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Mbarara is a city in Western Uganda.

Get in

From the bus park Global Coaches and Swift Safaris have buses to Kampala. from the same bus park there are Bismarkan coaches going to Kabale USh 15,000. From out side the post office the Post bus goes to Kampala at 9:30AM. and to Kabale at 12:30PM. there are also 14 seat vans going from the bus park to Kasese for USh 20,000.

Get around

Taxis and motorcycle boda-boda's are available. a ride any where in down town on a boda-boda cost USh 1000



  • Swimming pool. The only available swimming pool in the Mbarara area is at the Lakeview Resort 3 km outside town, off Mbarara-Bushenyi Road. 


Banks & ATMs

  • Stanbic Bank. Has a Mastercard/Visa Card ATM. (updated Apr 2015)
  • Equity Bank. Has a Mastercard/Visa Card ATM. (updated Jun 2015)
  • Eco Bank. Has a Mastercard/Visa Card ATM. (updated Mar 2016)


  • Agip Motel. Probably the best inter-continental food in Mbarara, nice patio area. Also serves a popular African lunch buffet. 


  • Heat, Bremba Rd. This is a unique place. At day the grounds serve as a car wash, and on Friday and Saturday nights it turns into an open-air nightclub. They also serve very decent plates of BBQ pork. The DJ either plays 1990s hit music (i.e. Madonna and Euro techno) mixed up with contemporary indigenous music. 


There are many cheap hotels and small restaurants on Bananuka Road.

  • Jombe Accommodation, Plot 52 Bishop Wills Road (London Arcade opp Commercial complex), ☏ +256 70048884. Check-in: 10AM, check-out: 10AM. Big single/double room with own bathroom. Twin bed room with own bathroom. Nets in rooms. USh 20,000/30,000/40,000.. 
  • Millennium Hotel, Fort Portal Road. Single/double rooms. USh 26,000/38,000. (updated Jun 2015)
  • Oasis Inn, plot 96 Victor Bwana Road. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. double room with own bathroom and TV. USh 37,500. (updated Aug 2015)
  • Scenery Guesthouse, Ntale Road. Check-in: noon, check-out: 10AM. Double room with own bathroom and TV. USh 38,500. (updated Aug 2015)
  • Tobiz Guesthouse, Mapata Road (near St Johns Church.). Check-in: 10AM, check-out: 9AM. Double room with own bathroom. USh 38,000. (updated Sep 2015)


  • Nafuba Internet cafe. 8AM-10pm. A fast internet cafe. 20 min USh 500. 40 min USh 1000. USh 1500 a hour. (updated Dec 2015)

Go next

  • Kampala
  • Kabale
  • Fort Portal

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