We just got off the plane from Uganda and I do not want to delay one moment to write about our fantastic stay at The Nile Porch. My wife and I normally stay at lower budget places but once we saw the accommodations and the view from the luxury tents there was no way we could go anywhere else. I must admit that we were also drawn in by the lovely new managers Lynn and Victor and their helpful and courteous assistant Devis (I hope I spelled that correctly.)
We had only one week in Uganda and 3 days in Jinja but Nile Porch helped us to feel like we were on a luxury vacation for much longer. The safari tents overlook one of the rapids so not only do you have a great view of the river but you sleep to the mesmerizing sounds of water rushing below your tent. (It is around 50 meters below so it is not too loud but soothing.)
The tents are self contained with spa-like outdoor showers and bathroom area. They have a hammock, outdoor chairs and a little garden in between your tent and the bank that goes down to the river.
We ordered coffee to our tent in the morning which arrived on time and we were able to drink fine wines in the evening sitting out watching and listening to the river go by. This of course was after dining in the romantic and tasteful Black Lantern Restaurant. I can only recommend the incredible Black Lantern Pork Ribs as I had those both nights because they were so good. Everyone else I asked about the restaurant said that they also had a great dining experience.
Even though we are normally medium to low budget travellers, we did decide to splurge a little but still found the Nile Porch to be affordable and incredibly good value for the money. My wife said she felt like a celebrity sitting above the river and drinking wine. It was just what we needed to top off a great trip.
Thank you to the entire staff who worked tirelessly to make everything perfect. You all are fantastic!
Mark and Cindy
- Also Known As:
- The Nile Porch Hotel Jinja