Munyonyo is an area on the northern shores of Lake Victoria and part of the metropolitan area of Kampala, in Makindye Division.
Set against the shores of Lake Victoria on the southernmost edge of Kampala sits a gorgeous, expansive resort called Speke Resort. Known around Kampala as a beautiful place to relax on weekends, the resort has a tremendous amount to offer locals and travelers alike.
Speke Resort , the place it is today was started as a weekend holiday home for the group Chairman and owner, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, is a well-known and successful Ugandan businessman who made his entrepreneurial debut at a very young age.
The journey of resort began with Uganda’s first ever Equestrian Centre, a small bar under a mango tree and a weekend cottage in 1998. It was a very popular picnic spot in its initial stages and has grown ever since then.
Overwhelming response from visitors along with the vision of Sudhir led to the start of construction of this dream project in 1999.
The only Olympic size swimming pool was ready and functional in Year 2000. This was followed by construction of 9 more thatch roof Cottages , 24 Two bed room suites, 11 One bed room suites and 20 Studio rooms.
Speke Resort was officially opened by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on 17th August, 2001 with hosting of Smart Partnership conference. Since then resort has been home for many international travelers, Heads of States, Prime Ministers and other VIPs hosting big national and international conferences and functions.
Set on 90 acres in the Speke Resort complex with majestic views of Lake Victoria, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort is Uganda’s leading 5-star resort.
Speke Resort and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort has earned worldwide recognition as the ‘Presidents’ resort for hosting numerous high-profile guests, from Heads of State and foreign dignitaries to international celebrities, who consider it a home away from home.
In July 2010 , with the hosting of African Union Summit came another milestone with the consecration of a Symbolic Reciprocal Frame Peace Structure , The African Peace Hub. Outwardly the project is to build a Peace Haven at the resort, as a place where representatives of African nations can gather for dialogue related to peace and security in a safe, beautiful place designed and consecrated for the work.
The Resort is dedicated to providing unrivalled comfort and unmatched services. Boasting 477 rooms, cottages and Presidential suites, with a unique blend of traditional Ugandan and ultra-modern furnishings, which merge into the Pearl of Africa theme carried throughout the décor, the many room features and amenities ensure a seamless transition from pleasure to business and vice versa.
The meeting rooms are designed around your convenience and are the ideal choice for any occasion, all under one roof. Our comprehensive wellness and fitness facilities ensure body and mind work in harmony. The strategic location, close to business, shopping and entertainment areas, makes it the first choice for leisure and business travelers alike.
For who is travelling to Kampala, the Speke Resort Munyonyo is an incredible reprieve from the chaotic environment of the city. If you live in Kampala and are feeling worn down this coming Easter Holiday, or if your eyes are in need of a beautiful view, head out to Speke Resort Munyonyo for a day, or even two. You will thank me later!