Tired of the city? Take a break in the world away from the city and spend the weekend in an exquisite Italian villa on the shores of Lake Victoria. On the shores of lake Victoria in Kigo (equidistant between Kampala and Entebbe), the resort is 20 minutes drive (30 km) from Entebbe international airport and a thirty minutes drive to the center of Kampala (15 km).
Peacefully located on the breath taking shores of Africa’s largest inland lake, this stylish resort features ‘village clusters of pastel-shaded pan-tiled villas, each with its own uninterrupted view of Africa’s inland lake. The Lake Victoria Serena resort is a stunning 122-room leisure retreat, which has been styled to replicate a Tuscan palace. Each standard room is elegantly presented in shades of terracotta and cream and features a queen sized or two twin beds, a dressing table, work station, seating area, balcony and lavish marble bathroom with walk in shower. The executive suites also feature a spacious living area, with flat screen TV, office space and second balcony.
The two presidential suites are located on the pent house level of the main citadel and features a luxury unsuited bedroom with king-sized bed, an elegant reception room, dining room (with private kitchen), furnished terrace and staff accommodation. The presidential floor also features its own private event or conference space.
For the family, adjoining rooms can easily be arranged as well as additional beds, cots and baby sitting services, all with prior notice.
Set amidst terraced rose gardens where fountains play, it offers a tranquil pool terrace and pool side cocktail bar, an all- day Mediterranean restaurant with inviting dining terraces, and the SEA Fusion restaurant offering a delightful fusion of south East Asian cuisine and an elegant lounge and bar.
The hotel offers a wide range of dining choices; the citadel all-day brasserie offers extensive buffet break fast and lunch choices while the a la carte evening menu features both an international selection and the chef’s own array of typically Mediterranean cuisine. A wide selection of snacks can be enjoyed, either on the extensive lake view pool Terrace, in the courtyard Lounge or on the piano Bar Terrace.
Breakfast and lunch are presented in buffet-style and feature a wide range of international choices. The table d’hôte dinner menus feature a salad buffet, soup, entrée, pudding, cheese and biscuits and tea or coffee. Vegetarian options are always available. The majority of the meat and dairy products, as well as fruits and vegetables are sourced from the communities that surround the resort.
Finally guests are invited to re-energize themselves for the week a head in the ultra-luxurious ‘Maisha’ health spa with its state-of-the-art gym, steam, sauna, and massage and treatment rooms.
Options for the Escape to the lake Weekend include;
- Friday night sun downer cocktails on the terrace.
- Full dinner buffet at the elegant The Citadel Restaurant; where the chef will present a generous selection of the very best of Mediterranean, Ugandan and international cuisine.
- Saturday, atypically lavish Italian buffet lunch will be followed by a BBQ dinner around the pool.
- Sunday we will present our famous all day family Sunday brunch.