2 Friends Beach Hotel is a supremely laid-back and friendly place. This mid-range hotel is located on the shores of Lake Victoria. It is also one of the few hotels in Entebbe to make use of Lake Victoria’s beaches, with its own private patch of sand, complete with bamboo bar.
While you cannot swim in the lake due to bilharzia, there is a swimming pool at the hotel, and the vibe is permanent beach party. 2 Friends Beach Hotel can be conveniently accessed from Kampala and the best spots around Entebbe. The hotel is also located only 10 minute drive from Entebbe International Airport but without any of the airport noise. It offers you one free airport transfer to or from the hotel.
- 10 minute drive from Entebbe International Airport
- Private beach on Lake Victoria
- Private terrace overlooking the lake
- Swimming pool, free and fast Wi-Fi, free Airport shuttle
- Bar and restaurant
Accommodation at 2 Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe
2 Friends Beach Hotel has 16 beautifully decorated en-suite rooms, each featuring creative and unique designs to ensure a comfortable and unforgettable stay.
The rooms are divided into three categories: Pool View Rooms, Lake View Rooms and Standard Rooms. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities, including a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a fan. For added comfort, all beds are draped with a mosquito net to ensure a peaceful and restful night’s sleep.
Whether you are looking to relax by the pool or take in the stunning views of Lake Victoria, 2 Friends Beach Hotel in Entebbe offers a luxurious and comfortable stay that caters to your every need.
- Laundry Services
- En-suite bathrooms
- Swimming Pool
- Flat-screen TV in all rooms
- Free wireless Internet
- Beach Restaurant & Bar
- Daily housekeeping
- Mosquito net
- Coffee / tea maker
- Walk-in shower
- Private balcony
2 Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe prices 2023
- Lake View with AC – Single Bed – 150 USD
- Lake View with AC – Double/Twin Bed – 175 USD
- Pool View with AC – Single Bed – 130 USD
- Pool View with AC – Double/Twin Bed – 155 USD
- Pool View Terrace – Single Bed – 120 USD
- Pool View Terrace – Double/Twin Bed – 145 USD
- Single Room without Terrace – 100 USD
- Double/Twin Room without Terrace – 125 USD
- Extra bed – 30 USD
- Day room/ late checkout (up to 8 pm) 85 USD
All prices Include breakfast, taxes and one free airport pick-up or drop. Check-in times starts from 1pm. Check-out times, latest 11am.
Food & Drinks
Beach Restaurant & Bar: The hotel’s Beach Restaurant offers you a variety of great food and drinks. The spot has become very popular due to the wonderful view of the Lake Victoria, good service and delicious food.
Restaurant & Lounge: The Hotel Restaurant offers you a nice dining experience from a la carte menu, and it is here that you can indulge in the popular breakfast buffet!
Things to Do While Staying At 2 Friends Beach Hotel
You can take some time to relax by the pool. Maybe read a good book or enjoy a cold fresh drink. When it gets too hot, you can have a dip in the pool to cool down.
2. Cycling tour
Mountain bikes with guide can be arranged for $10 for the guests
3. Fishing Tours
You can take fishing trips on Lake Victoria in search of the Nile Perch, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish.
4. Visit Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
While it functions primarily as a zoo, the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre is actually a world-class animal refuge. Most of the animals here were once injured or were recovered from poachers and traffickers. Star attractions include chimpanzees, southern white rhinos, elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards and shoebill storks.
A variety of programs gets you closer to the animals, including chimp encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, and keeper for the day. There are long-term volunteering opportunities and it has on-site lodging.
5. Visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Ngamba Island
This sanctuary in Lake Victoria is home to around 50 orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued from elsewhere in Uganda and are being rehabilitated as much as possible on this thickly forested island. Day trips to see the residents are superb.
It’s a 50-/90-minute speedboat or motorised canoe ride from Entebbe to get here. The island offers a unique experience with the chimpanzees, Boat cruises, Fishing, Community cultural experience, Volunteering Programs, Birding, Photography and Student camping.
6. Take a walk in Entebbe Botanical Gardens
Laid out in 1898, these expansive gardens are perfect for a leisurely stroll. The highlights are its pockets of thick rainforest, where some of the original Tarzan films were, and excellent birdwatching with 115 species. You’ll see plenty of monkeys, including black and white colobus, and tree squirrels too.
7. Shoebill watching in Mabamba Swamp
You can take a canoe boat ride in Mabamba Swamps on the shores of Lake Victoria, where one of the world’s most amazing birds, the shoebill, finds refuge. It is a must-visit for birders.
8. Go Shopping at Victoria Mall
Fancy some shopping? 2 Friends Beach Hotel is just 5 minutes’ walk from Victoria Mall. As well as eateries and shops, there’s a Nakumatt supermarket that comes in handy for groceries as well as camping equipment.
9. Sundowners on Lake Victoria
You can end your day with sundowners on the magnificent Lake Victoria. A breeze whispers through the air, cool and soothing, as you cruise through the lake winds and sip a refreshing cocktail.
FAQS about 2 Friends Beach Hotel
Do I need an electrical adapter?
Yes. If you forget your adapter we can borrow you one from the reception during your stay at the hotel.
Do they allow smoking in the room?
No, all rooms are smoke free but the hotel provide ashtrays on the terrasses.
Do they have a gym?
No, but there are gyms nearby (a few minutes from the hotel).
Do they have a spa?
No, but it’s possible to get massage just across the street.
Do they offer extra beds?
Yes, when you book a double bed / twin bed room they offer an extra bed at 30 USD / night.
Does the hotel have wheelchair access?
Yes, there are 2 rooms that have easy access for wheelchairs.
Is the hotel located in a quiet environment?
Yes, it’s located at the lake away from the main highway. Even if its just 10 minutes from the airport there is no airport noise here.
Is there mosquito net in all rooms?
Yes, all the hotel rooms are equipped with mosquito nets.
Is there TV in all rooms?
Yes, there is flat screen TV in all rooms at 2 Friends Beach Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times?
- Check-in times starts from 1pm.
- Check-out times, latest 11am.
- You have the option to book a late check-out or day-use room.