Ayapapa Home. Lyantonde crater lake.Araali's place
Hosted by Janusz
Janusz is the host.
14 guests
4 bedrooms
12 beds
4.5 baths
14 guests
4 bedrooms
12 beds
4.5 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
14 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Lakeside Eco-cottage retreat set in spectacular gardens. Wake to sunrise over the crystal clear waters to sounds of frogs and birds. Enjoy sunsets over Mt of the Moon, dine by candle light.on special request or occasion Indulge in herbal baths and organic food. A tranquil oasis!
the entire garden and hand made house and rooms, exist in constant process of changes,upgrades,and modifications.the house is living part of the garden,as the garden is living home.find the magic and share it.

The space

The main house has 2 double bedrooms and an attic which may accommodate up to 4 people. There is a shower,toilet and further separated bathroom. Open plan kitchen with two dinning areas and three outside verandas surrounded by herbs and flowers.
The two free standing cottages accommodate a further 1-4 people. They have private eco toilet and showers&verandas overlooking the crater lake. All the cottages are self catering with BBQ facilities. Tents are also available for other guests if desired.

Guest access

You are welcome to feel at home! This is a stress free zone with no rules apart from good will and friendliness towards people and the eco-system!

Interaction with guests

I will normally greet all guests and am around to help and advise on the local area.

The house is off the beaten track but local transport can be arranged and nearby villages offer basic supplies, and guides or bicycles are available on request.

Other things to note

Often people plan to stay for 2 nights but end up extending their stay!

Given the distance from Fort Portal, it is worth bringing some supplies with you.

Be aware - the beauty and magical touch of this place leaves many spellbound - you arrive here and you may never want to leave!

Free parking on premise
Pets Allowed

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 queen beds, 4 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 king bed, 1 couch
Common spaces
4 single beds

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 11AM
Check out by 2PM

This is a relaxed a tranquil place with a friendly and stress free environment.

The house is self catering but we tend to share and eat together.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


27 Reviews

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Alice User Profile
September 2017
Incredible house, incredible location. Just go see for yourself!

Tom User Profile
July 2017
A very special place, with a very special atmosphere. Janusz was a great host and has made the perfect spot for those wanting to escape the rigours of modern life. The setting is picturesque and the amenities basic but all you need to get by including a toilet with the best view ever. Highly recommended this place to the independent traveller.

Paul User Profile
June 2017
A lovely retreat in one of the most beautiful and unique parts of Uganda. Janusz is a fantastic host with an in depth knowledge of the local area and people. He has created a wonderful space and we were lucky to spend some time there. The lake is sublime. All facilities are sufficient for making meals. The large lodges are within walking distance if you wish you have dinner there and Fort Portal only a 30 minute taxi ride away at 80000 Ugandan shilling return

Laura User Profile
December 2016
Excellent value for money and a stunning, relaxing place to stay. A must-visit.

Imogen User Profile
December 2016
We stayed as a family with our boy of 4years old. It was such a great place we extended our stay by 3 more days. It perfectly fitted our needs being self catering, peaceful, quiet and safe. There is a small cafe in village catering to tourist if you need that. It's an idyllic location and we had campfires a couple of nights under stars. Lots of Birdlife around the lake. The most amazing thing was the hospitality of januz. The amount that of time he gave us with information and advice for travel and seeing wildlife 'on the cheap' was invaluable. Enjoy this wonderful place.

Annemarie User Profile
January 2016
My friend and I had an absolutely wonderful time at Janusz' place. He built it mostly himself and it shows that a lot of thought was put in it. It is a little paradise. The room was very comfortable, the views outstanding.. We did share our meals with him and some other guests and had some great evenings that way. Janusz wants to make sure that you are comfortable and is a very considerate and great host. The around around is lovely too for walks, markets, sightseeing. I highly recommend staying here. Make it a minimum of three nights...

Tadeja User Profile
October 2017
Ayapapa..the place and location are simply...amazing!! magic!! unbelievable!! swimming in the lake, listening birds (sooo many, of all possible colours ) &frogs, watching monkeys jumping from one tree to another...and especially Janusz's house/accomodation...omg it's a wooden palace hidden in the jungle, the design is extraordinary!! Janusz you are a master!! :) I spent only two days but I will remember them forever :) and I'm sure I'll come back. Thank you Araali and Ronald!!

Fort Portal, UgandaJoined in July 2015
Janusz User Profile
Hey, Polish by origin, African by choice, generally cosmopolitan by experience. Could say life-long expat. I couldn't live without space and nature, sunshine,friends,books and music...obviously food,as long as its natural ;) I haven't been travelling so much in the past few ye…
Languages: English, Polski
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