Travellers Rest is more than a historic home, our story is Nashville's story. Built by Judge John Overton in 1799, Travellers Rest is the oldest historic home in Nashville open to the public. Judge John Overton was close friends with Andrew Jackson and one of the founders of Memphis. Travellers Rest is the oldest historic house museum open to the public in Nashville. Our primary mission is history education and we serve more than 12,000 children and adult visitors each year. Our programs and events cover 1000 years of history, from Mississippian period Native American settlement through the 19th century using the cultural.
To this day, Traveler’s Rest serves highly acclaimed American and German cuisine in charming dining rooms with fireplaces and stunning garden views that set a peaceful ambiance. Step outside and you will be greeted by finely manicured lawns with colorful floral displays, a. A grilled 6oz Aberdeen Angus beef burger, topped with a pork, sage & onion patty, smothered with blue cheese and a cranberry BBQ sauce. Served in a toasted brioche style bun with burger sauce, baby gem lettuce, tomato, red onion, with chips. A grilled 6oz Aberdeen Angus beef burger, topped with a pork, sage & onion patty, smothered with blue cheese and a cranberry BBQ sauce. Served in a toasted brioche style bun with burger sauce, baby gem lettuce, tomato, red onion, with chips.
Malindi Road, Bamburi,80100Mombasa
This 4 star hotel is in Bamburi Beach, 9.7 km from the center of Mombasa. It features a large lagoon-style outdoor pool and 4 restaurants.
The spacious, air-conditioned rooms and suites at Travellers Beach Hotel all include a balcony with Indian Ocean views and some have a four post bed. Each has a bathtub and a shower.
A buffet breakfast is served daily at Shibe Restaurant. Italian and Indian restaurants are also offered, as well as a thatch-roofed grill restaurant next to the pool.
Guests can take diving lessons, try snorkeling, or take a glass-bottom boat tour. There is also a gift shop, laundry services, and children’s activities available.
A shuttle service is available to Moi International Airport, which is 22.5 km away.
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Facilities of Travellers Beach Hotel
- WiFi in all areas
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- Tennis court
- Golf course (within 2 miles)
- Pool table
- Water sports facilities (on site)
- Movie nights
- Walking tours
- Bike tours
- Themed dinners
- Tour or class about local culture
- Live music/Performance
- Live sports events (broadcast)
Food & Drink
- Room service
- BBQ facilities
- Packed lunches
- Snack bar
- Special diet meals (on request)
- Kids' meals
- Kid-friendly buffet
Pool and Spa
- Fitness center
- Hot tub/Jacuzzi
- Outdoor pool
- Outdoor pool (year-round)
- Swimming pool toys
- Pool with view
- Pool/Beach towels
- Pool bar
- Shallow end
- Swimming pool
- Airport shuttle
- Shuttle service (additional charge)
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
Front Desk Services
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-in/out
- Currency exchange
- Tour desk
- Baggage storage
- Invoice provided
- Sun deck
- Shared lounge/TV area
Entertainment & Family Services
- Babysitting/Child services
- Entertainment staff
- Kids' club
- Evening entertainment
- Board games/Puzzles
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Indoor play area
- Outdoor play equipment for kids
- Kids' TV channels
- Ironing service
- Suit press
- Daily housekeeping
- Meeting/Banquet facilities
- Business center
- Hair/Beauty salon
- Gift shop
- Shops (on site)
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- Non-smoking rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Family rooms
- VIP room facilities
- Honeymoon suite
- Hypoallergenic room available
- Air conditioning
- Designated smoking area
Safety & security
- 24-hour security
- Security alarm
- Smoke alarms
- CCTV in common areas
- CCTV outside property
- Fire extinguishers
- Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
- Shared stationery (e.g. printed menus, magazines, pens, paper) removed
- Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and common areas
- Process in place to check health of guests
- First aid kits available
- Access to healthcare professionals
- Thermometers for guests provided by property
- Face masks for guests available
- Contactless check-in/out
- Cashless payment available
- Physical distancing rules followed
- Mobile app for room service
- Screens or physical barriers between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Cleanliness & disinfection
- Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
- Linens, towels, and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
- Guest accommodation disinfected between stays
- Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
- Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
Food & drink safety
- Physical distancing in dining areas
- Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
- All plates, cutlery, glasses, and other tableware sanitized
- Breakfast to-go containers
- Delivered food covered securely
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Policies of Travellers Beach Hotel
These are general hotel policies for Travellers Beach Hotel. As they may vary per room type, please also check the room conditions.
