On the 18th of January 1958, Atwooki Silvano Karamagi Katama married Abwooli Edith Byara. Among the wedding gifts, was a 5 acre piece of land given to them by Silvano's cousin, Edward Grieg Winyi. They called this land "the gift of love."
Mr & Mrs Katama
This land is situated on a hill in the picturesque landscape of Burungu, Karambi, Fort Portal, Tooro Kingdom, and is endowed with breathtaking panoramic scenery of the Rwenzori Ranges. Silvano and Edith resolved to build a country home on their wedding gift in future, God willing. This resolution was akin to sowing the proverbial seed.
After forty two years of metaphorically “tending their garden”(developing their respective careers and enabling their offspring to attain high educational standards in Kampala and abroad), a figurative “seedling” finally sprouted from “the gift of love” (construction of their house commenced). Accordingly, the Katama family affectionately refer to their country home as “The fruit of love!”.
In 2005, the Katamas opened the doors of their home to the public by giving it another role: it became a guest house. They called it Rujuna Hilltop Guest House. “Rujuna” was Silvano’s maternal grandfather, Katama Rujuna Abahungire. Consequently, “The fruit of love” is both a home and a guest house.
RUJUNA AND ROYALTY:
In the latter half of the nineteenth century, Akiiki Victoria Kahinju, Tooro’s Grand Old Lady and Queen Mother, was blessed with two children; Adyeri Lillia Kanyomozi (in photo) and Daudi Kasagama. The latter was crowned Omukama(King) Daudi Kyebambe Kasagama of Tooro Kingdom on 14th august 1891. He reigned until 31st December 1928. . “The gift of love” is itself steeped in Tooro’s rich royal heritage! This is because it was a piece of a large tract of land which Omukama Kasagama bequeathed to his sister Lillia Kanyomozi whilst he was king. She in turn handed down a part of her land to her son, the aforementioned Edward Winyi. Lillia was also Silvano Katama’s maternal aunt and benefactress.
It is this royal heritage that the Katama family aspires to uphold and impart to the guests at Rujuna Hilltop Guest House. To achieve this, they make extensive use of both oral and pictorial illustrations of Tooro’s royal history, and they arrange guided tours to various royal attractions in the Kingdom. Our hotel is one of the best hotels in western uganda.
The guest house is strategically situated 8km from Fort Portal town (290 km from Kampala) and 200m from Kasese Highway which leads to The Queen Elizabeth National Park, The Rwenzori National Park, and other tourist attractions. It is also a short drive from The Semliki and Kibaale National Parks which are famous for chimpanzees and pygmies; the crater lakes; the stalactites and stalagmites caves of Nyakasura; and other less well known but must-see tourist sites. The guest house has enough attractions and best in services guest house uganda kampala. We are offering attractive services guest houses in fort portal Uganda.RUJUNA- HOSPITALITY AND COMFORT:
“The fruit of love” has ten bedrooms, five of which are self-contained, and two living rooms . We offer our guests the following services: Two restaurants whose in-house chefs caters for a variety of both local and international cuisine DSTV(international subscription television); internet access; renewable electricity and water; 24 hour security; and a tranquil and refreshing environment characterized by the lush natural vegetation for which the Tooro Highlands are renowned. At the end of a memorable day, guests watch the sun setting spectacularly behind the Rwenzori Ranges from the vantage points of the two balconies, the upstairs restaurant and the gardens; both the manicured lawn and the rock garden. At Rujuna, we aim to please! Come home to us and enjoy our hospitality! We provide best services hotels in western uganda. It’s our moto to make your day memorable in the guest house uganda kampala. Our guest house is one of the best guesthouses in Kaborole District Uganda. We offer quality services at less price and our guest house is cheap guest houses in Uganda.