The choice of bars
A triumph of light space and cascading water, the Kampala Serena Hotel offers a world of relaxation and entertainment options. Choose from:
The Mist Bar
Kampala's most fashionable gathering place, the atmospheric ‘The Mist' bar evokes the misty montane habitat of Uganda's famous gorillas and is named after the famous 1988 film ‘Gorillas in the Mist'. The film, which was directed by Michael Apted, followed the life and work of American zoologist, Dian Fossey (played in the film by Sigourney Weaver), who spent 23 years studying the behavior of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Almost solely responsible for drawing the attention of the world to the plight of the threatened gorillas, and saving them from certain extinction, Dian was tragically murdered in 1985 at her gorilla camp in Rwanda. As a result of Dian's work, the Mountain Gorillas now enjoy protected status in all the national parks of the region; and the chance of seeing them is one of the most sought-after tourist events in the world.
The Sesse Pool Terrace
Located amid the sculptured rock gardens, cascading waterfalls and shimmering blue water of the pool complex, the Sesse Pool Terrace is the ultimate in al fresco luxury and the ideal venue for café dining, family snacks, cocktails and more. Multi-facetted, it also adapts well to the presentation of a wide variety of poolside events and cocktail parties. Fully equipped with its own catering station, PA system and atmospheric lighting system; it even boasts its own ornate bandstand and mosaic dance floor.