A Picture Diary | The Lake Victoria Serena Resort — A world away from the city

Posted October 12, 2014 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Diaspora Tourism ~ 11,067 views


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Styled to replicate the lines of a classically rustic Roman villa, which might just as easily stand amid the sunflowers of the Tuscan Hills, as on the shores of Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria Serena Resort is the latest addition to the Serena East Africa Portfolio. Opened in October 2009, it will be complemented by the addition of a golf course, marina and luxury residential complex.


Rising above white-terraced rose gardens, which descend through water cascades and fountains almost to the shores of Lake Victoria, this tranquil resort has been positioned so as to offer both a contrast and an extension to the 5-star profile of the flagship Kampala Serena Hotel, thus ensuring that the Serena portfolio embraces all aspects of Uganda’s social and corporate life.


A gracious terracotta and cream palace, the central citadel is encircled by broad café and cocktail terraces, where cushioned sofas invite relaxation. Above the marble reception, where a Roman fountain plays, white-arched galleries rise to a clear glass atrium, through which shafts of light illuminate the fountained courtyard below.


Beyond the mosaic frescoes of the main restaurant, a clocktower rises above the pool-deck where colonnades of white arches offer the perfect frame for the hazy blue of the lake and the encircling green of the Lweza Hills. Widely spaced amongst the rose gardens, clusters of pastel-painted villas offer a choice of rooms and suites, all with panoramic lake views.


On the shores of Lake Victoria in the Kigo District (equidistant between Kampala and Entebbe), the resort is twenty minute’s drive (30 km) from Entebbe International Airport and twenty minute’s drive to the centre of Kampala (15 km). The resort will feature its own helipad offering link services to the flagship 5-star Serena Kampala Hotel.


Wide selection of rooms and suites: all with AC, satellite TV, WiFi and voice-mail
The Citadel, all-day brasserie
The Kigo, cocktail bar
The Lake View Pool Terrace bar and café
Panoramic terraces for private cocktails and social events
The Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Spa
Dedicated conference and social events floor
VIP entrance, helipad, dedicated car park, full security
Wide range of incentives options.
Business Centre, travel desk, taxi and limousine service.
Wedding planning service
Gift Shop, news-stand and travel requisites kiosk


Tennis Court
Volley Ball
Boat Cruises
Ngamba Island Excursion
The Coliseum dream weddings, private parties and product launches.


The Lake Victoria Serena Resort will also form the perfect gateway for one lucky couple at this year’s Ugandan Diaspora Gala. Save the date Tuesday 30th December 2014. The Serena group of hotels with their splash facilities are also the perfect venue for high-end weddings and celebrations.


Ugandan Diaspora Events as a proud partner was invited by the General Manager Kampala Serena Hotel, Mr. Anthony Chege and the General Manager Lake Victoria Serena Resort, Mr. Wilfred Shirima to check out their new and expanding facility by the Lake. Below is what Ugandan Diaspora lenses captured. All photos appear courtesy of Ronnie Mayanja.

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