From 12:00 hours
10:00 - 11:00 hours
Cancellation / Prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to property type.
Children and Extra Beds
Free!Up to two children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Up to two children from 5 to 12 year are charged USD 35 per night when using existing beds.
Free!One child under 3 years stays free of charge in a crib.
Free!One child from 3 to 5 years stays free of charge in an extra bed.
One child from 5 to 11 years is charged USD 40 per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
The maximum number of total guests in a room is 4.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Accepted credit cards
The property reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.
Please note that the Indian restaurant is closed on Mondays.
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Being one of the oldest hotels in Uganda, with a history steeped in gorilla conservation, Travellers Rest becomes a must for your gorilla trekking in the area. It boasts an impressive list of guests. To name just one: Dian Fossey, who even called this her second home.
Built in 1955 by Walter Baumgartel, the so-called father of gorilla tourism, it quickly became a meeting place for people interested in the mountain gorillas. It was entirely renovated in 1999, but charm of the somewhat colonial style still remains up to today.
Vladimir Putin, in full Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, (born October 7, 1952, Leningrad, Russia, U.S.S.R. Petersburg, Russia), Russian intelligence officer and politician who served as president (1999–2008, 2012–) of Russia and also was the country’s prime minister (1999, 2008–12). Multiple Assassination Attempts on Vladimir Putin’s Life Failed Between 2000-2003 The 1st attempt was to have been made on Putin’s life while the president was attending the funeral of Anatoly Sobchak in St. Petersburg, on February 24, 2000. Vladimir Putin was born to Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin and Maria Ivanovna Putina on 7th October, 1952, in Saint Petersberg, Soviet Union. During 1960-68, he attended the ‘Primary School No. 193’ located at Baskov Lane. He then joined the ‘High School No. 281’, and even took interest in sports like sambo (a martial art form) and judo. Putin lifetime senator.
Situated just outside Kisoro, the area is of astonishing beauty and the views of the Virunga volcanoes dominating the landscape will remain engraved in your memory.
Travellers Rest Hotel consists of 12 en-suite rooms, tastefully decorated with a unique selection of Congo art. The spacious rooms overlook a well groomed courtyard and have the magical Virunga volcanoes as a backdrop.
Restaurant & Bar
The lounge with its big fireplace become the perfect spot in the evening, to wind down from a day filled with experiences. If however, you prefer a colder spot, you can enjoy your aperitif in the oasis of our garden from where you can enjoy the views on the magical Virunga volcanoes.
Dinners are served in our with The Congolese art decorated restaurant and consist of a delicious four course set menu with lots of produce from this fertile region.
RATES & BOOKINGS
|ROOM SINGLE||$ 90||$ 105||$ 115|
|ROOM DOUBLE||$ 110||$ 140||$ 160|
|EXTRA BED||$ 30||$ 45||$ 55|
B&B: Bed and Breakfast / HB: Half Board / FB: Full Board
NOTE: above rates are inclusive VAT and taxes on accommodation
Just above Ntebeko Gate is a small platform offering a magnificent view of Magahinga National Park and the surrounding area. To the south the three volcanoes, to the north miles of small gardens, Lake Mutanda and the hills of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. To the west a great view of the Western Rift valley in Congo.
Difficulty: easy; walking time: 30 min; distance 1km
Almost 100 years ago there was a conflict between the Batwa (pygmies) and the Bantu population. The Batwa lived in the forests and the Bantu had their gardens and villages. The Batwa raided the Bantu in their villages and disappeared in the forests. The Bantu had no idea that there was a very large cave in the forest where the Batwa were hiding. Garama cave is 342 meters long and today it is only home to bats. During the visit the guide will tell you more about Garama Cave and the history and the life of the Batwa.
