ONOMO Hotels Group opens its first hotel in Kampala, Uganda consolidating its investment in East Africa

This new hotel marks a milestone in the group’s growth in East-Africa, and brings its footprint to 22 hotels in 13 countries in Africa

ONOMO Hotels Group continues its development in East Africa and opens its first hotel in Uganda. In line with the group’s strategy of opening hotels in the heart of iconic African cities, ONOMO Hotel Kampala is located in Kampala, economic beating heart of Uganda, on Nakasero Hill, the hotspot and preferred meeting place for entrepreneurs, businesspeople and shopping enthusiasts.

“We are excited to welcome guests to ONOMO Hotel Kampala as an ideal destination for friends, families, couples and business travelers from all corners of the world looking to experience the vibrant and warm Ugandan hospitality, it’s rich culture and local artists, where every day is a celebration” said Quintin de Wet, General Manager of ONOMO Hotel Kampala.

The hotel officially opened its doors on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, in the presence of key figures in the country’s economy in general and tourism in particular. Among the distinguished guests were Paul Kyalimpa, Deputy CEO Uganda Investment Authority; Bradford Ocheing, Deputy CEO Uganda Tourism Board; Jean Byamugisha, CEO Hotel Owners Association and Stephen Asiimwe, Director Trade Development Private Sector Federation.

A new hotel experience in Kampala

Exuding an architecture combining contemporary and stylish designs, the new hotel offers two different experiences thanks to its two wings. The first wing houses 34 suites, beautifully designed with the quintessential Ugandan feel of colour and style. The other wing features 114 standard comfortable rooms decorated in a nomadic style drawing inspiration from local patterns and designs. All accommodations offer a work desk, a comfortable bed and all the equipment needed for an enjoyable stay. The hotel also offers two conference and meeting rooms with plenty of natural light and a view of the terrace and the magnificent pool through their floor to ceiling windows.

Spotlighting the Afro-Fusion cuisine at SABA Restaurant & Terrace

Taking its name from the Swahili dialect, SABA, means « seven », celebrates the original seven hills of Kampala. This unique restaurant and terrace is the meeting point of unique flavors in a cozy and vibrant atmosphere. Highlighting afro-fusion cuisine, Saba Restaurant & Terrace offers guests a change of scenery for lunch or dinner, with a view of the pool. Prepared using local, fresh and seasonal products, Saba’s recipes take inspiration from the Great Lakes Region reservoir, Central, Eastern and Western African footprints and foodprints.

SABA will host an agenda of weekly events and is set to become the hottest spot in town to eat, drink, relax and have a great time. (All informations on Instagram @saba.onomo)

Africa’s finest: a Celebration of African culture and local brands

True to the group’s ambition of offering 21st century travelers lifestyle mid-range hotels that emphasize local identity and culture, ONOMO Hotel Kampala highlights and supports local brands through multiple partnerships.

  • WILD

A corner near the bar of the hotel and a mobile coffee kart are dedicated to WILD, a local and ethical specialty coffee brand that transforms 100% of its coffee production in Uganda. The brand shares the same values as Onomo Hotels: building business on a foundation of African strength and pride and being a force for good for the development of the continent.


Bold In Africa, a concept store based in Kampala that highlights African designers will be displaying a selection of items all over the hotel: clothing, accessories, home decor. This partnership reinforces the group’s ambition to promote the best the continent has to offer. Bold in Africa was also in charge of designing stylish and trendy uniforms for the hotel staff.


ONOMO Hotel Kampala is currently working with Vodo Art Lab & Society, an art collective and society of artists of different specializations to create artworks that would adorn the walls and rooms of the hotel, such as our iconic Akii Bua portrait and several murals.

Onomo hotels is a leading African Hospitality group operating 22 hotels in 13 African countries: Senegal, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Mali, Togo, South Africa, Guinea Conakry, Rwanda, Morocco, Cameroon, Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda.

Anchored in a moving African, Onomo Hotels Group develops hotels in the heart of Africa while putting Africa at the heart of its hotels. The group ambitions to offer midscale hotels that meet international standards while preserving the local particularities of each country, and to welcome business and leisure travelers in the best conditions.

Onomo Hotels Group creates design hotels in privileged locations, managed by professional and experiences teams in a friendly atmosphere in order to create memorable stays.

For more information, please visit www.onomohotels.com. Follow @onomo.hotels on Instagram, @Onomohotels on Facebook