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Nile River Camp
Ranked #3 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Jinja
Certificate of Excellence
Jinja, null, Uganda
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, good drink, good views, good atmosphere - good fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

A great place to go for a weekend to escape the Kampala rat-race or stay if you're travelling in Uganda. 15minutes drive from Jinja town and you could be in another world. Accommodation is not expensive. A good destination for both peace and party.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

I stayed at Nile River Camp for one month in June-July 2011, and it was great! I was part of a university group volunteering with SoftPower Education. They do some amazing work in Uganda and are well worth get involved in.
The first thing you notice is the location, right on the banks of the Nile. Sensational views! Its also right near Jinja town, so access is more than easy.
The staff are extremely friendly, great to chat with and will help you out with anything you need. The food at the camp bar is good and a fairly wide selection. There is also The Black Lantern restaurant if you want even more of a choice. Just be prepared to wait a little while, its "African time", but you soon get used to ordering your food a little earlier.
There's a choice of accommodation, dorms or there's plenty of room to camp. Both are great value. The facilities are cleaned everyday (showers, toilets, etc), so its always a good standard.
There's plenty to do, loads of activities nearby to get involved in: white water rafting, kayaking, quad biking, horse back riding... all right on the doorstep. If that's not up your street, you can always relax by the pool or take a trip into Jinja. Its so relaxed.

I'm going back again in 2012, and I would strongly recommend Nile River Camp to anyone!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

I spent 2 months at the Nile River Camp this summer and had an amazing time! The staff are super friendly and the views from the camp are breath taking. Located10-15 minutes from Jinja it is a perfect distance to enable you to nip into town for whatever you need.
The food available at the camp is great, especially at the Black Lantern restaurant. In the evening the campsite is most often very peaceful so there are no problems getting a good night sleep.
Sports and activities are also available through the campsite...i particularly recommend the white water rafting. guaranteed to get your blood pumping!!
The prices for everything were excellent value, can't wait to go back and visit everyone

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LanMan203
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

River Camp in Bujagali is guaranteed to make anyones trip go from great to fantastic! The View is gorgeous and when you've finished with that, a dip in the pool with a cool beverage from the bar is the icing on the cake! All the staff I encountered were delightful, especially the owners! They have more than time for anything you need, and are really welcoming. It is a backpackers lodge and one of the best for rooms! Space for all your junk and plenty of space to chill in front of your room or down on the sofas at the bar! If you get a chance to taste one of their bbq's, Do It! Only one negative for me and thats the party atmosphere is a minutes walk away, but thats just me being lazy! Relax and Enjoy!

Room Tip: TIP: If you are in the mood for a party, pre drink down at the River Camp bar then head up to NRE fo...
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

After staying there for 3 months in 2011 i found it very hard to leave , cant wait to return.awesome place to stay,awesome staff , awesome memories.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bonesthebutcher
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

I go to Jinja 2x per month or so, and almost ALWAYS stay at River Camp. For $10 per night dorm beds, you get a beautiful Nile view, a nice pool, decent food, generally friendly staff, showers, etc. The competing camps in the area, like Eden Rock and NRE, just don't offer the same value for money. It also isn't as much of a drunken mess (although there have been a few nights of exceptions) as nearby NRE---where you can't get to bed before they shut their music down, and the raving rafters and kayakers get old quickly. As I said, sometimes there is a drunken crazy night or two if a big group reserves River Camp, but generally they stand out as the quiet version of a backpacker's haven.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kalieg
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

well off to a great start and looking for a place to camp we happen to stubble across the river camp, situated in Bujagali the adventure capital of Uganda, we found this beautiful camp-site and backpackers lodge, wow, with hot running water, friendly staff, home grown vegetables and cold beers and to top it off a swimming pool, which was much needed after our long drive from Kampala, we set up camp right on the river, the view was amazing and felt like we were in heaven, the best was at night we pulled our mattress out from our tent and gazed at the stars. listening to the the water of the Nile,, its a quite,clean camp-site, the best one I have been to in ages and I have been travelling the globe camping, a must to visit, even if its just for a day visit,got to pop in!!! AMAZING PLACE

Room Tip: the best room to stay in is the room Zambia as its closest to the swimming pool and toilets
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pam_mathew2003
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Additional Information about Nile River Camp

Property: Nile River Camp
Address: Bujagali Falls, Jinja 9999, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Jinja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nile River Camp is a new camp site on the banks of the Nile River overlooking Bujagali Falls. Just 6 kms from Jinja, Uganda with a spectacular view of the Nile, brilliant sunsets and beautiful surroundings, the camp site is second to none in the area. The Nile River Camp has 8 spacious dorms, each with 3 double bunks that come with bedding. Each room has a veranda area overlooking our swimming pool and the bar/restaurant area. There is a massive camping area with designated levelled off sites for those who wish to pitch a tent and have their own space. We now have 10 Private Safari style tents available each overlooking the Nile and come either in single, double or twin configurations. Complimentary tea and coffee are served up to 10am for our overnight guests. The toilets and showers are very clean with hot water. Laundry facilities are also available. In house activities include Grade 5 Rafting, Fishing Trips, Birding Trips, Double Kayak Excursions, Mountain Biking, Rope Swing, SUP, Sunset Cruises, Tubing, Community Projects and Village Walks. You can also book Bungi Jumping, Horse Riding, Quad Biking and Jet Boating with us. Come on over and enjoy the Nile with us! ... more   less 

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