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Sambiya River Lodge

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Sambiya River Lodge is a family run eco lodge in the Heart of Murchison Falls National Park, a twenty minute drive from the top of the famous falls. Situated on a bluff over looking the Sambiya River valley, the property is home to numerous birds, bushbucks, waterbucks, Cape buffalo, leopard, as well as visiting lions & elephants. We have a resident UWA ranger guide to take guests on walking safaris, as well as game safaris on the new circuits recently put in on the southern side of the River Nile. Please see our website for further information. We look forward to welcoming you to Sambiya River Lodge!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair access
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Getting there
Pakuba Airport6 mi
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We where a family with 2 small kids and 3 friends. Sambiya River Lodge is situated in a so very quite place. The personal is so amiable and the owner is really lovely. The food was excellent! We had a problem with our booking but they arrange everything in 10 minutes. The place
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Debbie and all the staff at Sambiya River Lodge were very welcoming and friendly from the moment we arrived. They were genuinely interested in our daily activities and offered fabulous suggestions and advice. The lodge is situated in an ideal location being close to Murchison
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We loved this Lodge, it manages to preserve appearance and standards across all areas. The rooms are from another, almost colonial era, the food is a bit up and down - one night a first rate Fish curry, the next not so good but the ambiance and whole effect is memorable. We
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A very quite and neat place to stay while in Murchison Falls National Park, close to the famous falls and lots of birds. Buffaloes are common sights just within compounds. Beds are clean, the bar is well stocked and food is good
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Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge
Responded 2 Nov 2018
Wanderer677356, thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you visit again soon. Karibu!
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Very nice place. My son enjoyed to cool himself in the little pool. Beautiful park/garden where wild animals visit also. The lodge was simple but clean and comfortable. Food very good and the service excellent. Only obviously the guides that work from morning to evening are
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Response from birdlover94, Public Relations Manager at Sambiya River Lodge
Responded 2 Nov 2018
Margareta F, thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We will address the policies of drivers dining with the owner, however I do know that guests are always welcome to pay for their drivers and guides to dine with them. Many of our guests prefer that their guides and drivers do not dine with them. This is obviously a personal preference per guest, but we always welcome the drivers and guides to dine with the clients as long as their meals are paid for (typically their room and board is a cheaper price). If you have any further concerns, please do not hesitate to email us directly.
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Sunrise from front door
don't you dare taking a shower (and you are in the jungle!)
the mice will wee on you whilst you're asleep
Curious intruder. There is multitude of this kind of lizards.
Small, large, single or multiple - quaint accomodation room options for a great price.
Yes we can give you a COTTAGE room that has a view of the Sambiya River. Note this is a seasonal river. During dry season it can be quite low...but the buffalos like to lie in it! Banda rooms do not have river views...or valley views.
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What are the rates per night for adult citizens/residents?
Hello, it's always best to email or call our main office for most up-to-date prices and possible sales, but at this time: Cottage Rates in US$ - Residents FB Double/Twin sharing US$114pp Single US$150pp HB Double/Twin sharing US$103pp Single US$138pp B&B Double/Twin sharing US$91pp Single US$126pp BANDAS Rates In US$ - Residents & Non-Residents pay the same B&B - Non self contained (Shared Bathroom facilities) Double/Twin $40pp Single $45pp B&B - Self contained Banda's have solar water heaters for the showers. Double $50pp Single $65pp Triple $45pp
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Hi Rebecca it's very possible you can book for a game tour when you arrive and for more tailor and affordable safaris you can contact us info@greattrekkers.ug
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Hoe lang Is het rijden vanaf kampalla naar deze accommodatie?
Hello Sharon. The drive from Kampala to Sambiya can take anywhere from 4-5 hours, depending how many stops you might make along the way. You need to be inside the Park before 7pm as UWA closes the gate at 7! Best regards.
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"Rooms overlooking the watering hole had a great view and would be advisable. The green banda huts provided great accomodation."
"Do not stay at this hotel"
"Cottage rooms are spacious and are must-stay-in"
"Charming huts are split into two halves, a room on each side, facing the Sambiya River and park-like settings below."
"The cottage on the pool side are good"
US$180 - US$305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
sambiya river hotel murchison falls national park
UgandaWestern RegionMurchison Falls National Park
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