staying at kyaninga royal cottages
Happy new month!
Refreshing- Is what comes to mind, going through these pictures of my time in Kyaninga in Fort portal two weekends back.
Our stay at Kyaninga Royal Cottages was so cozy, even with the cold temperatures in the evening. I miss sitting on the porch with a hot cup of tea while reading a good book. Kyaninga Royal Cottages offers an exclusive Eco retreat experience in natural settings.
Getting there: was a 4 hour drive out of the city. My colleague and I left in the morning and arrived in the evening as we drove at our own pace and made several stops on the way to capture the sunset.
As we approached Kyaninga Royal Cottages, the road got too slippery on the way up as it had rained and our car got stuck by the side of the road in the middle of the night!
Tip: you will need a 4 wheel drive when coming here.
Luckily Richard the manager helped us out of the sticky situation and welcomed us with his team. They were kind enough to make us a yummy dinner and fix our hot water despite us getting there rather late in the night.
This was the best thing about the staff at Kyaninga Royal Cottages, always willing to help us with whatever we needed.

Rooms; waking up to the extinct Volcanic crater Lake view from my room and catching the sunrise on the cottages made for a memorable morning on both days we were here. I was able to appreciate being in the moment and truly appreciate it.
Kyaninga Royal Cottages has single, double and family en-suite cottages designed with local materials. The line of 8 grass-thatched roofs is the first thing you see when you arrive and the whole place is powered by solar energy. We also were joined by their in-house cat and her playful kitten who summoned us with purrs’ and meows whenever they needed attention.
Tip: Ask for the cottage with theĀ stunning window-view of the Rwenzori Mountain šŸ˜‰

  • 2 hour Crater walk: which wasĀ with our helpful guide, who knew where some cool caves were and couldn’t believe we were too chicken to dive into the Crater when we got to the shore…we promised to do it next time. The untouched thickness of green vegetation here is simply beautiful!
  • Hot-springs: our visit to the hot-springs was a long drive that almost led to Congo-we could have planned better, as we gotĀ there just in time before they closed. We were guided to theĀ female hot-spring but not the male as there was not enough time.
  • Exploring the Town: we got to explore a bit of Fort Portal and visited a charity organisation, went to some shops, the market and visited my colleagues’ friend at his home.
Overall, we loved discovering Kyaninga Royal Cottages and feel so grateful to have the pleasure of introducing it to you šŸ™‚ Our hosts were very friendly and attentive making us feel at home. I plan on going back to Fort Portal soon! If you would like to find out more about Kyaninga Royal Cottages, please email me.
Have you been to Kyaninga before? What are your thoughts on this little haven? I’d love to hear from you šŸ™‚
Photos By: Papa Shabani Photography (@Papashotit)
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