The Emin Pasha is a twenty bedroom boutique hotel in two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on a hillside just outside the city centre.
The hotel is built around a 1920s colonial house and the newer additions are well in-keeping with the original house, complete with courtyards and terraces.
Large rooms, well-furnished and alive with vibrant fabrics and antique furniture all have private terraces, air-con and a TV.
A pleasant evening can be spent in the excellent brasserie or out on the open air terrace bar by the pool.
For the wine-lovers, the Emin Pasha ensures a well-stocked cellar.
Incidentally, you might be curious to know who Emin Pasha was. And, like us, you might be surprised to learn that he was actually a German, born Eduard Carl Oscar Theodor Schnitzer (Emin Pasha does trip rather more pleasingly off the tongue) and was one of Uganda's more colourful characters. His passion and flair for nature, languages and medecine, not to mention anthropology, botany and meteorology brought him to Africa in the late 1800s where he made is mark in the administration of the Ottoman Empire and subsequently, Equatoria as was. After getting into a spot of bother during the Mahdi Rebellion, he was the subject of a rescue party led by Henry Morton Stanley (although upon reaching him, Stanely discovered that Emin Pasha had no wish to be rescued and refused to leave until a year later). His colourful life was finally ended by slave traders but not without making a considerable mark on African colonial history.