A boutique Experience


Popularly known as the land of milk and honey, Mbarara district is a place you must visit while in Uganda.


Most tourists only get to visit the district while on their way for gorilla trekking in Bwindi or on a safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Bunyonyi.


Mbarara District is located in the South-Western part of Uganda. The district covers an area of about 1,0020 square kilometers.


Mbarara is surrounded by the districts of Sheema, Ntungamo, Ibanda, Kiruhira, Buhweju, and Isingiro. Other close districts include Bushenyi, Mitooma, and Rubirizi.


Mbarara is still the largest district in the region despite losing part of it to other newly formed districts.


Mbarara gets its name from a mispronunciation of one of the local Ankore words by the colonial administrators of the time.


The word “Emburara” refers to a tall type of green grass that is a favorite of the long-horned ankole cattle. The word was twisted by the Colonialists and chosen as a name for the district.


The main cattle breed is the long-horned ankole cattle. In more recent times, the luck of grazing land in the region has forced many of the herdsmen to migrate to other parts of the country with their cattle.


Others have moved away from cattle keeping entirely and started growing cash crops or fruits in smaller gardens.


Mbarara has grown rapidly and comes from behind to develop faster than Jinja, Masaka, Gulu, Entebbe, and Mbale. Mbarara is now the second-largest metropolitan area after Kampala city.


Mbarara is only second to Kampala in terms of industry, infrastructure, and importance. Modern buildings have sprung up in the district at a phenomenal rate including hotels, hospitals shopping malls, plazas, and arcades.


The Mbarara University of Science and Technology is now one of the largest educational centers in Uganda after being founded in 1989.


Other points of interest are the Nile Breweries, Mbarara Century Bottling Company Limited(Coca Cola), Mbarara Steel Plant, Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Mbarara Community Hospital, Mayanja Memorial Hospital, Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital, Ruharo Mission Hospital, Uganda Bible Institute, Bishop Stuart University, Ntare School, Mbarara High School and Maryhill High School.

About Little Woods Inn

The urban Boutique Hotel in Mbarara.

Little Woods Inn, Former Riheka guest house is located on Muti Road Boma, having been here for over the years recently renovated and furnished in honor of its splendor.
Little Woods Inn offers a perfect overnight stay for tourists visiting Lake Mburo National park and it is a convenient stopover for travelers to southwestern Uganda.
Little woods Inn offers the following features that make it a unique Hotel;

• Guest rooms(Executive)
• Free onsite parking
• Fully stocked Bar and restaurant
• Wi-Fi Internet
• Conference facilities (20-30 people)
• Meeting facilities
• 24 Hour security
• Gardens with a unique ambiance

General Information

Little woods Inn is a quaint, quiet, exclusive Inn, and probably the urban boutique hotel in Mbarara Town. Set in a lush tropical garden and just within walking distance from the Golf course, the University and the City Center makes it an ideal stopover for travelers to and from the National Parks of the western and southern regions of Uganda.

All rooms are tastefully furnished with African decor and fabrics. The kitchen provides delicious homemade meals cooked in Continental, Mediterranean, and African styles. Guests have an option to dine either on the open patio or the lovely garden.

The staff and management team are always ready to receive guests and to provide a personable service.