The Serena Group has a way of doing things differently. And their hotels are no different – each styled to perfection with that unique touch of class that Serena has come to be known for over the years.
The Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa was no different. From the moment you drive into the hotel and are escorted to your room, one gets to the sense of being part of something special. The entire place carries an ambience similar to that of a royal palace where each aspect of the building and operations has been carefully thought through.
The Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa is styled to replicate a pastel-shaded Italian hillside village and stands out among hotels in Uganda. Situated amid terraced rose gardens above its own boating marina, which has been sculpted from the sparkling waters of Lake Victoria. A gently rounded bay, studded with acacia trees, the marina is encircled by the immaculate greens of the resort’s own PGA-affiliated championship golf course. Spanned by rustic bridges and enhanced by gentle bays where a wide array of water birds gathers, the course is the ultimate fusion of natural beauty and professional challenge.
Rising on gentle slopes above the marina with long views across the lush greens to Lake Victoria beyond, the hotel itself has been styled to echo an Italian palace with its campanile, glittering mosaics, rustically arched pool terrace and shaded colonnades. Set within the grounds, amid water cascades and fountains, is a Roman coliseum, which offers the ultimate wedding or event arena. And, widely spaced amongst the shaded pathways of the gardens, clusters of pastel-painted villas house the rooms, all of which enjoy panoramic views across the Marina to the hazy expanses of Africa’s second largest lake.
On the shores of Lake Victoria in the Kigo District (equidistant between Kampala and Entebbe), Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa is a twenty-minute drive (30 km) from Entebbe International Airport and twenty minute’s drive to the centre of Kampala (15 km). The resort is also shortly to be linked to the Entebbe-Kampala express highway that links Kampala and Jinja by means of a 4-lane toll highway. The resort features its own helipad offering link services to the flagship 5-star Serena Kampala Hotel.
- The 9-hole (soon to be 18-hole) Lake Victoria Serena Championship Golf Course, Club House and Golfing
- The Lake Victoria Serena Marina
- The Club House
- The Citadel, all-day brasserie
- The Kigo, cocktail bar
- The Lake View Pool Terrace bar and café
- The South-East Asia Fusion Restaurant
- The Coliseum events arena
- A wide selection of indoor and outdoor event spaces
- The Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Spa
- Dedicated conference and social events floor
- Wide selection of rooms and suites: all with AC, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and voice-mail
- VIP entrance, helipad, dedicated car park, full security
- Wide range of incentives options
- Business Centre, travel desk, taxi and limousine service
- Wedding planning service
- Gift shop, news-stand and travel requisites kiosk.
- Championship Golf Course
- Boating marina
- Lake cruises, sundowners and birding tours
- Tennis courts
- Volleyball courts
Our stay at The Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa was indeed a highlight of our visit to Uganda as it was undoubtedly the best hotel we stayed in during our 20-day visit to Uganda. The scenic beauty of the area combined with the excellent views of the expansive golf course from our private balcony and the sumptuous food on offer, made for a relaxing and comfortable at the last leg of our journey.
More than just a hotel and spa, The Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort offers an experience that is unique. The service levels are excellent, the property is well maintained and to top it all, the many activities available for guests make this property more than worthy of all the awards that the resort has won thus far.