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“like sleeping in a night club”
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Adrift Riverbase
Ranked #12 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Jinja
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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“like sleeping in a night club”
Reviewed 27 July 2010

I camped at Adrift Riverbase in July and I have to say this was my worst accommodation during 2 months spent in Africa. In addition to solo travelers, a number of large tours were staying here so the camp was packed with tents. The bathrooms were too small for such a crowd so there were always 30 minute plus lines for showers and toilets became very dirty (with feces on the floor of bathrooms for example). But the kicker was, my second night the bar blasted music until 3 AM! I was waking up at 5:30 so this arrangement was not ideal. Music was so loud the ground was shaking. It was loud to being with but at midnight, just around the time people started to sleep, they TURNED THE MUSIC UP! It was like trying to sleep in a night club. Adrift has buses that pick up rafters from Kampala and other locations, so I would stay elsewhere if you plan on rafting with them. (I would highly recommend the rafting company though, as I had a great experience with them).

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Bingwa, Owner at Adrift Riverbase, responded to this review, 18 August 2010
We have recognised that the Adrift Riverbase has outgrown it's capacity, but attempts to open new properties to cater for the demand of the Riverbase have been frustrated by resource consent.
We regret the overcrowding and are rapidly moving to alleviate the problem.
In September 2009, our incredible new property Wildwaters Lodge, opens on a mid-stream island in the Nile for those with a healthier budget and a desire for privacy, exclusion and a taste for the extraordinary.
See www.wild-uganda.com
Watch this space as more, budget orientated properties are being developed.
The Adrift Team.
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Property: Adrift Riverbase
Address: Next To Jinja Nile Resort | outside Jinja, on the River Nile, Jinja n/a, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Jinja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
•Comfortable safari tents (8x) with thatched roofs, twin beds,•Wooden chalets (3x) with double beds and private decks,•Tastefully appointed dormitory rooms with 36x beds•Cliff-top bar and restaurant with unrivaled Nile views and great food•Night video showings of the day’s rafting action•Nile High Bungee jump and Full moon bungee jumping•Internet access: just ask our friendly staff•FREE vehicle shuttle from Kampala to Jinja. ... more   less 

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