Hotel Info 2018

Hotel Information

Below are the hotels we think are convenient for our participants. They have been placed in the order of recommendation starting from the top as the most recommended

Name: Lake View Resort Mbarara
Average Cost: 65 USD per night
Distance: 3.6 km from Mbarara Town

Name: Embassy Hotel
Average Cost: 47 USD per night
Distance: 4.1 km from Mbarara Town

Name: Acacia Hotel Mbarara
Average Cost: 64 USD per night
Distance: 2 km from Mbarara Town


You can apply for visa online here: . Note that you will get an approval letter, which is not the visa itself. This one you will get when entering the country at Entebbe Airport. Therefore, you will have to bring 50 USD to pay the Visa, the printed approval letter, Passport copy (bio-data page), Recent Passport-size Photograph, and the Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever.

When applying it should be okay to selected Uganda Ordinary Visa, but Tourist Visa should work as well. For the host you can provide Engineer’s contact details

Name:  Engineer Bainomugisha

Address: School of Computing and Informatics Technology, Makerere University, P. O. BOX 7062

Phone: +256 794 665051

For purpose: you can write “Bright Summer School 2018 on Software Engineering and IS”.

Travel Info:

As par of conference arrangement, there will be  vehicles to transport participants from Kampala  to Mbarara on 15th April 2018.  The vehicles will depart from Makerere University School of Computing and IT at 10.00am. There will be  transport from Mbarara to Kampala on 21st April 2018 and  22nd April 2018.

For those not able to use the above mode of transport, there are regular public buses (Global Coach) that ply Kampala- Mbarara route approximately every 30 minutes. In Kampala they are found at Bakuli Bus Terminal(Global Buses) and they will take you up to Mbarara bus park.  From Mbarara, a special hire car can be used to the venue. The distance from  Kampala to Mbarara is approximately 4Hours by bus and costs about (5USD)

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