Difficulty: easy; walking time: 3 hrs; distance 4 km. NB: bring a torch!
Around 58% of Mgahinga National Park is covered with bamboo forest, a delicacy for the Gorillas and the Golden Monkeys. The walk to the top of the Mgahinga Volcano takes us through a very nice example of pure natural bamboo forest. This walk offers a good chance to see the rare Golden Monkey and Bushbucks. At the top (3474m) you will find a good view and a lush swamp in the crater.
Difficulty: moderate; walking time: 6 hrs; distance 6 km; elevation gain: 1100 m.
This walk takes us through the lush vegetation in the gorge of the Sabinyo. It is moist with a dense vegetation. A small river at the bottom of the gorge is responsible for creating this paradise over time. At the end of the walk is a small but nice waterfall and a very good view of all the peaks. A good place for lunch! The gorge is a good place for seeing birds, especially the Ruwenzori Turacoo. Golden Monkeys and Duikers can also be spotted.
Difficulty: moderate; walking time: 4 hrs; distance 6 km; elevation gain: very little. NB: bring good walking shoes!
Yes, free birding along the edge of the park is now available on request. The guides are very happy to take you out from 5-6 pm if you book by 10 am that morning. Birds that can be seen: Ibis, Whydah, Speckled Moosebird, Fire Finch, Stonechat, Grey Capped Warbler, Waxbills and Yellow-Vented Bulbul.
NB: bring your binoculars!
Mount Sabinyo is the oldest of the three volcanoes, quite eroded and that is why it has its name, which means: “teeth of the old man”! This volcano has three challenging peaks. The trail takes you up a ridge along the eastern side to Peak 1. If you wish to continue, the climb to Peak 2 involves walking a ridge with breathtaking drops into the gorges of Rwanda and Uganda. Finally, the hike up to Peak 3 is steep with several ladders and much scrambling. On top of peak 3 (3669m) you will be in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo at the same time! The Sabinyo hike takes you through all different vegetation belts, and you have good chances of seeing Golden Monkeys, Duiker, Rwenzori Turacos and Sunbirds.
Difficulty: you have to be fit! walking time: 8 hrs; distance 14 km; elevation gain: 1300 m. NB: bring good walking shoes!
Travellers Rest SteamspyBorder Trail
This hike takes you first toward Sabinyo. The trail climbs up the base of Sabinyo for a while through fine montane forest before turning towards Congo. Along the way you will get a great view of Sabinyo’s gorge and peaks. Upon reaching Congo you cut back along the international border. The return leg to park head quarters is a great section for birding. The two rest huts along the way are good places for a break. Look closely for the Golden Monkeys and signs of elephants.
Difficulty: moderate; walking time: 8 hrs; distance 10 km; elevation gain: very little. NB: bring good walking shoes!
Walk with a local guide or on your own through the gardens and villages of the Bufumbira and Bachiga tribes. On your way you will learn a lot about how the people live and work. Often there is the possibility to eat at a local place or sometimes with a family. Other walks take us over the hills to Lake Mutanda and there you can go with a dugout canoe to Python Island and see birds near a swamp.
Difficulty: moderate; walking time: 3-5 hrs; distance 3-8 km; elevation gain: very little.
The Batwa Trail starts at the base of Mt Muhavura and runs across the lower slopes of the Muhavura and Gahinga volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. With the help of Batwa guides, you’ll see the forest as a larder, pharmacy, builder’s yard, tool kit and, above all a home. Along the trail, you’ll fire a bow and arrow, check hives for wild honey, help repair a Batwa shelter, harvest plants for medicine and food, light a fire without a matches, listen to legends and learn about Batwa traditions.
The highlight of the trail is a descent into the Garama cave, a 200m-long lava tube beneath Mt. gahinga. The Batwa are famed for their music and dance and their historic, subterranean council chamber in Garama Cave provides the setting for an unforgettable performance.
Traveller’s Rest is located in the outskirts of Kisoro, on the corner of the road to Congo and the road to Rwanda. A big signpost on the corner of the roads to Bunagana and Cyanika shows the way.