About the Homestay
Get the chance to stay in Uganda and come in contact with local people and their life!
Esther is a very warm-hearted widow, who has raised her 4 children with a lot of power! Some years ago she worked as a teacher and before as a housekeeper for European people, thats where she knows from to cook nice European food. But if you come to visit Uganda you should first try her incredible local food, like Matooke or Posho!
Now Esthers children are living somewhere else and she started to host people from all over the world. She wants to show them the beautiful Uganda! She has a own house in poor area of Jinja Bugembe, from where you can see Lake Victoria and which is very close to the source of the Nile!
While staying with Esther, people experience the original Ugandan Life!
Power is available, but Esther cooks with coal and the bathroom is without fluent water, so real Africa! Dont worry, you get used to it very easily. Everything is very clean and Ester will do everything for you to have a comfortable stay!
Up to now Esther hosted a lot of volunteers who worked in Jinja for different organisations, just feel free to contact her and ask everything you want to know :-)
For 1,5 Dollar I will prepare lunch and for 1.5 Dollar lunch and dinner. I would love to cook for you.
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The house is located in a poor but safe area of Jinja. Motorcycle-Taxis are available (1-2 Dollar) everywhere and in ten minutes you are in the Center of Jinja or at the Lake Victoria and beautiful River Nile.
Jinja (ten minutes) is cosmopolitan, that means there you can find almost everything what you are used from western cities. Shopping areas, European and African restaurants, cafes and WiFi is almost everywhere available.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
Be happy :-)
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.