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The Pines at Katosi Cottages

On the shores of Lake Victoria, 6 kilometres from Katosi via Mukono
4 Cottages available on full board, or on self-catering basis
Fully equipped kitchens in all cottages.
About Us

Holiday Cottages on the shores of Lake Victoria, 6 kilometres before Katosi, via Mukono, Uganda

The Pines at Katosi are newly built holiday cottages located on the shores of Lake Victoria, 6  kilometres before Katosi via Mukono, Uganda. The Pines is a fantastic place to go for a relaxing getaway with family and friends. Each of our beautifully furnished cottages has solar heated showers, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with dining area, and a veranda that offers gorgeous views of the Lake and gardens, or the Pines forest.

The Pines Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and The Pines bar has a wide selection of drinks on offer.

The Pines, which sits on a 20 acre plot, has a secured walled compound and boasts an Olympic size swimming pool (short course), a tennis court, badminton court, as well as bikes for cycling along our scenic tarmacked tracks.

Bird watchers will delight in the extensive variety of birds that can be found at The Pines.

Nearby attractions include boat trips, hiking trails, and a working farm.

We invite you to book a relaxing getaway in one of our cottages and refresh your soul for a few days.

The Staff at The Pines at Katosi

Cottage 1

• This cottage has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate a total of 6 adults and 3 children.
• The Master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom
• The other 2 bedrooms share a bathroom.
• Each bedroom has a double bed but can accommodate an extra bed
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Veranda with Pines Forest views.

Price Per Night

$275 (Accommodation Only)

Cottage 2

  • One bedroom
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Veranda
Price Per Night

$100 (Accommodation Only)

Cottage 3

  • Two bedrooms
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Double beds
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Veranda
Price Per Night

$200 (Accommodation Only)

Cottage 4

  • Two bedrooms
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Double beds
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Veranda
Price Per Night

$200 (Accommodation Only)

Food & Drink


Notice: Effective Immediately, The Pines at Katosi is only able to offer Self Catering service until further notice.

We will update this page when Food Service resumes.


 all the”Lush gardens full of flowers and trees! Amazing place for bird lovers! The swimming pool is very big with lifeguards on duty all the time!The cottages are cosy but spacious with amazing views of the lake. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and the owner Philip and his son Markus were some of the most hospitable people I’ve come across in Uganda! We will definitely be back! -Arti Shah (Review From Facebook)

“The Pines is such a beautiful place for a weekend getaway with family and friends, run and managed by a family. This place offers great location, scenic views of Lake Victoria, awesome landscaping and swimming pools for both adults and kids plus a tarmac led mountain biking trail round the 20 acre property within a vicinity of only 50km of the city. I would go back again and again. Thanks Philip Wilson… it was definitely a great visit and I will be back.” -John Katende (Review from Facebook)

“We spent a wonderful weekend at the Pines – huge rooms, beautiful views of the gardens and the Lake with boundless trees and birds. This is the ultimate place to go for a relaxing weekend away from the hectic pace of Kampala. Philip and his family are welcoming, warm and extremely helpful, plus the large pool and baby pool are amazing. They also have tennis courts and one can bring a bike to ride around the property. You can bring your own food to cook with or order delicious home cooked meals at the restaurant. We will definitely go back.” -Laura Fragiacomo (Review From Facebook)

“Nice track for cycling! Serene environment. Great chef! Very spacious cottages.” -Eisah KM (Review from Facebook)

“An absolute gem of a place if you are looking to step away from the hassles and stresses of Kampala. This place is amazing for families and the hosts were so loving. We spent a night over and wished we had booked for longer but work called. The cottages are homely, spacious and oh my the peace and quiet as you stare out through the trees with glimpses of the lake are next to none. The effort gone into the landscape will take your breath away. In a few words, it’s a true garden of eden. Would I go back again? Well, I’m already doing so right now in my mind and planning how soon we can sneak off back there.” -Josh Mugi (Review from Facebook)

“I miss being at The Pines Katosi.” -Benedict Muhereza (Review from Facebook)

The Pines at Katosi is the perfect weekend getaway for families- the cottages are even equipped with kid and adult books. I have never seen such beautiful landscaping in Uganda!    Lexie Sheller (Review from Facebook)

Thank you to Philip and family for a wonderful relaxing stay with our two year old. She was fully entertained swimming, playing tennis, walking, cycling, allowing us to enjoy the weekend of serenity and amazing bird life. Thanks for organising our farm visit too, where we enjoyed milking the cows.  Tats Hawker (review from Facebook)

Beautiful and peaceful, we had a fabulous couple of days at The Pines. Wish we could have stayed longer. Sarah Preval (Review from Facebook)

The place is also very clean, extremely spacious and very private and romantic. I recommend honeymooners to The Pines Resort. It’s environment soothes you all the way in and out. Security is 100%. Karen Nabimanya Nabunnya (Review from Facebook)

The Pines at Katosi is the perfect weekend getaway for families- the cottages are even equipped with kid and adult books. I have never seen such beautiful landscaping in Uganda!   Lexie Sheller (Review from Facebook)

This place is so beautiful and peaceful… Great for families and solo travellers. The warmest unheated pool is right here!  Kabahwezi Amorim (Review from Facebook)

A wonderful night away at The Pines at Katosi…full of fresh air, birds chirping, great food and kids running free @Katosi, Mukono, Uganda. Kathleen Sheridan Mwanga (Review from Facebook)




Tennis Court

Add some invigorating exercise to balance out your relaxation routine at The Pines.


Feel free to hit the trails and take in some fresh air

Swimming Pool

Take a dip or a splash in the pool under the watchful eye of the lifeguard

Check-in & Check-out

Early check-in: enquire
Check-in times: 2pm
Check-out times: 12pm
Late check-out is available

Cancellation Policy

50% deposit required to book a cottage

Cancellation Charges:

  • 7 days to the booked date = 50%
  • Less than 7 days to the booked date = 100%
House Rules

We operate a no smoking policy in the cottages. We ask that stubs are safely extinguished and placed in the outside designated bins.




The Pines at Katosi offers you the ideal opportunity to relax and do nothing other than lie on your veranda recliners,  nap,  contemplate, or read that book you’ve been meaning to read for so long. In addition, you can go for a swim, go biking, play a game of tennis, go for a walk or a jog on the tarmacked tracks, or try out other attractions available on site or nearby.

Bird Watching

Bird watchers will marvel at the variety of birds that can be seen at The Pines at Katosi

Working Farm

A nearby farm offers guests the chance to try their hand at milking cows and feeding goats. The farm also boasts a 40 acre forest that contains a large number of different indigenous trees found in Uganda.


A boat ride around our secluded bay is a favourite for some of our guests. We can help arrange boat trips for you (up to 7 people per boat) on the nearby Lake Victoria

Biking & Hiking

We have bicycles that guests can borrow to bike around the property on our tarmacked bicycle tracks. Hiking can be arranged around the neighbouring forests, farms and villages.

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+256 070 3873375
The Pines at Katosi, 6 Kilometres before Katosi, via Mukono
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