Jinja. We liked Jinja very much. The suburban surrounds with lots of gardens and greenery, the old fashioned street with friendly people and the best iced coffee of our trip at the Source café. They also built a brand new silencer for our Rav 4 in 4 hours (or was it lifted from someone else’s Rav4?!).
Hotel Triangle (no longer annex). Despite solid white architectural lump, was very comfortable with view over the Nile. Very good food, lovely balcony from which to watch the bats swarm to town and see the birds flying in from Lake Victoria. Of special importance was lovely 25-metre swimming pool (also open to non-residents for small fee). Free Internet. Good value at 72,000 double.
A small resort with bandas is being developed just beyond Hotel Triangle, next to the Nile.
Speke Camp Restaurant: rather laid back but fabulous situation. Had a bit of a sting on entrance fees for Speke camp and Source of the Nile charging $10 each for TZ registered car.
Good road to Tororo.
Rock Classic Hotel, on road to Kenyan border on left just past petrol station. If coming from town Malakisi Road, go to end of road where it meets Tororo – Malaba road , turn left and it is 100 metres on the left. It has no sign on the road at present.
Reasonable rooms, 70,000 double and restaurant. Sports complex with swimming pool though pool was dirty and unusable on our visit. (Extension new build in progress near swimming pool meant a lot of cement dust was blown in to the water)