Accommodations

Speke Resort Munyonyo

The Venue

Set on the shores of beautiful Lake Victoria, Speke Resort Munyonyo offers luxury hotel accommodations and the finest business conference facilities in East Africa.

This five-star resort is located in idyllic Munyonyo, just 30 minutes away from Kampala – Uganda’s capital city. Guests can expect unparalleled service in a spectacular setting.

Resort features include 10 state-of-the-art conference rooms, several international restaurants, a 1,000-seat ballroom, Olympic-size swimming pool, equestrian centre and fitness centre.

*For more information about Speke Resort, kindly visit www.spekeresort.com


Booking

All Africa Forum participants are required to make their own accommodation arrangements by booking reservations directly with Speke Resort Munyonyo. Forum organizers have negotiated discounted bed-and-breakfast room rates as follows:

  • Single Room: USD 95 + 18% VAT + $ 2.00 LGHT
  • Double Room: USD 150 + 18% VAT + $ 2.00 LGHT
  • One-Bedroom Suite: USD 160 + 18% VAT + $ 2.00 LGHT
  • Executive Room: USD 190 + 18% VAT + $ 2.00 LGHT

*For more information about Speke Resort Munyonyo or to reserve your accommodation, visit the hotel’s website at www.spekeresort.com and go to Reservations. To enjoy the Forum discounted rates, kindly type “Africa Forum” in the Comments field.


Uganda Visa Information

Visitors to Uganda must obtain a visa on arrival or from one of the Ugandan diplomatic missions, unless they are coming from one of the visa exempt countries.

All visitors must also hold a passport valid for six months.

Visa Exemption

Citizens of the following 33 countries can visit Uganda without a visa for up to three months:

Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Visa on Arrival

Citizens of all other countries may obtain a visa upon their arrival to Uganda. As of July 2015, the fee for visa on arrival is USD 100.


A Welcome Note

From Dr. Bubikire Stanley, Chair – Local Host Committee

On behalf of the Local Host Committee and our local host organization, the Uganda National Association of the Blind, I take this opportunity to welcome you to Uganda and the 6th Africa Forum. Uganda originally hosted the 2nd Africa Forum in 1999. Sixteen years later, we have the pleasure to host the Forum for a second time.

Uganda is a country in East Africa with a warm equatorial climate. With a population of 35 million, the country is endowed with a rich and diverse culture, landscape, flora and fauna. Visitors to Uganda have the opportunity to visit any of 10 national parks, where they will see the famous endangered mountain gorillas, tree-climbing lions or some of the most rare bird species. A variety of mountain ranges offer memorable opportunities for hiking and mountain climbing. Visitors may also choose to take a boat ride on Lake Victoria to the source of the Nile.

It is therefore with great pleasure and excitement that we look forward to making the 6th Africa Forum the most memorable Forum experience of all time. Our teams are working around the clock to ensure that all logistics are in place as we prepare to receive you. Additionally we are putting together an exciting social program that will give Africa Forum participants the opportunity to experience the culture and hospitality of Uganda.

Once again, welcome to the 6th Africa Forum! Welcome to Uganda!