Message from the Managing Director

Over 20 years of war in northern Uganda left the region in total ruins. Many lives were lost and millions more displaced. There were no jobs or infrastructure to anchor growth and create employment. The future of young people was left shaky.

It was certain that the responsibility to rebuild our community and empower its people would rest heavily on us – the survivors.

In our small ways, in our private capacity, we thought of Gulu Churchill Courts Hotel (GCCH). Thanks to the loan financing from the East African Development Bank,  we were able to expand and transform from a three-bedroom living quarters into a hotel that today employs over 50 people.

As a family owned business, we have grown from a mere three-bedroom cottage into a hotel accommodating over 60 guests. This hasn’t meant we have changed our approach. We take pride in building a better and healthier community in northern Uganda.

Churchill Courts Hotel is known for comfort, quality and excellent customer service. We are a locally owned hotel, serving national and international visitors a like. Located minutes from downtown Gulu, the hotel has the perfect balance for every traveler.

We want every person to feel like they are home, in true Ugandan style.

Impact in the community

The over 20 years of war in northern Uganda left the region in ruins. The Churchill Court Hotel opened shortly after the devastation, helping to build up and enrich the local economy. We now train and employ over 50 local staff, most of whom have experienced the tragedies of this war.

In addition to training and building the capacity of local people and increasing job opportunities in a post-war northern Uganda, we also emphasise our values in sustainability. Our chefs use all Ugandan produce, supporting farmers and local markets in Gulu and the neighbouring districts. We are surrounded by one to three hours drive to some of the best game parks in Africa.

Whatever the traveler, the Churchill Courts Hotel will go above and beyond to make you feel a part of a family and a better community.

We are so proud to watch GCCH grow over the years that welcomes intrepid travellers, business guests and visitors a-like from all around the world.

At GCCH, we are still growing and truly appreciate all your support.

I want to thank you for the support and welcome you to our website.

V Opio-Lukone

Founding Managing Director