Villa Katwe, Masaka

Robin Zaal writes: One year ago my partner & I opened a Bed&Breakfast called Villa Katwe in Masaka, offering midrange accommodation at US$25/40 sgl/dbl, as well as dorm beds for US$14 pp. We are now listed as the number one place in Masaka on trip advisor - see For more details see our website:


Uganda trip report, June 2012

General: - Maestro/MasterCard can be used with any Stanbic ATM, the limit per withdrawal was 250kS (250’000 Shilling), even if sometimes higher limits were stated on the screen; in my experience only one withdrawal per day per ATM, just try the next one for another withdrawal (mostly they have several) - Attention: Travelers Cheques are … Continue reading Uganda trip report, June 2012

Weaverbird International Artist Village, Masaka

I was also recently informed by the creator of the project of the detail around each of the individual components of the project. I understand that with a lot of guidebooks the information needs to be brief - but here is an overview of everything. This includes: 1. Weaver Bird International Artists Residency - a center that is to host and … Continue reading Weaverbird International Artist Village, Masaka

Cafe Frikadellen, Masaka

We found Cafe Frikadellen in Masaka, Uganda to be a wonderful place to retreat to while volunteering at an area orphanage.  It's an internet Cafe run by a wonderful couple from Denmark, and features high speed wi-fi, and serves only European/Western dishes. Cafe Frikadellen (named after a tasty German meatball) is located down a bumpy … Continue reading Cafe Frikadellen, Masaka

Overland from Bukoba (Tanzania) to Masaka

Road to from Bukoba to Mutakula on the border is new and first class with almost no traffic. Takes 1 hour. Emigration office is on north side of Kagera River at Kyaka. (Immigration office is just inside border at Mutakula) Ruins of church on hill just south of bridge is where Idi Amin had his … Continue reading Overland from Bukoba (Tanzania) to Masaka