Conditions
We accept payment in UGX at the hideaway and USD cash for trips. We also accept major credit cards.
Our buying and selling rates for USD cash payments vary depending on the current exchange rate. Please enquire if you wish to know this month’s rate.
We do not accept $100 bills.
Apart from trip payments, all accounts must be settled in Ugandan Shilling. Accounts and payments in excess of UGX50,000 may be settled in dollars.
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A Guide to Money Ugandan Style
Please note that although the Ugandan Shilling is generally stable, exchange rates may be subject to rapid change.
Please note, U.S. Dollar notes pre 2003 are often rejected in Uganda or attract a far lower rate. Small denomination notes (below USD50-) also receive lower rates. It is also best to change dollars at banks and foreign exchanges in Kampala as rates at other establishments and elsewhere in the country can be a lot lower. Credit cards are not widely accepted in Uganda.