11 Secrets of Speke Resort Munyonyo: You Should Know Before December!

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“Unveiling the Secrets of Speke Resort Munyonyo: 11 Common Queries Answered!

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  1. How much is swimming at Speke Resort Munyonyo?
    • For adults: Ugx 40,000 per visit at Speke Resort Munyonyo
    • Children (up to 14 yrs): Ugx 25,000 per visit
    • Non-swimmers (only entrance): Ugx 25,000 per person per visit
    • Note: The Olympic-size pool is exclusively available for non-resident guests.
  2. Who is the owner of Speke Resort Munyonyo?
    • Sudhir Ruparelia, Chairman of the Ruparelia Group of Companies, envisioned a lakeside retreat for family and friends. Acquiring land, he made this dream a reality without leaving the city center, Kampala.
  3. When was Speke Hotel built?
    • Established in 1920 during colonial times, Speke Hotel is Kampala’s oldest. Named after British Explorer John Hannington Speke, it offers a blend of heritage hospitality and modern comforts.
  4. Which district is Munyonyo in Uganda?
    • Munyonyo is part of the Makindye Municipality in the Kampala District, situated in the Kampala Region.
  5. How much is swimming at Speke Apartments?
    • Ush 30,000 per visit for adults
    • Gym rates for guests: Ush 40,000
    • Children (below 14 years): Ush 25,000
    • Towels and Toiletries: Ush 10,000
    • Deposit on Towels: Ush 20,000
  6. Where is the longest pool in Africa?
    • La Campagne Tropicana, an African-themed 4-star resort outside Lagos, boasts the world’s longest swimming pool.
  7. What is the oldest hotel in Uganda?
    • Masindi Hotel, built in 1923 by the East Africa Railways and Harbours Company, stands as Uganda’s oldest hotel.
  8. What is Sudhir Ruparelia’s net worth?
    • Estimated at 1.2 billion (2019) in Kampala.
  9. When was Hotel Africana built?
    • Established in July 1997, Hotel Africana and Convention Centre is located on Wampewo Avenue, Kololo, just outside Kampala’s Central Business District.
  10. Why is Speke called Speke? Speke Resort Munyonyo
    • The name originates from Old English ‘Spec,’ meaning ‘brushwood,’ or Middle English ‘Spek(e),’ meaning ‘woodpecker.’
  11. What is the oldest hotel in Africa?
    • Nestled in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Africa’s oldest hotel, dating back to 1779, embraces a rich history and features a 36-foot-wide blue gum tree planted nearly a century later.

Bonus: Who lived in Speke Hall? – Speke Hall was constructed by Sir William Norris in 1530, evolving from a medieval cruck-beamed hall. The Norris family inhabited it, with roots tracing back to 1314.”

How did Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia acquire Speke Resort Munyonyo

Before Speke Resort Munyonyo: In the 90s, Munyonyo was considered inhospitable, frequented by marauding monkeys. In the late 90s, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, Chairman of the Ruparelia Group, acquired land with a dream to build a lakeside retreat. The dream expanded into the now 90-acre Speke Resort Munyonyo, home to the luxurious Presidential Cottages. Despite hosting prestigious events, its highlight was the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2007. Beyond events, the resort excels in meetings, conferences, leisure, weddings, and more, offering a comprehensive resort experience.

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