Papyrus Guesthouse


Cosy guesthouse in Entebbe Suburbs

Papyrus is a small cosy, but stylish guesthouse in the suburbs of Entebbe, about 15 minutes from Entebbe International Airport.

Trees and charming gardens surround the 15 rooms, offering a tranquil and private stay. All rooms are en-suite, spacious, and beautifully decorated using local Ugandan art to give the guest a connection with Africa. The Garden Rooms are situated amongst the lush gardens, spacious with large decadent bathrooms and verandas for sitting outside and enjoying balmy equatorial weather.

The guesthouse also features an onsite restaurant serving intercontinental dishes and a massage deck.


At a glance

  • 15 rooms

  • Restaurant

  • Massage deck

  • Close to airport

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  • Rare shoebill spotted at Entebbe, iconic for bird watching in Africa

    Shoebill tracking

    Tracking the prehistoric shoebill stork-like bird in Mabamba Bay is a top activity for most tourists coming through Entebbe. The enormous bird with a beak that looks like a shoe wades in the swampy mashes on the shores of Lake Victoria, an hour away from Papyrus Guesthouse.

  • Papyrus Guesthouse Entebbe biking

    Guided cycling

    If you want to take a tour in the backstreets of Entebbe like a local and see what many tourists miss, take a guided bicycle tour. You'll find hidden local architectural buildings, calming views, and quiet neighbourhoods usually reserved for local eyes only. Cycling is one of the best ways to explore in one trip.

  • Chimpanzees playing in a sanctuary, important for chimpanzee trekking education.

    Chimp Island

    Ngamba Island, a sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees, is an ideal visit for those who will not be going to see them in the countryside national park. The chimp sanctuary, set up on an island on Lake Victoria in 1998, is a haven for over 45 rescued and orphaned chimpanzees who wouldn't survive in the wild on their own. Visitors can feed, watch, and play with the chimps.

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Why Niarra

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In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

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